Post # 1
hey bees, I’m finishing up my registry and still undecided on dishes. Fiance and I felt pressure to just pick something and since we don’t have a house yet, I wanted something white/simple that would “go” with any kitchen design.
Initially I picked Noritake® Kealia White 4-Piece Place Setting – at $50 a pop, and eight of them. Ouch! Lots of money. But I know our family would probably get it. I’m honestly not sure I need to have THAT expensive of a dish set. Here it is.
I also kinda like this one: Mikasa Swirl, which is $40 a setting.
Does anyone know which is better?
More importantly — can you suggest any other more affordable, yet casual, still nice and sturdy dishes? I was trying to keep the registry to only BBB and Target, but I have a feeling I might need to step out of the box to get something else… Thoughts?
I need to make a decision on dishes soon because people are already asking where we are registered and invites are going out this week with our wedding website on it (which has links to the registires)
Post # 3
I like the Mikasa Swirl 🙂 In all honesty I would suggest that you do go with something that is made of a better quality. We’ve bought dishes before that were on the cheaper end and they just end up breaking. If you want something that is durable and going to last then go with a name brand. In the end you’ll end up saving because you won’t have to keep buying a new set!
Post # 4
I like the Mikasa Swirl, too. Look on Amazon for reviews, that helped us a lot when setting up our registry. There are usually a fair number of reviews listed for common registry products found at stores like BB&B. If you think your guests would buy them for you, go for it! Registering can be a good chance to ask for things you might not buy on your own.
If it helps, for casual dinnerware we registered for this Quattro set. It’s $79.99 for four place settings. I liked it a lot when I saw it in person, and it seems durable enough for everyday:
Post # 5
Our everyday dishes are similar to the previous post-white, square with rounded corners-only we got them at Ikea.
They are Ikea 365.
Post # 6
I registered for these ones at Crate & Barrel for $16.95 for a 4 piece place setting. They’ve gotten really good reviews and seem perfect for everyday use. I have colored plates right now, and am not sure what colors I’ll want when we buy a house next year, so I wanted plain white as well. They’re pretty plain, but very affordable!
Post # 7
We also wanted something casual, but sturdy. The person we spoke with at BB&B recommended something porcelain (not stoneware) because it is more durable but also lightweight. We decided on Sophie Conran 4-Piece Place Setting – White. It’s $50, but considering that we’re not registering for formal china, we thought it was ok.
Post # 8