Thomas and I are planning to register this weekend!!! We are only going to register at one store this weekend (Belk or Macy's depending on which one carries the china I like better, Macy's has some patterns Belk doesn't have) because I think it will be better to do it slowly and think about what exactly I want and I am also still trying to decide on the other stores! Right now I am contemplating Williams Sonoma, Pampered Chef, Kitchenware Outfitters (local to Savannah), Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and Pottery Barn. I am not going to register at all of the stores obviously, but I am trying to decide which would be best! If any of y'all have any ideas of other stores that would be good, I would LOVE to hear them!
Can y'all believe how fast everything is going for the wedding? I feel like it was just yesterday I was writing a blog post saying how I hate having to wait 2 years for our wedding...and now it is only 1! Time is moving faster than I realize! We officially have a reception venue, photographer, and a dress! It's coming right along! Next task on the list is getting penciled in with the church! After talking to one of my wedding planners, Tara, and some of my friends, I decided to go ahead and register! It is a tad early, but the way I see it is that people keep asking me where I am registered...so apparently people think I should be registered and for the holidays this year instead of asking for gifts from family, I will point them in the direction of my registry!
The thing I am the most excited to register for is my china!!!! I cannot tell you how many people have told me what a waste of time registering for fine china is, and I have to disagree. It is an absolute must, especially to us Southern girls, to register for fine china! Thomas' grandma is just about in a tizzy asking his Thomas' mom about which china pattern I have chose. Just about every weekend his mother asks me if I have picked and if so, will I write it down for Grandma so she can get me started on my set. China is a big deal in Thomas' family. His grandma, his mother, and his aunt all have the same pattern for everyday dishes. Every holiday, Thomas' grandma gets them a little something in their pattern. They have gotten actual place settings, salt and pepper shakers, bakeware, EVERYTHING! I think it is such a cute tradition.
The only definite pattern I know I am registering for is Lenox Butler's Pantry. I love this for my everyday china! I am breaking tradition and not going with the same china (Portmeirion Botanic Garden older style) as Grandma, MIL, and Aunt, but I am okay with that. This pattern is much more my style. I read on Moments With The May's today that Laura has this pattern. She registered for 4 of each style to mix and match! I love that idea and told her I would definitely be doing that! I have been going back and forth trying to decide which of the plates I liked the best! I have only seen these two styles, but I am going to decide between all the styles in the store. These two styles are definite though!
For my Fine China, I had it in my head for at least 3 years when I was engaged I would register for Vera Wang's Grosgrain pattern. I know I have blogged about it before, so some of y'all know about it. Now, I am not saying I don't love it, but now that it is time to officially choose...I am getting cold feet! haha! Do you like my pun? I really love it, but I am wondering if it is a little plain. I am currently looking at the following patterns for my registry.