By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
When it comes to making a bridal shower registry, here's the best wedding wedding registry checklist and the best places to register for a wedding. Use this wedding gift list for your own nuptials!
You guys, I have huge news! Lawrence and I got married last week. I posted this Instagram post about our wedding, and I promise to share more photos soon.
In the meantime, I'm going to share my favorite wedding registry items with you. We've been living together for more than five years, and I came into our relationship with more kitchen items than an entire family would typically have! So you could say there were very few items we needed.
But we still managed to create a pretty cumbersome wedding gift list of 30+ ideas, which I'm going to share with you. Hopefully this wedding registry checklist for the couple who has everything will spark some ideas for you!
Best Places to Register for a Wedding
First off, where did we register? There are oh-so many places you can register, and I'm here to tell you it's perfectly OK and acceptable to have more than one wedding registry. We had five! This is where we registered.
Amazon Wedding Registry
You want to think about your guests when you're creating your registry. And since many people we know have Amazon Prime and the free shipping that comes with it, creating an Amazon bridal registry was an obvious choice. Plus, you get a fulfillment bonus that's pretty cool: 20% off a purchase of up to $1,500 after your wedding date.
Bed Bath and Beyond Bridal Registry
If you're like me, you get multiple coupons for Bed, Bath & Beyond each month. Of course, I want my guests to save! Plus, I love the completion discount of 20% that's good for items that don't usually allow coupons, such as the Dyson vacuum we've been eyeballing for months. And you get that free shipping registry sell for a pretty low purchase amount.
Crate & Barrel Wedding Registry
We love to entertain, and Crate & Barrel IMHO has some of the sleekest and also affordable glassware and other entertaining items. Plus, the completion discount is pretty nice, as are the bonus incentives. You can get a free Le Creuset salt and pepper set just for adding $500 of Le Creuset items to your wedding registry!
Anthropologie Wedding Registry
I love pretty much every kitchen item Anthropologie sells, and we registered for some really beautiful items from here. Plus, you get a 15% off completion discount. The only drawback to registering from here is that some of the items go out of stock more frequently than from the other places we created registries for. This means I had to keep an eye on the bridal registry and update items as needed.
Williams Sonoma Wedding Registry
I admittedly had only a few items on this registry. But I added it because we found some items at this store that weren't sold at any of the other stores we registered at. This includes waffle plates for our Breville indoor grill! And if all else fails, you can add gift cards to your registry!
Best Bridal Registry Items to Use for Your Wedding
1. Pretty Cake Stand
Why not register for items you'll use at your wedding? We placed out wedding cake on this pretty melamine cake stand.
Register for it: Cakewalk True Fabrication Mint Melamine Cake Stand
2. Cake Cutting Set
You'll need a pretty cake knife and server to go with that cake stand!
Register for it: Buyer Star Cake Knife Set
3. Kiddush Cup
We got this beautiful kiddush cup for a bridal shower gift, then used it during our wedding ceremony.
Register for it: The Dreidel Company Stainless Steel Kiddush Cup
Best Wedding Registry Items for the Kitchen
4. Paella Pan
We used this pan to pretend we were in Spain during our staycation honeymoon!
Register for it: Cuisinart Non-Stick Paella Pan
5. Fridge Thermometer
My inner food safety nerd thinks everyone should have one of these in their fridge and freezer.
Register for it: Wrenware Digital Refrigerator Thermometer
6. Ice Cream Maker
Ice cream is part of our proposal story, so we had to include an ice cream maker on our registry!
Register for it: Cuisinart Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker
7. Skillet Baker
I love oven to table items for easy dinners, and this one is so pretty.
Register for it: Fiesta Skiller Baker
8. Mini Muffin Tins
We upgraded a few items, and so we got a matching set of mini muffin tins.
Register for it: Wilton Advance Select Premium Select 24-Cup Mini Muffin Pan
9. Steamer Basket
This is another item we upgraded!
Register for it: Cuisinart Stainless Steel Steamer Basket
10. Salad Spinner
I was always convinced we didn't have room for this item. But we became tired of soggy salad, so we made room!
Register for it: OXO Steel Salad Spinner
11. Taco Holders
Who likes their tacos falling over? Not me!
