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Hi- My finance and I are trying to pick a formal china pattern and can’t decide. Which one do you like??? Also, feel free to add the china pattern that you’ve picked!! 🙂 🙂 How did you pick yours? My fiance and I aren’t sure whether to pick the Vera Wang Vera Lace Gold or Platinum. It seems like the gold is slightly more formal and bright, while the platinum is more modern and sophisticated. Some people have posted on other formal pattern blogs on weddingbee that it’s nice to have silver silverware to go with the platinum on the plates. Initially, I thought platinum, but then we saw the gold in store and thought it looked really classic. Also, we’re trying to pick one that can mix in with antique china (which mainly is gold).
1) Vera Wang Vera Lace Gold
2) Vera Wang Vera Lace Platinum
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I like the gold, but I’m also really into gold right now. However, I tend to think platinum is more timeless and matches more stuff so I voted for platinum.
We didn’t register for china, we picked a nice set of C&B plates that can be every day or dressed up and registered for a full set of the pieces. We actually use a green set that I saw and liked from TJ Maxx for our every day and have only used the white C&B set a few times.
Post # 5
We registered for Noritake Platinum Wave this weekend! Chose not to register for “formal” flatware..our everyday stuff is Oneida and heavy enough for formal occassions lol
Post # 6
My formal china is Lenox Federal Platinum, but I just voted for your Vera Wang Lace Gold option. I think it’s gorgeous!
Post # 7
My dream formal is Kate Spade Gardner Street. Le sigh. Too expensive. I am getting my grandmother’s formal china as a hand me down, and our everyday is Lenox Park City.
Post # 8
@Dancer123: The gold looks cheerful; warm.
Post # 9
- Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa
@Dancer123: I am one of those people who has a love/hate relationship with gold, so I voted for the platinum because I’ve never hated that, lol.
Our pattern is Monique Lhullier for Waterford, Lilly of the Valley Blue. It took forever to agree on one!
We had to pick it out online, and the color is more like this in person (FMIL bought some for us):
Still very pretty, but I was expecting it to be more robin’s egg than powder blue.
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
Honestly, I think you can’t go wrong with either set! Both gold and platinum are elegant/timeless IMO. That being said, I tend to gravitate toward platinum so that it what I chose. 🙂 DH and I have Mikasa platinum crown and love it.
Post # 11
we’re not doing formal china…but we did register for mikasa bone china for every day. (Mikasa elegance white. It’s just like Mikasa couture platinum, but without the metal ring…making it microwave safe.) We’re not fancy people, and we’re in an apartment, so storage would be an issue.
Post # 12
Royal Wocester Gold Chantilly
Post # 13
@Dancer123: I actually like the gold, especially for mixing with gold-rimmed vintage china. But I have matchy issues and would do my silverware to match whichever set – silver for the platinum set, gold for the gold set.
I’m really into the idea of gold flatware lately!
We’re probably just registering for some basic white dinnerware.. something versatile. I am currently building my vintage china collection for the wedding, and we’ll keep a lot afterwards for Fancy Plates. 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn
@Dancer123: We didn’t register for formal china, but we registered for the Louvre collection by Bernardaud. We love it because it’s simple enough for everyday but also fancy enough for a dinner party (and microwave and dishwasher safe!)
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@Dancer123: We picked the Vera Wang platinum set but supplemented it with pieces from the Mikasa Collection posted above for large serving pieces. they go so well together you can’t tell they are from different sets. Unfortunately we only got one set sooo I kinda regret registering for them….