(Closed) Expensive, Timeless Registry Items

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

china, silver and crystal.  timeless and pricey, (especially when  you buy multiple place settings).

Post # 4
7173 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Do you have any china pieces or crystal stemware on your registry?   Also, keep in mind that some people may prefer to gift you with cash – so if you end up not wanting those kinds of things, just keep your registry as is and let people figure out what to gift you.

Post # 5
6221 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

How about vases or furniture? 

Post # 6
5544 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

China and crystal. 

Post # 7
946 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would also suggest china and crystal. Silverware (real silver) is a great expensive registry item but it can run you $800+ per place setting

Post # 8
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I worked in an upscale gift shop whose gift section rivals Neiman’s. They have a registry too.

Here are brands/lines I suggest:

– Waterford Lismore line – classic, timeless

– Couzan flatware (practical, beautiful every day but high end)

– Juliska plates, etc. Google them…so many things

– Annie Glass serve ware – I love this line. Its not super outrageous but she has lots of pieces

– Arte Italica plates/dinnerware

– Baccarat

– Bernadaud, Herend, Anna Weatherly – all china lines

– Vietri dinnerware plates/bowls, etc 

Real silver place settings start around $200. Average is $400-600. They are nice but it requires a lot of work and upkeep. Ask if that’s practical for your lifestyle. I would personally skip it or ask for only serving sets. It might be nice in theory but look into it to see if its good for you.


You can Google all of these to see the styles. You can register at Bloomingdales or do an Amazon list to cover the different vendors. Congrats on all the great gifts!! 😀




Post # 9
486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Our long shot gift was a pricey vacuum. I believe it was in the $500-$600 range.

Post # 11
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Did you register for luggage? We got the entire set we asked for for Christmas (wedding was at the beginning of November) so we weren’t able to use it on our Honeymoon but we are looking forward to using it this coming year for a Destination Wedding for my Brother-In-Law in Cancun. And if course on any other upcoming trip. 

Post # 12
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

@ManhattanBeachBride:  Crystal is actually super practical!  It doesn’t break as easily as cheap wine glasses.  

Plus if you have fancy china and hermes serving trays… you NEED crystal to match it! 😛

Post # 13
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

If you choose fancy silverware/flatware you could also register for a chest to store it.

Post # 14
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Mrs. Eagle:  great point!! And you are right about crystal being durable!

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