With the current wedding season frenzy at Posts on Post, I've been hearing a lot about registries - the good, bad and ugly. I'll put a disclaimer on this post that if you don't formally entertain often or particularly care about dishes that you have to wash by hand, don't drive yourself nuts and go with this classic and traditional pattern at Crate & Barrel:
Buuuuut if you're registering anyway and someone else is going to foot the bill, why not have another pretty thing in your possession?
My mom's wedding has been the spotlight of our Thanksgiving, Easter and fancy dining tables since, well, obviously predating me.
My grandmother's is similarly themed, but with fewer flowers and some simple stripes.
There aren't right and wrong selections because, but if you have panic attacks at the mere thought of selecting dishes that you'll be stuck with for-ev-ever, The Knot provides some simple benchmarks to help you in the process:
"Formal or CasualChina, a catchall term often used to describe dinnerware and dishes, is either formal or casual. Formal, or fine china as some call it, is usually more expensive and made of a higher quality. Formal china includes bone china and porcelain. Casual china, such as earthenware and stoneware, is often less costly and a lower quality.
PatternsIn addition to all-white, there are four basic categories of china patterns:
Place SettingsBridal experts recommend buying 8 to 12 place settings. And while dinner parties are most successful with six to eight people, if you have a large family and plan on entertaining during holidays, you may want