Post # 1
My fiance and I are going to register at Bloomingdales this Saturday. As we are both Chinese and more than half the guests are Asian, we are keeping our registry small.
Does anyone have any tips on what to get? Did you register for fine china and casual china? I really think we will only use casual china. But people are appalled I don’t have a fine china pattern picked out. Are we breaking some wedding rule?
Also any tips are welcomed! What did you do to make the process smoother? What to avoid?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
The best thing to do with registries is start one online first, and bring a copy of your online choices to the store to see them first hand. Sometimes, going in with an idea of what you’re looking for will keep you from going clicky-happy.
I say, register for fine china over casual china because you can find everday placesettings for much cheaper later. Fine china is something you may use in the future (think holiday parties, family get togethers, dinner parties, etc) and these are items that become very pricey when you try to buy it together later. Also, some fine china get discontinued, so it’s best to get it all in one shot. Many guests love to get placesettings for the couple because it is one of the pricer (but not as expensive as a knife set or dyson) and it’s something pretty and will look nice in your china closet one day.
Many Asians may not even look at the registry, but for bridal showers, registry is key. Don’t forget to get smaller items, like apron, cooking utensils, or wine glasses.
If you’re trying to keep your registry small, avoid getting items that you will never use or don’t need anytime soon (toaster, wine cooler, etc) – because someone may get it, and you won’t use it. However, if your registry is too small, by the time of your wedding, some guests may feel limited to the choices that are left.