Post # 1
How many of you are registering for formal china? I love the Vera Wang Wedgewood Blanc sur blanc collection but I can’t imagine anyone paying $450 for a covered vegetable bowl, or $325 for a gravy boat and plate. BTW, I’m in Canada and the place in my city that carries Vera Wang Wedgewood is more expensive than those prices listed in U.S. shops.
Not only can I not imagine my guests purchasing these items (at least as a whole and frankly I can’t swallow spending $450 on a covered bowl!) but I can’t see us using them often (or at all). I would be too afraid to chip or break them!!!
What are your thoughts on registering for china. Did you/will you add china to your registery?
Post # 3
We’re not registering for china for a couple reasons. First is that we don’t have the room right now, and won’t until we buy a house, and I don’t want to worry about having to move it when we do move… and second, we have two sets of china (and one set of silver) being passed down to us from our famlies… we have no need to have a third set =
Post # 4
I am! I love china and crystal and figure that the only time I’ll get it is as shower or wedding gifts. I registered for it at Bed Bath and Beyond b/c you can use the 20% coupons (no limit) on china and waterford.
Post # 5
We are not registering for china because we don’t have space and would never use something that can’t be thrown in the dishwasher. It’s a pain for big dinner parties we love to throw. In my opinion, my life’s too short to spend washing dishes. And knowing myself, I’ll break it.
My mother’s wedding china is in her garage somewhere, unopened. I have a friend whose mom uses her wedding china every year for Thanksgiving. If you think you’ll actually use the china, go for it. Otherwise, skip it and get stuff you’ll actually use and apprecaite.
Post # 6
I registered for china. My close family members gave us the expensive pieces (covered vegetable, serving dishes and teapot etc.) and a few place settings for our engagement. We expect to do a lot of entertaining in our lifetime so it makes sense for us to get it now.
Post # 7
I’ve registered for China. I think I will use it a fair amount, my mom uses hers several times a year. I picked out Noritake Montvale Platinum. I admit some of the pieces are kind of expensive and but I’m not expecting that we will get the whole set for the wedding. It is something that we can continue to collect over the years.
I’m in Canada too… I registered at the Bay for my china.
Post # 8
I’ve registered for china, the older family memebers would have had a fit if I didn’t, it’s something about buying the new couples china for their wedding gift!!!! So…
Post # 9
We did register for it. We went with a nice classic set, and it can be purchased as a set or by setting. I don’t really see the point of the expensive extras, except for maybe the larger serving bowls. Also, the set we chose was a lot more reasonable.
Post # 10
We chose not to because we are way to casual to ever actually use it (he prefers paper plates when it’s just us) and we’ll have at least one set passed on to us.