(Closed) Did anyone register for China?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We did and we got all but three serving pieces. I actually got extra place settings. I was shocked. It was Mikasa which is a somewhat lower cost line. My Mikasa pattern Parchment also has a large 8-place setting complete set that runs around six hundred but was almost always on sale at Macy’s.  I know it was on sale for just $200 a couple of times. If pick a pattern that’s not way expensive, so might be surprised. People like to give china.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@kayakgirl – that’s the pattern I registered for! 

 

I also think it depends on the cost of a place setting.  I know that the Mikasa Parchment is at least another $10 (per placesetting) at Macy’s than it is at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (which is where we registered).  I wouldn’t worry too much, unless you are having a rather small wedding.  My sister received all of her china from two people at her wedding.  My sister in law who got married last summer got everything but a few bowls.  I think a lot of the older guests like to give china. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

we registered for 12 settings of lenox chirp. i knew it was something i could not buy myself, but i definitely wanted it! my family still uses my parents wedding china and even though it’s dated, it has a ton of sentimental value. we registered for it at bed bath and beyond even though you can’t use their coupons for it. we are having 250 invitees so i am hoping that the china set does get completed!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

We have super expensive china and everyday plates…so far we’ve gotten 6 place settings of our everyday and 1 1/2 of china. However, that was in December. Now that the wedding’s almost here, I’m sure we’ll have at least 8 of each. We invited 280 guests. Hope that helps!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think we are.  My parents have 4 sets of china now… ya… Their wedding china, and “updated” one my mom got a while ago, and now my grandmothers and great-great-aunts wedding china.

And, my bro and his wife registered for china so they don’t need any.. so we probably wont…

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@verosara-

I was told by my aunt that it’s pointless to even register for china, because you normally don’t get most of the place settings and end up with half the set, and even if you do get it all, you hardly use it…

I was shopping at the SAlvation Army store not long ago and found a great china set for $15!!

that’s just my opinion, but if you have family who can afford that then that’s so great! I just know I come from lower to middle class families… so there is other things I’d rather have other than fine China.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I registered for the Kate Spade Gardiner Street china in green and Future In-Laws gave us all eight place settings and the soup bowls for an engagement present. Big time score. In my family, we use china for holidays and I can’t wait until we have a house and can host a thanksgiving and bust it out. I love it so much though, I’d eat chinese takeout off of it.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I actually registered for 2 sets of china. Embarassed I LOVE china.

I grew up in a house where we sat down for dinner everyday, and had dinner in the dining room on the nice china about once a week. Now I am marrying an excellent cook who loves dinner parties. I am a terrible cook, but I bake well and make brunch at least once a month.

Hence, I ordered a very formal set, Waterford’s Jaipur, and a less formal set, the Lenox Chirp. One will be for dinner parties, while the other is for less formal dinners and brunches.

As a china person, I think everyone should register for the basics of a basic pattern. Get something very classic that will be in creation for a long time. If you are unsure about using it, just get the 5-piece set and don’t worry about the serving pieces. See where you go with it, but I think if you remember that it isn’t the end of the world if you break a piece, you will use and enjoy it.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I went ahead and registered for China because on the holidays we go to Grandma’s house and we use her wedding China and silver.  I know that I’m not going to get her China, it will probably go to another grandchild.  So I figured I’d just register for my own and get something that I love. 

I registered for the Kate Spade June.  I have had my eye on this design for years now so that wasn’t a hard choice to make.  We only did 8 place settings because when and if we start hosting we probably will have small gatherings.  And my dinning table only holds 8 people. 

We also registered for everyday plates that can go in the microwave, dishware, etc.

I haven’t had a shower yet. My first one is next month. So I can’t tell you if any has been bought yet.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

We really didn’t want to but most of the older ladies in both of our families pulled the good ol’ Irish guilt card “*gasp* what? You have to.” So we did. Plus, I’d like to think we’ll use it for family dinners.

I’m pretty much the only girl in my generation and I’m sure I’ll end up getting most of my mom’s china so we picked a very plain pattern (Waterford Kilbarry Platinum) so that we can mix it with other things as well either fancy or everyday.  

I’ll probably end up with 12 sets but that’s because my mom & Aunt went to Fortunoff before it closed and paid like $60 a place setting and bought all 4 left in the store (including the one on display – hah) so we only put 8 on the registry at BB&B. I def. agree with those who say use BB&B. I have a friend who registered at Macy’s but moved everything to BB&B once they realized the price difference.

We also registered for some of the matching accessories like the platter but we also broke the pattern for other things – we got a covered veg. dish & gravy boat in the Crestwood pattern because it goes with our china but it’s cheaper than the Kilbarry stuff.

Kittyachi I lurrrrve the KS Gardiner Street. I’m 1/2 temped to register for accent plates. LOL

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

We registered for china and ended up getting 12 place settings.  We registered for a couple serving pieces and got one of them (a veggie bowl) but ended up returning it because we couldnt justify someone spending almost $250 on one bowl!  We exchanged it to complete our place settings and get the 12 we wanted.

P.S.  Its all still in its boxes, hasnt been used in 7 months.  Maybe we will once we get a house but we really just have no use for it now as pretty as it is.

Post # 14
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211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Probably not. We don’t have a place to store china.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We registered for everyday china.  8 place settings.  We registered for a type of bone china, that is casual enough for everyday use, and is extremely tough and hard to chip. 

The plates we have now are stoneware and after just 2 years, they’re pretty chipped up.  I had no idea that china was so durable, which is the main reason we registered for it.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We’ve inherited 12 place settings of fine china and monogrammed silver from my grandparents.  So we only registered for crystal stemware (water/iced tea, white wine and red wine) all in sets of 12, 36 total. 

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