(Closed) Dinnerware Debate

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Yes dinnerware can get really expensive! But I don’t think that means you should take it off your registry. And just because a shower came and went doesn’t mean it won’t be a wedding gift from someone else or people who are friends who decide to go in on it together. I registered for a set of Mikasa dishes. It came in a box with serving pieces and was service for 8. It was $200! I was totally in love with it, in despair because I knew no one would buy it for us and I’d have to go pick out something cheaper and buy it ourselves after the wedding. Well four days before the wedding we got a package in the mail with our $200 dishes. If the Mikasa is only $30 more than the cheaper dinnerware set then yes I think it would be crazy not to just go for what you want. Also, I don’t think anyone will think you’re being a brat. I had really expensive items on my registry and price sensitive items on my registry and if someone didn’t like what they were seeing, they don’t have to give you a gift off the registry. 

Post # 4
1765 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Well I registered for a Mikasa set as well, similar to the one you picked, but mine is $199.99. I also registered for all the extra pieces as well. I figure if someone wants to buy it, they will.. if not, I can buy it myself later 🙂 Fiance & I are also using our registry for our birthday lists as well (for our family), and they know we really want dinnerware! I don’t think there’s anything wrong with just leaving it on there. People can choose what they’d like to buy, so I’d rather have more options on the registry. 

Post # 5
1352 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@mrsc630:  I wold register for the one you want! That price is not bad at all!

Post # 6
7904 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I got an 8 piece Mikasa boxed set (from Macys) as a shower gift. I think you will be surprised by people’s generosity. Also, is this set avaibale as individual place settings? If so, I’d register for those also so that people can buy you just a set and if you get those but not the boxed set, you can exchange for the whole set.

Post # 8
212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If I saw that set on someone’s registry I would totally buy it but not for a bridal shower gift but for a wedding gift. Just keep in on your registry, why settle for something you don’t LOVE!

Post # 9
1715 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

people can get together and get gifts too. Your set I find quite inexpensive. Ours is close to 200$ for the same amout of pieces and I consider it a reasonable cost for wedding dishwear. Make sure you love your set and keep it for years to come and youll be good.

Post # 10
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I would definitely go for it! Fiance and I are having five showers total. We’re each having a work shower this week (I’m also a teacher, and our showers are very similar to yours :-)). We had the TOUGHEST time with our dinnerware! We first found these green square plates that we loved at BB&B. However, after reading the reviews, we decided to change them. We ended up registering for the Noritake plates (green square). Each setting is $40, and we registered for 12 settings. After our first two showers, we realized that we hadn’t gotten any of our plates. We checked BB&B, only to find out that none of the stores in our area carry that setting. They do at another store that we registered at, but they are a little more expensive. Thankfully, they do go on sale often, so hopefully we’ll still get some settings!

  I do agree with what PPs said. Some people can be really generous! At our first shower, we received our Shark Professional electric mop, which is around $130, and one person still bought it for us. I think it’s good to have a range of price points and items.

  I also figure that we could get some for wedding gifts, and if we don’t, I know we’ll get gift cards. I say if you want it, leave it :-).

Post # 11
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

your dinnerware is not expensive! if no one gets it for you, i am sure you can use some of ur cash gifts to buy it yourself. if u love it,get it. you will have to eat off these dishes.


Post # 12
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think that the price on the swirl is really quite reasonable!  Remember that many people register for china which is well over $100/setting (myself included).  Plus, personally I much prefer the Swirl pattern over the other one 😉

Leave it on, there is lots of time left, plus you could always use cash gifts to purchase it after the wedding.

I would buy it as a wedding gift and my parents would probably buy 2 boxes if you were a family friend or relative.  You will find that spending on gifts varies widely amongst your friends and family.  


I fully support your decision to add it and stick with it!

Post # 13
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I also think the price on the swirl is completely reasonable.  Put it back on!

Post # 14
4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

Go with what you want- that price is totally reasonable-some people have individual china place settings that cost that much. If you don’t get it- BB&B has a pretty good completion program, from what I’ve heard, and you could always buy it with wedding money.

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