(Closed) Registering for Expensive Cookware

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I registered for china ($120 a setting) as well as All Clad cookware and a Le Creuset.

I think as long as you have less expensive options as well it’s not an issue.

Our registry ranged from a $300+ Le Creuset to a $5 garlic press.

No one made any “expensive taste” comments.

And to add, we got all of our All Clad, China, and the Le Creuset as well as our expensive bedding.

The less expensive stuff is actually what didn’t get purchased if you can imagine that!

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I wanted to register for Le Creuset, but we didnt. I really wish that we did, because we ended up getting everything on our registry, plus gift cards. We ended up registering for Pyrex sets and Corningware, which works just fine. But it would feel really great pulling out a blue Le Creuset dutch oven 🙂

And if you don’t end up getting any of the cookware, you can always get the discount on them after the wedding!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

As long as you have some inexpensive items, you will be fine! No one made any comments on our registry and we had a couple of items that were almost $400 (and we received all of them).

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@eagle: We only ended up having about 95ppl at our wedding.

I wish I’d registered for more than 1 Le Creuset!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did china and crystal and the fancy Calphalon pots & pans. My grandparents bought all the china place settings though (they do that for every grandkid). We ended up getting all the extra china pieces plus about half the crystal, and all the Calphalon stuff.

We’ll probably be collecting the remaining crystal for the rest of our lives, but I LOVE my pots and pans!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Fiance and I were talking about this a few days ago, we’re not sure if register for expensive thigs is worth it cause chances are we’re not getting those things. We’re not sure yet, but I don’t think it’s a bad idea to just register for it and hope someone will get it for you.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

We didn’t register for china, our dishes are like $50/4 settings because we just aren’t china people. But we did register for a kitchenaid, exspensive henkle knifes and caphalon cookware and so far the expensive stuff is what we have gotten! Several of our pots/pans have been bought, the knife set and the kitchenaid. 

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

As long as you have a range of options, from different stores, with different price points, you should be fine. 

My only caution with cookware and some other expensive kitchen or serving items is, just be sure you know that what you’re registering for actually is consistent with your expectations for how you plan to use and care for it. I registered for a ton of Calphalon pots and pans — simply because I heard they were supposed to be good — only to find out AFTER I had put a saucepan in the dishwasher that Calphalon is NOT dishwasher safe. Once I realized that, I was so glad I only received ONE piece, LOL!

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not sure how much Le Creuset cookware goes for but we registered for (and got!) a $500+ set of Calphalon pots and pans. That was just one of the $400 – $500+ items that we registered for. We figured that the completion coupon would come in handy if we didn’t get these items but still wanted to purchase them ourselves. We totally lucked out and got all of our really pricy stuff that we registered for.

As for expensive taste, yes, we got some comments. My mother thought it was ridiculous that we would register for a $540 vacuum (Dyson) and a $400 mixer (Kitchenaid Pro). She didn’t have much to say about the pots and pans since she knew we’d get enough use out of them but she thought that asking our guests to buy the other extravagant items was a bit much. I explained to her that we’re not asking anyone to buy anything. Our guests can pick and choose what they can afford. Hell, we registered for a $5 butter boy that I would have LOVED to get but didn’t. Registries are just wish lists. No-ones holding a gun to anyone’s head and forcing them to buy things out of their price range. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Brielle:Oh no! I would never dishwash my beloved Calphalons!! Haha. They clean up so easily though that I don’t even mind hand washing…and they heat up so evenly on the gas stove… I’m a little obsessed.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love my Le Creuset dutch oven.  I would definitely recommend registering for what you want.  As long as you have moderately priced options as well.  You’ll probably a few relatives who will want to get you something really nice.  Worst case no one buys it for you and if you still really want it you at least can buy it the registry discount completion price.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

We registered for expensive knives and cookware, but no china, crystal or silver. I figured that would be a lot more practical considering we live in NYC and have enough room to cook a nice meal for ourselves, but not to host a dinner party for more than 2 guests, so it didn’t really make sense.

Plus I personally feel like nice things like that are going out of style a little bit as the population becomes more economical. It’s not so abnormal anymore to go to someone’s house and eat off of plastic plates from Target. I think being creative/crafty with the place settings is more the norm than whipping out an expensive plate or glass.

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