Near the top of the "didn't think I could register for that" list are those wonderful things called subscription boxes. Once limited to wine-of-the-month clubs (which technically do come in a box), monthly subscription offerings have really taken off in more recent years. Since you can register for pretty much anything these days, we think a subscription service is a great way to start your life as newlyweds after your big day is over because you have a fun, fresh delivery to look forward to every month. It's the wedding gift that keeps on giving! Here are some of our favorites.
Sure, you've registered for all you need to throw your first dinner party, but what about those accoutrements to impress your guests beforehand? With spreads, crackers, and small-batch cocktail syrups (just to name a few of the items), you'll be ready to throw your next fete at a moment's notice. Just add some cheese and pretty flowers! ("Cocktail Hour Every Month" cocktail subscription box, starting at $72 per month, Mouth)
What better way to unwind after the whirlwind of planning and stress than to focus some of your newfound free time into reading a few good books? If you're feeling ambitious, you can add additional books for $9.99 each. Bonus points if you and your partner start a book club. ("Book of the Month Club" subscription service, starting at $44.97 for three months, Book of the Month)
Nothing, and we mean nothing, makes your home feel more entertaining-ready and polished like fresh flowers. The Bouqs Company makes it super easy to customize your subscription: You choose a frequency of delivery (weekly, monthly, or quarterly), and it gives you options on size and style. (Roses or farmer's-market styles are two examples.) (Flower delivery subscription, starting at $40, The Bouqs Company)
For all our caffeine addicts out there, here's the perfect subscription box for you. With more than 300 coffees in their artillery, the coffee curators at MistoBox select the best beans for you based on your preferences. Then it's off to the artisan coffee roasters, where they roast the beans to order. Shortly thereafter, your beans arrive on your doorstep, ready to be brewed! Couldn't be easier. (Coffee subscription, starting at $20 for one month, MistoBox)
Of course, we had to include a wine-of-the-month club! Winc is very well curated, and of course it doesn't hurt that all of the bottles have gorgeous packaging (i.e., Instagrammable). The company's goal is to "make wine approachable and accessible," so it's a perfect service for those who aren't versed in wine but want to get introduced to some failproof go-to bottles. (Wine-club membership, starting at $13 per bottle, Winc)