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To register or not to register for fine china?

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#1 bumbles

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    Posted 27 August 2008 - 11:27 PM

    I am not sure if I want to register for fine china. They are certainly beautiful and I am a believer that ambiance is a major contributor to a meal, but I just don't think we'd use them -- at least in the near future anyway. It seems like there are other items that may be more useful right now but I always hear that fine china is more of an investment. The FI and I like Lenox's "Columbus Circle" and Vera Wang's "Ivory Trellis." Thoughts?

    PS I love kitchenware esp the Martha Stewart line! However, I don't really cook and only bake occasionally! So, in addition to the traditional kitchen items found in a registry, I will probably need to register a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, and restaurant gift certificates! :)

    #2 bumbles

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      Posted 27 August 2008 - 11:29 PM

      The FI is an amazing cook though! He makes the meals and I do the dishes. Perfect!

      #3 rodent


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        Posted 27 August 2008 - 11:35 PM

        I didn't. It's not like your wedding is the only chance to get china. If you decide you want some in the future, you can always buy it later.

        I wasn't at all interested in having china. maybe someday I will be, but right now it's would be annoying to use the storage space for it. we are really casual & our fiestawear suits us much more than china.

        also, if your mom or grandma has a nice set you might end up with theirs.

        #4 Davematthews16

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          Posted 27 August 2008 - 11:54 PM

          I would personally have to say no, but it's up to you.

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            Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:40 AM

            It's a totally personal thing. I've always loved china and I love to cook and enterain, so for me it was obvious. But if that's not your style then don't. You can also register for regular everyday dishes, if you would rather.

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            #6 2bebridejamaica

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              Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:46 AM

              I'm not going with the China right now... maybe in a few moons when we get a bigger house or when I don't have to worry about it breaking. I did a poll with my friends before I did my registry and most just have them sitting in their orig boxes in the closet in the spare bedroom. My FMIL they have been married for 38 years and not until about 10 yrs ago did she finally take it out for Christmas.. sooo once a year not good of enough reason for it. I did however add a whole extra 4 placesetting box of my everyday stuff for the holidays to have 16 of everything.

              #7 Alyssa

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                Posted 28 August 2008 - 08:47 AM

                I didn't register for China - mostly b/c my grandmother passed a set onto my mom that is magnificient and from England- it is serving for 24 and she still has every piece - my Mom plans to pass it to me.

                sidenote: the Martha Stewart collection SUCKS - it is so crappy - i registered for a bunch of things and have returned EVERY single thing except 1 - i do not recommend it

                #8 adias.angel

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                  Posted 28 August 2008 - 09:43 AM

                  No china for us either. We are telling everyone home improvement store gift cards for our new house. Figured we could always buy the china later on.

                  #9 LBP

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                    Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:40 AM

                    We are not doing china either. I wanted to register for things I will use. Denby is a nice line which I say can be used for everyday. Although it is on the pricey side. I have decided to get classic white pieces by Gluckstein. It's modern, fresh and I can add color with napkins and placemats.

                    #10 *Casey*

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                      Posted 28 August 2008 - 10:43 AM

                      I am registering for china, and sat down with a pro last weekend to talk about it.

                      I really liked this clean and simple Vera Wang design, but she warned me that Vera Wang and Kate Spade discontinue their patterns around every 4 years. So it might be hard to find replacement pieces later on down the road. So I decided to choose something else.

                      She also told me that you don't have to use it for only special occasions. She eats pizza on hers all the time, because she say, "it just makes me feel fancy, and I swear the pizza tastes better on it". LOL

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