Post # 1
I am 50/50 on this. I feel like it’s beautiful and lovely, but I am not sure I would get very much use out of it and it is so very expensive! I would rather have credit toward nice furniture and knives and such, but I know I would never purchase china for myself in the future.
What are you bees doing?
Post # 3
Not this time around. I did for my first marriage and I’m glad I did. I love to entertain and I kept the china. I don’t use it often, but I’m glad I have it.
Post # 4
I registered for it. I love having dinner parties and I’m so totally gonna use it as much as I can (and I would never buy it for myself until much much later in life).
Post # 5
I ended up registering for china and somehow ended up receiving all 10 place settings I requested (apparently it is a big wedding item). At first I was iffy about it and was like “ugh.. I would rather people buy other things” but mainly because I thought since it is more expensive I for sure would not get enough to really be put to use so I would end up having to purchase the rest on my own or returning it. Now that I do have it all, I’m glad though. I think right now while I’m not cooking dinners for people I’m not so thrilled about it but I know that in the future if I ever host a Christmas dinner or something it will be nice to have for those special occassions. Plus, it’s pretty 🙂
Post # 6
I didn’t vote because there wasn’t an option for, “Yes, but it’s not a must.”
We almost didn’t register for it. We thought, “It’s so expensive, and we’ll never use it!” BUT, my mom convinced us to. She said that she always wished she had registered for nice china because as she got older, she entertained a LOT more, and only had everyday dishes.
We registered for china, and a lot of people bought us the sets. It was nice. We only had to buy ourselves two placesettings and some silverware when it was all said and done. It’s nice to have fancy dishes for special occasions, and my husband and I already LOVE entertaining and plan on hosting many holidays and special dinners over the years, so it was worth it for us. For me, registries are also about things you would never buy yourself, you know? And we would NEVER buy ourselves fancy china like that (well, more than two placesettings anyway).
We also registered for everyday dishes at C&B.
But I also understand why some couples wouldn’t want to register for it.
Post # 7
I registered for Denby “everyday” china. It’s pricey, but totally practical and we use it everyday.
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union
I just registered for C&B “everyday china.” We don’t have the room for that sort of set, but I think the idea is lovely.
Post # 9
I’m with Miss Chapstick. I did register for it, and I love it (ie I’m “sold” on it), but I don’t think it’s necc. a must. I would love to have it, and would love to entertain with it. Alas, I’ll live if I don’t get it all.
Post # 10
I’m on fence here too. I LOVE love love Lenox Opal Inno. and have for years!! FH likes it too so that is awesome, but I feel like we would never use it and it’s something that I want part because it’s so pretty and part that it’s tradition. I don’t even know if we are registering so if we don’t I may just have to for this. hmmm
Post # 11
There should be 1 more option: no, because we dont’ need to. We’re getting the gift of FI’s grandmothers family china set! Its actually very pretty! Can’t beat a full 8 (or 10?) person set of nice china! Leaves room for us to register for other fun things!
Post # 12
I think we will register for nicer plates but not necessarily china. At minimum, a dinner party at the holidays for me would be about 25 ppl. So the china would never get used because I would never have enough. I’d rather have special plates that aren’t as expensive. This is being said though when I haven’t even started registering. In a few months I may change my mind. I also don’t want to hand wash.
Post # 13
We did, but i won’t be upset if we don’t get it! The only reason we did was becuase the guy handed us the book to look through and pick some while he set up our registry. I really don’t care if anyone get it for us though. Plus, we have a 2 year old. China? Really?! We also registered for wine glasses and we both hate wine!
Post # 14
I ended up registering for it and I’m pretty excited. However, I don’t think it’ll be the most useful thing in the world, at least now. I think I’ll be more thankful for it a few years down the road when we’re more established and host more family get-togethers.
Post # 15
we are not, only because my family has a LOT of heirloom sets, and we’ll be getting at LEAST one if not multiple sets, lol.
Post # 16
I wouldn’t, but I fell in love with a pattern and MUST have it!