- 10 years ago
- Wedding: September 2008
I found out that the china pattern that we registered for will no longer be carried by either stores we were working on registries with (Macy’s and Bed Bath and Beyond). I was REALLY disappointed. It’s not been discontinued by the manufacturer (Lenox) though so it’s still available elsewhere but not at any stores I’m finding convenient to register with. It’s actually still available at Macy’s website but they said probably not for long.
Anyway, here’s the kicker: I found it online for 75% off and ordered 16 place settings for the pieces they had — most of a regular place setting!!! Kinda silly to buy your own gifts, huh? Now what I want to do is add to the list of registries on my wedding website, a link to my "Wish List" on Lenox and ask people to help us fill out the set. Etiquitte-wise, would it be weird to do that? I wrote an explanation to go with it but perhaps that’s also weird.
Here is my explanation for public consumption:
*Link to Lenox Wish List*
This deserves a bit of explanation. One of the first things we decided on was a china pattern. Not one to normally get excited about china, I was surprised at how much I really liked it. What really surprised me is that David did too! Then, in late April, we learned that both stores we were working on registries at were discontinuing this pattern but at this time, Lenox is still making it. We were able to find a large amount of it at a great discount and bought what pieces were available there–but we are missing a few things for each place setting and the serving pieces. Our "Wish List" at Lenox can be used to help us complete the set of beautiful china pieces.
I really love this china and that’s why I was SO disappointed when it became clear that it was no longer going to be availalbe…I think one nice thing about this is that if some of our friends that are looking on the lower $ spectrum for gifts see this, they could buy us one or two pieces and it’s a great gift that we really want!
I am pretty clueless and also a bit unconcerned with etiquette but I don’t really want to offend anyone…. I leave it to you, hive!