Post # 1
Our registry included two sets of dishes. I chose Denby Amethyst for my everyday plates and Lenox Silver Song for my more formal set. We received all of the Denby and only 2 place settings of the Lenox and several of the serving pieces. When I registered I wasn’t sure if I even needed a “formal” set. I have several hundred dollars of gift cards still and always thought I would use it towards the purchase of more place settings…I’ve just been waiting for a good deal. Well, now I see that the Lenox is on close out and is a pretty good deal. But now it is two years later and all of the Lenox is still in the boxes taking up precious storage space in my kitchen. I’m not 100% sure I love it. So, I am trying to decide if I even need 2 sets of dishes (the Denby is very nice). Should I try to return or sell the Lenox and use the gift cards for something else, or just go ahead and buy more Lenox?
Post # 3
I wish I had returned everything that I wasn’t “sure about.” 🙁
Post # 4
I’m not really a fan of having plates that I’m too afraid to use.
I think the silver song is really pretty, but not particularly timeless if you’re only going to pull it out once a year kinda thing. And does closeout mean the pattern is being discontinued? It would suck if you can’t replace pieces in the future. Unless you have a real attachment to your “wedding china” I’d probably return it.
Post # 5
I say buy what fits yoru lifestyle. I did not register for china, I register for very nice casual dinnerware as my china, I will not get rid of our current dishes, however this causal new dinnerware will be treated as my nice stuff, but by no means is china. I will use this set more than once a year when hosting a party of 8 people. I did ask for a settting of china for 2 on my christmas list from his parents. They request a christmas list, with ten things or more on it. So I thought, hmmmm china for 2 makes sense just for me and my man. We both can plan speical dinners for just the two of us whenever we please including our anniversary and birthdays. Why have a setting of 10, when a setting of 2 would be used alot more because its all about you and your husband. Even if his parents do not get us this for chirstmas I plan on buying a complete set of china for 2 after the wedding. Using our toastiing flutes and cake and knife server every year as well on our anniversary. I think this is a great compromise.
Post # 6
I voted return, but I think you should think about finding a china you love and want to use!