Post # 1
I’m only registering for everyday dishes, no fine China. Maybe I’ll inherit some, maybe I won’t. But I honestly don’t remember if I’ve ever eaten off fine China from any family or for any holiday. Currently, we are using FIL’s old dishes.
Anyway, I’m not sure if I should register for eight sets or for 12 sets. We just have an apartment now but I can’t wait until we have a house and we can host family parties. But I feel like we’ll use plastic in those cases. Honestly, just wondering what’s more common for everday dishes, 8 or 12? They come in sets of 4.
Post # 3
@Bubbles42: We went with 8, but you know, maybe you should just go ahead and register for 12 and see how many you get? If you get them all, great. If not, then no biggie! 🙂
Post # 4
I would want 12 or 16 honestly, but my dad’s side of the family is big on holidays and birthdays. I don’t have a huge family, but when we get grandparents, siblings, SO’s, aunts, uncles, and cousins together for every holiday and birthday, we need the set for 16 (and sometimes that leaves the “kids” table with just regular everyday dishes, because we don’t always have enough settings of the “good stuff”. If we had a larger family than that or didn’t have family gatherings so often, I would probably be fine with 8 or 12 and just using disposables for larger family gatherings.
My grandmother, mother, and aunt are still the ones to always host the dinners, but I know that my grandmother isn’t really capable of doing it on her own anymore and I know that some of these holidays will probably shift to me as the only granddaughter on that side of the family. I already have a HUGE set of china that was my great-grandmother’s (16 settings, all the matching bowls and platters) and that lady was all over the entertaining. She had multiple different sets of china like this, and my grandmother gave one of the sets to me after my great-grandmother passed away. It’s not really my decor taste, but I still love it. It’s white with gold trim and little pink rosebuds (and is apparently worth quite a bit now because it’s so old). My great-grandmother was super girly, lol.
Post # 5
I registered for 12. I think it depends on family size. If FH and I were to host only my immediate family (including their significant others) for Christmas, we’d have 10 people, not counting kids. However, if we were to host his immediate family, we’d have 6 counting significant others. So I definitely needed 12. Maybe 16. But I figure I can just buy another set later if needed since I also am not doing fine china.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
I would go with 12. Stuff breaks. 🙂
Post # 7
I would definitely suggest 12 … even if that means that one set of lives in the storage closet for now
stuff breaks and gets discontinued – I only have service for 8 for my main every day dishes and its a bit annoying because I feel like every dinner party I have is for 10 so that means I have to set the heads with a complimentary pattern (they are discontinued but I don’t want to throw out a beautful (expensive) service for 8 just because of the 6 times a year I need 10 plate)
Post # 8
Oohhh good points about it breaking and getting discontinued. Plus, my immediate family, including spouses, is 9 plus kids, so I guess it’s not a bad idea. His immediate family always includes grandparents and one set of cousins.
Thanks! I will add that third box now.
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Post # 10
@weddingmaven: thank you unfortunately I don’t know the name of my pattern …. its really strange I don’t know if my sister (it was a gift) bought it at the outlet or something but I have never seen it on the crate + barrel site (though the dishes are clearly maked w that name on the bottom)