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

  • Kayla
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kayla ·
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    Not sure yet, if we come across a set we like we will register if not notice of us are heart broken
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  • Kaye
    Dedicated September 2019
    Kaye ·
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    We registered for a decent Lenox set that’s still sturdy enough for daily use. ...and then for a kick, we registered for two place settings of kind of over-the-top fine fine that FH loved. I love to cook, and I thought it would be fun for dates at home! We both really enjoy being able to use pretty things in day to day life. And if something breaks, oh well. At least we had fun using it! Somewhat to my chagrin, the only dishware we’ve received thus far are sixteen place settings of plain white ‘everyday dish ware’ that wasn’t on our registry and we really don’t have room for.

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  • maryann
    Expert June 2019
    maryann ·
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    Nope.... we have lived together for 4 years we didn't even do a registry cause we have a complete household...

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  • Danielle
    Master June 2019
    Danielle ·
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    No fine china for us! We don't have any, and don't need any....too fancy for our tastes. Maybe one day, but not on our radar for now. We mainly registered for some upgrades, a few wanted appliances, and camping gear.

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  • Patriece
    Savvy July 2019
    Patriece ·
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    I am registering for my bridal shower only and having a wishing well reception.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    Oh, over the top place settings, that is such a cute idea, Kate! I would have never thought about date night settings, but that's a really awesome idea!!

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    I think that's completely fair, Patriece!! What's on your bridal shower registry?

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  • Kristine
    Beginner July 2019
    Kristine ·
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    I can't see spending THAT much for dishes that will only sit around collecting dust......besides, my fiance is a bull in a china shop, they would be broke in no time....lol


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  • Zoe O.
    Devoted November 2019
    Zoe O. ·
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    We have not registered for china because my mother gave us hers as an engagement present. My mother had, in turn, received it as an engagement gift my my great grandmother.

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  • Monica
    Savvy March 2019
    Monica ·
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    No china for me, but I did end up putting a nice set of dishware on our registry - honestly we don’t need new plates but now is as good of a time as any to get a new matching set!
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  • Becky
    Just Said Yes November 2019
    Becky ·
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    Registering for fine china wasn't even on our minds. It'd be totally impractical since we don't really see ourselves hosting a lot of dinner parties and whatnot. Only register for if if you see yourselves using it Smiley smile

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  • Kristen
    VIP June 2020
    Kristen ·
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    We both tend to drop dishes so...pass on this

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  • Aida
    Devoted May 2021
    Aida ·
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    I don't think I plan to put china on my registry.

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  • Erica
    Dedicated July 2019
    Erica ·
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    Ditching. I have some beautiful china still in the box that hasn't come out.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    LOL, same, I think it's a great reason to keep expensive, fragile things out of the house.

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  • Maggie
    Champion October 2025
    Maggie ·
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    That's solid reasoning as well. Do you have enough plates for the occasional guest you'll have over?

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  • Becky
    Just Said Yes November 2019
    Becky ·
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    Yes! I have a set of nicer but simple white ceramic dinnerware as a back up Smiley smile 4 big plates, 4 small plates, 4 big bowls, 4 little bowls

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  • Aretha
    Savvy April 2019
    Aretha ·
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    Ditched this. We've lived together for years and don't use the China we already have.
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  • A
    Savvy September 2019
    Ashley ·
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    Ditched. Registered for some new plain white dishes that I will use for all occasions because he only had 4 plates in his apartment.
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  • Gabriela
    Dedicated October 2019
    Gabriela ·
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    Not sure. I guess if we see some we like them we will!
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