Post # 1
So I have been looking around for some things we might want to register for, and I found some beautiful dishes from Macy’s, that cost $100 for a 4 piece set. At first I thought that was way too much, but when I went to look mt some of my friend’s registries theirs go up to about 200. The ones we are looking at are considered “casual china”, we will use them for everyday use though, we are not into that whole fancy china thing.
And I wonder how many sets I should register for, I was thinking 8.
So what do you ladies think? Is that too much? I feel like having about 1000 dollars go towards dishes is silly. We are inviting about 150 people, so maybe that many will want to spend at least 100. As I write this all out I am starting to think it might be acceptable.
Post # 3
I think it’s wonderful! Both of my sisters did the casual china thing and are really happy with their choice. $100 per place setting is a pretty good price. However, I would register for 12 settings (that’s pretty standard) and then if you don’t get enough, I think Macy’s gives you a discount for filling out your registry. (:
Post # 4
We just did the same thing! My Fiance was like $100 for 1 placesetting! However, after looking at the other stuff, he realized it really isn’t a bad price.
We registered for 8 sets of the 4 piece place settings at Macys. Then I registered for an additional 8 plates and bowls. We don’t drink coffee/tea so the mugs are kinda useless and I doubt we will ever have a dinner party where we actually use the salad plates.
We both like to have big family dinners so 8 plates would never be enough for us, especially if 1 breaks.
We are also registering for another set of stoneware. I can’t decide which set I like better, so I did the same thing for the other set. We are inviting 180 guests so I too hope that is enough. And if not, we can pick which set we get the most of and use the registry completion to finish it.
Post # 5
We decided not to register for china. We will be getting all of our plates and things from Pottery Barn. I just couldn’t justify registering for $120 per place setting, plus all of the serving ware, plus silverware; when I know I wouldn’t even touch it for at least 2 years. We don’t even have room to store it. The Pottery Barn settings are $120 for 16 pieces (4 4-piece place settings).
Are the settings you are looking at dishwasher safe?
Post # 6
I have to say that I’m very happy to not be a fine china kind of person. Maybe I’ll get my mother’s wedding china at somepoint, but I can’t imagine registering, much less paying $100 or more for one place setting. It’ll probably be a good 5-10 years before I get to host a holiday dinner, and we aren’t dinner party people.
Bring on the Corelle! 🙂 Even when Fiance plays *bad husband* to get out of doing the dishes, they never break!
Post # 7
I registered. I’m not inheriting anything because my mom never registered for anything. I also like the idea of having that for the future and possibly handing it down to future generations. Weird, I guess?
I am also the only daughter between the two families, so I foresee hosting all dinners in the future.
Post # 8
@missacs: i love having the china as well. my mom has a great pattern, but i’m sure my little sister will get them because my taste has a platinum rim versus a gold one like she has. i don’t necessarily have to register for the place setting china and would be happy with the boxed sets that come like 8-12 in a set or something like that from mikasa i believe. M wouldn’t understand my fascination so i wouldn’t even begin to try to tutor him on it lol!!
Post # 9
I think part of the reason we were comfortable with registering for it was that we did not need to register for silverware so that helped. Also, we did a simple pot/pan set.
Post # 10
I don’t feel like that is too much, it seems like a pretty standard amount, and with the amount of guests you’re expecting it’s fine. I’m not a china person, but if you are, then enjoy! 🙂
Post # 11
I didn’t register for china at first because I am inheriting some from my grandma and felt it would be too much. But we didn’t reguster for very many things, and i just couldnt stop looking at this Kate Spade set every time i went to Macy’s for something. Finally we decided to register for it and we’ll mix it with my Grandma’s chine, if we get any of it. We’ve gotten the champagne flutes and a serving bowl so far and it’s so freaking gorgeous. I am really glad we decided to register for it– if we don’t get any, we might buy a few sets.
Post # 12
I think that price sounds about right. We didn’t register for china because its just not our thing but I’ve had friends register for it and the sugar bowl itself was like $94, china is expensive! But, I’d be wary of using it every day. It something that is so delicate you wouldn’t want to ruin it and not have it for a special occasion. I convinced my friend to put the china on the registery as well a really casual set for everyday use.