Wedding Registry Guide

The wedding registry. The chance to create the ultimate wish list for your home and new life together. What could easily be considered one of the most fun parts of planning a wedding sometimes ends up becoming stressful or overwhelming. To avoid ending up with a dozen serving dishes, mismatched plates, and no flatware at all, we’ve laid out a simple checklist of items all new couples should plan on having in their new home together.

Take note that if you already have a number of these items, no need to ask for them unless you want to upgrade!

01. Dining

  • Dinner Plates
  • Salad Plates
  • Bowls
  • Flatware Place Setting
  • Steak Knives
  • Drinking Glasses
  • Mugs

02. Entertaining

  • Serving Platters
  • Serving Bowls
  • Serving Utensils
  • Serving Miscellaneous
  • Wine Glasses
  • Champagne Glasses
  • Bar Tools
  • Coasters
  • Cloth Napkins
  • Placemats
  • Table Runner or Tablecloth

03. Cooking

  • Knives
  • Pots & Pans
  • Cookware
  • Cutting Boards
  • Tools
  • Bakeware
  • Baking Tools

04. Kitchen Appliances

  • Crockpot
  • Food Processor or Blender
  • Toaster
  • Mixer
  • Coffee Maker

05. Bedroom

  • Sheets
  • Duvet Cover
  • Comforter, Quilts, & Blankets
  • Decorative Pillows

06. Bathroom

  • Towels
  • Shower Curtain
  • Bath Mat
  • Robe

07. Cleaning Appliances

  • Vacuum
  • Iron
  • Miscellaneous

01. Dining

Dinner Plates

When it comes to choosing style of things (plates, glassware, linens), don’t waste time, effort, or stress arguing if you have different taste. When in doubt, choose white. It might seem boring or like the easy way out, but these timeless, traditional styles are versatile and will last you much longer. Add the fun, colorful, patterned stuff later.

Salad Plates

We recommend registering for at least 10 full place settings.

Bowls

We recommend registering for at least 10 full place settings.

Flatware Place Setting

We recommend registering for at least 10 full sets.

Steak Knives

We recommend registering for at least 10.

Drinking Glasses

We recommend registering for at least 10.

Mugs

We recommend registering for at least 10.

02. Entertaining

Serving Platters

We recommend registering for 2-4 small serving platters and 2-4 large serving platters.

Serving Bowls

We recommend registering for 2-4 small serving bowls and 2-4 large serving bowls.

Serving Utensils

Serving Miscellaneous

Before registering for an item, ask yourself honestly if you plan on using it. If you don’t drink alcohol, do you really need a set of eight wine glasses? If you love to entertain, did you register for enough serving platters and glasses? Select items that fit what you and your fiancé have in mind for your life together.

Wine Glasses

We recommend registering for at least 10 of each style.

Champagne Glasses

Bar Tools

Cloth Napkins

We recommend registering for at least 10.

Placemats

Table Runner or Tablecloth

03. Cooking

Knives

We recommend starting with a chef’s knife, a bread knife, a paring knife, and a good set of kitchen shears—then build from there.

Cutting Boards

Tools

04. Kitchen Appliances

Food Processor or Blender

Toaster

Mixer

Coffee Maker

05. Bedroom

Sheets

We recommend registering for 2 full sets.

Comforter, Quilts, & Blankets

Decorative Pillows

06. Bathroom

Towels

We recommend registering for at least 4 sets or at most 8-10 (depending on storage).

Bath Mat

Robe

07. Cleaning Appliances

Iron

Miscellaneous