(Closed) Does anyone register for wedding china anymore?

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you/will you register for wedding china?
    Yes, of course! : (72 votes)
    49 %
    Nope, not for us! : (68 votes)
    47 %
    Haven't decided yet/haven't found a pattern I like enough yet. : (6 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    13014 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I live in a one bedroom apartment that’s already bursting at the seams.  I’d have no place for wedding china.  My sister registered for it, and it sat in her closet in my parent’s house for two years after her wedding (they were moving a lot and didn’t trust the Army movers not to break it!).  So, Fiance and opted not to register for china.  Maybe in the future we’d buy it, but definitely not now.

    Post # 4
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I had always said that I wasn’t going to register for china. But Fi’s family is huge into hosting formal events. If we hadn’t registered, they would have picked some out for us anyway. So we figured we might as well get something we like.

    Post # 5
    2204 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Picking out china always seemed like a wedding rite of passage to me lol and it’s a tradition in my family for family members to buy it.

    I like giving china as gifts because it’s like an investment piece and something special.

    Post # 6
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We decided not to for many of those reasons. Honestly, the only reason I wanted just to have “wedding china.” But we got so many other great things!

    Post # 7
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We’re not doing it but I think it’s really sweet and sentimental if others do!  (As long as you have other things on your registry, too…)  🙂

    Post # 8
    1663 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would love to register for it.  But haven’t decided yet due to the reasons PPs have stated.



    Post # 9
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    We did, however totally not necessary. I got one set for the wedding! I might exchange it for something ill use at the moment and splurge on china at a later date. 

    Post # 10
    7902 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    We have china. All but two place settings will reside at my mother’s house until we have more space, but I defintely believe having china (if you can afford it) is absolutely wonderful. Eating on the formal china on holidays and on special occassions has made a lasting impression on me and I want to have similar memories with my children. I also believe that china is one of the few things that you will get from your wedding and literally have forever, a constant reminder of the love and support of your friends and family.

    Post # 11
    1820 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    We have 12 place settings and use it all the time, so I would say it was definitely worth it.  (But I also have a house and room for more than one set of dishes.)

    Post # 12
    2849 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I only registered for a casual dining set. I wanted something I could use everyday. Maybe in the future I’ll register for an expensive set, but I don’t have room for it now.

    Post # 13
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    We have really crappy dishes so I registered for wedding china. I can’t wait to use it for special occasions.

    Post # 15
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We went back and forth on this. We are badly in need of everyday dishware, so we would love to receive that over china, but china is so beautiful and elegant.

    We finally decided to leave the china on our registry, but then my mom said, “Didn’t I tell you that I am giving you one of my extra sets of china?” She has one from her wedding and inherited two sets from a family member.

    The only catch is that we don’t get any input on which set we get. Oh, well! It works out for us!

    Post # 16
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I’m so excited to eat off our fancy plates!!  Our china is so pretty, I love it so much.  I live in jeans and a sweatshirt when I can, but I love fancy things.  I couldn’t NOT get china.  MrJ didn’t understand at first, but he’s coming around.  We picked out china, matching stemware (just water glasses), and nice flatware. 

    Ha, I’m all smiles thinking about it now.  Our home with our fancy things.  So grown up.  Almost worth waiting ’till I’m 31 to get married. 

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