At our North Georgia barn venue, we know that there are so many things to do when planning your wedding! From the wedding dress to the bouquet, every little detail helps fulfill your wedding vision. Wedding china sets are one of those details that is not only just a part of your wedding day. For your registry, your wedding china will be a gift you treasure for the rest of your life. You might even pass it down to your children or a family member. Whether you choose china to for your actual wedding or for your wedding registry, you can choose from many beautiful designs! Take a minute to think about your style and personality, and how it can guide your choice of wedding china for your special day or registry.
How to Pick Your Wedding China Based on Your Style
If you love flowers, ribbons, and lace, you may be a bit of a romantic. Your home is probably decorated in the style of an English garden party or French countryside with a print of a Degas or Monet painting hanging on the wall. Floral pattern china sets will go perfectly with your décor. Floral patterns vary widely, but usually feature roses surrounded by lush greenery in pale pastels. Most sets also feature gilded rims and accents, which should also appeal to your romantic sensibilities. You may also love blue patterned china, like willow ware. If this sounds like your personality, flip right to floral patterns when you are choosing.
Why change hundreds of years of tradition? If you are drawn to Greek architecture and Renaissance painters, and you are sticking to all the age-old customs for your wedding, you may be more of a traditionalist. Your home is probably decorated much like your mother or grandmother’s homes with a formal dining room, a sitting room that is only used when company is over, and special towels and soaps for the guest bathroom. There are plenty of china patterns that you will love. Look for ones that feature classical scrollwork or an intricate raised pattern on the edge of the dish. These patterns are more often in sober colors like navy, black, and cream with gilt gold or silver accents. You may also love some of the more minimalist designs.
You’re an independent woman who doesn’t want all the trappings of tradition holding her down. Your modern personality is drawn to artists like Mark Rothko or Jackson Pollock. You may even think china isn’t for you, but don’t worry! Designers have embraced your modern spirit and have branched out in their quest to suit every bride. You can find a gilt polka dotted china set or one covered in bow. Maybe you would like to keep a little in tradition with just a single, bright flower splashed across your pieces. Or, you may be drawn to the simpler, geometric designs. Keep your eye out for bold color, and you’ll find the perfect pattern for your home.
Are you always trying to simplify and de-clutter? Perhaps, you’re a minimalist. You love clean lines, open spaces, and utilitarian efficiency. You probably shy away from paintings and sculpture and opt instead for some perfectly framed minimalist photography on your walls. Yes, the china designers have something for you too! There are plenty of patterns out there that are clean, bright white with just a simple gilded rim or a thin stripe of color to make them stand out. You may also enjoy the simpler shapes some designers are adopting instead of fluted teacups and scalloped rims. For you, less is more, and it is beautiful.
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If you spend your days as a graphic designer, actor, or dancer, you are probably one of the most creative people around. You’re probably DIY-ing tons of beautiful crafts for your wedding because it is just so much fun! If you can’t stand to see another intricate, formal scroll and crave more than just a geometric pattern. There are plenty of beautiful patterns out there for you. A simple take on romantic flower motifs with just branches and leaves is a great compromise on tradition, or a design with just feathered brush strokes may appeal to your right brain. You may even fall in love with larger patterns or fully colored dishes to break with the stuffier, formal styles. If you are confident in your eye for color and pattern, consider mixing and matching a couple patterns to make your china set absolutely unique. Once you get those creative juices flowing, the designers will be right there backing you up with gorgeous options.
Whether you’re choosing china for your wedding day or wedding registry, don’t be afraid to let your personality and style shine through! You can see more from these wedding looks on our Perfect Palette Weddings page.