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Wedding Registry - What To Register For And What You Don’t Actually Need

Yes, please!

  • Blender 

From soups, to smoothies, and dips, make sure to register for a one-size-fits all blender that has many functions.

  • Coffee machine

Because first, coffee.

  • Invest in a Dutch oven

It’s one of the most versatile kitchen appliances.

  • Napkins

Register for nice yet machine washable everyday napkins to replace your paper napkins and paper towels you are currently using.

Photo by:  Simply Sarah

Photo by: Simply Sarah

  • Flatware and china that coordinates and works well together from a utilitarian standpoint

There is nothing worse than forks and knives that constantly fall off your coupe china when clearing the table. Give your table settings a test run to make sure they gel together.

Photo by  Marni Rothschild
  • Extra wine glasses

They will break often!

Photo by:  Jeremy Harwell

Photo by: Jeremy Harwell

  • A cordless drill

Probably more useful than most kitchen pieces.

  • Luggage

A registry item you will never regret. Make sure to do extensive research, however, on the best brands available for you and your fiancé.

  • Picture frames

Select some nice picture frames to display your wedding photos in.

  • A carving set

A set of great and effective knives should definitely be on your wedding registry list. Knives are one of those things that you will not want to buy yourself but will use every day.

  • Basic cookware set 

Again, basic kitchen needs are always a yes.

Maybe we don’t need..

  • Skip the fine china

Pick out really unique yet practical china that you will actually use everyday.  We have heard from countless brides (including ourselves) that they wished the had asked for more everyday pieces than fancy china.

Photo by:  Heather Waraksa

Photo by: Heather Waraksa

  • Reconsider the juicer

Most take up a lot of space and are very cumbersome to clean.

  • Don’t get too excited by the fancy panini maker or crepe machine

While they seem fun, you won’t use them enough to warrant space in your cabinets.

  • Specialty glasses

Unless you’re constantly entertaining, how many margarita and specialty beer glasses do you actually need?

Photo by  Heather Waraksa

How to Keep Your Bridesmaids Happy

Your bridesmaids are your right-hand-ladies. They'll have your back throughout this wedding process, so it's important to have theirs too. 

Photo by:  Kati Rosado

Photo by: Kati Rosado

1. Allow them to select their own dress.  

Buying a dress that you may never wear again is that much more aggravating when it's one that doesn't match your style in the slightest. Choosing a general color scheme or giving the girls lots of options to choose from is a great way to compromise here. 

Photo by:  Jose Villa

Photo by: Jose Villa

2. Don’t start hair and makeup at 7:00am. 

The girls will more-than-likely be recovering from the night before and probably don't want to get up at 6am, let alone sit around dolled up for the next zillion hours. This will also lessen the chances of having to do re-touches later on. 

3. Gift them something that they can actually wear on your wedding day like earrings or a purse. 

Keeping your gift useful, practical, and simple is a good way to ensure everyone is happy. 

4. If your wedding is destination, don’t choose a destination bachelorette location. 

Your girls are already raking up a lot of dough to be able to make all of your wedding celebrations a success. If you can, try to minimize their traveling expenses, their bank accounts will thank you.

Photo by:  Jane Shauck

Photo by: Jane Shauck

5. Allow them to bring a plus one.

This is another little "thank you" gesture that your maids will absolutely appreciate. 

6. Have fun!

Don’t get too lost in the logistics and forget why you asked them to share in your special day. Celebrate together and enjoy the journey! 

Photo by:  Christian Oth

Photo by: Christian Oth