You're engaged! Congrats! Now it's time to begin looking for wedding venues, shopping for your wedding dress and start... SHOPPING. Whether you have been living together for ages or are just getting ready to merge homes, your wedding registry is the perfect opportunity to upgrade your worn-out gear (goodbye, old college dorm room toaster and busted blender). But where to even start?
The whole process can be way overwhelming — especially when your future mother-in-law is weighing in with her fave (and totally not your style) china patterns. Like the super-personalized wedding playlist you and your fiancé are currently poring over, your registry should be inspired by your unique style and life together, both before and after your wedding day. Are you pining for a great chef's knife or a vacuum that actually makes you want to clean, but are all set on gravy boats? Are you planning a trip-of-a-lifetime honeymoon to Tahiti and would kill for a new set of spinning suitcases to get you through airport security?
Luckily, the BRIDES team has tried out hundreds of products so you don't have to — and added in their own personal, time-tested favorites to the mix. We highlight our all-time beloved classic pieces (there's a reason why your mom's Le Creuset dutch oven and KitchenAid mixer are still going strong after all these years) in addition to plenty of fun alternatives to the traditional wedding registry list (think cool tech gear and round-the-world, personalized experiences). A variety of options and price points ensure that you — and your guests —will be happy shoppers.
Love the outdoors? Register for a high tech tent, a rugged waterproof speaker, or paddle boarding trip for two. Cocktail parties and fancy dinners more your thing? Pull out a perfectly chilled bottle of Sav Blanc from your new temperature-controlled wine fridge or craft a specialty drink using a set of chic bar tools and a personalized martini shaker.
From top-of-the-line stainless-steel cookware to super luxe bedding, these go-to wedding registry products will make your new house together feel like a home. Whether you're setting a table for 10 with matching china and gold flatware or roasting marshmallows in your backyard fire pit, we have your registrygoals covered.