Post # 1
So, I’m trying to pick my China pattern and having a hard time. We bought some plain white cheapies from William Sonoma a year ago and they’re all chipped already. I started reading the wedding guides about how to pick China and now I’m all turned upside down. I never realized that so much went into picking a good pattern and quality. I want to pick something that will hopefully last atleast 20 years and that is cute but not boring or trendy.
What did you pick for your China? Let’s see it.
Post # 2
We have an old set of Mikasa China for our everyday use. I had it before I even met my husband. It’s held up really well over about 10 years, lots of use, and several moves. It’s simple, but classic.
We picked Kate spade liberty lane as our wedding China pattern. We liked its simple design and thought it would age well. So far we still really like it!
Post # 3
Ambi D :
This is what we picked for our wedding China. We didn’t really follow any guides. The brand is denby which is a reliable brand but other than that we just picked the pattern we like. I wasn’t too worried about liking it in 20 years because in trying to pick something ‘timeless’ I just didn’t really like the patterns. So we picked something we like now and in 20 years it’ll just reflect what we liked when we got married.
Post # 4
I picked Lenox Ferderal Gold as our wedding China. I wanted something simple and classic but not so expensive that no one would buy it. This fit the bill and so far I like it!
I also really love this Lenox Indigo Watercolor but H vetoed 😩
Post # 5
Both are lovely patterns. Is the Kate Spade hand wash only or can it go in the dishwasher?
Post # 6
I love the watercolor. My Fiance would probably veto it too. Lol
Post # 7
Ambi D :
it can go in the dishwasher! That was a requirement for any tableware we asked for. 🙂
Post # 8
We have a service for 12 and all the serving pieces in Royal Worcester Gold Chantilly which I inherited. I love it because it is simple and elegant and can be use with any color in any season.
For everday we use Ikea 365 because they are easily rpelaced. We use white because food loooks best on white, but we also have accent plates in blue and grey as they bring in new colors occasionally.
Post # 9
This is what I have (although stock image) Villory & Boch, twist alea. Super fun and colorful without being too kiddish, IMO
Everyday use, dishwasher safe.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
These are our china patterns
Post # 12
I use Mikasa Antique White for everything. It has held up beautifully to 11 years of daily use and can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion.
Post # 13
We are going with the Bernardaud Constance collection.
I like that they’re classic but not boring.
Post # 14
For quality, there are a few well-known, trusted brands: Lenox, Noritake, Villeroy and Bosch, Mikasa, Wedgewood… I remember reading the pros and cons of bone vs porcelain china. I can’t remember why I ended up choosing porcelain, but I’d look up the differences because I remember there were reasons to choose one or the other depending on your preferences/use cases. I debated between fine and casual china and decided to go for casual as I figured that would be the most useful in the immediate term. I loved this pattern and have Scandinavian heritage so it fit: http://noritakechina.com/sandefjord.html Note: I thought 8 settings would be plenty since I figured we wouldn’t be hosting dinner parties with more than 3 other couples, but then we hosted Easter buffet-style brunch for our friends and 8 was definitely not enough plates so I’m going to order more, and I’d recommend registering for 16 settings.
Post # 15
Inherited as a wedding present, Royal Doulton Michelle pattern complete set for 8!