(Closed) Registry Dishes $$$ Opinions

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

That’s really reasonable for fine china or nice dishes. I consider C&B a midrange option. You can do a BBB too to appease your mom but theres nothing wrong with the price you listed. If people don’t want to buy it they don’t need to! Have options at all price points. The only time registries really offend is if they’re completely over the top excessive or asking for inappropriate things. 

Post # 3
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372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

This is the real registry of a girl I know. Your $98 set of 4 is totally reasonable!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Um, I originally wanted to register for Fiesta ware, as a “casual” option, and was shocked when I saw the prices—it was wayyy too expensive. I would take what your Future Mother-In-Law says into consideration, since she probably has a good idea about what the guests on her side tend to spend at weddings. But, hers aren’t the only guests. As long as you have some other, lower-priced items on the registry, no one will be forced into spending more than they want.

At about $100 per place setting, how many place settings are you hoping to get? If you don’t receive a full set, can you afford to pay to complete it? That’s what I’d be concerned about.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think $99 is completely reasonable. We went with just a wedgewood set, and they ended up being $150 per place… We were gifted them, no problem.

ETA: We also received everyday dish sets as well (8 sets at $40/set).

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Register for what you like.  Some people will get them, some will go in together and get group gifts, and some will give gifts cards so you’ll be able to complete what you don’t get.  I think it’s good to have gifts in a variety of prices.  I was surprised by the generosity of the gifts we received.  You just never know!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

That is not unreasonable for a 4-piece set. I too think C&B is a mid-range option. I say keep them.

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Holy shit, I feel like the poor country cousin. That’s $96 for ONE 4-piece place setting? So service for 8 would be almost $800? Umm…. wow. I am almost positive I spent under $96 for my whole set of 8 place settings. I know I grew up poor, but I do really well now and there’s no way I’d pay $96 for one place setting. Am I reading that right? And everyone says that’s normal?

Huh. Interesting.

Post # 11
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Busy bee

$96 is not expensive when you factor in that your grandparents probably got fine dining china that costed about $150 a set and that was perfectly normal. I don’t know about you but all of my grandparents and great relatives have full Royal Albert fine dining china that they got as wedding presents. On average most people will spend/give $75-$150 for a wedding gift and the china you chose is in that range. So, if you want nice china, ignore your Future Mother-In-Law and go for it. Most people rather buy something you’ll love and use than something that’s on the list just for the sake of it. 

Post # 12
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Newbee

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clovesa2015:  oh good, I thought I was the only one! I may be from a hick town but everyone here would think we were crazy or rich if we asked for that. I thought 50 for my 4 place settings on my registry was a little high. Maybe it’s just from where i am from…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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sunshineno5:  um….no. One plate for 285$??? 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

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whoadangitssam:  I think its fine if you WILL buy the rest if only 1 person buys you a set. I have known people to register for dishes out of their price range, 1 person bought them a place setting and they never bought the rest and they returned that one. I think if you would not purchase them for yourself, asking someone else to spend their money on them is not polite. But if you honestly like them and will be wanting them whether or not someone chooses to buy them, of course register for them!! Just include other items in different price ranges for all guest.

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