Wedding Planning

Your Wedding Registry


Six Essential Items to Include

Your wedding registry should be full of items that you and your soon-to-be-spouse both want and need. Make sure you put the right items on your registry so you don’t end up with things you’ll only want for a few years. Also refrain from listing a bunch of small, inexpensive items because your guests don’t want to buy you something trivial. Instead, list big-purchase items that are necessities. Keep in mind which items will stand the test of time and be used regularly.


Create the perfect entertaining space with your own bar set. Add a bar cart or console to your registry so you can store your glassware, spirits and other bar tools. Williams-Sonoma has a stainless-steel bar tools set that will fully equip you to make some outstanding craft cocktails. The set includes a strainer, jigger, bottle opener, garnish knife, stirrer and ice tongs.


Oven-to-table bakeware is a must-have. These pieces help your carefully curated meal make it to the table without much fuss. Bakeware also is a necessity to have as your family (and the amount of food you’re cooking) grows. Stoneware pieces from Le Creuset have a rustic, French look, or you can go for more modern bakeware pieces from Crate and Barrel or CB2.

Kitchen Appliances

Skip the wrist-aching action of hand-whisking and put a KitchenAid mixer on your registry. This mixer helps you bake and prep with ease. The mixer comes with multiple beaters that mix, knead, whisk and whip. The power hub on the mixer can be unscrewed and opened for a world of endless possibilities. KitchenAid has attachments for pasta making, ice cream making, food grinding, fruit and vegetable straining and a grain mill.

Coffee Maker

Start the day right with a great cup of coffee. Instead of putting the most economical coffee maker on your registry, go with one you will love. If you are an espresso aficionado, find an espresso maker that fits your lifestyle. Nespresso has a wide variety of pod-capsule espresso makers to choose from. If you prefer a manual espresso maker, there are styles that allow you to pull the perfect shot and steam your own milk — a latte lover’s dream!


Keep your house in tip-top shape with your own set of tools. Register for some basic tools that will assist you in the everyday maintenance of your home and any projects you may undertake. One of the most simple, yet often overlooked, tools is a power drill. You need it to decorate your house, assemble furniture, hang wall art and customize your lighting fixtures.

Patio Furniture

Make your outdoor space as beautiful and functional as your indoor space. Spruce up your patio with some outdoor furniture. Choose high-quality pieces that will withstand the climate where you live. For example, choose metal-framed furniture instead of wood if you live in a rainy environment so it doesn’t warp in the wet conditions. Set up an outdoor umbrella so you can create a shaded oasis for hot, sunny days if you live in a warmer climate. Also include a fire pit because it helps create a perfect social and cozy atmosphere.

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