Post # 1
Went to BBB recenty and was encouraged to register for china – either casual or formal. We found a neutral setting we liked (don’t own a house yet so its hard to pick out one with color.)
I had no idea how expensive it was! $50 per setting so 8 setttings is $400! And the dishes were more ” casual” so I believe they’re the kind you’re supposed to use everyday. To me that sounds pricey! The dishes we have in our apartment now, I think, are from Walmart – just solid black ceramic, and were just a few bucks a plate.
I was almost tempted to delete the dishes off the registry and find something more affordable. But, the majority of their dishes were this price. Just wondering how many bees out there registered for pricey dishes, knowing its the only time to really get a good set. Or, did you get both — pricey/formal for special occasoins and more casual/cheaper dishes (like the kind that come in a box for a set of 4?)
Post # 3
$40/setting for everyday plates
$140/setting for formal china
The everyday plates will last us for years. The individual place settings are much better quality than the boxed sets from Walmart and Target. We have all mismatched plates from college and law school and are excited to upgrade. The china is on there because my FH’s family likes to buy gifts for the wedding.
Post # 4
Here’s the dishes we registered for:
I guess they are considered “everyday” casusal china, but to me, $400 for 8 still sounds) like a lot. I’m sure our family would buy it for us. I do hope to entertain when we get a house, but I don’t see a need (personally) for me to have $150 or more/per setting dishes.
Wondering if I should make the dishes above my “special” china and pick something out that’s more affordable for everday. Like this maybe:
We too have mis-matched dishes currently, and like no mugs! haha.
Post # 5
Did you create two separate threads on the same topic?
Post # 6
@PinkMagnolia: yea. wasn’t sure where to post it.
Post # 7
Our everyday dishes are $27.50/place setting at Williams Sonoma, and our nice china is $72/setting at Macy’s, but it goes on sale literally almost every other month (minimum) for about $40/setting. Not too awful for fine china!
Post # 8
These are ours. I can’t see us EVER using china so we got some dishes we like and that will match instead of my super cheap college kid ones. I think it works out to like $13ish dollars per set.
Post # 9
our everyday dishes are $40 per place setting and our formal china is $129 per place setting.
Post # 10
We registered for Waterford fine china at $99/setting and we’re not registering for casual/everyday sets because we both have full sets of those.
Post # 11
We registered for $40/place setting every day china. It’s nice bone china though and we already have 12 place settings of fine china.
Post # 12
Ours were from Target, and pretty cheap. I’m hoping to inherit china later on in life, so I didn’t want to buy it now.
Post # 13
For the fine china mine were $72 each or $49.99 each on sale. The casual one was about $25 a place setting. All of it has been bought already, yay!
Originally I wanted one that was $140 each but I learned it was bone china and eating off something made from ground up animal bones bothered me so I picked one that was cheaper and not bone china.