It's so easy to get a little trigger-happy when it comes to registering with those tempting little laser scanners at retailers. While even the best of us can go in with a plan, all too often brides end up receiving gifts they registered for — that they will never, ever use. To ensure you use AND love every piece you select, it's important to save the trends for a rainy day shopping excursion — and focus on timeless pieces for your registry. This way, they'll stick with you (and your décor) forever, as will the memories of guests who've gifted them!
There's nothing worse than having flowers gifted or delivered to your door and having no means to display them. When it comes to both timeless and meaningful gifts, you can never go wrong with registering for a classically beautiful vase (or two!) For brides who love little and big blue boxes, Tiffany & Co. crafts gorgeous vases to suit any style.
Any hostess knows the importance of a quality, neutral, and chic serving platter. After working so hard on entertaining a large party, presentation is everything. For brides to be that sweat silver, Pottery Barn offers the Antique Silver Sentiment collection of serving bowls, platters and utensils that will add a touch of elegance and grace to any place setting. For Neiman Marcus registrants, designers Wallace Silversmiths have stunning silver pieces certain to wow your guests, while fine china designer Juliska has created neutral pieces in unique shapes and sizes that are modern enough for trendy brides, yet perennial and chic enough for the long haul.
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You're going to want to display your wedding photos throughout your home, and while novelty Mr. and Mrs. frames are adorable — they're not as classic or timeless as some other options. Consider registering for silver or wooden photo frames that can stick with you as your décor and home evolve and change. Kate Spade offers an assortment of silver, rose gold and gold photo frames that will stand out on their own as they display your most cherished memories.
Nothing completes a holiday or dinner party tablescapes like a pair of gorgeous candlesticks. With this in mind, aim your scan gun at classic options such as silver candlesticks, crystal votive holders, or any complementing combination of the two. Waterford Lismore collection offers chic, sparkly votive holders, while home décor designer Nambé offers silver, wooden and glass options in all sizes you're sure to love (and light!).
A Classic Piece
Certain furniture items will never go out of style. While some couples might be hesitant to register for a big-ticket item like a couch, consider the fact that many attendees would prefer to chip in for a large gift that you can cherish forever, rather than something like a toaster or blender. Many retailers will allow you to register for furniture pieces, so consider what would be the ideal piece for your house or apartment now, as well as your future home. If you're registering for china, for example, you'll need some place to store it. And it would be pretty awesome to have a buffet or bar cabinet to store your new glassware (and booze!) Crate & Barrel offers an array of bar carts and their Marin Shiitake Bar Cabinet is a versatile and classic piece. Registering at Macy's? Their furniture department offers both corner curious and china cabinets perfect to showcase your new place settings!