Post # 1
For those of you that registered for fine china, did you register for all the “accessories” that match your pattern? Like the gravy boat and creamer, for example? I was just reviewing my registry last night and felt a little ridiculous asking for the matching gravy boat, which cost over $100. I can justify registering for a few platters and serving bowls and the like…but a creamer that costs $120? I just have a hard time justifying it…
Do any of you have any advice about this? Did you leave it off your registry and regret it? Did you register for it and use it more than you ever imagined?
Post # 3
We registered for the extras only because if we don’t get them we get 20% off for one year. We will most likely just buy them ourselves.
Post # 4
Yes we registered for and recieved all the pieces that came with our fine china. It has always been my dream since I was a little girl setting up my mom’s fine china on the table that I would one day have my own complete set of china when I got married, lol. Personally I don’t see the point in having the place settings and not the rest of the matching dishes.
We were planning on buing any pieces we didn’t get ourselves aftwards, because we wanted the complete set, but we even got the teapot that matches our china and it was $200!!
Post # 5
No, I’m not really into super matchy things. I registered for some extra serving pieces from pottery barn that would be more versatile. If you like the extra pieces I say register for them, I bet your guests will surprise you with their generosity.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
I registered for it all, but I only got 3 of the extras. I got all 12 place settings, the creamer, a veggie bowl, and a serving platter. Oh, and 6 accent plates and 3 fruit/dessert bowls. I also got a random assortment of the stemware, which is now being discontinued and I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to complete it. As for the other china pieces, I plan to pick up the pieces I might use on holidays (like butter dish and gravy boat) over the next few years either as Christmas gifts from my mom and dad or by purchasing them outright during sales. I definitely want the sugar bowl and coffee server since I have the creamer.
Post # 7
yep, we registered for all of it 🙂 Most of it has been purchased at this point, but when I registered for it, I figured people could buy it if they’d like and if not, no harm no foul. We also registered for other ‘accessories’ that would go with our fine china but that were not part of the set (so we have a few fancy sugar and creamers on the registry for example but they’re not part of our fine china set). That way, if someone didn’t want to purchase part of the fine china, but they wanted to give a sugar and creamer or something like that, they would have options.
Post # 8
I did register for them. To be honest, I don’t really think anyone is going to buy them for us, but I’m planning on getting them anyway. So if no one buys them, we get a certain percentage off and that will be nice 🙂 I’m really looking forward to using the extras for holiday meals!
Post # 9
I registered for all of it, and we ended up receiving everything. It just seemed to make sense. It is the platinum wave Noritake pattern so it isn’t super facy, we will get a lot of use out of it over the years.
Post # 10
My “extras” were more popular than the regular dishes. Everyone liked purchasing the unique pieces. Sadly we didn’t get any dinner dishes? Weird
Post # 11
We picked a few of our favourites. A big pasta serving bowl (that we use for fruit), acoffee pot and cream/sugar and a platter. It helped thatmost of our china was a gift from grandparentthank I nicely pointed them to a huge online sale. They gotpeach place setting for 28 versus the 150 plus tax list price in stores. It meant we were able to get a lot more of it!
Post # 12
I did some of it, but not all. My china was expensive, so some of the extras were really bad. For example, the gravy boat and stand were sold separately. I had registered for the tea set, but then decided that I wouldn’t use the creamer often (my family usually just take the milk out the fridge and then stick it back right away) and it was so expensive that I removed it and added a more casual set that would still look good with my china.
I did add one set of bowls (there were 2 different types), the accent plates (only have 2 right now) chargers (also only have 2, I figure I can use them as serving platters) and serving stuff (don’t have any of it). There were other extras I don’t even remember that I didn’t add.
Post # 13
I did register for them – there’s no harm in registering. As of right now I have 12 seprongs of china, but no serving bowls or extras. Those will come after since those were the most expensive parts oF the set.
Post # 14
Thanks, bees! This was very helpful. I think you are right…I will leave extras on the registry!
Post # 15
I registered for all the accessories available and they were snapped up first. People seemed to like buying something unique, rather than “another plate.”
That said, after I registered my mom phoned to ask why I didn’t register for more serving ware. Unfortunately the answer was, “because there wasn’t any more.” There was only gravy boat and stand, teapot, creamer, sugar, one size bowl and one size platter. So, we ended up with one of each except for two platters.
We also got the rimmed soup bowls, accent plates and fruit bowls, but mostly with the gift cards and cash.
Post # 16
I didn’t register for fine china… Our “nice set” is Fiestaware (we have Corelle and a melamine set for day to day use)… So I did register for lots of Fiestaware extras, and plan to get more over the years 🙂