- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
Long time lurker, first time poster. I am planning my own wedding with help from my mother and oddly enough, my dad is also quite involved. My question is about china. I created a registry on Amazon.com and am largely happy with it. I chose Lenox Summer Vista for my china pattern because I really like granny-looking china and always wanted my own. I’m not slated to inherit anything. My grandmother’s set, for some reason, is going to some grandkid of a country club friend of hers she took a shine to. Don’t get me started on her. She’s a piece of work.
I picked out the Lenox set. However, today I had a freakout that I am supposed to go to a store and physically register for items, which for something like china, makes sense because I should probably handle it/look at it in person before deciding on it, right? So I freaked out and un-registered for all the china on Amazon, and am planning on going to dillards or BBB to register for china so I can handle it like the OCD weirdo that I am.
I guess my question is multifaceted: Firstly, what is your favorite granny-ish china pattern? I love florals, and my FH also thinks florals are great and that china should be girly because “what’s it supposed to have on it? guns?”. He has stated that it could be pink as long as I am happy with it, since I’m the main kitchen presence. I don’t actually want pink, but I guess he was just making a point.
Is it tacky to register for expensive china? Most of the sets I like are about $150 or more per place setting. Of course I will register for individual pieces, and the rest of my registry is a healthy range of prices that I could have easily afforded even during my lean days in college (lots of my friends are completing grad school, so I’m trying to be considerate).
I will definitely use the china, so there is no question of it languishing in a cabinet somewhere collecting dust and mouse droppings. I cook a sit-down dinner almost every day, and like entertaining guests.
How many place settings do I register for? In our current apartment setup, I can’t accomodate more than 4 extra people at a time, but eventually, I want to have a sit-down dinner for Christmas with friends, and would like to have at least 8 people over.
Thanks for any and all advice!