What are the hot trends of the season in bridal registry? For many bridal couples it is mixing something old with something new to create updated dinnerware designs. The table looks refreshed and renewed while allowing couples to enjoy treasured family heirlooms.After years of leaning toward casual dinnerware, we're seeing a resurgence in interest for traditional bridal china, crystal and flatware. Not only are bridal couples buying current patterns, we're seeing them reinvent €˜something old, something new' by embracing vintage china and crystal passed down through their families. As a retail store we need to stay up to date, so we're showing couples how to spice up grandma's refined pattern, say from the 1940s, by mixing it with contemporary patterns to create unlimited design options.I'd like to suggest that bridal couples begin with cherished, inherited china, then build their tablescape by blending additional patterns and pieces, complementary shapes and sizes, solid colors and designs, reflecting their own esthetic and lifestyle. It's a great way to go from the china you like to place settings you love.If you have family heirlooms don't shrug them off as old fashioned. Let's work together to reinvent them into something modern and special. You'll thank me later. I promise.