Post # 1
I’m looking for Bees who have registered for crystal. It can be a single item or lots of pieces. IIf you could post a link or pic that would be great!
I’m curious to see how many Bees are doing this and what they plan on using them for. Personally, I plan on registering for a few serving pieces and a vase.
Post # 3
We registered for toasting glasses and a full 12 serving of water and wine glasses. Honestly, china, crystal and nice stainless flatware (the silver was way too expensive) are what I really want off the registry since I wouldn’t buy them myself…
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
We did not register for crystal, but rather inherited the stuff from my parents’ wedding, hah! They had never even taken the stuff out of the boxes.
I’m curious to see what other bees have registered for as well. Crystal is gorgeous, but not something I’d buy. Maybe there’s something out there that will change my mind, though.
Post # 5
@Coral99: I registered for Waterford crystal toasting flutes, candlesticks, a pitcher, and a few other items.
Post # 6
@classyashley: Oooh. Nice!! That’s awesome to hear that these are your most anticipated pieces. I feel some people think this is a waste of money or is old-fashioned but I do feel a few things are nice to have. Do you have photos or links?
My aunt told me today that this is something she would definately register for if she could go back. I had thought about it but then brushed it off. But now that she told me I’m going to include about 4 pieces. I would like to have some nice things. =)
@aggie2010: That’s awesome! What kind? Or design?
@Brielle: What line by Waterford?
Post # 8
@Brielle: Nice! One of the most popular and classic lines!
Post # 9
We registered for Vera Wang Wedgwood Fidelity. I was only planning on getting wine glasses, but then I saw a set on Craigslist for cheap and my parents ended up buying it for me as a wedding gift (super excited!). So now we have 12 water glasses, 7 wine glasses, and 4 flutes =/. It’s a lot of glasses, especially for an apartment, but I went ahead and put 5 more wine glasses on the registry just to complete the set. It’s even more exciting because I’m not going to feel that bad if we break stuff since we got 23 glasses for the price of three! It’s awesome. It was also cool because the lady who sold it to me was also really excited about it :). So it’s nice to take the ‘edge’ off the financial part of it and I think we’ll use it a good bit (at least for people in our lifestyle). We are waiting to use them until we get married.
I grew up around crystal and china and silver for special occassions, but I’m especially a total sucker for crystal and won’t be inheriting any. Even FI is excited to be ‘fancy’ and ‘adult’. It’s silver that I can’t deal with – silver flatware is ok, but if you aren’t using it, silver is just a lot of work. The current trend to use wood is also lost on me. I like wood decorations, but wood is rather limiting when it comes to food. But FI does woodwork, so I’ll let him make me stuff :).
I also registered for a crystal bowl for floating candles. I would register for crystal candle holders if I could find any I like, but the ones I liked are discontinued.
We added a nice tablecloth and registered for white bone china ‘everyday’ plates (ie fancy for us!) so we are really excited about having upscale date nights at home. FI is a great cook and I love wine. It’s going to be awesome 🙂
We also have some crystal burgunder glasses we registered for 4 more of. So we will be rolling in wine glasses. I’m pretty sure I’m also going to drink my morning cranberry juice in crystal when the time comes :). Why not?
Post # 10
@pastrygirl: Very pretty!! I just Googled it. Hahah.
I totally support you drinking juice out of your glasses! I did a temporary holiday stint at an upscale china store and I can tell you that china and crystal are far more durable than people think. With the exception of metal rimmed items, you can put them in the dishwasher and microwave. Crystal is durable too.
When I was in high school I had a gf whose family always ate meals on china…regular every day dinner was on china. They had 2 different patterns. And they put it in the dishwasher and this was in the 90’s. So I’m sure today, there are so many more options to do that with. They were the first family I ever knew that did that with china and it was so cool! Not stuffy or snobby…just practical.
I agree…silver requires too much upkeep. There are plenty of metals out there that are pretty that don’t require the cleaning and care. I think if you have something in your family…great. But I wouldn’t go out of my way at this point in my life to obtain pieces like that. I have no desire to polish monthly. But I admire those that do. =)
Post # 11
@Coral99: We registered for only the crystal water glasses. We figured we’d use our other stemware for wines.
Post # 12
My registry was already finished a long time ago but I can try and find some pictures for you since some of our crystal was registered for at BB&B. We registered for a lot of serving pieces at Crate & Barrel, which I don’t think are made of crystal. But at BB&B we registered for two vases, and crystal glasses to go with our china. I think that may be about it. Oh, and we also registered for toasting flutes.
Two crystal vases. When I went to register they didn’t have many vase options to choose from, and since I liked this one I registered for it in both sizes, and I ended up receiving it in both sizes. It is Mikasa Florale 8″ and 14″ from BB&B.
These were my toasting flutes, which we didn’t even use at the wedding because a friend bought them for us after the wedding. They are Vera Wang Wedgwood Love Knots from BB&B. They are very elegant and fragile in person, even if they are a little girly.
Here is a picture of the stemware that I got to go with my china. My china is the Vera Wang Wedgwood Lace pattern. I will attach a picture below the crystal. The crystal is Lenox Vintage Jewel Platinum Signature Stemware. Unfortunately this picture doesn’t really do the details justice, but the platinum rim works very well with the china, as opposed to regular cut crystal. Although BB&B did have some beautiful options! Both the china and crystal are from BB&B.
Although I registered for these items at BB&B, they also have them at many others department stores. When I was googling pictures I returned results from many different stores.
Post # 13
@Coral99: we originally registered for Waterford wine glasses and champagne flutes and then ended up downgrading them to their Marquis by Waterford line, which is more affordable. We kept my Waterford ring holder and our highball glasses on there, though.
Post # 14
We registered for and received several crystal items, including a Waterford vase, bowl and footed cake plate (traditional design), and an Orrefors bowl and votives and Nambe candlesticks (contemporary design). (I’m planning to use the bowls for decorative items or floating candles.) I also received a Waterford ring holder from my mother-in-law that I love. I think the key is choosing items that fit into your lifestyle and suit your personal style, rather than ones that you feel you “should” have on your registry. Have fun registering!
Post # 15
@Coral99: We’ll be registering for candlesticks, vases and drinkware. Crystal yes. Fine china and silver? No.
Post # 16
@star_dust: Oooh!! What are those wine glasses? The ones with what appears to be dots near the edge? Those are pretty!
@spring-bride: All of that sounds lovely! I have a crystal ring holder, too! How lovely your MIL gave that to you. 🙂 We registered for the Nambe napkin holder…the one with the pebble. FI liked the pebble. He said it looked like a hockey puck. LOL
@LilRhodyGem: We are registering for “fine china” but it looks like every day. I wasn’t planning on it but we have every day plates we just bought that while we love them, are very basic. I wanted something with a design but not so expensive if it broke we would have to take out a loan to get a replacement. We got canndle sticks a few months ago and I’m really excited to use them!