Creating a wedding registry isn't as easy at it looks. Though it seems like the experience would be just one big shopping spree, there's a lot more planning that is involved in picking out everything you need for your new home together.
To help couples make the most of their registry and find everything they need to create their new home, Wayfair developed a guide on how to register based on one’s profession. So whether you work 12 hour shifts or plan to stay home and raise children, there's something here for every profession.
A teacher’s work doesn’t end when the bell rings. From reviewing piles of homework, to grading papers and developing lesson plans, finding a quiet space at home can be tricky. To create an at-home work station that fosters productivity, teachers should consider registering for a new writing desk, trendy lamp for mood lighting, and a desktop caddy to stay organized.
Science, Technology, Engineering Professionals
Backed by sleep science and keen attention to detail, the Nora mattress is a must-have when registering. With its supportive, breathable layers and cooling technologies, this sleeping cloud is sure to rest the minds of data-centric gurus. Math-minded professionals will appreciate the intricate design that went into creating the perfect bed-in-a-box mattress: 12 inches of foam and a jade-infused cover equals the best night’s sleep ever (and the free two-day shipping doesn't hurt either). A new set of sheets isn’t a bad idea too.
Healthcare professionals often work around the clock from dusk to dawn, which means daytime snoozes are essential. Finding time for meal prep can be a challenge, so it’s wise to register for time-saving kitchen appliances such as a slow cooker or a Le Creuset Dutch oven to whip up hearty meals that can be enjoyed throughout the week. A state-of-the-art juicer is another smart choice to make fresh concoctions that can be enjoyed on the go.
Inventory and styles are ever changing, so it’s only natural someone in retail is used to constant transformation and staying on-trend with the latest colors, patterns, and products. With this in mind, opt for semi-permanent fixtures that can be quickly swapped out, such as wall decals, sofa slipcovers, or plush duvets. You’ll never be bored with the home you live in!
Those who work in hospitality are often privy to the most sophisticated kitchen gadgets and fine dinnerware. For the trendiest tabletop out there, consider adding dinner plates from Kate Spade New York or timeless Lenox flatware. Having an ample amount of impressive serveware is a must-have when hosting all your favorite people in one place.
Keeping a constant finger on the pulse of what’s trending, marketers have a penchant for the latest trends and styles when it comes to apparel, tech gadgets, or home design. To create a space that’s as hip as it is functional, consider adding brands such as Lauren by Ralph Lauren to Wayfair's registry, and don’t forget the iconic KitchenAid mixer that comes in every color of the rainbow. This timeless staple tastefully completes every countertop.
Customer Service Representative
For hours on end, customer service representatives are dedicated to ensuring everyone has a stellar experience; but let’s face it, occasionally service providers encounter an unhappy customer. To unwind after the day, nearly-weds might consider registering for products like an aromatherapy diffuser and bedroom basics like pillows and cozy comforters.
For those who are handy and enjoy rolling up their sleeves, it might make sense to check out home improvement options to add to a registry. In the age of DIY, couples can customize their home on a budget to meet their style and needs. For those not ready to tackle a full reno, consider small updates that make a big impact like updating an old faucet or installing new tile to spruce up a space! Replacing an old lighting fixture is also an easy way to update a room.
Law Enforcement Officials
Overnight shifts are tough on sleep patterns and how else are you able to stay awake throughout the night without a little pick-me-up?! A Keurig and spiffy travel mug will help you stay alert on your shift. For off-duty evenings, a cheeky bottle opener is always a good idea. Plus, guests will get a kick out of fun bar cart staples.
Stay-at-Home Mom or Dad
Whether couples-to-be have children in tow or are planning for them, it’s important to keep it simple. That’s where having the right appliances comes in, so they can spend more time playing with the kids and less time washing dishes, doing laundry, or vacuuming up cookie crumbs.