(Closed) Dishes or china, what was your registry “method”?

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Dishes or china, what was your registry "method"?
    I registered for all of it at one store : (15 votes)
    38 %
    I registered for 1/2 at one store, 1/2 at another store : (4 votes)
    10 %
    I registered for whole plate-settings only : (9 votes)
    23 %
    I registered for individual pieces only : (7 votes)
    18 %
    I registered for 1/2 place-settings and 1/2 individual pieces : (3 votes)
    8 %
    I registered for a box-set : (2 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    858 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Unless you have some rich relatives or friends, in my experience, not too many people buy china, even if you are registered for it. We are still working on a complete set. We only received 1 1/2 sets of china throughout the entire shower/wedding process.

    But I think people can manage your two registries. I think it will be ok, and people are really likely to buy dishes because they assume that if they don’t you will be eating on plastic plates from Wally World. 🙂

    Post # 4
    722 posts
    Busy bee

    I registered for it all at one store. I would have done it anyway, but my china is not that common so it was only available at a local “gift” shop. It was listed on my registry as both individual pieces and place settings. The store uses a credit method so when gifts are puchased a card is sent out.  After the wedding one places their order based on their total amount of credit-it is a great system and ensures that one doesn’t get 10 teacups and no dinner plates!

    China is a very popular gift in my circle, so I received 12 place settings and several serving pieces.

    Post # 5
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    I got confused even reading your post… so it’s possible that your guests will be confused as well. Although, it’s probably easier to understand when you are looking at the registry itself.

    I didn’t want to register for a boxset because that was more expensive than individual settings.. so I wanted guests to be able to contribute different settings if they wanted to. I thought about doing whole-place settings… but I really didn’t want the soup bowls or mugs. They were impractical for my Fiance and I. We registered for 8 individual dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 8 cereal bowls, and 8 coffee mugs (the bigger ones).

    Post # 7
    1181 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    We only registered for 2 whole place settings. It’s just for us to display and use for our romantic dinners. I didn’t see the point to an 8 or 12 piece set since when we do family dinners we need more than that anyways!

    Post # 8
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    The plates, bowls, mugs etc we registered for at one store.  We registered for the big servers and the sugar/creamers at another store (since the first one didn’t have any).

    Post # 9
    3049 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    @abbyful: Oh, well that’s not confusing at all. I’m sure they’ll understand that they have a choice to buy the set or an individual piece. I doubt you will get 12 complete settings either way though.

    Post # 10
    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    We made up our own dish set at BBB and registered for 10 pieces of each thing- Dinner plates, salad plates, bowls, mugs. So we got a lot of varying gifts with our dishes. Some people bought us half the plates at once, some people bought sets. 

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