- Belle Lamour
- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
Hello, beautiful brides and brides-to-be! My name is Stacy, and I’ve been lurking this fabulous site for a week now. I’m so happy I stumbled upon Weddingbee; you all seem so sweet and this site is a wealth of great ideas an opinions! I can’t wait to get to know you all a little better. 🙂
My fiance Ryan proposed to me on my birthday, February 3rd of this year. He is the most decent, genuine, loving man I have ever met – he is the type of guy that I honestly didn’t believe could exist until I met him two years ago. Ryan made me see that love is possible, and that true passion and devotion could be real, and, ack, I’m getting teary-eyed just typing this all out!
Okay, so fast-forward to today and my (minor) dilemma/query:
Are any of you registering/registered for sterling silver flatware? What are your thoughts on sterling? My mother, future Mother-In-Law, future SIL, and Macy’s representative are all pushing me to register for individual settings of silver, claiming that, “It’s classic and unlike any piece of stainless you’ll ever find,” that a collection of sterling is, “Something you can build upon for years, and even if you only get one setting, it’s worth it,” and even that I can “pass the set on to my children or grandchildren someday!” (Talk about a hard sale, right?) They’ve kind of twisted my arm though, but only because I’m absolutely enamored with one setting, called ‘Grand Duchess‘ by Towle:
My crew of pro-sterling, wannabe registry planners are also saying that because my wedding to Ryan is going to be, well, huge (400 people and counting! This is what happens when a Greek girl marries and Italian. CHAOS.), that it’s okay to register for something so expensive, because I’ll obviously register for other things that are way more affordable. But what do you guys think? Will I look greedy or selfish or like I’m putting on airs? I also fear stressing people out with the presence of something that’s so pricey, if that makes sence.
Have any of you registered for sterling? Show me your flatware sets/settings, whether they be silver or stainless, formal or casual! 🙂
P.S. Alternatively, I’m also really into a setting called ‘Michelangelo‘ by Oneida. It’s stainless, affordable, and while it’s on the light side (something my mom thinks is a huge negative) it comes with lots of serving pieces:
P.P.S. We haven’t even agreed on a set for everyday yet. Ryan just wants something, “plain and simple,” big shock there!