(Closed) Did you register for China?

posted 8 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you register for china?

    Yes, and I am glad I did

    Yes, but looking back I wish I had not

    No and I am fine with that

    No and I wish I had

  • Post # 32
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I inherited my grandmother’s 60-year-old formal Royal Doulton china, which I absolutely love and is in pristine condition.  As a result, we’ve registered for casual China to replace the 1970s Corelle that was handed down to me by my mom when I left for college.

    Post # 33
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    13946 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We did not.  I live in a one bedroom apartment and would have no place to store it.  Plus, I would never use it.  

    Post # 34
    Hostess
    11163 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    N to the O! As I am not expecting the Queen to dine with us any time soon and my DH enjoys obliterating any nice dishware we own we opted out. My aunt has offered us her gorgeous china and matching crystal to which we graciously declined.

    Long live Corelle dishware!! 🙂

    Post # 35
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    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Itsallcomingtogether:  I wish you had an option for “No, and I wish I did.” I’m curious if there are brides out there who didn’t register for china and wish they had!

    Post # 36
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    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Registering for china is a moot point for me – my mother has my great aunt’s china set aside for me, so there’s no need to purchase more.  And honestly, if there was no family china in the mix, I probably would leave china off the registry anyway.  Sure, we entertain, but I don’t think we need a special set of dishes to do so.  I should mention that my parents use their china every day, so I never grew up with a “special” set of dishes.

    Post # 37
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    3941 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We did not and I’m so glad we didn’t.  We got a lot more practical things instead that we wouldn’t normally be able to afford and that we NEEDED rather than wanted.  

    Post # 38
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    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We’ve registered for all white limoge china which is a bit more heavy duty and can be used everyday.  I’m expecting to get the majority of the service at my shower this summer because that’s when most of my female relatives got theirs.  Our set is from a heritage brand so we’re not expecting it to get discontinued any time soon, and a lot of the pieces come up on eBay for a fraction of the retail cost.

    Post # 39
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    738 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

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    @DaneLady:  I did not register for china. I inherited my great aunt’s china when she passed away 4 years ago. I have used it once, and although it isn’t the pattern I would have chosen, it’s pretty enough and it is special. Even if I had not inherited china, I would not have registered for it. We registered for a gorgeous porcelain set that is from Crate & Barrel. It will be our everyday plates, but could also be dressed up if necessary. It seems that this is the way to go for most people these days! China just seems to be a little old fashioned. 

    Post # 40
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    4369 posts
    Honey bee

    Yes, and I love my china!

    Post # 41
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    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Also inheriting bone china so were registering for additional pieces of our pre existing everyday tableware. 

    Post # 42
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    7628 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We registered for a nice set of everyday dishes. We asked for quite a few of the dishes so that we could entertain a large group and since they are fairly nice I didn’t see the point in registering for china. Also, I will be inheriting my parent’s china which I would much rather have over new china.

    Post # 43
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    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    We registered for some Kate Spade China, It’s a mix and match collection of different colors which I think makes it casual enough for every day use but it’s also nice enough for more formal situations. After the Kitchenaid mixer, the only thing I really hope I get is the china.

    Post # 44
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    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    In my family and DHs, holiday meals and important family dinners have always been on china, so it was important to me to get it.  I have all 12 settings and a few serving pieces. We also got a full set of beautiful everyday and tons of other stuff.  We pretty much got all the things we really wanted on our registry. 

    Im glad I have it, but if had not gotten it, we would be able to inherit any number of china sets from the families.

    Post # 45
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    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    Friends, Fiesta is not china. It is stoneware. It’s great stuff, but it is not china. 

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