10 Things Every Couple Should Register For

Large Editorial Image


December 6, 2012

The registry may be every engaged couple’s favorite part of getting married. You pick out presents, and people will buy them for you. America!

The wedding registry originates from a different era, an era when women got married when they were very young and were setting up a home for the first time, hence the need for all the kitchen and baking supplies. Now that men and women wait a little longer to get married, the registry needs are different. And while it is generally frowned up to overtly ask for cash, there are creative ways to register for it.

If you love the feel of a bar code gun in your hand, keep reading.  Today on the New Bride Guide we found 10 items that the modern couple should register for, especially if they already have all the muffin tins they could ever want. Remember: before you register for anything, take stock of what you have. If you are already experienced cooks, you may not need basics like rolling pins or sifters. It may, though, be a good time to register for a rotisserie or some great formal place settings.

1. Cuisinart mixer: This is your first major cooking appliance, they are expensive and there isn’t really another occasion to ask for one.

2. A vacuum: Cleaning becomes a joy when you have the right tools.  A vacuum such as a Dyson will not only keep the new homestead spotless, but will make it easier since a good vacuum is like driving a good car. They are really good at cleaning up pet hair and, if you have new carpets, will keep them looking that way for a long time. Somewhere in your guest list there is another vacuum enthusiast who will see the logic behind this purchase.

3. Organizing items, such as crates, shelves, etc.: When two people become one entity, so does all their junk. Some storage items will absolutely be in order. Better to register for them (and have them delivered to your house) than to lug them home from the store.

4. China, but way more than you think need: Unless you’re buying the home you’re going to live in for the rest of your life as soon as you get married, chances are you’re going to move. A few times.  During those moves, pieces of your beloved china will break. This is why you register for far more than you think you will ever need. In life, there are also clumsy relatives who will drop plates and party fouls where glasses of wine end up on the floor. Overstocking is the answer.

5. Flatware: Much like china, forks have a habit of walking off on their own. Stock up on as much as you can. A 20-piece set only covers five place settings, so add an extra set to your registry.

6. Quality Bedding: You’ll spend a lot of time in bed a newlywed, so make yourself comfortable. All jokes aside, the higher the thread count the longer the bedding will last, which will save you money in the long run. Go ahead and indulge in some serious sheets.

7. Mixing bowls: They may sound like a snooze of a gift but you’ll change your mind when you don’t have a bowl big enough to mix in — or to put the chips into when you’re watching television. Register for nesting bowls if your kitchen is the size of a hot pocket and space is limited.

8. Cutlery: A quality set of knives is designed to last a lifetime, and their prices reflect that. Luckily, you can let someone else invest in your future of slicing and dicing. Ideally you want high-carbon steel blades that stay shiny and sharp and well-balanced handles for control.

9. Grown up toys:  If a couple has lived together for a while, they may have a lot of traditional registry items already. It is perfectly okay to register for fun items, such as DVD players or cameras. Just don’t go overboard. If you’re going on a honeymoon that may involve camping gear,

10. Couch: Because one of you is probably going to be sleeping on it once you’re married. Har. Har.

Isn’t wedding planning fun? Be sure to also check out 10 questions about bridesmaids, what to know before buying your dress and why you shouldn’t plan your wedding on Pinterest.

 

Tags:

weddings

Shop wedding registry

More wedding registry | 3 of 277 »

KitchenAid ® 5-Speed Aqua Sky Diamond Vortex Blender by

Crate & Barrel

Buy Now

Cuisinart ® Ice Cream/Frozen Yogurt Maker by

Crate & Barrel

Buy Now

Calphalon Contemporary TM Non-Stick 2-Piece Fry Pan Set by

Crate & Barrel

Buy Now

  • This $26 Top Is Trending At Nordstrom--Get One Now Before It Sells Out

    This $26 Top Is Trending At Nordstrom--Get One Now Before It Sells Out

    Style

    today

  • This Is The Only Concealer Powerful Enough To Cover My Intense Undereye Circles

    This Is The Only Concealer Powerful Enough To Cover My Intense Undereye Circles

    Beauty

    today

  • Tired Of Denim Cutoffs? Switch Things Up This Summer With A Pair Of Scalloped Hem Shorts

    Tired Of Denim Cutoffs? Switch Things Up This Summer With A Pair Of Scalloped Hem Shorts

    Style

    today

  • Don't Miss Your Chance To Get A Pair Of Crazy Flattering Levi's Wedgie Jeans For Just $34!

    Don't Miss Your Chance To Get A Pair Of Crazy Flattering Levi's Wedgie Jeans For Just $34!