Register for it: Premium Taco Holders
12. Fancy Toaster
This stainless steel toaster replaced our really, really old toaster oven.
Register for it: Hamilton 2-in-1 Countertop Oven and Long Slot Toaster
13. Knife Organizer
This has been a great help in organizing our knives and flatwear!
Register for it: Wusthof In-Drawer Storage
14. Mini Doughnut Pan
In the world of things you want, these ranked pretty high for us. And oh my, homemade doughnuts are out of this world!
Register for it: Wilton Donut Pan
15. Immersion Blender
I'd always wanted one of these, which makes blending creamy soups a breeze!
Register for it: Kitchenaid Hand Blender
16. Chalkboard Labels
I love using these to organize my dry goods containers in the pantry.
Register for it: Premium Chalkboard Labels
Best Wedding Registry Items for Entertaining
17. Pretty Silverware
I can't tell you how long I've wanted gold silverware! I read so many reviews to find a set that was stylish, dishwasher safe, and would photograph well.
Register for it: Flatasy Flatware
18. Elegant Placemats
I fell in love with these placemats years ago at a boutique. Then I found an affordable version on Amazon!
Register for it: Occasions Pressed Vinyl Metallic Placemats
19. Bartender Mixing Spoons
I recently took a cocktail-making glass, where I learned these mixing spoons are pretty essential for a home bar.
Register for it: Stainless Steel Bartender Mixing Spoons
20. Whiskey Glasses
Yes, I'm a gal who drinks whiskey and scotch! My husband and I enjoyed using these glasses during our staycation honeymoon.
Register for it: Crystal Glencairn Whiskey Glass
21. Rocks Glasses
One of our favorite drinks is the gin and tonic, and these glasses make drinking it so elegant!
Register for it: Lenox Tuscany Classics Double Old Fashioned Glass
Best Wedding Registry Items for Home Comfort & Style
22. Stylish Fan
This was a wishlist item that Lawrence and I wanted but didn't want to buy for ourselves. And now it's one of our favorite things in our home. It does an amazing job of cooling, it's fashionable, and it saved the day during our super-hot virtual wedding. More on that later!
Register for it: Dyson Pure Cool DPO4-HEPA Air Purifier and Fan
23. Satin Pillowcases
These are supposed to be great for your skin and hair!
Register for it: Night Satin Standard Pillowcase
24. Air Purifier
We're big white noise fans and have pretty bad allergies. So we have an air purifier in every room of the home. This one is pretty and fairly quiet.
Register for it: Levoit Air Purifier
25. Lotion Dispenser
You may already have a soap dispenser, but do you have a lotion dispenser? I think this one is so pretty.
Register for it: Rail19 Beach Blue Lotion Soap Dispenser
26. Christmas Stockings
Even though we're Jewish, I love exchanging Christmas stockings. I had to register for these so we'd have a set for our entire family (us and our two cats).
Register for it: Aitbay Christmas Stockings
27. Tool Box
We already have a toolbox for our tools, but I wanted one to organize my paints and brushes.
Register for it: Keter Classic Tool Box
Best Wedding Registry Items for Cleaning
28. Steam Mop
I know it may not seem super exciting to buy someone a mop. But let me tell you: We were hoping someone would buy this and our vacuum cleaner for us!
Register for it: SALAV Professional Series Steam Mop
29. Cordless Vacuum
This was my No. 1 wish list item. It's pricey, but you can allow group gifting so several friends can go in on it together.
Register for it: Dyson V11 Cordless Animal Vacuum
Best Wedding Registry Items for Travel
30. Travel Espresso Maker
Yes, I'm a coffee snob. But no, I don't like spending hundreds of dollars on espressos and Americanos while on a roadtrip! Enter this amazingly small espresso maker. You can also register for a carry bag and espresso pod case.
31. Travel Blanket
I'm a bit of a germophobe and think it's a great idea to BYOB (bring your own blanket) on a plane. Plus, it doubles as a pillow. I registered for an extra-long version, as well for my 6'3" husband.
32. Shoe Bags
I'm obviously wishfully thinking about future travel. These shoe bags will help me pack efficiently!
Register for it: Portable Shoe Bags
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I'd love to hear from you! What are your wedding registry favorites? What would you add to this wedding registry checklist?