(Closed) Crystal Stemware – yes or no?

posted 9 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Are you registering for crystal or fine stemware/glassware?
    Yes : (18 votes)
    45 %
    No : (19 votes)
    48 %
    Not sure : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    398 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I didn’t register for crystal stemware or fine china.  I actually inherited china from my grandfather and actually never considered placing something so expensive on my registry as stemware.  One of my guests actually ended up buying some for me anyways and I am really glad they did.  It makes the set complete in my mind and is actually something I know I will  keep and eventually pass down!

    Post # 4
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    3332 posts
    Sugar bee

    I didn’t think we’d have a use for it.  We received a pair of champagne flutes as a gift from my mom, but that’s pretty much all we have.

    Post # 5
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    3526 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    The Fiance & I are pretty big wine drinkers in that we like to try different wines. As anyone who drinks/appreciates a lot of wine understands there are different wine glasses for different kinds of wine. Well right now we have a big mismatched "set". So yeah for a couple that will use it very often we would very much like to have a nice set for dinner parties. We love to cook and invite friends over often, yearly for Christmas we make a big fancy dinner on Christmas Eve and invite family and friends over. So those are some examples that we would have uses for fine stemware. We would also like a set of everydyay stemware. We plan on registering for it and if people buy it they do, if not we might be able to take advantage of discounts offered to items left in registries.

    A future Cousin in Law gave me a good tip regarding registries. You might think something is too much $$ for a A guest to buy. But what some people (think group of friends or coworkers) may do is chip in and go in together on a big item for you. Food for thought!

    Post # 6
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    1078 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    The only thing we registered for was a nice set of wine glasses (I love wine, obviously!).

    If you don’t think you’ll use it, definitely don’t register for it (even though the sales ladies will probably pressure you to!). As a wedding guest, I’d want to know that the couple will get good use out of my gift to them.

    Post # 8
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    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My grandmother gave me a set of crystal as gifts as I was growing up starting when I was a baby.  It has been something that I have always enjoyed having.  My mom used it a few times when I was younger for dinner parties and they are also are beautiful to dispay when not in use. 

    So I would say that I really value mine and it is a good time to get such things.  I don’t have much use for them maybe at this point (they are at my mom’s house), but I plan on using them a lot later.  I feel the same way about china.   

    Post # 9
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    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    We registed for wine glasses and margarita glasses. We’ve got a couple of champagne flutes. My dad has a set of crystal stemware that was his mothers and I’ll probably receive that sooner or later, when we have more space.

    Post # 10
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    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    we registered for 3 differnt patterns of crystal barware!!  vera wang classic platinum, reed & barton soho and michael aram for waterford wood grain.  love it love it love it!  me & fi are big entertainers and I love beautiful stemware. i cant wait to serve martinis from the crystal pitcher.  YAY!!!!

    Post # 12
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    613 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    in person, definitely.  the pictures really dont do them justice.  and theyve gone on sale 3 times since i registered so dont feel guilty about the cost.

    When Fiance and I went to register, I had a totally different patterns picked out.  but once i saw things in person, my opinions changed.  have you picked out your china yet?  have the sales clerk set all the pieces together for you.  we ended up registering for vera wang grossgrain china.  I cant wait to have fancy parties!!!

    Post # 13
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    776 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    We are registering for it, thought I actually already have some I asked for for my birthday last year. I love love crystal stemware, its so heavy and and some of the patters are so nice. We drink wine all the time so I know we will use it (though my Fiance is afraid of breaking it). I think its a good investment and able to be used more everyday then fine china.

    Post # 14
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    112 posts
    Blushing bee

    We love wine and drink it on a regular occasion and my mom loves to buy me crystal, so we picked out a pattern a few years ago and I’ve been getting pieces for my birthday and Christmas. I registered for the rest of the set. 

    Post # 16
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    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I picked one piece of crystal stemware–just the iced beverage glasses because I saw that as something that everyone at the table would use at a formal meal, and they wouldn’t carry it around with them or use it other occassions like wine glasses.  We picked Bellina by Lenox (our China is Wedgewood Notting Hill).  For the wine glasses, barware and flutes we picked glassware from Crate and Barrel

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