Post # 17
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
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 # 19
Perhaps my indecision is over having raasonable china (Lenox, at Macy’s only $100 per place setting…) AND everday dishes on my registry too (that are probably more the cost of china than my Lenox…)
I feel like I will end up keeping the china for sentimental reasons and because it will be nice for holidays and special events.
Post # 20
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
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
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
- 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
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.