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Old 10-15-2013, 11:58 PM   #21
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I shall look of outlets and of estate sales. I do want Calphalon frying pans. DA has these and they are wonderful!

And I like cast iron and stainless steel. To be honest, I like the cast iron DA and Mamma have. It is just black.

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:04 AM   #22
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Traditionally here, Cat, before you get married, you register at a bunch of high-end (expensive) stores, listing all the stuff you would like, then people who are invited to your wedding buy you that stuff and either send it to you before the wedding or drop it off at one of the inlaw's places. It's nice, you get to pick out all the things you want.

I'm wondering if your tastes will change if/when before you get married. It might be best to get the bare minimum right now, like a nice set of everyday dishes, and save the expensive stuff for later.
Oh no! People invited to weddings have to buy things for you? I do not know of this!

In our family, the bride comes with everything for a house and the groom pays for the house, or of the rent of it. No one who is invited to the wedding has to buy gifts! The wedding is a celebration with food and much dancing.

That is very odd! It seems to not be right to ask for things such as this.

I am not sure I like this custom.

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Old 10-16-2013, 12:13 AM   #23
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Oh no! People invited to weddings have to buy things for you? I do not know of this!

In our family, the bride comes with everything for a house and the groom pays for the house, or of the rent of it. No one who is invited to the wedding has to buy gifts! The wedding is a celebration with food and much dancing.

That is very odd! It seems to not be right to ask for things such as this.

I am not sure I like this custom.

With love,
~Cat
I'm thinking you may get a few marriage proposals, Cat! Most prospective husbands here don't like the registry part either, unless it's from Home Depot, and if you bring along all the household goods, they'd be thrilled.

Weddings here also have much food and dancing.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:21 AM   #24
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Oh no! People invited to weddings have to buy things for you? I do not know of this!

In our family, the bride comes with everything for a house and the groom pays for the house, or of the rent of it. No one who is invited to the wedding has to buy gifts! The wedding is a celebration with food and much dancing.

That is very odd! It seems to not be right to ask for things such as this.

I am not sure I like this custom.

With love,
~Cat
Cat, the gifts are traditional. The registry isn't so much asking people for stuff, as letting them know which patterns and things you would like.

That way, when someone buys you one serving dish, it's part of the same pattern as other people are buying for you. You don't get some hideous pattern that they, not you, like.

When I got married, we didn't bother with the registry, but I was 47 and Stirling was 33 and we already had homes and stuff. Our friends asked for a list, so I tried to make a conservative list. They got together and bought us a very nice, expensive espresso machine. We use it every day.
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Old 10-16-2013, 12:30 AM   #25
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I'm thinking you may get a few marriage proposals, Cat! Most prospective husbands here don't like the registry part either, unless it's from Home Depot, and if you bring along all the household goods, they'd be thrilled.

Weddings here also have much food and dancing.
Oh I hope I do not get many of these! Being married is very far from me. If I go to be married, I will not do this registry.

The boys of my college seem to be of very shallow. Some are very arrogant. I have no interest of these.

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Cat, the gifts are traditional. The registry isn't so much asking people for stuff, as letting them know which patterns and things you would like.

That way, when someone buys you one serving dish, it's part of the same pattern as other people are buying for you. You don't get some hideous pattern that they, not you, like.

When I got married, we didn't bother with the registry, but I was 47 and Stirling was 33 and we already had homes and stuff. Our friends asked for a list, so I tried to make a conservative list. They got together and bought us a very nice, expensive espresso machine. We use it every day.
Oh I see. Your friends went together for this. That is different.

I think I shall avoid the gifts of my wedding so I do not get something hideous. We shall just have food and dancing. All this other sounds of too much trouble!

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Old 10-16-2013, 09:09 AM   #27
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Oh I see. Your friends went together for this. That is different.

I think I shall avoid the gifts of my wedding so I do not get something hideous. We shall just have food and dancing. All this other sounds of too much trouble!

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It's a pretty ingrained tradition to give people presents to help celebrate their wedding. We don't have a tradition of princesses with dowries and all that And if you're working, it's likely your presumably American husband will expect you to contribute to the household expenses.

If you don't register, you are likely to receive gifts anyway. Years ago, before there were registries, people would get three toasters and two mixers and so on. Then the trouble becomes returning the extras!
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I will start with the casual and the holiday dishes. Mamma and Papa are coming for the holidays and I need my table to look as very festive for them. With Papa here, he can carry DA down the steps to my lair so we can eat together at my table.

My table seats of eight people. DA said a set for eight people is proper to start with. DA has a very large formal dining room. Maybe Mamma can help me find the good dishes later.

Le Creuset is very nice! DA has Calphalon frying pans. I want those. Those are very nice. I also want the cast iron because it is what Mamma has and DA has some and I use the cast iron very well. I do not know of All Clad. I shall look for this.

I like bright colors of things. Victorian is nice! And rustic plates like Mamma's stoneware plates are so nice. Mamma fixed my suite at home of French Provincial. I do not know what those plates might look like. My lair has all very old, very heavy, very carved furniture of it. It is what DA brought with her to here. The other two floors are very much the same, but they are American heavy furniture. My lair looks like a small Romanian house which I like very much!

I think maybe I like old things. I love my lair because it reminds me of Romania, but I have put American things in here to stand for my new country. Yes, as I type, I like old, colorful things. The furniture has maroon, blue, green, beige, and dark purple paisley patterns of the upholstery, except the ottoman. I think it was supposed to be beige but it is the color of cat barf. I shall get that recovered in blue, I am thinking.

I am thinking I like the white Corelle for the ordinary dishes. I shall find and do postings of photos of things I like and I shall show these before to buy them for the opinions.

Thank you so very much! You have given me very much to think of in this matter.

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I personally hate eating off of Corelle dishes--they seem to have a film on them. I have two sets of Wedgewood stoneware. And another set of dishes, so yes, I have 5 sets of dishes...seems a bit excessive for two people...two sets of stainless flatware and one set of sterling flatware.

The Le Creuset is cast-iron with enamel. It has a lifetime guarantee. And it will last not only your lifetime, but your children's lifetimes as well. Lodge cast iron is good--I have several pieces of that as well.
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:26 AM   #29
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I'm not crazy about Corelle, either, to be honest. My everyday dishes are inexpensive stoneware that look like this: https://www.google.com/search?q=whit...t=40&sa=N#i=19
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If you want something simple and durable and you are on the budget, I say go to COSTCO. You will find everything you need there for a very reasonable price. Find somebody with the membership who can take you once. As the matter of fact this where I am going next, after I finish braking the rest of the original dishes we've had since we got married.
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