(Closed) Are you registering for China?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Register for china?
    Yes, and I am glad I did! : (34 votes)
    25 %
    Yes, but no one gifted it. : (2 votes)
    1 %
    No, waste of space. : (52 votes)
    39 %
    No, but wish I would have. : (3 votes)
    2 %
    I am planning on it. : (21 votes)
    16 %
    I already have china (inherited or other) : (22 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18637 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    We didn’t register for china.  My dad gave me my parent’s set (china, crystal and silver) just this year but I doubt we will use it much.

    Post # 4
    Member
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I will not be registering for it, but I wish I could. It’s just impractical for us at this point in our lives — we’re not getting married and setting up house. We’re getting married and hopefully whisking off to grad school! But when we buy a home, I plan to buy china even if I have to buy one place setting a year until I have a set dammit. One of my personal dream visions for my life is to have the holiday dinners, and even if my china only comes out one day a year, I want it. I can’t help myself. I know it may be unreasonable and slightly neurotic, but it’s my “thing.”

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    16191 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Woo! I am glad you posted this because I just saw another china post that made me contemplate it.

    We honestly don’t know yet! I think I really want it, but I need to figure out the pros and cons first.

    Post # 6
    Member
    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    My mom doesn’t want us to – they never used it once. My Future Mother-In-Law wants us to – they use it all the time. I think we will be hosting holidays in the future so I would like a set, but my mother rolls her eyes.

    So yes, we are planning on it.

    Post # 7
    Member
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I’ve registered for a beautiful everyday china.  Lenox has one that is microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe, as well as chip resistant.  It is sturdy enough to use everyday but soooo pretty! (Chirp is the pattern, but they have others too)

    Post # 8
    Member
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We ended up registering for it, simple and one of the least expensive patterns. My mom use to gets hers out for special occasions, and i like that, now she uses it as everyday dishes (it’s not oyur typical china). I do think it is probably a little impractical but I love the traditional aspect of it I guess.

    Post # 9
    Member
    5388 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We registered for China. IDK if we will get some, but I plan on using for our first Christmas. We are having everyone come down for a visit.

    ETA: We kept it simple so that it would be easier to add pieces or mix and match if they sold out.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    We already have two sets of formal china and a set of everyday china. More china would be rather excessive.

    My china is a vintage set that came from my grandmother; she got it for free from a friend and gave it to me for free. Looking for vintage or mix-and-match place settings seems like a good alternative to registering for new, expensive china. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    824 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - The Tribute Golf Club

    We did not register for China.  I received my grandmother’s china (which I really like!) when she passed away, and I will probably use that if we ever host a holiday.

    Post # 12
    Member
    3788 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @trugem: Very nice!

    Reading everyone’s rationale makes me think I should go for a china that would make sense for everyday but still be nice enough for a holiday, something like a plain white that could have a more special accent mixed in.

    The set I love has a simple woven pattern, but it’s done in gold and platinum… not so great for “everyday,” though Vera Wang claims it’s dishwasher safe. I don’t know that I believe her, though.

    Also, it seems that people are not registering for it because they have it already. Could that be added as options in the poll? “No because I don’t want it” or “No because we already have some.” I think this may be skewing the no responses.

    Post # 13
    Member
    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I didn’t register for china because I inherited my grandparents Lenox China.

    Post # 15
    Member
    1001 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Yes, and I totally haven’t used it as much as I expected.  The first time I did, I broke a bowl and it scared me off.  I wouldn’t call it a waste of space though, it’s time will come.

    Post # 16
    Member
    5388 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @Amaryllis: Thanks!

     

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