Registering for Fine China?

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll:
    Yes, I registered/will register for fine china : (30 votes)
    28 %
    No, I did not/will not register for fine china : (44 votes)
    41 %
    My fine china was less than $50/table setting : (4 votes)
    4 %
    $50-$74/table setting : (2 votes)
    2 %
    $75-$99/table setting : (2 votes)
    2 %
    $100-$124/table setting : (8 votes)
    7 %
    $125-$149/table setting : (12 votes)
    11 %
    $150-$200/table setting : (3 votes)
    3 %
    More than $200/table setting : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 4
    789 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My FMIL is Italian and said we *had* to register for china. So we registered for 1 place setting. We didn’t feel the need to and seeing as her reasoning is because the Pope might come for dinner (even though we live in Canada) we joked around that we would only need 1 place setting, for him. 

    She didn’t find it very funny but we did. 

    Post # 5
    3731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We are not registering for any china– fine or otherwise. We are both klutzy and it will get broken, not to mention we won’t be having “fancy” dinners.


    I just can’t justify having something in our house that will no doubt meet an untimely end so the $56/4 place setting Target dishes will suit us just fine.

    Post # 6
    3659 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    This is ours:

    None of it has been purchased yet, so hopefully someone will actually buy some!

    Post # 7
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    My FI’s parents generously gifted us their entire fine china set! We received it in August and have yet to unpack (we live in a tiny, tiny house, and knew we would be moving in a year). We’re going to wait until we move into our new house. Depending on what all we have – being as we haven’t seen it at all yet – we may just register for a few matching pieces to complete what they already gave us.

    Post # 8
    22122 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We didn’t, but I love looking at china patterns and settings nonetheless!

    Post # 9
    1869 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    i totally would have bc i love hosting but bith FI and I both have a set if grandma’s china packed up at our respective parents attics….. they are sort of similar (cream w gold edging) which is kind of funny!

    my set is for 12 but his is for like 20!!!! so add in my current special occassion dishes (set of 12), my everyday crate+barrel (8) and a few cute sets (4) we can feed an army!

    i ended up only registering for new salad plates ti match my everyday c+b set since a few of those ate chipped/broken but i didnt want to toss the whole set (or add another set to the attic)

    Post # 10
    6194 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    We didn’t register for any- my mom wants to give me hers, but even if she wasn’t doing that, we still wouldnt’ register for it. We think it’s unnecessary, it takes up a lot of space, and it’s just a hassle in general

    Post # 11
    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I registered for Marchesa by Lenox. I love the mix of colors and the gold rim. 🙂

    I’m still working on refinishing my Mom’s antique china cabinet that she gave me so I can display it, and have easier access to it. I have servings for 12.

    Post # 12
    4134 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yes we did. We also registered for some nicer every day stuff. I got 2 settings. 🙂


    Post # 14
    6158 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    i did not want china and i certainly wasn’t going to register for it.

    so my mom will envenutally give me her china.

    i didn’t want to register for crystal either, but my mom decided to give me the glasses she has and i registered to fill in what was missing.


    Post # 15
    2642 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We registered for china and I’m glad we did.  We don’t have a huge immediate use for it, but I’m sure we will down the line – once we start hosting Christmas’ or Thanksgivings or christenings.


    This picture makes it look dark – it’s actually a lot lighter in person.

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