Post # 1
My Fiance and I have been living together for a year 1/2 and have mixed dishes he had a farm set with cows and chickens and ducks, and Christmas plates all of which I absolutely hate and want to get rid of. I had a 4 piece set of blue and white plates from Macys. I plan on keeping my 4 dish set and getting rid of his plates. How many dish sets do I need?
I did not register for China also they really push it at BBB because it would not be useful for us and I hope one day to inherit some. But, I would like to have a nicer dish set and a everyday.
I registered for 2 4 set Correlle pieces to have 8 settings for everyday http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/regProduct.asp?WRN=-1891336186&sku=17919091&
and 2 4 set Porcelin pieces to have 8 settings for company and also could be used everyday.
Then I saw a seashell set at Target which I love that is a 4 piece set.
All of which would equal 20 pieces plus the 4 i want to keep equals 24 is that too much? We don’t have many cabinets but I like all the dishes and in a few years will move to a bigger house than our house now.
Post # 3
Honestly? That’s way too many plates. We have this set from target (well, 2 for 8 place settings):
I LOVE that 2nd set with the white and cobalt blue you posted. I feel like that one is casual enough and fancy enough to double as everyday and company plates. I would pick your favorite of the 3 you posted and just register for those.
Post # 4
I registered for one nice set that doubles for everyday use but can be used for dinner parties too. In total, it’s a 8 piece set.
Oh, and I found that my husband is actually attached to some of his things from his “bachelor days.” I personally wouldn’t get rid of your SO plate’s unless he agrees….
Post # 5
We have 6 settings of our current dinnerware. We used to have 8 but 2 settings have broken over the years.
We registered for 8 settings of a new design (that I am sooooo excited about). We mixed and matched pieces from this setting with pieces from this setting.
I agree with zipplylef though, it does seem like you’ll have an awful lot of dishes. Unless you plan to have the Duggers over for dinner, I don’t think you’d ever need that many.
Post # 6
I plan on eventually having service for 8 of everyday dinnerware and service for 12 of a nicer china for holidays and dinner parties. I don’t expect to get all of this from my registry so that’s why I say “eventually.” 🙂
Post # 7
We registered for a similar number of dishes but it includes a set of china . . .
Post # 8
If you’re not registering for china and these are your ‘everyday’ dishes it seems like a lot (if I read that wrong I appologize!) One piece of advice I received from various people was to register for one or two more settings than you’ll actually want/need as replacements for anything that breaks.