    Style

    today

  • 5 Things Every Woman Should Own From Zara

    5 Things Every Woman Should Own From Zara

    Style

    today

  • These Are The 5 Best Under $50 Finds At Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

    These Are The 5 Best Under $50 Finds At Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale

    Style

    1 day

  • The <em>Best</em> Black Work Pants Are On Sale At Nordstrom Right Now--Get A Pair ASAP

    The Best Black Work Pants Are On Sale At Nordstrom Right Now--Get A Pair ASAP

    Style

    2 days

  • These Leather BAGGU Handbags Are Total Game-Changers

    These Leather BAGGU Handbags Are Total Game-Changers

    Style

    2 days

  • This $20 Maxi Dress Is Perfection--No Wonder It Has <em>Tons</em> Of Rave Customer Reviews

    This $20 Maxi Dress Is Perfection--No Wonder It Has Tons Of Rave Customer Reviews

    Style

    2 days

  • Need A Mid-Summer Sandal Refresh? Get Over To Sole Society ASAP

    Need A Mid-Summer Sandal Refresh? Get Over To Sole Society ASAP

    Style

    3 days

  • Nothing Says Summer Quite Like Seersucker? Stock Up Now!

    Nothing Says Summer Quite Like Seersucker? Stock Up Now!

    Style

    3 days

  • Can't Figure Out How To Actually Wear Crop Flare Jeans? These Outfit Ideas Will Help

    Can't Figure Out How To Actually Wear Crop Flare Jeans? These Outfit Ideas Will Help

    Style

    3 days

  • These Overnight Eye Masks Really Make Your Skin Brighter <em>And</em> Less Puffy

    These Overnight Eye Masks Really Make Your Skin Brighter And Less Puffy

    Beauty

    3 days

  • Don't Miss Your Chance To Snag A Bestselling tarte Lip Gloss, Lip Tint Or Lip Creme For Just $10

    Don't Miss Your Chance To Snag A Bestselling tarte Lip Gloss, Lip Tint Or Lip Creme For Just $10

    Beauty

    3 days

  • These Gray Handbags Will Look Good With Literally <em>Any</em> Outfit

    These Gray Handbags Will Look Good With Literally Any Outfit

    Style

    3 days

  • Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Is Live And Their Bestselling Black Leggings Are Only $11!

    Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale Is Live And Their Bestselling Black Leggings Are Only $11!

    Style

    3 days

  • Weekend Project: Make Your Own Relaxing--Edible!--Face Mask

    Weekend Project: Make Your Own Relaxing--Edible!--Face Mask

    Beauty

    3 days

  • Exactly How To Wear Denim If You're Under 5'2

    Exactly How To Wear Denim If You're Under 5'2"

    Style

    3 days

  • 9 Sephora Collection Products Every Woman Should Own

    9 Sephora Collection Products Every Woman Should Own

    Beauty

    4 days

  • Shop The Best Denim And Chambray Dresses For Summer Now

    Shop The Best Denim And Chambray Dresses For Summer Now

    Style

    4 days

  • Here's How To Ensure Your Makeup Stays Put, Even On The Hottest, Most Humid Summer Days

    Here's How To Ensure Your Makeup Stays Put, Even On The Hottest, Most Humid Summer Days

    Beauty

    4 days

  • These Are The Five Pieces Every Woman Should Have In Her Jewelry Box

    These Are The Five Pieces Every Woman Should Have In Her Jewelry Box

    Style

    4 days

  • Check Out All The Pretty Pieces You Can Have Engraved For Free At Monica Vinader

    Check Out All The Pretty Pieces You Can Have Engraved For Free At Monica Vinader

    Style

    4 days

  • Learn How To Engrave, Stack And Style Like A Pro At Monica Vinader's New Shop-In-Shop

    Learn How To Engrave, Stack And Style Like A Pro At Monica Vinader's New Shop-In-Shop

    Style

    4 days

  • Store Tour! Take A Peek Inside Monica Vinader's First  American Boutique

    Store Tour! Take A Peek Inside Monica Vinader's First American Boutique

    Style

    4 days

  • There Are Tons Of Cute Platform Espadrilles On Sale Right--Treat Yourself!

    There Are Tons Of Cute Platform Espadrilles On Sale Right--Treat Yourself!

