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Wedding registries originally were intended to 'fluff the nest' of a newlywed. However, people often live together before marriage and have many of the kitchen items they need. Here's a few ideas to make the most of your registry.
1. Plates & Flatware for Entertaining
Everyday plates will take on a lot of wear and tear. It's fun to have a second set in a different color to add variety. Register for a second set that's the same shape as your first so you can always mix and match to create a layered look.
Gold, rose gold and graphite are all trends we're seeing pop in the flatware space. Depending on your style, choose one metal for everyday and one metal for entertaining so you have the ability to mix it up. We have silverware for everyday and rose gold flatware from entertaining. Some of my favorites are below.
2. Forever Items
There are a few items that are tried & true classics that your mom may have gotten on her wedding day that she still uses. Le Creuset and Kitchen Aid are classics in this space. Some of our favorites are a standing mixer, a dutch oven or even a pasta maker.
3. Upgrade older items
Sure you have wine glasses, but do they match? How about pots & pans that are still in good shape? If you don't need full sets, you can always register for a la carte. Considering registering for matching sets of glasses and plates for 6 or more. If you have the space, registering for a set of 12 is idea so you're always prepared to host an event or holiday.
4. Furnish your home
Home decor is completely acceptable for a wedding registry. If you've recently moved or want to refresh some of your items, we highly recommend adding them to the registry. Be mindful of seasonal items that will sell out prior to the wedding date. If you select seasonal items, you may have to refresh your registry before the big day. Lastly, major retailers like Crate & Barrel or Macy's allow you to register for gift cards as well. Consider this option if you need bigger ticket items like couches, chairs or bedroom furniture.
5. Start a honeymoon fund
Dreaming of somewhere exotic for your honeymoon? Register for experiences within your hometown, another US city or wherever you're planning to honeymoon. Some sites, like Honeyfund, even let you start a fund for a down payment on a house. Some other great sites are Zola Registry and Blueprint Registry.
Regardless of what you select, ensure it's worthwhile for you and your significant other because after all, you only register once.
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