The BRIDES Editor Curated Williams-Sonoma Registry Checklist

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There's nothing that we love more than browsing for wedding registry items, second only to looking at wedding dresses all day. We know that kick starting your wedding gift registry can be overwhelming, there are so many rooms, so many options, so many pretty things you and your soon-to-be husband just have to have! Our editors agree that setting up your registry should be one of the first things listed on your post-engagement to do list — after all, your friends and family are itching to start showering you with gifts. But...where to start?

Our expert suggestion: start with the kitchen! And, lucky for you, we're here to help de-mystify that process. We've partnered with Williams-Sonoma to give you the ultimate kitchen checklist, complete with our editors' favorite cookware, bakeware, gadgets, and more! Take note, and then head to Williams-Sonoma to create your BRIDES-approved kitchen registry.


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Your Healthy Habits Staple
You want to keep all of those healthy habits beyond the wedding day, right? The Vitamix Heritageis THE registry item for couples looking to make that move into a wellness lifestyle, plus it's super versatile. "It has a super powerful motor and is one of the most used products in my kitchen — smoothies for sure, but it also blends soups and sauces in a matter of seconds," says one Vitamix happy staffer.

If counter space is sparse and you're more of a grab and go couple, consider the equally powerful Vitamix S55 Personal Blender. One staffer says: "My fiancé and I don't need a gigantic blender for just the two of us, so this little size is perfect. And it comes with a personal to go cup, which instantly turns your morning smoothie into a to go breakfast." (Vitamix Pro 750 Heritage Blender, $599.95, Vitamix S55 Personal Blender, $399.95, both available at Williams-Sonoma)


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A Classic for a Reason
When creating your registry list, it's always great to nudge already married friends for advice. And more often than not, they will tell you to add a KitchenAid to that list. "When I ask my married friends what's the one registry splurge that's worth it? It's this. Every. Single. Time," says one editor. It's a classic for a reason, and KitchenAid attachments make for great anniversary presents (pasta maker anyone?). (KitchenAid® Artisan Stand Mixer, $349.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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Get Bubbly Talk about a modern-day must have Our staffers love to sip on sparkling water (hey, it's way better for you than the other soda alternatives out there ) and there's no better way to get your bubbly water fix than with a Soda Stream. Not only does it make your house a little more eco-friendly — you just saved hundreds of bottles from the recycling bin — but think of all the money you'll save on Perrier and Pellegrino. It's also not bad on the eyes. "Even my husband loves the modern industrial look it adds to our kitchen counter, kind of like a kitchen space ship," says one editor. (Soda Stream Penguin Sparkling Water Maker, $199.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)

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The Perfect Set
Everyone from novice cooks to semi-pros needs a handy, reliable set of pans. A stainless steel set is perfect for all your sautéing needs, and is dishwasher safe! Plus, "these are so chic you will want to keep them in open view," says one of our editors. (All-Clad d5 Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set, $799.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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Cast-Iron Necessities
If there's one thing our team can agree, on it's that a Dutch oven is number one on their list of registry items. Whether it's Le Creuset or Staub, a Dutch oven is an essential piece of any newlywed's kitchen, and our editors can't stop singing their praises. "We use ours constantly for anything from soups and stews to pasta dishes, and my husband even bakes bread in ours "

Another must have according to our editors, a top-notch cast iron skillet. "A cast iron skillet is a crucial item to add to your wedding registry," says one BRIDES editor. "You can braise, you can deep fry — you can even make a skillet chocolate chip cookie cake This thing goes from stovetop to oven to table (because it's pretty, too ) without breaking a sweat." And it's an item that both you and your new husband will love for years. (Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Round Dutch Oven, $130-530 depending on size, Le Creuset Signature Cast-Iron Deep Skillet, $170-225 depending on size, both available at Williams-Sonoma)


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Special Occasion-Worthy Bakeware
"I started baking cookies for my husband's family's Christmas party the year we got engaged, and a nice set of bakeware really made the difference," says one holiday happy editor. Finally conquer that family cookie recipe with a non-stick set, ideal for everyday baking and special occasions like Williams-Sonoma's Goldtouch set. Another editor tells us, "I have the muffin tins, cake pans, everything and they're all amazing. I've never had anything stick to them and they're so easy to clean, plus they're pretty." (Goldtouch® Nonstick 6-Piece Essentials Bakeware Set, $99.95, Williams-Sonoma)


