(Closed) Registering for China

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you/Will you register for China?

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  • Post # 2
    589 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Scottish Rite Cathedral (New Castle, PA)

    We registered for it but no one purchased it for us!

    Post # 4
    3606 posts
    Sugar bee

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    purrrbaby:  We are going to register for it, but more out of tradition than out of a burning need for china. I do see my mom use hers on special occasions, so I don’t think it’s going to sit in a cabinet gathering dust forever, but I don’t think it’s strictly necessary and it’s certainly not the most practical thing.

    Post # 5
    13997 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    We did not register at all, but we received our china as a gift and I use mine all the time. 

    Post # 6
    4295 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

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    purrrbaby:  I didn’t, but only because I’m collecting mismatched china for my wedding. I’ll have a setting for about 100 when all is said and done. I don’t know what I’ll do with the plates after the wedding, but a big part of me wants to just keep them in storage somewhere and then have a setting of 16 that is used for holidays. Besides that, we registered for everyday dishes (simply because 90% of the china can not be microwaved or put in the dishwasher…I am not submitting myself to a lifetime of handwashing dishes).

    Post # 7
    393 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    We live in an apartment. You don’t need china in an apartment that can’t hold more than 4 people to begin with lol. 

    Post # 8
    5151 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    purrrbaby:  We registered and people purchased the plates. We have used them 0 times. My husband’s grandfather also gave us his ENTIRE china set – and I hate to say this but… UGH. It’s a COMPLETE SET – plates, chargers, teacups, etc. etc. and all it’s doing it take up space. I know he meant it to be a lovely, sentimental gesture but my husband and I looked at each other like…well, no one’s ever going to use this. 

    Post # 9
    67 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I registered for a set of dishes that isn’t as formal as china but not as casual as an every day set.  I think it could be used for holidays or every day, and I just love the pattern (Lenox Opal Innocence Carved).  I’m hoping to get a full set!  

    I wanted to also register for an inexpensive every day set of dishes, but I haven’t found any that I love.  I’m waiting until after the wedding to see if I find something I like then and use gift cards for that set.

    Post # 10
    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I did not register for china. I just registered for normal every day dishes. I really don’t feel like china is practical for me. Why do I need some fancy, expensive set of dishes that I use 3 times a year and the other 362 days just take up space and collect dust? My mom has two sets of china and has said that she will give me one once Fiance and I have the space but I really have no desire for it. I LOVE the daily use dishes that I registered for and hope that I get them because I would ove to show them off while enteraining. 

    Post # 11
    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We only registered for an everyday set of plates, etc.  I inherited my great-grandmother’s set of china, and since I anticipate using it VERY seldom it didn’t seem like a good idea to acquire more!  

    Post # 12
    2009 posts
    Buzzing bee

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    weatherbug:  Is he still around? Perhaps you can invite him over for dinner one night and use the china as a nice gesture? I’m sure he’ll appreciate knowing that they’ve been used at least once.

    Post # 13
    213 posts
    Helper bee

    We registered for Antique white by Mikasa.  It’s not as expensive as China but is elegant, we use it often and it’s dishwasher safe.  The 8 place setting set was purchased for us as well as a few key serving pieces. We plan on adding pieces each anniversary until we have everything we want from it.  I think it is the best thing we registered for.  We already have a 4 place setting very casual set that we use as well, so this was the only set we registered for.

    Post # 14
    550 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    We inherited my fiancée’s mom’s china recently, so I think we’ll just register for a few of the missing pieces from the set. I would have registered for it otherwise; I love breaking out the china for holidays!

    Post # 15
    9565 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    purrrbaby:  I am definitely doing it. I love hosting dinner parties and dream of hosting big holiday meals. I am definitely not waiting till my parents pass, they have 20+ good years left, god willing. You will never buy it for yourself, it’s just too expensive for one person to buy a whole set. 

    We also live in a condo right now, we don’t have room for 12 people for dinner haha. But one day soon we will be in a house and I’ll be glad to have it. I cleared out a section of cabinet for it. 🙂

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