(Closed) Are you registering for China?

posted 9 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 # 17
    139 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We typically host Easter and Thanksgiving dinners for our families, and we always have a hodgepodge of dishes on the table.  It will be nice to have a matching formal set.  I like this one at Macy’s.


    Post # 18
    6571 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I didn’t register for it b/c I hope to inherit it later in life, and I know if I bought my own my mil would give hers to her other son and my mom would give hers to my brother or sister. I’d much rather get theirs b/c it’ll be much more special that way, my mom uses my grandma’s and loves it.

    I do however hate that I don’t have any china now. I’d like to be able to host a holiday but I’m embarrased of my every day dishes on a nice table cloth.

    Post # 19
    502 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We didn’t register for it and we don’t miss it. We aren’t fancy and if we tried to be someone might laugh at us, lol. We just didn’t see a time where we would ever need it. My parents never ever use theirs, it sits in a cabinet. We registered for plain white, square dinner sets and it looks super nice without being fancy 🙂

    Post # 20
    1870 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    …What’s wrong with eating off china everyday? Bone china is chip-resistant.

    We’re only registering for china–no everyday. But that’s a personal decision. I say, it DOES take up space and most people use it rarely, BUT if you EVER want to use china, and you’re not going to/don’t want to inherit it, it’s either ask for it for your wedding or pony up thousands later yourselves.

    Post # 21
    44 posts
    • Wedding: October 2010

    no we did not. we looked at it at BBB (bed bath ) but it does not fit our lifestyle. when we have parties and entertain, it is usually for a football party and thats paper plates! lol. we host very casual parties. and we do not have room for a curio to display some plates in! lol/ we upgraded our plates to some nice ones but that i wouldnt cry over if one breaks, haha.

    Post # 22
    1270 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    call me old fashioned, but i think china is a staple in every woman’s household. my mother has two sets of china, and they are used on every birthday, every anniversary, every goodbye party, every shower, every holiday, or even on some nights just for fun!

    i love to drink tea, and i also want to get matching teacups with my china set that will always be used.

    i have a beautiful china cabinet in the dining room, and i am hoping to find some AMAZING black and white china to register for and eventually put in my china cabinet.

    it all depends on the type of person you are though. My FI’s mom is very casual and his family eats off paper plates every night and drinks cans of beer at the dinner table. nothing wrong with that, but china is not for them.

    Post # 23
    44 posts
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I was not planning on it, but when we did our registry, I added it because I found a pattern that I love. I am SO glad that we did register for china… it is definitely my favorite thing that we got for the wedding. It is beautiful, and we plan on using it for holidays, special occasions, or just if we are making a nice dinner at home. The little booklet that came with each set encourages you to use everyday– and (although I can’t imagine myself every doing this) says that you can even put it in the dishwasher! So, I am trying not to be afraid or breaking it all the time. Smile

    We ended up choosing Wedgwood Oberon… the dinner plates are simple, with just an interesting green border, but the smaller plates and teacups have a really pretty floral pattern.

    Here it is:

    Post # 24
    261 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I registered for it, and although we dont have room for it right now, I’m glad we did.  I grew up using the china for holidays and other celebrations and I want to be abel to continue that tradition.  I know when my parents pass away I’ll inherit one of their sets (they have theirs and my grandmother’s), but hopefully that won’t be for a long time and I wanted to start the tradition with my hubby early.  We’ve actually already received all the pieces we registered for (8 place settings, bowls, serving platters, etc).  We also registered for crystal glasses, of which we’ve only gotten 2 so far.

    Post # 25
    4411 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    I bought vintage china on eBay.  I got four place settings of three different patterns, because I like the vintage chic look of non-matching china. Each set has a different flower in the center and a different color rim. One set has a pink rose and a pink rim. One set has a magnolia and a turquoise rim, and the last set has pink purple and white flowers with a gray rim.

    Here’s a picture of some of the pieces put together.

    Post # 26
    4544 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Honestly, we registered for a lot of it, got a ton of it, returned a ton of it and bought things we’ll actually use! Like our double beligin waffle maker we just used to make a delicious dinner! We felt like it was a waste and we really don’t have room for it. We did keep a four piece set, just in case. However we’ve had it for a year (got it for our engagement party) and I’ve used SOME of it ONCE. So yeah, I doubt we’ll use it.

    Post # 27
    39 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    we’re definately registering for china…it’s great to have for holidays and looks great on display 🙂

    Post # 28
    1518 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We registered for it. And honestly I could have done without it because i love my mother’s china and would have been fine with inheriting that down the road. But my mother and all her friends wanted to buy china, and boy they bought it all lol! I can’t complain though it is very pretty.  I know i will get use out of it and it will be nice for holidays. They kept telling me i needed my own china pattern especially if I was going to be a doctor’s wife… I think they were more excited about it than we were. It was one of those things that i would have never bought for myself so i figured if i don’t get it now i never will. 

    Side note: I am absolutely in love with all the crystal! It is so gorgeous and I def. would have registered for it regardless of anyone’s influence. Here are pics! 

    Post # 29
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We registered for china.  I grew up using my mom’s good china almost every Sunday and holiday.  My parent’s also entertain a lot so they use the silver and china regularly.  That’s just what I’m used to.  

    I’m EXTREMELY excited about mine.  Let’s see if I can get it to attach….

    Jasper Conran- Whiteworks

    The accent plate is Michael Aram- Waterford

    Vera Wang Duchesse crystal- Wedgewood

    I’m lucky enough to be inheriting sterling, so we registered for stainless flatware (it will be nice to have a complete set).  This pattern is called Verlaine and it is by Degrenne.

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    I love looking at people’s china!

    Post # 30
    1029 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    We registered for similar patterns as everyone else – simple china (not porcelain – bone china). It’s microwave and dishwasher safe, so as soon as we have space we plain to use this as “every day” dishes. It dresses up really nicely with my inherited silver flatware and we got some nice glasses and placemats/napkins. I told the lady at the store I want the “little black dress” of china – dresses up or down! 🙂




    Post # 31
    682 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    We registered for it. I have always wanted my own set of nice china (I don’t think anyone in my family has a set… that I know of!)  And working in the bridal registry of Macys for 4 years and staring at all the beautiful china 5 days a week solidified my decision!

    As for storage… we live in a one bedroom apartment that has no storage. So I bought this china storage set from the Container Store and for now all my china is stored in our closet. It takes up a lot less room than leaving it in the boxes. Plus there is lots of padding and foam things to go between the plates, etc. to keep things from breaking.

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