My fiance and I are beginning to look into registries and are trying to decide between getting a regular tableware set versus a fine china set. I'm leaning more toward the fine china set because from what I've read, it seems they're far more durable and will last decades. We also love hosting, so I think having some fancy sets would be good! Now that I've started browsing for patterns, I'm trying to get over the sticker shock.
(Keeping in mind we're in the NY Metro area - I imagine prices may be higher for us versus other parts of the country) For a good fine bone china 5-piece table setting, what have you all seen as an average price? All of my family members who have married recently had registered for more day-to-day type settings that weren't china and they would go for about $50 for a 5 piece... I'm seeing the china ones go for $100-$130 for the same amount. Does that seem typical? Obviously I expected it to be more since the material is a higher quality, but I feel weird about putting such expensive things on my registry.
I'd love to hear your experiences! Thanks in advance