Bridal Registry Custom: gifts from mother and future mother-in-law

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Bridal Registry Custom: gifts from mother and future mother-in-law
Posted: May 24, 2005 9:14 PM

My future mother in law bought all my china before my registry was complete (and invitations sent) with out telling my mother. Apparently I thought my mother purchased them. Needless to say, I said something to my mother and she was so upset that "someone" bought the china.
As tradition has it, she had planned and always imagined purchasing my first set of china. I thought out of all my gifts, this being the most sentimental and most traditionally given by the brides mother.
Does anyone know proper etiquette or what custom and tradition is regarding this? My mother is very upset this wedding means so much to her. As far as the china, itself, means little to me, but what the gift means, passing on something that will stay with me as a family heriloom (and something to remind me of planning my wedding with my mother).
Please advise.
Thank you kindly.

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