a couple weeks ago, we headed on over to macy's to embark on creating our extensive wedding registry. we already registered a few months ago at crate and barrel, but only for a small number of items. we planned an extensive registry at macy's, including our formal china. which brings me to my next point, fine china. most of the recent weddings that I've been to lately have not had fine china included on their registries. some friends have told me they are getting china passed down to them, while others just don't want it and have opted for more casual dining wear.
I have been dreaming about my wedding china since birth I think. there is no other time in your life that people will willingly buy you a 5 piece table setting, so for me, I want it to be fine china. to each their own of course, and I don't have any china being passed down to me (that I'm aware of). so while registering at macy's took the better half of three hours (!!), I had a fun time with stephen laying out all the different pieces from bread plate to salad plate to dinner plate plus flatware and an array of crystal glasses. if you find yourself wanting fine china, but also want a set that you can use more often than just thanksgiving and christmas - here are my suggestions!
I will definitely be using these plates, all of which can be found at macys.com, more than twice a year. we registered for a wedgewood vera wang gold pattern 5 piece table setting and then threw in some accent plates from a different collection to spice it up. you can have so much fun mixing and matching with china and I am so excited for the years of entertaining to come. I also happen to have the salad plates from the floral royal albert pattern above and can't wait to mix them in with my wedding china for mother's day, baby showers, or birthdays.
did you register for fine china or do you plan to? for those of you who already have it, how often do you use it?