Post # 1
After a month of looking, Fiance finally found dishes we both agree on for the registry. When Future Mother-In-Law asked where we found them and I said Crate & Barrel, she FREAKED! She said they would be way too expensive, everybody would be angry if we registered there, and we should just get Fiesta Ware like her and Future Father-In-Law have and she went on and on and on. It frustrated me because she didn’t even know how much the specific ones we picked cost, and C&B have some that are less expensive than Fiesta! I’ve only ever bought Correlle, so I don’t really know how much is reasonable, but I don’t want to offend my guests! I just want some nice quality dishes that will last us a long time and ones I can replace if one plate gets broken or something.
The dishes I found are $96 for a 4 piece place setting. Is that ridiculously high?? Looking around at Macy’s and Bed Bath, that seems to be about the average price for nice dishes, if not a little bit lower! Obviously wedding gifts are optional and nobody is required to buy us anything, but I don’t want our guests to look at the registry and think we’re trying to gouge them! My Future Mother-In-Law tends to be weird about money stuff, and a little bit jealous if anybody has something nicer than her, so I just want to get some other opinions.
Post # 2
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
This is the real registry of a girl I know. Your $98 set of 4 is totally reasonable!
Post # 4
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 # 5
Yeah I don’t really understand her obsession with Fiesta Ware.
I’m registering for 8 total place settings, but I’m not doing like “fancy” and “everyday” I’m doing just one type of dishes that can be used for either! If we don’t receive a full set, then we would use any money gifts from the wedding to complete it, plus christmas is right after our wedding, so I’m not too concerned about that.
Thanks for your input!
Post # 6
WOW! Holy Moly. What if you dropped one! I would have a heart attack hahahhaa
Post # 7
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
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
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
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?
Post # 11
$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-$150 for a wedding gift and the china you chose is in that range. So, if you want nice china, ignore your Future Mother-In-Law and go for it. Most people rather buy something you’ll love and use than something that’s on the list just for the sake of it.
Post # 12
oh good, I thought I was the only one! I may be from a hick town but everyone here would think we were crazy or rich if we asked for that. I thought 50 for my 4 place settings on my registry was a little high. Maybe it’s just from where i am from…
Post # 13
um….no. One plate for 285$???
Post # 15
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.