Wedding planning can be stressful and hectic and deciding where to have the wedding registry can be part of that challenging process. However, it is also enjoyable to think of items that will be useful, and even fun, to put on the list. Here are some very useful (and beautiful) gift options that we advise all couples to add to their registry. These are four items you will be so glad to have received!
1. Anodized Non-Stick Cookware
Cooking together and trying new recipes as newlyweds can be one of the most enjoyable parts of your new life as husband and wife. And with fabulous new cookware to use, the enjoyment is heightened. But the part no one looks forward to is the clean up. If you choose the right cookware, clean up is seriously easy. We like hard-anodized cookware with a durable non-stick surface. Look at reviews of various brands before you register. If you choose wisely, this cookware can last a lifetime (and some brands even come with a lifetime guarantee).
2. Nice Linens
It may not be an obvious gift to add to the wedding registry, but this is a great time to upgrade your bedding and your bath towels. Adding solid color 100% cotton towels and sheets to your new home, perhaps even with an added monogram, will provide a sense of luxury to your daily routine. We suggest you register for at least 8 bath towels, 4 hand towels and 8 washcloths and a set of sheets for each bedroom in your new home. You should also looks for towels and sheets made from long staple or extra long staple cotton, such as Egyptian cotton, for durability and softness.
3. China and Crystal
One of the most traditional registry gifts remains china and crystal and there is a very good reason for that. Not only is china and crystal something that you will use on a regular basis, it is a wonderful way to showcase you and your partner’s style and it is a large component of how you will entertain guests in your home. In recent years entertaining at home has become a much more casual affair, leading many couples to register for only casual ceramic stoneware and earthenware but lately we have noticed a trend toward more formal entertaining at home, involving elegant formal china, crystal and flatware. We have a vast and gorgeous selection of both casual and formal china and crystal for you to choose from The largest selection in the Southeast, actually) and expert bridal consultants on hand to answer every question you may have concerning your china registry.
4. Chef’s Knife
A really good chef’s knife is indispensable in the kitchen because it can be used to chop any type of vegetable or cut meat. We suggest a forged chef’s knife, as they are more durable and will only require occasional sharpening or honing to remain one of your most used tools. Also, make sure you wash your fine edged chef’s knife by hand soon after use to prevent corrosion.
Our most tried and true registry tip: It benefits you to make sure your your registry is large and varied enough for the size of your wedding guest list. Choose gifts in a variety of price ranges so that your guests will have an option to suit their needs. Some guests will want to get you something that stands out among the place settings of china and stacks of linens you will receive so choose several unique items such as vases, decanters, pictures frames or a particular designer or brand that you prefer, such as Waterford, Annieglass or Beatriz Ball.