- 11 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
So in my last post, I was stressing because my family is throwing a 4th of July engagement party for me and my fiance, and they want the invitations to go out next Wednesday, and they also wanted us to register in time for the party. I was worried we wouldn’t get any of it done, but we spent all day Saturday going from store to store, and we’ve actually got about half our registry under control!
Unfortunately, we have a new problem. The ONLY fine china pattern we agree on is Wedgwood’s English Lace:
We went to SEVEN STORES on Saturday and this was literally the only pattern that my fiance liked. I wasn’t impressed with a lot of what I saw, to be honest. (I found out on Saturday that I’m a bigger girly girl than I ever realized!) But the few things I actually I oohed and awwwed over (Kate Spade’s Gardner Street Platinum, Lenox’s Bellina, Waterford’s Ballet Icing) was met with this “Meh” looking face. Then I gasped at the Wedgwood, and he took the dinner plate out of my hand and said, “Wow, this is really nice. I’m impressed.” Cue me pretending to faint.
Ok ok ok so here’s the problem: Macy’s does not carry this pattern online, or even in our local stores, so our plans to register there are dashed.
Bed Bath and Beyond carries the pattern for $129.99 seemingly all the time… except they ONLY carry the 5 piece set. None of the serverware is to be found. And I really, really want the matching tea pot and oval platter. 🙁
Bloomingdale’s carries the serverware AND the 5 piece set! Great except no, actually, that sucks for a few reasons. When it’s on sale, the set goes for $119.99, even cheaper than BBB. But when it’s not on sale, it goes for $185 a setting! :-O Beyond that, we don’t even have our guest list figured out yet, but we know that at least half, if not 3/4 of our guests live no where near a Bloomingdale’s. So that sucks.
We’ve started a Williams Sonoma registry, and we didn’t want to add more than one store to that. But maybe we should?
I feel like if we don’t register for the serverware now, we’ll never buy it for ourselves. My fiance would be okay with it, but I’d end up feeling like I should spend my money on groceries instead, lol.
Also, I feel like, yeah, we could just go with BBB. But I would know that my guests could get the china cheaper at Bloomy’s when it’s on sale; by not giving them that option, I’d feel really guilty.
On the other hand, most of the people who WANT to give us traditional gifts like china (like my grandparents and his great aunts and uncles) don’t have in store access to Bloomingdale’s, and I don’t want to make things difficult for them by assuming they’ll buy it for me online.
So please, could you fill out the poll I included and let me know what you think we should do? I’m really new to how all this works, very obviously, and I would appreciate some advice! Thank you!