I have to say, the thought of receiving my first set of fine china is one of the greatest thrills of planning a wedding. I know, I know, it's not about the gifts. But china excites me way more than dresses and veils, I'll tell you that!
Anyway, I need some advice about what china to register for. Here's what I'd like:
-high quality, beautifully translucent, lustrous china
-no intricate designs, just something all white with an interesting texture, or a simple designed in platinum.
-a reliable brand that will be around for a few years in case I break a piece or two over time
What I've seen so far and liked are Lenox, Mikasa, and some Crate and Barrel designs, but I know nothing about long term quality of any of the products. Waterford makes some pretty china, but it's so expensive. Is it worth it? I would like to be able to see the actual products before purchasing, so please no solely on line recommendations.
I would appreciate all advice about what to look for, where to shop (I'm in Los Angeles), and what kinds of prices to keep in mind. I will definitely comparison shop before I make a final decision, I just need guidance finding the perfect set!