Even though we could wax poetic on all the beautiful bathroom "extras" to register for (and yeah, we already have) when it comes to essentials to add to your list, towels are obviously at the top. No more of those paper thin, ragged edged towels that you've had since college — no, it's time to grow up and get some married-life worthy replacements. That means, maybe you get actual sets of towels that all match versus whatever mismatched ones you're currently hoarding. And enough with using said rags as your beach and pool towels just because you don't want to spring for "occasion" towels.
Once you have proper beach towels, you'll never look back — they're actually large enough to lay out on from head to toe! As a bonus, your friends won't be ashamed to be seen with you — in fact they may even have towel envy. So feast your eyes on these plush bath and beach towels and then immediately add them to your wedding registry!
1. Flat Weave Turkish Cotton Towel
There are different schools of thought on the classic hamam-style Turkish towel. Some say they're not absorbent enough for everyday use and other people swear by them. Either way, one thing is certain, they're still everywhere! We love these because they're light but also have terrycloth on one side, so it's sort of the best of both worlds. (Flat weave Turkish cotton towel, $12.99-$64.99, Kassatex)
2. Ultimate MicroCotton
If you're looking for a classic towel that comes in any color you could want, these are for you. They're some of the softest towels we've ever felt — not to be dramatic but they kind of feel like you're wrapping yourself in a cloud. And that's certainly not a bad thing. (Ultimate micro-cotton towel, $6.99-$32.99, Hotel Collection Ultimate Micro Cotton available at Macy's)
3. Sutro Stripe Beach Towel
We know we know, another glorified Turkish towel, but come ON how could we resist?! These colors are pretty much summer encapsulated — like a melty sherbet ice cream cone and your favorite white dress. You'll be the chicest person on the sand. (Sutro stripe beach towel, $78.40, Coyuchi)
4. Dusen Dusen Beach Towels
For the couple that wants the anything but basic beach towels, these are it! No one will ever accidentally grab your towel think it's theirs. Even better, they're reversible, which is always fun. (Beach towels, set of 4 for $290, Dusen Dusen available at Zola)
5. Gobi Bath Collection
Classic with a bit of prep, these embroidered beauties have a touch of flair but still check your no-fail all white towel box. Try mixing a couple of colors (say, four of the berry and four of the navy) so you never get bored (and you always know whose towel is whose!). ("Gobi" bath towels, $28-$88, Serena and Lily)
6. Madison Jacquard Bath Towels
For the boho couple, it's not often you see a perfect blue and white ikat on a bath towel! Just too good not to add to your wedding registry, especially if your bathroom consists of a collection of hanging plants in adorable macramé holders. ("Madison" jacquard bath towels, $19, Dena Home available at Neiman Marcus)