(Closed) Registering for Good Silverware

posted 7 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I was going to recommend Oneida, I added a second set to compliment the one we have becuase I love the patterna and durability. You should call them they may have a warrenty program.

Post # 4
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We registered for an Oneida stainless steel set.  Our registry consultant told us no one ever registers for REAL sterling silver flatware anymore, because its 600 dollars a place setting. 

We luckily also got a set of sterling silver flatware passed down from my FI’s gramma.  

Post # 5
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@jacinda10: I wanted to register for real silver, and couldn’t figure out why I can’t find it in stores – I had no idea it was worth that much! I think we can use the every day cutlery with the nice plates.

Post # 7
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012


Its disgustingly expensive, and I’d be surprised if any guests would ever buy it. 

I’m so glad we got passed down a set, even just to use once and a while. 


Its so annoying anyway – you have to polish it all the time, its very very high maintenance. 

Post # 8
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We did stainless too. But I did find these babies while I was websurfing. Woah.

I have furniture that didn’t cost as much.

Post # 9
699 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

The key to real silverware is eBay.

We registered for real silverware and didn’t get any purchased from the shop.  I have the cash we were given tracked in a spreadsheet and am slowly buying the silverware off of eBay.  It’s still expensive, but NO WHERE close to the new purchase price!  It’s maybe $150/setting, instead of $800!!



Post # 10
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@coffeegal85:  I just went through the choice of “silverware” as in stainless steel with nickel and chromium mixed in.

The key is the 18/10 contains a higher percentage of nickel and chromium alloying your silverware to retain its shine and quality longer. As you noticed the 18/0 does not contain these important materials and will rust, especially if you wash/dry in the dishwasher.

There is also 18/8 out there and from what I have read is really the same thing as 18/10 just a bit less expensive. Apparently the percentages of nickel and chromium aren’t as specific and the 18/8 versus 18/10 is just a marketing ploy….who knows?

I just registered for Oneida Corduroy (18/10). My grandmother has a set of Oneida that she has had for as long as I can remember and it still looks great (and they STILL have her design available).

Post # 11
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House

18/10 is the best I’m pretty sure 🙂 We’re registered for Oneida Michealangelo.  I really hope we get it, haha. 

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