(Closed) To china or not to china?

posted 12 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Did you/are you registering for china?

    Yes

    No

    Other

  • Post # 17
    Member
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    We got one of my grandmother’s sets of formal china when we got engaged.  For the wedding registry, we really wanted something special but practical, so we registered for casual china only.  I’m much happier with that!

    Post # 18
    Member
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I registered for China…I didn’t feel very comfortable waiting around to inherit some, and I felt like it is a very sentimental thing to use every year on holidays and special occasions that I would regret not having later.

    Post # 20
    Member
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I voted no.

    i get nervous about packing up my dishes as it is…and they are just fiestaware! HA! Then again, how often does one really move in her lifetime? 

    Some of the china we’ve seen is so pretty, but we probably would suffer to find somewhere to store it for the first few years of our marriage.  Then it would end up stored most of the time.  That isn’t to say I wouldn’t like to have it for special occassions. BUT- then I’d wonder if Little Johnny was going to drop it on the tile, chipping the tile and shattering the china.  

    But, people who register for it want it and I don’t have a problem with that.  Maybe we’ll get it someday!

    Post # 21
    Member
    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I have an obsession with dinnerware and I literally can not WAIT to get our china. Or our  every day dishes, for that matter, which are also kind of upscale. Those are actually my most coveted items, god, I’m lame! But I love entertaining, we have a bunch of couple-friends, and I simply can’t wait to have them. I did just take off my stainless silverware that matched them quite well. For $60/set, silverware just doesn’t do it for me, and my grandmother is giving me a spare set of her sterling silver. She cant believe no one registers for that anymore (not to mention Macys no longer sells it!). 

    Post # 22
    Member
    754 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    It has been almost a year since we were married (four years together before that), and never once have I thought, "I should have registered for china."  I do, however, wish I registered for a sturdy every day set.

    Post # 23
    Member
    267 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2010 - Jewel Box in Forest Park and Windows on Washington

    I’d rather not have china.  I’d rather have a more formal set of dishes and an everyday set of dishes.  Something that is not so ‘fragile’ and I honestly do not have a desire to have a china cabinet.  Nor would I want to store them away in the basement, only to be used twice a year.  We have never been big on BIG family celebrations (mostly because my family is LARGE).  It is definitely a personal decision, based off of what your needs are and what you plan to do with the china once you have it!

    Post # 24
    Member
    666 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    We registered for plain white dishes that I plan on accessorizing with napkins rings/chargers/placemats/etc. to fit the occassion.  I think it will be much more fun for me that way.

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