(Closed) Anyone registered for Waterford or other crystal stemware/accessories?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are registered for crystal stemware and/or other items?
    Yes, and I'm glad because I want it : (14 votes)
    67 %
    Yes, but only for tradition's sake/some other reason : (0 votes)
    No, and I'm happy I'm not : (6 votes)
    29 %
    No, but I wish I was : (0 votes)
    Other : (1 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I am registered for Lenox crystal, actually. For me, I just really like the formality of it. I am also registered for a very formal china pattern, and I received a set of silver already as a hand-me-down. I just love this kind of stuff, so that is why I registered for it.

    Post # 4
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    2058 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We arent formal people so we wouldn’t use it enough for what its worth…We’re 30 and 33…We also didn’t b/c  my family has sets of crystal, silver, and china that get passed down.  I still don’t know what to do whith the pcs we’re going to receive, LOL

     

    Post # 5
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    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We’re inheriting an obscene amount of fine china and crystal. We didn’t see the point to added ANOTHER set to the mix 😉

    Post # 6
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    1732 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yes!  Wine glasses and water goblets.  Our china is Waterford too.  I think they are beautiful and I can’t wait to use them for special occasions.

    Post # 7
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My FI and I would have zero use for crystal (and china for that matter) so we are happily not registering for any.  If people are going to spend money to get us a gift, we want them to get us something we’ll actually use, not that will sit in a cabinet.

    Post # 8
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    2398 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Yep.  We registered for formal crystal, flatware and china.  My mother’s china and crystal are beautiful, but their hers, and I wanted something a bit more to my taste.  It was also important to me to have our own special china because it signifies that we’re a family – likely because it will be used on holidays.  We don’t like near either of our parents and can’t/won’t travel for all the major celebrations during the year, so it means a lot to me that I can set the table with special occasion dishes, even if it’s just us two.

    Post # 9
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    1570 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 1996

    Love love love our Waterford candlesticks and champagne toasting flutes that FMIL bought us for the reception. Both our parents have a lot of Waterford so it’s something I’ve always regarded as really special and beautiful. We certainly don’t need many pieces of it, though; for example I always found my parents’ Waterford wine goblets lovely to look at, but utterly ridiculous to drink wine out of – there are many very good reasons why you want to drink wine out of a clear, curved glass, not one full of etched lines and angles. 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Aaaah, I LOVE looking at crystal, lol, so I hope this post gets fun and people upload pics. /dork

    Yes, I’m registered for stemware and other home/table items, all of them by Waterford.

    Colleen Encore wine goblets, flutes, and beverage glasses:

    Lismore 8 inch flared vase, 6 inch candle holders, salt and pepper shakers, and covered butter dish:

     

    And a lovely Marquis by Waterford Altar Cross:

    My grandmother also bought me a Lismore cake stand when she saw me gazing at it at Bloomy’s back when I first got engaged. 😀

    I don’t think it’s foolish at all to register for crystal stuff, IF you want it and IF you’ll use it. I don’t know where you stand on the formal china front, but if you are registering for it, crystal stemware will just enhance it like crazy.

    Also, two of my friends consider themselves to be very modern and they both registered for crystal stuff!

    One friend went with Lismore Nouveau stemware:

    http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/anyone-registered-for-waterford-or-other-crystal-stemwareaccessories

    (She registered for 12 of all four pieces and got 6 of each! She had a giant 400+ wedding though, lol)

    She also went with a TON of Kate Spade (through Lenox)  ‘Larabee Dot’ crystal bar and giftware:

    Martini glasses: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/anyone-registered-for-waterford-or-other-crystal-stemwareaccessories

    Highballs and double old fashioned sets: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/anyone-registered-for-waterford-or-other-crystal-stemwareaccessories

    Pitcher (which I proudly got for her):  http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/anyone-registered-for-waterford-or-other-crystal-stemwareaccessories

    Cylinder vase: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/anyone-registered-for-waterford-or-other-crystal-stemwareaccessories

    Rose bowl: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/anyone-registered-for-waterford-or-other-crystal-stemwareaccessories

    And I think she also went with the Larabee Dot votives too, but I can’t quiiite remember.

    As you can see, all that stuff is a little more contemporary, but it’s still high quality crystal.

    My other friend is registered for crystal candlesticks – at Crate and Barrel!

    Ingrid candlesticks: http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=1340&f=26745&q=ingrid&fromLocation=Search&DIMID=400001&SearchPage=1

    So I think you can be a less traditional bride and still appreciate items like these, and others, that will last a lifetime and become family heirlooms if you take care of them.

    I also wanted to say that your stemware choice is great! I see the Lismore tall/regular all the time, and I think it goes with contemporary and traditional dishes and table settings very well. If you like it, get it! Even if you don’t get 12 of each style of glass on your wedding, you’ll get a least a few pieces you can build on for years to come. 🙂

     

    Post # 11
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    OK this is so weird, none of my links are working! I don’t know why?

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