(Closed) The great china debate: Waterford Ballet Ribbon or Lenox Venetian Lace?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Which china pattern would you pick?
    Waterford Ballet Ribbon : (6 votes)
    16 %
    Lenox Venetian Lace : (31 votes)
    84 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I like the Waterford better, but we also didn’t register for china and I don’t personally like it, so you should listen to other bees who know more about china πŸ™‚

    Post # 4
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    2239 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like the Waterford better personally.  =)  It’s simplistic and romantic.

    Post # 5
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Of the two, I think Venetian Lace is the clear winner – just lovely!  I like how classic it is, but with unique detail close up.

    The ballet ribbon one reads a bit busy to me, but that is likely because I prefer towards simpler designs.  Our china is the Harper pattern from Crate and Barrel:

    Harper5pcPlcsetF11

    It looks classic from far away, but the close up view shows an unexpected twist:

    HarperCupF11

    We’ve received three place setting so far, and I just LOVE it πŸ™‚

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA

    I’m not a china person myself (I registered for 12 place settings of Fiesta, one in each color!) But personally, I like the Waterford– the accent plates give it more personality in my opinion. 

    Post # 8
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    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Countrymousecitymouse:  Thank you πŸ™‚  I’ve cried every time I’ve gotten a place setting lol.   There is just something so special about china!

    Post # 9
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I like the Lenox best.  We’re getting Lenox “Opal Innocence.”  The Veneitan Lace just seems like a more timeless pattern to me than the Ballet Ribbon, but you should go with what YOU like!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee

    Is price point a factor? In the experience of my sister and her friends who got married a couple of years ago, the ladies who chose higher-priced settings ended up receiving few or none as gifts and either having to complete their own sets or opt out of having china. If that’s a concern, you will probably have better luck with the Waterford.

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