Save vs. Splurge: All the Registry Picks You Need for Your First Newlywed Dinner Party

Budget, Home & Registry
Copper Cookware Kitchen Wedding Registry Items

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Not sure your kitchen is stocked for your first dinner party as newlyweds? We've got you covered! In our BRIDES October/November issue, we've put together a top-notch wedding registry that'll make any Top Chef jealous. Whether your guests plan to save or splurge — or even if you're just treating yourself (and after all that wedding planning, you deserve it!) — these culinary picks are the perfect side dish to any budget. It doesn't matter if your filet mignon could rival those on the Food Network or if you and your hubby are just starting to branch out from your boxed pasta standby, these kitchen necessities are just the ingredient for all of the post-nuptial dinner parties ahead!

Above: Chefs love copper cookware for its ability to conduct heat evenly. You'll love it for it's ultra-luxe and on-trend hue.

(Top Three) Splurge: M'150s Copper and Stainless Steel Cookware Set, $1,300, Mauviel; (Bottom Two) Save: Tri-Ply Copper Cookware Set, $700, KitchenAid

Cocktail Shaker Kitchen Wedding Registry Items

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A cocktail shaker is a without-a-doubt bar staple. We know you can't get enough of your brand new last name, so add an etched monogram to make it truly yours.

(Left) Splurge: "Kingsburgh" $250, Ralph Lauren Home; (Right) Save: "Harrison" $35, Pottery Barn

Flatware Kitchen Wedding Registry Items

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Why shouldn't your dinner party be just as pleasing to the eyes as it is for the tastebuds? Brighten up the table with sleek flatware in a surprising metallic hue.

Splurge: "Moon" gold flatware, $89 for a five-piece place setting, Cutipol, available at A+R; Save: "Harper" rose gold flatware, $60 for a five-piece place setting, Crate & Barrel

Multi-Cooker Kitchen Wedding Registry Items

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Impress your guests with one of these new 10-in-one multi-cookers that can make everything from risotto to yogurt.

(Left) Splurge: Philips Multi-Cooker, $250, Philips; (Right) Save: 10-in-1 Rice & Multi-Cooker, $100, T-Fal

See More: Real Brides Reveal Their Biggest Wedding-Registry Regret

Serving Trays Kitchen Wedding Registry Items

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Add color (and texture!) to your meal with a high-gloss-lacquer or faux-shagreen tray. Who knew a simple dinner could be so gorgeous?

(Top) Splurge: "Elle" serving tray, $120, Swing Design; (Bottom) Save: "Manta" $50, Z Gallerie

Small kitchen? These knife sets are tiny in size, but not in style. The slim profiles of their storage blocks save some serious counter space.

(Right) Splurge: "Compendio" $840 for seven pieces, Berti, available at Didriks; (Left) Save: "Forte" $150 for 13 pieces, Skandia; available at Hampton Forge

For even more of the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES October/November 2015 issue on newsstands now and available for download.

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