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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88 Comments

  • Brittany
    Savvy July 2021
    Brittany ·
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    We are ditching this one
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  • Cara
    Savvy July 2019
    Cara ·
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    This is a thing? It's a no from me. We aren't even doing a registry... just gift/gift card suggestions on our wedding website (we'll have a nice card box at reception). We've lived together for years so we don't need much. I plan on purchasing some nice plates/bowls after the wedding with gift money. (We still are using his mom's hand-me-downs from 1989!)

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  • Gonnabeaburch
    Super July 2019
    Gonnabeaburch ·
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    Ditching. We aren't registering at all
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  • Aretha
    Savvy April 2019
    Aretha ·
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    Ditching this! We have China we only use on Thanksgiving, no need to buy more.
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  • Alexandria
    Beginner January 2027
    Alexandria ·
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    Definitely ditching! I don’t need dining wear that sits in a cupboard
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  • Cassy
    Beginner May 2019
    Cassy ·
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    I’m ditching this one. I have my Grandmothers
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
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    I’m ditching this tradition. I’ve never known anyone in my family to receive China for their wedding gift.
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  • Kk
    Beginner March 2019
    Kk ·
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    Nope. We have enough stuff.
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  • Cheyenne
    Savvy June 2019
    Cheyenne ·
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    Ditching! we will NEVER use it, nor do we have space for it. I also asked for recommendations for my registry and an older woman (who is a traditional person) told me NOT to ask for fine china! I thought that was interesting. Smiley smile

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  • C
    Beginner October 2019
    Courtney ·
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    Ditching I believe
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  • Patricia
    Beginner March 2019
    Patricia ·
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    Ditching the china. Going elegant yet practical
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  • Kathy
    Beginner June 2019
    Kathy ·
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    Nope, no gift registry for us.

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  • S
    Beginner March 2019
    Sierra ·
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    No never thought of it
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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Really? That is interesting, Cheyenne! Did she say why you shouldn't ask for china?

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Elegant, yet practical. How lovely sounding, Patricia. What do you mean by that?

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  • M
    Beginner May 2019
    Montana ·
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    No. My grandmother is giving me china

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  • Victoria
    Dedicated March 2019
    Victoria ·
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    Yeah we ditched this. I'm not asking for something i will never use.

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  • kbrands
    Super December 2018
    kbrands ·
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    BB&B tried to make it like this was something we had to do, which is ridiculous. We did not register for china and are much happier with the items we did register for.

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  • D
    Savvy September 2019
    Danielle ·
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    No china for us! We use paper plates most of the time because nobody likes to help me with the dishes! 😂😂😂
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  • Cassandra
    Beginner November 2019
    Cassandra ·
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    Definitely ditching
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