Post # 1
I think it’s fairly rediculous and obscene that a place setting could cost 100 dollars, and I feel like a poo face registering for 8 settings, that would be 800 dollars worth of plates! I think it’s silly…
Then…Fiance and I found china that we both love (and has a symbolic meaning for us and his family). I WANT to register for it, but I can’t get over the rediculous prices!
Post # 3
Can you afford to complete it if you don’t get the full set? I guess I’d take that into consideration but I’d register for it and then if I only got 1 or 2 settings and couldn’t afford the additional $600, I’d return those few settings and buy 2-3 sets of the casual china that have 4 settings per box.
Post # 4
Register and leave it at that. Theres no harm in registering for items you want.
Post # 5
I would register for it. You love it and you willl have it forever.
Post # 6
Definetly go ahead and register for it – the worst thing that can happen is you don’t get any of it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort
Register for it. Some people love to gift china, and if you don’t get enough to be able to complete the set, you can exchange what you got for some fantastic everyday.
I have china, and I’m really glad we got it. For me, it was important, but to each her own.
Post # 8
Imagine yourself as a young wife in your new marital home about to serve your first home-cooked celebratory meal on your good china. How many guests have you invited, and what courses are you going to serve? Then just order that many pieces, of whatever you need to serve that meal. If you typically entertain small, and prepare a single course, then register for, say, six dinner plates. That way you have enough to use for the kind of entertaining you actually do. Is your style a three-course meal with salad and pie as well as the roast? Then register for dinner plates, salad plates and dessert plates; and don’t bother with other pieces. Later on you can gradually acquire additional place settings, or additional pieces so that you can vary the menu or serve larger multi-course meals.
Your tea-service and coffee-service, by the way, are considered separate from your dinner service, and are generally expected to be of a different pattern, so you don’t need to have cups and saucers of the same pattern as your dinnerware.
Post # 9
@mcklough: I would register for it. People really wanted to buy us our place settings for some reason! I got 11/12 of them by the time of my bridal shower, and we just got the 12th one as an early wedding gift. They also go on sale a lot (at least at Macy’s) so people will get a deal.
Post # 10
I would go for it! If it’s something you love, then why not? I know it’s hard to stomach people spending that on a gift, but some people could maybe go in on one. I think it’s also good to have a variety of prices on a registry. I hope you get it!
Post # 11
I think registering for china is a great wedding tradition. The pieces will be around forever and maybe even passed on to the next generation. I grew up knowing that I’d be picking my own china pattern, as well as inhert some down the way. I loved registering for my china!
And honestly, even if its a pricier present – you’re not forcing anyone to give it to you. Each guest can pick a present that suits their budget best.
Post # 12
I did it! I actually decided to move the requested amount up to 12 because I think you are right, people DO like to buy china because it’s such a traditional thing and eventually we are going to want a large set because Fiance family is big and I like having people over too!
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2012 - the Columns Hotel
we planned on registering for it, for the reasons discussed, but were generously gifted with an insane amount of heirloom china- 24 settings of one pattern, 12 of another, 8 of a third- plus silver and servingware. no registering for china now- but we sure could use a hutch!
Post # 14
@mcklough: Good deal! I’m glad you guys decided to go through with it. We didn’t register for china (my mom has a beautiful set that will end up being mine one day), but our everyday plates are nice enough to use on special occasions, but can also be for daily use. We ended up registering for 16 sets (figuring the two of us, his parents, my mom, stepfather, and father, his brother, sister, and their child already equal ten people, plus any future kids or if my siblings come to town, that adds up). I really don’t think you’ll regret registering for it!