How to... Create your Wedding Registry

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How to… Create your Wedding Registry

The ‘Must Have’ Wedding Registry Checklist

What an exhilarating time! You’re about to plan your dream wedding, marry your ideal soul mate and embark on a romantic honeymoon! What’s more, your friends and family are going to shower you with gifts – which you get to pick out. Ahhh, the beauty of the Bridal Registry! What a marvelous concept! And your wedding guests actually prefer to know exactly what you wish for and have you hand pick every item. Could it get any better? Here’s a simple guide to choosing everything you’ll need to get started on “happily ever after”. We’ll help you identify the everyday essentials, as well as life’s little luxuries. We recommend you begin by reading our article entitled How to…Plan and Prepare to Register: Things You Should Know BEFORE You Register.

DINNERWARE
Choose the following for Formal & Casual

  • Dinner plates
  • Sandwich/lunch plates
  • Salad/dessert plates
  • Bread and butter plates
  • Cups and saucers
  • Rimmed soup bowls
  • Soup/cereal bowls
  • Fruit bowls
  • Open vegetable dishes
  • Covered vegetable dishes
  • Gravy boat
  • Sugar bowl
  • Creamer
  • Small platter
  • Medium platter
  • Large platter
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Coffeepot
  • Teapot

Serving Pieces

  • Butter dish
  • Canapé tray
  • Chip and dip server
  • Covered cake plate
  • Large salad bowl
  • Rectangular baker
  • Relish tray
  • Round baker
  • Salad bowl set
  • Serving tray

FLATWARE
Choose the following for Formal & Casual

  • Place settings
  • Serving spoons
  • Serving forks
  • Salad tongs
  • Ladle
  • Cake/pie server

GLASSWARE
Formal Glassware/Stemware

  • Brandy snifters
  • Champagne flutes
  • Margarita glasses
  • Margarita pitcher
  • Martini glasses
  • Martini pitcher
  • Pitcher
  • Red wine glasses
  • Water goblets
  • White wine glasses
  • Wine decanter

Casual Glassware/Barware

  • Bar utensils
  • Beer mugs/pilsners
  • Champagne cooler
  • Cordials
  • Decanter
  • Highball glasses
  • Ice bucket, tongs, shaker (1ea.)
  • Irish coffee set
  • Juice glasses
  • Shot glasses
  • Water glasses
  • Wine rack

KITCHEN
Accessories

  • Centerpiece
  • Coasters
  • Cookbooks
  • Dishcloths/towels
  • Napkin holder
  • Oven mitts
  • Paper towel holder
  • Pot holders
  • Spice rack
  • Spoon rest
  • Storage containers
  • Tea kettle

Appliances

  • Blender
  • Bread machine
  • Chocolate fountain
  • Coffee grinder
  • Coffeemaker
  • Deep fryer
  • Electric can opener
  • Electric fry pan
  • Electric knife
  • Espresso machine
  • Food processor
  • FoodSaver food sealer
  • Hand blender
  • Hand mixer
  • Ice cream maker
  • Indoor grill
  • Juicer
  • Microwave oven
  • Mini food chopper
  • Popcorn popper
  • Rice cooker
  • Roaster oven
  • Slow cooker
  • Smoothie maker
  • Stand mixer
  • Toaster/toaster oven
  • Waffle iron

Bakeware

  • Bake ware set
  • Bundt pan
  • Cake pans (round, square, rectangular)
  • Casserole dishes
  • Cookie sheets
  • Cooling racks
  • Jelly roll pan
  • Loaf pans
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Mixing bowl set
  • Muffin pans
  • Pie pans
  • Pizza pan

Cookware

  • Cookware set
  • Griddle
  • Grill pan
  • Fondue set
  • Omelet pan
  • Pressure cooker
  • Roasting pan
  • Saucepans
  • Skillets/frying pans
  • Stir-fry pan
  • Stockpot

Cutlery

  • Bread knife
  • Carving knife and fork
  • Chef’s knife
  • Cleaver
  • Cutlery set
  • Cutting boards
  • Knife block
  • Knife sharpener
  • Paring knife
  • Santoku knife
  • Steak knives
  • Utility knife

Gadgets

  • Avocado slicer
  • Bottle opener
  • Can opener
  • Cheese slicer
  • Colander
  • Corkscrew
  • Drying rack
  • Egg slicer
  • Garlic press
  • Grater/peeler/zester
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Kitchen timer
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Meat thermometer
  • Pepper mill
  • Pizza cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Salad spinner
  • Spatulas
  • Strainer
  • Tea ball
  • Vegetable peeler

TABLE LINENS

  • Casual tablecloth/napkins
  • Formal white tablecloth/napkins
  • Napkin rings
  • Placemats

BED & BATH
Master and Guest Bedroom

  • Accent pillows
  • Bedskirt
  • Comforter
  • Coverlet
  • Duvet cover
  • Pillows (specify standard, queen or king)
  • Pillow cases (specify standard or king)
  • Pillow shams
  • Rugs
  • Sheets (specify full, queen or king)
  • Throws

Master and Guest Bath

  • Bath accessories
  • Bath rugs/mats
  • Bath sheets
  • Bath towels
  • Curtain liners
  • Hamper
  • Hand towels
  • Shower curtains
  • Shower hooks
  • Washcloths
  • Wastebasket
  • Weight scale

HOME FURNISHINGS

  • Accent/area rugs
  • Candles and accessories
  • Chair pads
  • Clock
  • Crystal giftware
  • Decorative candle holders
  • Decorative pillows
  • Decorative throws
  • Framed art
  • Picture frames
  • Photo albums
  • TV trays
  • Vase(s)

HOME OFFICE

  • Bookcases
  • CD/DVD storage
  • Computer desk/cabinet
  • Desk chair
  • Desk lamp
  • Desktop organizers
  • File cabinets
  • Magazine rack

LUGGAGE

  • 21” Carry-on
  • 25” Wheeled upright
  • 29” Wheeled upright
  • Duffel bag
  • Wheeled garment bag
  • Tote

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