Maggie
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Are you registering for china? Or ditching this tradition?

Maggie, on January 15, 2019 at 11:05 AM Posted in Registry 0 88
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Fine china used to be the centerpiece of every wedding registry, with couples spending tons of time in-store picking out their favorite china pattern. But let’s be honest - who really uses fine china more than once or twice a year?

Will fine china be on your registry or are you ditching this tradition?


Are you registering for china? Or ditching this tradition? 1

Photo from Christina’s Catering in Pennsylvania


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Latest activity by Melle, on June 25, 2019 at 9:26 PM
  • Chandra
    Master May 2019
    Chandra ·
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    I inherited two sets I didnt really want in the first place....so I need more like I need a lobotomy! Lol
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  • Gloria
    Super March 2019
    Gloria ·
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    We already have some China so definitely Ditching that from our registry.
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  • M&M Bride
    Super September 2018
    M&M Bride ·
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    We did register for china. We went in with the intention of skipping it, but once I saw the Kate Spade polka dot pattern I was hooked!

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  • Angerra
    VIP August 2019
    Angerra ·
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    Ditched having a registry. No need for extra stuff; we already live together.
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  • Brae
    VIP September 2019
    Brae ·
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    Probably not, unless he really wants some, which I doubt.
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    LOL, polka dots are a good reason to change your mind if you ask me! Smiley smile

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  • JustKidding
    VIP April 2018
    JustKidding ·
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    Nope. I would never use it. We got nice serving ware that we really needed, but no China.

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  • Alyssa
    Super July 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    No fine china for us! We would never use it. We did register for regular plates so that we can maybe have a matching set instead of the goodwill, mismatched plates we have now but no fine china.
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  • Jen
    Super May 2018
    Jen ·
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    Ditched it. We registered for regular places but no china. We 1) have no place to store china that is only used on special occasions and 2) don't host enough occasions to need any china.

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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
    Mrs. S ·
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    I have two sets already I never use. Seems like a waste to me.
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  • Abby
    VIP March 2019
    Abby ·
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    I've already inherited some that I don't use so no registering for china for us.
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Both good reasons not to have it on your registry, Jen!

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Where did you get two sets of china, Peggy? And what are they doing if they don't get used? Sitting on display or in a cabinet?

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  • Mrs. S
    Master November 2019
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    One set my stepmom was saving for my wedding present and after I had a failed engagement at age 21 she decided to go ahead and give it to me. She was trying to be nice but it was a little insulting. And then the other set was my grandmothers and she died. They are packaged up.
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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    Yes, I registered for fine china at Macy's and was so excited someone gave me the entire set! I like to use fine china several times per year so it will definitely be used in my house!

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    Savvy September 2019
    Christina ·
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    We did register for it, I love throwing dinner parties and I think it would be nice to have. Beyond that, my family is already saying that our house will be the house they are going to have holidays at, so I think we'll need it more in the future.

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  • Laura
    Master October 2019
    Laura ·
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    No i'm not. i'm not registering for anything. This is a second marriage for both of us and we really have all we need.

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    Super June 2019
    Mary ·
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    We are ditching it, we don't see the point. We would never use it. I would never use a plate I was afraid of dropping. We are doing usual dishes since our are like 15 years old. Now pots and pans are our big ticket items. Even if we dont receive them we will probably buy them.
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    What a lovely set, earias!! What occasions do you use your china for?

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    I like that, you're preparing for Thanksgivings to come! Way to think forward, Christina!! Smiley star

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