Post # 17
Ohh, I like your everyday dishes, girly! Such lovely taste you have.
Hmm, well, in that case I think I’d go with the Grosgrain! I warn you, I’m not tooootally unbiased; I’m registered for Vera Wang’s Lace pattern. The outter edge of the dinner plates look identical to the Grosgrain ones, if I remember correctly. So I really like it a lot!
Post # 18
I love the Vera also, but I tend to regret it when I buy things that are trendy. I almost always wish I had bought the more classic, timeless, “plain” thing than the flashier thing.
For example, I have 1 billion cheapie purses that float around in my closet, and a few trendy expensive purses too! I never carry them. I carry 3 or 4 designer, “plain”, purses every day. I think that simple, elegant things stand the test of time. I would rather have china like the Kilberry that will not ever look dated.
Post # 19
@Jadore: it seems like VW grosgrain is winning by a mile, lol. And yes you’re right, the outer edge of the dinner plate is the same as the Lace pattern, I think.
Post # 20
@texaslawgirl: I feel like I”m the opposite! I always tend to go for plain “classic” things, whether it’s clothes, accessories, etc. So I kind of wanted china with a little bit of flair to it. But maybe formal china isn’t the place to do that, eh? Since it’s supposed to last a lifetime…
Post # 21
The Vera Wang is my favorite!
Post # 22
hmm I’m torn here. I like the Vera Wang one (didnt even know she made china to be honest!) but I like the idea of getting something simple you can dress up. My mom and grandma have all kinds of metal and china chargers. My great grandmother even had 8 silver ones. They would change the look of the china instantly and it was fun to see them add in new accent plates with the main dinner plate. So I kind of like the killbarry one for that reason. Sorry I’m no help! Whatever you decide will be awesome.
Post # 23
@starstruck: I have to say, I doubt I’ll be getting chargers or being creative with accent plates–I’m jealous of people who have that kind of style! So maybe a more decorative set of china would be better then. I’ll have to go back tomorrow and look again in person!
Post # 24
The Kilbarry was actually my favorite out of all 4 until someone mentioned it being plain and looking everyday.. which I realized is a little true. So my new favorite out of the bunch is the Vera Wang Grosgrain though the cup is not my favorite. It seems a little 1950’s morning coffee to me but then, it depends on what you’re looking for in a tea/coffee cup 🙂
Post # 25
I don’t know much about china, but I pick Waterford Kilbarry because I love the little cup!
Post # 26
I pick Waterford.
China has been the hardest thing I’ve had to choose for the wedding. I am still deciding. I tend to like either simple modern designs or elaborate over the top ones. I can’t decide which way to go. I need 2 fine china patterns!
Post # 27
I would go for the Vera Wang Grosgrain.
Post # 28
I like the 2nd one – pretty and classic will go well with everything and everyone. No Fiance can say no to that! Also you didnt post prices – that originally determined our selection. We ended up getting heriloom china and didnt register for any but I love yours!
Post # 29
My vote goes to: Waterford Kilbarry
Post # 30
Thanks for all the opinions, bees! We actually ended up going with a completely different pattern than what’s on here–Vera Wang Blan sur Blanc. It’s neutral but still has a bit of flair, with the textured edges. Here’s a link to it:
@maryfway: I know, that cup is so cute!
Post # 31
It looks like you already decided, but I just wanted to say that we registered for the Grosgrain and I LOVE it. It is actually quite classic (because of the simple platinum and white), and can be mixed up with other dishes for more color/zing. :o)
Yes, it goes in the dishwasher. That was FH’s #1 requirement.