    Style

    5 days

  • This Is The Best Drugstore Shampoo And Conditioner Combo For Frizzy Hair

    This Is The Best Drugstore Shampoo And Conditioner Combo For Frizzy Hair

    Beauty

    5 days

  • Halter Dresses Are Super Flattering And Perfect For Crazy Hot Summer Days--Shop Our Faves Now

    Halter Dresses Are Super Flattering And Perfect For Crazy Hot Summer Days--Shop Our Faves Now

    Style

    5 days

  • How To Incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar Into Your Daily Diet #WellnessWednesday

    How To Incorporate Apple Cider Vinegar Into Your Daily Diet #WellnessWednesday

    Beauty

    5 days

  • 6 ColourPop Products Every Woman Should Own

    6 ColourPop Products Every Woman Should Own

    Beauty

    5 days

  • The One Thing You Should Wear To Land A Job Interview, According to Study

    The One Thing You Should Wear To Land A Job Interview, According to Study

    Style

    6 days

  • Christmas Is Coming Early With Too Faced's Amazing Holiday Collection!

    Christmas Is Coming Early With Too Faced's Amazing Holiday Collection!

    Beauty

    today

  • Is Ben Affleck Done Playing Batman? Find Out What He Said That's Shocking Fans!

    Is Ben Affleck Done Playing Batman? Find Out What He Said That's Shocking Fans!

    Celebrity

    today

  • 8 Cute Flats You'll Actually Want To Wear

    8 Cute Flats You'll Actually Want To Wear

    Style

    today

  • Try This New Nail Trend With Your Favorite Feline!

    Try This New Nail Trend With Your Favorite Feline!

    Beauty

    today

  • The One Hair Removal Product You Should Stop Using, According To Dermatologists

    The One Hair Removal Product You Should Stop Using, According To Dermatologists

    Beauty

    today

  • Bella Hadid Just Took The Canadian Tuxedo Trend To Sexy New Levels

    Bella Hadid Just Took The Canadian Tuxedo Trend To Sexy New Levels

    Celebrity

    today

  • 3-Ingredient Detox Drinks That Can Help You Lose 5 Pounds Fast

    3-Ingredient Detox Drinks That Can Help You Lose 5 Pounds Fast

    Beauty

    today

  • 4 Natural Products Derms Swear By For Your Hair, Skin, And Nails

    4 Natural Products Derms Swear By For Your Hair, Skin, And Nails

    Beauty

    today

  • The One Morning Routine Mistake Women Over 30 Make That Slows Their Metabolism

    The One Morning Routine Mistake Women Over 30 Make That Slows Their Metabolism

    Beauty

    1 day

  • Did These Celebs Really Not Realize That Their Makeup Wasn't Blended Right?

    Did These Celebs Really Not Realize That Their Makeup Wasn't Blended Right?

    Beauty

    1 day

  • McDonalds Is Making This Big Change To Its Stores

    McDonalds Is Making This Big Change To Its Stores

    Style

    1 day

  • Once And For All, This Is The Best Exercise To Get A Flat Stomach Fast

    Once And For All, This Is The Best Exercise To Get A Flat Stomach Fast

    Beauty

    2 days

  • One Of Your Favorite Teen Movies Is Coming To Netflix In August

    One Of Your Favorite Teen Movies Is Coming To Netflix In August

    Style

    3 days

  • Pringles Just Launched A Ramen Chicken Flavor, And It's Incredible!

    Pringles Just Launched A Ramen Chicken Flavor, And It's Incredible!

    Beauty

    3 days

  • Once And For All, This Is The Best Day Of The Week To Book A Flight

    Once And For All, This Is The Best Day Of The Week To Book A Flight

    Beauty

    3 days

  • Sephora Is Making A Huge Change, And People Are Pissed Off About It

    Sephora Is Making A Huge Change, And People Are Pissed Off About It

    Beauty

    3 days

  • The One Thing You Should Eat With Breakfast For Your Hair, Skin & Nails

    The One Thing You Should Eat With Breakfast For Your Hair, Skin & Nails

    Beauty

    3 days

  • Once And For All, This Is The One Supplement You Should Take To Lose Weight Fast

    Once And For All, This Is The One Supplement You Should Take To Lose Weight Fast

    Beauty

    4 days

  • The Messiest Celebrity Breakups Of All Time

    The Messiest Celebrity Breakups Of All Time

    Celebrity

    4 days

  • DIY Face Masks For Dry Skin

    DIY Face Masks For Dry Skin

    Beauty

    4 days

  • These Fireball Gummy Bears Are The Booze-Flavored Candy You Never Realized You Needed

    These Fireball Gummy Bears Are The Booze-Flavored Candy You Never Realized You Needed

    Beauty

    4 days

  • Does Jennifer Garner Have A New Boyfriend? Find Out Who She's Dating!

    Does Jennifer Garner Have A New Boyfriend? Find Out Who She's Dating!

    Celebrity

    4 days