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A Great Toaster
A toaster that doubles as an heirloom item? Sign us up "It may seem like a lot to spend on a toaster, but our Dualit toaster is a hand-me-down from my husband's parents," one editor noted. If a toaster like this lasts that long, it's worth it for any newlywed. "Ours sits on our counter because of its constant use (toast or bagels, anyone?), but let's be honest, it's too pretty to hide in a cupboard." (Dualit New Generation Classic 4-Slice Toaster, $319.95-339.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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A Trusty Slow Cooker
Our staff agrees: Every newlywed on-the-go needs a good slow cooker. "Two words: Easy dinner " (All-Clad Gourmet Slow Cooker with All-In One Browning, 7-Qt., $299.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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For Pizza Lovers
A bottle of wine, a great movie, and a crisp pizza — sounds like a perfect newlywed date night! Our editors suggest skipping delivery and adding this Crispy Crust Pizza Maker to the registry list. "This is one of my favorite items to cook with — it's super easy to use and the pizzas come out perfect!" (Breville Crispy Crust Pizza Maker, $149.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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Sophisticated Cheese Board
Up the sophistication factor at your first dinner party as a newly-married couple with a marble and wood cheese board. Plus, these are ready to go from kitchen to table. (Marble & Wood Cheese Board, $29.95-49.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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Serve it in Style
You'll need something to show off all of those culinary masterpieces, right? "I'm always a big proponent of registering for multiple serving bowls — you will end up using them 100 times over, for pasta, salads, dinner parties..." added one editor. Pick something timeless and classic and your set for life. (Open Kitchen Serverware Collection, $10-35, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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Flatware for Life
"Don't ignore flatware!" says one of our staffers who lives to entertain. "Setting the table for a casual dinner, or Thanksgiving with your family, will be a snap if you have a classic and clean place setting." (Westbury Flatware Place Setting, $39.95-$139.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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Copper Mugs for the Win
"My husband and I are obsessed with Moscow Mules, so copper mugs are a must in our kitchen!" Not only are they pretty but they make for a seriously stylish statement when hosting friends for a cocktail party. Not to mention you can add your new monogram (Copper Mug, $29.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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For the Wine Enthusiasts
It's the gift that keeps on giving — every month, a new bottle of wine to share with you and your new hubby. Plus, you know your guests will appreciate giving you a gift they could be invited to share in! (Entertainer Wine Club Membership, starting at $90, available at Williams-Sonoma Wine)


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Go Stemless
Where to pour all that wine? In stemless wine glasses, of course! "Stemless wine glasses are very multifunctional and perfect for entertaining. You can use them to hold cocktails or even just as water glasses — this set is a great price, I would register for two sets, you'll use them all," offered one BRIDES editor. (Reserve Red Wine Tumblers, Buy 6-Get 8 Set, $77.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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Plenty to Celebrate
One newly engaged editor can't get enough of celebrating her engagement. "As soon as my fiancé and I set up our registry, I immediately added these flutes. I remember we were served them while out on a date in the city and I took a photo of the glasses to remember how much I loved them." These Schott Ziwesel Pure Champagne Flutes are a must for all newlyweds; after all, you'll be getting tons of champagne bottles as engagement gifts — trust us. (Schott Zwiesel Pure Champagne Flutes, Set of 6, $84, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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Fiesta, Forever
Margarita glasses. Need we say more? You'll thank us when summer time rolls around and you and your husband are sipping the good stuff out of gorgeous etched Margarita glasses with your friends. Add in a matching pitcher and you've got the ideal outdoor entertaining set. (Sonora Etched Tritan Margarita Glasses, Set of 6, $77.95, Sonora Etched Tritan Pitcher, $29.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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For Caffeine Lovers
Coffee lovers unite! Pour over is the best way to have a strong, tasty brew. One of our editors (another newlywed) loves the classic, cool, Instagram-worthy look of the Chemex. (Chemex® Pour-Over Glass Coffee Maker with Wood Collar, $36.95-45.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)


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Investment Piece Set of Knives
If there's one thing our editors agree is necessary in a newlywed kitchen it's a good set of knives. "I tell all my friends who are newly-engaged, 'You can't forget to register for a nice set of knives.'" The Wüsthof Classic set, made from high-carbon steel, comes complete with 7 pieces including kitchen shears, paring knife, and of course a honing steel for sharpening. (Wüsthof Classic 7-Piece Knife Block Set, $299.95, available at Williams-Sonoma)

Now, head over to Williams-Sonoma and create your own kitchen registry!

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