(Closed) Are you registering for fine china?

posted 10 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you put fine china on your registry?
    yes : (69 votes)
    40 %
    no : (96 votes)
    56 %
    undecided : (7 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Nope.  I have a beautiful everyday set, fairly new, in black.  It’s elegant enough for my current usage.  Eventually, I would like to get a nice set of fine china, but I don’t think now is the time since we will probably move several times in the next few years.

    Post # 18
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Yes, we did, along with good flatware and crystal.

    The Guy and I have lived together for 3.5 years and own our own home. We’ve already furnished the house and have all the housewares we need, including linens, everyday dishes and more kitchen stuff than anyone needs (we are both total foodies, so we pretty much have two of everything). So we have very few other registry items, and thus we decided to go ahead and register for fine china. It’s something we know we’ll use for entertaining and one thing that we don’t already have.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee

    We didn’t.  I donno, I kinda wish we had fun dishes but I was spending a lot of time looking at them and I’m so indecisive and if I did find something I liked than my hub wouldn’t quite like them……..so my grandparents just got us white dishes, nothing fancy.  But we got some pretty bowls and accent plates so it’s still fun enough.  And I’m so indecisive I think I’d change my mind after awhile about what I wanted for China anyways.  There’s only a few patterns that I’ve really been wowed over at peoples houses and thinking this is definately what I’d be happy with but I just wasn’t getting that from any patterns that are out now. 

    Post # 20
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    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We didn’t register for fine china.  We registered and recieved 12 sets of Lenox Opal Innocence Carved.  It’s considered casual china.  We loved it-it’s all white and can be used everyday and on special occasions.  Makes my life easier!

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I wouldn’t mind having it, but I don’t care enough to register for it or to buy it myself.  Plus, its takes up a lot of space for something that I wouldn’t use very often, and I hate clutter.

    I think there are certain dish sets that can be dressed up or down, and thats works best for me.

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We did – for much the same reason as hergreenapples – we already have two sets of everyday dishes (one plain white that can be dressed up and a set of mix-matched Fiesta that is really fun), but we love to cook and entertain.  Plus we host Thanksgiving every year, so it made sense for us to have formal china (we went with the simple Vera grosgrain pattern that I think we will love for years).

    All of my married friends said don’t do it, we never use ours.  China is seriously expensive, so F and I agreed that:  we would only register for a pattern that we loved and that could go in the dishwasher, we would make a pact to use it, and we would either not be heartbroken if we didn’t get it, or we would buy whatever we didn’t get after the wedding.

    Overall, I think it makes a lot of sense to register for china if you are the type of person who will really use it.  If you don’t think you will, why bother?  Especially since food looks SO good on plain white dishes!

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    Post # 23
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Yes, but only becuase they guy gave us the book to look through and pick some while he was setting up our registry info! We have no use for it though, so either way is fine!

    Post # 24
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    1882 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Gien France “Mille Fleur” 5 Piece Place Setting. My grandmother already bought all 12 settings. LOL! and YAY!

    Post # 25
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @troubled – I’m with you, we just are too indecisive right now and with everything else going on I just couldn’t be bothered.  I think it’s something we’ll just buy ourselves if we find ourselves needing or wanting it.

    We’ve been living together for over a year and we do have people over at least once a month for dinner, but generally we just use what we have around.

    Post # 26
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    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We decided to register for china because we too love to cook and entertain. Also, I come from a fairly large family and I’m sure we will be hosting a number of holidays over the years. We spent alot of time looking at different patterns trying to find something “unique” and not too expensive. In the end our china doesnt cost that much more than our “every day” dishes.

    Post # 27
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    1508 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We registered for and got Mikasa Parchment. I can’t find the image on wmy work computer right now, but I posted a more detailed post on an earlier registering for China post. There have been several in recent months.

    Post # 28
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    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    We registered for the Kate Spade June Lane in Silver just like Cancihe’s set.

    We got all of 9 place settings and half of the 10th setting.  Which I plan to finsh out with the gift cards we got.

    I was never really interested in china because it isn’t something I’d use now.  But when I get older and the role of hosting bigger more formal dinners shift to us, then we’ll be ready.

     

    Post # 29
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We registered for china because I love it when my mom whips out her china for holiday dinners and I’m excited to host a holiday dinner of our own one day. I know I’m the type of person who will actually use it and I’ll never buy it for myself so there was really no question.

    Post # 30
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    202 posts
    Helper bee

    We are not going to register for china… we have a few small sets that I picked up through the years at estate sales, thrift stores that I LOVE, so we really don’t need any more.  Plus my family has a lot of heirloom china that I will probably get since I’m the only girl.

    Post # 31
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are fortunate enought not to have to register for china.  My Dad was in the navy and brought back a beautiful china set from japan for my grandmother and she is giving it to me when I get married.  I have been in love with it since I was little.  I think that we would probably register for china though if I were not inheriting a set.

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