Most couples look forward to registering at a favourite retailer for their wedding gifts, but soon realize it’s a bigger job than expected. From fine china to guest linens, the options are endless. So how does one know where to start?
A traditional registry, advisers say, is made up of pieces that will complete and establish your home, making a smooth and blissful transition into newlywed life. Consider price, size, function and style when choosing items with your significant other, and make sure to register for all rooms in your house. Here are a few more tips to make the process easier:
Don’t forget everyday essentials. Bath towels are the perfect addition to your registry as they’re an affordable buy for family and friends and an everyday essential. Not sure how many you need? One rule of thumb is to register for three sets of bath towels, hand towels and washcloths for your bathroom, linen closet and laundry room.
Choose products that will withstand the test of time. In a word, look for quality. A premium knife set, for instance, is the foundation of every meal, from prepping and dicing to carving the finishing touches, so take a moment to examine those you might like. A popular choice is the KitchenAid Professional Series 11-Piece Cutlery Set. It has all the knives you’ll need and is available in a variety of colours to match your kitchen style. It’ll look great on your counter while also providing the stability, durability and lifetime warranty to last as long as your marriage.
Consider upgrading kitchen appliances. While you may already own kitchen staples like a microwave or a coffee maker, use your wedding registry to upgrade. From a powerful blender to a new craft coffee machine, your wedding guests will be happy to spoil you with new state-of-the-art countertop appliances.
Pick gifts that can go with you. Luggage sets are often forgotten on wedding registries, and many couples wish they’d included them. This is your guilt-free opportunity to be gifted a matching set to jet away with on your honeymoon.