It's time to get familiar with Blueprint Registry: Not only does the new platform offer a universal registry option (which means you can create one list filled with multiple retailers), but it's also the first of its kind to let couples curate their wedding-wishlist based on the layout of their home. (Bonus: It offers a handy group-gifting feature and thank-you note summary tool, too.) So, we asked the team behind the site to create a must-have registry list inspired by an area of the house couples gets the most use out of during the summer: their backyard!
Whether you're prepping for barbeques with your in-laws or planning your first al fresco dinner party as a married couple, here are a few warm-weather entertaining essentials that will upgrade your outdoor space from basic to party-worthy.
First, the décor: Dress up your patio, deck, or backyard by registering for a New England-inspired pendant lamp and steel lanterns — after all, dewy lighting is the easiest way to set the mood during an outdoor soirée. Also, a professional and sleek grill, along with fun and functional tools, ensures a delicious barbecue dinner. (Plus, it will certainly impress all of your foodie friends.) Another stylish entertaining tip? Coordinate your dinnerware to your grill by selecting plates with complementing colors.
Of course, you can't forget about the drinks. Create your own at-home bar by serving sweet sangria or colorful cocktails from a drink dispenser. Then, skip the standard clear glasses or red solo cups, and, instead, let guests sip out of eco-friendly bamboo tumblers. And while you're waiting to eat, keep guests busy by playing a fun throwback game with a set of wooden yard dice.
Now, you're ready to send those save-the-dates for your first summer bash as newlyweds!
Pictured above (from clockwise): Green Abbesses Porcelain Plate Set, $41.50, Maker & Moss; Yard Dice, $68, Terrain; Natural Jute Vineyard Hanging Lamp, $270, Maker & Moss; Personalized Outdoor Drink Dispenser, $69, Pottery Barn; Malta Lantern, starting at $34, Pottery Barn; Bamboo Picnic Tumblers, set of 4 for $24, Terrain; Bodum Brush Fork Set, $35, Amazon; Weber Genesis E-330 637-Square-Inch Grill, $799, Amazon