FI and I did some registering this weekend. I already have two sets of china - a Christmas set I inherited from my grandma and a nearly complete set I found in an antique store several years ago for super cheap. So I've decided I'd like to register for some crystal stemware instead.
I really really really am in love with a collection from Waterford but it's sooooo much per piece! I feel guilty even putting it on the registry. However, I think it's classic and will hold value throughout the years. As alternatives, I'm also looking at a Lenox collection and a Mikasa collection. Does anyone know the differences? What makes Waterford so worth the 65$ (and up!) per glass? I listed them in order of my favorites - the Waterford, the Lenox, and then the Mikasa.
Waterford Lismore Nouveau - $65 for goblets, champagne flutes, and wine glasses, also has options to buy a carafe and stemless glasses
Lenox Venetian Lace Signature Collection - $43 to $48 for flutes, glasses, and goblets
Mikasa Capella Collection - starts at $29 per piece, and apparently can go on sale. Macy's has it marked down to $20 right now.