Maggie
Champion October 2025

Are you registering for china? Or ditching this tradition?

Maggie, on January 15, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Registry 88

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...

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?


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Photo from Christina’s Catering in Pennsylvania


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88 Comments

  • Caitlin
    Beginner June 2019
    Caitlin ·
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    Nah. We're not super social people so we'd really have no use for it.

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  • W
    Just Said Yes March 2019
    Whitney ·
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    Me too! I love the Kate Spade Larabee!
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  • W
    Just Said Yes March 2019
    Whitney ·
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    Absolutely! I entertain regularly and LOVE using the China I have now. Can’t wait for more!
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  • S
    Devoted December 2018
    Sarah ·
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    Ditched it, ditched the traditional registry all together! I actually purchased my dream fiesta ware for everyday use right before we got engaged and have 2 full sets of inherited fine china I’ve never removed from the hutch except to clean.
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  • earias
    Champion December 2017
    earias ·
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    Thank you! I like to use fine china for dinner parties throughout the year, holiday dinners and romantic "just because" dinners with my DH. Smiley smile

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  • Maren
    Champion October 2021
    Maren ·
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    Hi Christina! I am not very traditional with most things but with this, I think I will also want to register for china! I love hosting dinner parties and I really think I'd get my use out of it, too. Smiley heart

    Super exciting, it will also be your first holiday as a wedded couple! Smiley heart Will the coming year be your first time hosting your family for the holidays? Smiley smile

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  • Maren
    Champion October 2021
    Maren ·
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    I love this! That is super sweet and I'd also really love to have some china for these kinds of occasions, too! Smiley heart They just make it feel a little extra special.

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  • Alexandra
    VIP June 2019
    Alexandra ·
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    We are registered for China! I love pretty house things so I’d love it even if it’s just for a family gathering once a year Smiley smile
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  • Alyssa
    Master December 2019
    Alyssa ·
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    No gifts on registry including china
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  • Alicia
    VIP August 2019
    Alicia ·
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    I love this answer. That definitely sounds like something would change my decision also! Smiley smile

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  • MrsV1027
    Master October 2018
    MrsV1027 ·
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    We registered for regular plates. We have no need for fancy china

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  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
    latasha ·
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    Ditching this. We aren’t having a registry.
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  • J
    Devoted April 2020
    J ·
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    Ditching it. We are actually ditching a registry altogether. We have lived together for a while and literally have everything we could possibly need (I’m talking multiple crock pots, a nice blender, air fryer, toaster, microwave, electric tea kettle, pizza pizzazz, flat skillet thing, juicer, etc. etc. etc. hahaha). We love our plates & bowls from target and we don’t ever host stuff and, even if we do, all of our friends and family are very laid back and it would never be a “fine China” type event anyways.
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  • Sarah
    Expert September 2019
    Sarah ·
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    We inherited his grandmother's China China hutch, silver and stemware. So we're go in that department. However, we did register for some grownup dishes as we are still using the stuff we got when we first started college.
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  • Krissa
    Beginner October 2020
    Krissa ·
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    Probably going to ditch it. We wouldn't use it and it would just take up space...
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  • Kendra
    Devoted September 2019
    Kendra ·
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    My mom is going to give me some of hers, so probably not lol
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  • A
    Just Said Yes August 2019
    Amber ·
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    Ditching this one
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  • Martika
    Expert September 2019
    Martika ·
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    Ditching this. I don't see the need for it. too many other things that I would rather have.

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  • Jamie
    Dedicated September 2020
    Jamie ·
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    Ditching this tradition...I definitely do not need China. We have been together for over 7 years and our home is full of everything we need for the house. We will not be registering.

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  • Macy
    Expert September 2019
    Macy ·
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    Ditched it. It wouldn’t be used. We have the sets we want. We’ve lived together for a year now
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