(Closed) Are you registering for china?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are you registering for china?
    Yes : (18 votes)
    38 %
    No : (30 votes)
    63 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    181 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I voted yes but I’m wavering too! It’d be so nice but maybe more practical gifts would be better…?

    Post # 4
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    5671 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I didn’t register for China. I can’t see myself ever using it. A holiday with my family is 40+ people so paper plates it is. I did register for a couple of nice dishwasher safe sets that I really like. Also I grew up with my mother and grandmother having china in their cabinet that was never touched, I couldn’t afford to waste money right now on something that will be a decoration.

    Post # 5
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    13101 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    FI and I didn’t register for any china or crystal.  We have absolutely zero use for either plus we don’t have anywhere to store it.  If people are going to buy us gifts, we’d much rather them spend their money on things we’ll actually use than things that will sit in a cabinet for years at a time and never be touched.

    Post # 6
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    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    We registered for china and crystal!  Its something I think is beautiful, I would actually use, but I would probably never buy for myself. 

    Post # 7
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    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I registered for two sets!

    I adore china, always have. We also like to throw dinner parties and brunches, so there is good use for it.

    If it doesn’t fit your life style, don’t bother, but if it does, it isn’t the kind of thing you’ll buy after the wedding, so register now.

    Post # 8
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    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We’re not registering for it, but my mom has a set from my grandmother that she’s been saving for me for a few years now.  I got to choose between two sets, actually.  The other is going to my sister.  (perk of being the oldest! hah!)  But, I can’t really forsee us actually using it unless it’s for Christmas or something like that.  It’ll probably be displayed somewhere once we have a house.  Until then, it’s staying in storage at my parent’s!

    Post # 9
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    2008 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We didn’t because my mom had been storing some family china until I had the space/wanted it.  If I hadn’t had that coming?  Maybe but it’s not very likely.  We’re pretty practical people and so things like a decent vacuum cleaner would have ranked higher.

    Post # 10
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    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Nope, my grandmother is giving me a set of vintage, platinum banded china that was hers!

    Post # 11
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    115 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’m not because my fiance is in the military and I know we’ll be moving around a lot so it doesn’t make sense for me to haul a bunch of expensive China everywhere. Maybe if we had a permanent home and I knew we’d entertain a lot I would but sometimes it just doesn’t make sense. I’d rather get more practical gifts anyway!

    Post # 12
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    722 posts
    Busy bee

    Yes, if I can ever pick out a pattern! I love beautiful china, I am just having problems picking one!

    Post # 13
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    383 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We registered for fancy bone china INSTEAD of everyday china, not in addition to.  However, it’s because my fiance’s job will require us to entertain important people as he climbs the ranks, so we will actually use it.  And we got a beautiful set of everyday china as an unexpected engagement present from my aunt and uncle.

    So, we registered for it because we actually WILL use it.  Otherwise, I’d recommend just registering for a presentable set of the everyday stuff — if you have dinner parties or holiday dinners, you can just use that and no one will question it!

    Post # 14
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    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We already inherited more china, sterling, crystal, and everyday china then I know what to do with. No more china for us!

    Post # 15
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    1046 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We registered for china because I think this will be the only time in the near future that we’d be able to get it. It’s expensive enough that we’d always be finding something else to spend our money on, so we’d never buy it for ourselves. I look forward to setting our table with something really special–and being able to say that it is our wedding china.

    Post # 16
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    4480 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

    We decided to register for china, but thought people probably wouldn’t buy it for us.. we ended up getting all of the pieces except for 1 large platter. Who knew? We use it on date nights. 😉 It’s kind of fun to have! But we would probably have been fine without it, too. But we would never have bought it for ourselves, and now we’ll always have it.

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