Post # 1
My Fiance are going to be moving in together after the wedding, and we do not have any dishes of our own yet. We plan on having 2-3 kids total, so that means we would be a family of 4-5. First now, this is what we have registered for:
8 large dinner plates
8 salad plates
8 shallow bowls
4 deeper bowls
We also have regular glass cups and stuff on the registry. The plates are a plain white. Do you think this is enoguh? I know things break, but it havs been years since I have broken dishes. We dont really plan on hosting any partys of more than a few people, so that doesnt worry me at all. My Fiance and I have a total of 6 siblings combined, and there is no way we are buying enough plates for both of our families. It would be at least like 5 years after the wedding that our kids would eat from regular plates anyways, and by then we might want to replace them. Is this enough or should I go for another set? Also, my Fiance are having a smaller wedding (around 70), so we only want things we know we will need.
Post # 2
- Wedding: March 2016 - Modern, Classic, Fun
I think 8 is the standard to register for. That’s what I did as well!
Post # 3
I think 8 is the minimum. I probably wouldn’t go over 12, regardless of the size of your family. If plates break, you should be able to buy single ones to replace them. I think 8 is a good number for the registry. If you get them all and you want more down the line, then you can always buy them yourself.
Post # 4
personally I would register for much more than that! Atleast get another set so it’s 16 in total
most people I know register for a set of 20 places- but I have a big family.
why wouldn’t you want atleast enough to serve both your immediate families?
Post # 5
I would want enough if it was easy, but it would be a lot of prace settings.
Both of our parents- 4
His two sisters, their husbands, and a total of 5 kids- 9
My four brothers and one wife- 5
Me and him- 2
I guess that would make 20, but it is still a lot. Our apartment is small too, and we dont have a ton of room. I also think 20 large plates and 20 small plates is a little much.
Post # 6
We registered for 12 place settings. My DH has 2 brothers, and both are married, so if we had his entire side of the family over, we would need 10 settings. Add in my parents and that’s 12, which is how I got to that number. Also, we have a core group of friends that we typically do dinner at each other’s places once a month that is usually 10 place settings.
But don’t feel like you have to register for more than you need/want/can store. I will say that 12 place settings can take up a lot of space!
Post # 7
We are doing 12 because that is about as many as we go through between dish washing cycles. You could do less but I would recommend one more set.