Registry Items You'll Keep Forever
words by // Eve Green
As a newly engaged couple, one of your first tasks will be to create a wedding registry. Registering for wedding gifts is kind of a big deal. If you choose wisely, the items you register for could hold a place in your home for years to come. There are a lot of factors to consider that will help you determine what to place on your registry, such as what items your household is currently lacking. While planning your registry, remember to include an assortment of gifts in a variety of price ranges and resist impulse choices. Think staying power. Consider our favorite Registry Items You’ll Keep Forever.
A Stand Mixer
Stand mixers like the popular KitchenAid mixer is a staple on any wedding gift registry. Even if you aren’t the most experienced in the kitchen, a stand mixer will make a great addition to your kitchen tools and make baking a breeze! Stand mixers perform a vast array of functions from mixing to making noodles. Mixers of this quality are known to last for decades if cared for properly. Not to mention, with the wide array of colors available, they look really pretty sitting in your kitchen.
China and Flatware
Whether for special occasions or everyday use, formal china or versatile dinnerware is a gift that can last a lifetime. While some couples still have a need for fine china, many couples today are embracing the blurred line between formal and casual place settings, choosing instead to register for one set to fit all occasions from breakfast to dinner parties. Even dinnerware that is used daily can last for many years if you opt for a quality set. As with dinnerware, flatware is available in a wide range of styles and prices. If you are registering for fine china, consider registering for a distinguished set of flatware for special occasions in addition to an everyday set that can stand up to the dishwasher and heavy use.
Cookware and Bakeware
No kitchen is complete without cookware and bakeware. Necessities include a quality set of pots and pans, casserole dishes, and maybe even a cast iron skillet and dutch oven. If you opt for high quality materials, these essential kitchen tools can and should last well into your marriage. If you’re comfortable putting high-end products on your registry, consider incorporating cookware and bakeware that will be in the for the long haul. Some reputable brand names to consider include Calphalon, Circulon, Cuisinart, Farberware, and Lodge. If you want the best of the best, look to All-Clad or Le Creuset.
A wedding is the perfect time to build your barware collection. Every couple who plans to entertain and host the occasional dinner could use a well stocked bar. Consider registering for wine glasses, champagne flutes, old fashioned glasses, margarita glasses, martini glasses, highball glasses, and pilsners, just to name a few! A cocktail shaker, ice bucket, and a set of bar tools are also a must if you plan on playing bartender. Keep your drinking preferences in mind when choosing which sets to select for your registry. Some couples may want each popular style of glassware for their bar, while others do just fine with the basics.
Take special care and consideration when deciding what to include on your wedding registry and you’ll have memorable gifts that last from “I do” until . . . well, forever!