Wedding Registry Ideas
First, can we celebrate the fact that when you find your person, your favorite humans line up to shower you with gifts?! I’m in the thick of final details (hi, we’re getting married in two weeks) and still asking so many questions and making so many choices. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, know you’re not alone and I’m here to help!
Where to do a wedding registry
Wedding websites are an important piece to the puzzle, and I’m happy to report that they make wedding registry creation user-friendly for the bride/groom/and guests! Zola and The Knot are leaders in the wedding website space for good reason. The best places to register for wedding gifts are Crate&Barrel, William Sonoma, and of course the classic modern one-stop shop Amazon. We registered with some local Little Rock shops because there is something extra special about supporting local businesses and getting really unique beautiful pieces along the way.
How a wedding registry works
There are so many different ways to go about a wedding registry and so many decisions to make. No matter how you do it, it’s a labor of love. “Will Aunt Sue approve of my cash-only request?” “We’ve lived together for years, let’s just ask for some pieces to refresh the house and honeymoon funds!” “Our house is overflowing with love and abundance, let’s ask for our friends and family to donate to our favorite charity instead.” Honesty is the best policy in my book, and these days with wedding websites, you can say it all and get creative in the process.
Do you know the best perk of creating a wedding registry? The wedding registry completion discount that you can earn for those items not purchased. For Amazon prime members, the registrants who receive $500 or more in gifts receive a 20% discount on one purchase up to $1,500. Crate&Barrel offers a 15% discount for any remaining items up to 6 months after the big day. William Sonoma offers a 10% wedding registry completion discount.
I asked my followers and pulled together the following list (and our personal registry) based on y’alls recommendations!
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Le Creuset casserole dish + carrier
Serving utensils that match your aesthetic
Le Creuset everything – Cast iron 2.5 Qt dutch oven + Cast iron 5.5 Qt dutch oven are fan favorites!
Yeti cooler or the opt for the smaller soft-sided backpack cooler
Allclad immersion blender or this 3-in-1 hand blender
Juicer – unless you juice multiple times a day, go compact for storage and cleaning reasons. Thank me later!
Nespresso Vertuo Next machine – the Nespresso Vertuo by Breville is a great option if you want to upgrade from your current Nespresso. I suggest the Vertuo Next series because you can do both coffee and espresso with this machine!
Pyrex home food storage containers
Cutting boards + this little game changing gadget to organize them
Unique Kitchen Gift Ideas
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De’Longhi fully automatic espresso machine
Cuisinart ice cream maker or the ice cream maker attachment for the KitchenAid stand mixer
Cuisinart grill-top pizza oven
Gifts for Entertaining
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Marshall speaker for entertaining (would be oh, so cute on a bar!)
Margarita machine + a three-tier glass rimmer
Crate & Barrel cocktail glasses – there are so many beautiful sets, but this one is my fav
Bed & Bath
Boll & Branch bedding – we have been going to bed with Boll & Branch for years now, and I can sincerely tell you it is the best of the best. All of our guests tell us too when they spend the night on Boll & Branch sheets. We are currently loving the linen sheet set.
Good towels – ask for my favorites Boll & Branch’s plush bath towel set or stick to the Crate&Barrel registry
Items to Keep the Love Alive
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Card games – The And Couples Edition, Love Lingual card game, Cribbage
Board games – Monopoly National Parks Special Edition, Chess, Clue, Azul Strategy
Luggage – My top Amazon conders to add Hanke and Samsonite. Away, Beis, and Monos are my non-Amazon favorites!
File cabinet – important documents will start to pile up so being organized from the get-go is a great way to start a marriage!
Important Gifts for New Homeowners
4 step ladder – go for the 4-step ladder, because you will never regret having an extra step but may regret being one step away!
Yard tools – lawnmower, landscaping tools, leafblower
Well brides and grooms, husbands and wives, is there anything I missed? Share your favorite registry items with us!