Registering for my first fine china...oh my!


Live your best food life.

Sign up to discover your next favorite restaurant, recipe, or cookbook in the largest community of knowledgeable food enthusiasts.
Sign Up For Free
Cookware 28

Registering for my first fine china...oh my!

Pei | Jul 23, 2007 12:54 PM

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!

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound