Congratulations on your engagement! Now come some of the best memories associated to your special day: Announcing your betrothal to your friends and family, planning your dream wedding and... building your wedding registry. To make this last task easier, we've compiled a list of indispensable kitchenware, tableware and decorative items, with a focus on kitchenware since it's likely those will be the items you'll be using the most often.Make a night out of your first step towards completing your wedding registry by designing a charcuterie board, opening a bottle of wine as well as your laptop and perusing our website. Before delving into the heart of the subject, please note these helpful tips:
Consider your lifestyle and choose items you'll really use often. Some specialty cookware or gadgets might seem appealing but you don't want to end up with something that will collect dust at the bottom of your cupboard more than anything else.
Select high-quality products that will last a lifetime.
Don't complete your registry in one-go to avoid impulse purchases.
- Have it your way, it's YOUR wedding, there are no set rules: Go for a 10-piece cookware set if you cook often and often enjoy preparing different kinds of dishes. Get just the one versatile French oven if you have limited space and can't think of more than one reason why you would require additional cookware.
♫Steak knives, and knife blocks, and es-press-o glass-es... These are a few of my fa-vo-rite things... (read in Julie Andrews' voice)♫ - And should be everybody's favorite things when picking out essential kitchen items to add to a wedding registry. You've undoubtedly seen Zwilling's double-walled mugs, paring knives, cleavers or chopping knives in homeware stores before. Or at least recognize the iconic red and white logo featuring two friends dancing to Walk Like an Egyptian. Created in 1731 by Peter Henckels, Zwilling is actually one of the world's first trademarked companies. Since its launch, the brand has forged a stellar reputation founded on its ice-hardened stainless steel blades, which are incredibly sharp and stain-resistant. Enjoy the luxury of sipping on coffee served in a double-walled crystal clear cup or of chopping, dicing and slicing flawlessly thanks to the brand's dishwasher-safe knives.
You'll most certainly want to include small appliances such as kettles, toasters, citrus juicers, blenders or stand and hand mixers in your wedding registry. Whether you're an avid or sporadic cook, these items will prove useful when whipping up a smoothie on a rushed Monday morning, making a simple Belgian waffle batter on the week-end, or extracting some lemon juice to make a tangy salad dressing. The pastel palette or bold, kitschy prints will take you back to another time, a different time, the time of Marylin Monroe, jukeboxes and diner milkshakes. Don't miss out on Smeg's 1950s' style small appliances, where exquisite retro design meets quality Italian craftmanship.
Pantries are irresistible to arrange, whether by ingredient color, healthy score or container size, so why not manifest your Khloe Kardashian-inspired ultra-organized pantry by storing your cereal, flour, sugar, or pasta in Oxo's airtight containers? They'll keep your grains fresh longer while blessing this too-often-ignored part of the kitchen a makeover that the Home Edit would be proud of. If you're feeling extra Monica Geller-esque, label each box in a size 12 Times New Roman or Garamond font. Although intended to be used in the kitchen, these can also help you organize your office, attic or bathroom. Plus, did you know these are #1 on Martha's list of wedding registry must-haves? If they're a top choice for Martha, then they're a top choice for us.
Meet your one-stop-shop for all things dinnerware, serveware, glassware and especially whiteware: Villeroy & Boch. The German brand with extremely high design standards offers a selection of sleek and modern everyday tableware that will make stylish and memorable casual dining a breeze. Pick from a selection of of contemporary, classic and whimsical, colorful designs to dress up your kitchen countertop or dining room table from morning to evening forever and ever. If you haven't heard of the brand or are feeling on the fence, maybe knowing they provided the Titanic's tiles and become the official tableware supplier of the Vatican will appease your doubts.
Schott Zwiesel glassware is pretty much a wedding registry staple when thinking of what you want to add to your collection of wine and specialty cocktail glasses. Launched in 1872, the German brand is now a leader of the glassware industry, having invented its own material, Tritan® Crystal glass, a lead-free alternative to regular glass that is made with titanium. The products are resistant to scratches and breakage, making them a great choice of tableware for a Wednesday night at dinner as well as a week-end's graduation celebration. Their durability makes them an excellent wedding registry addition since they'll last a long time ( as long as a marriage) without needing to be replaced. Gesundheit!
Look out for Matouk, the maestro of luxurious and comfortable bedding. The Massachusetts-based brand offers bed and bath linens in a wide array of materials, from crisp and smooth percale to soft cotton sateen, cozy cotton, airy seersucker and much more. Each duvet cover, sheet or pillowcase is embellished with delicate colorful threaded borders. The brand also offers plush towels that are as soft as a thick, bouncy cloud and will make you feel like you're spending the night at the Palace Merano's Espace Henri Chenot or Mexico's Rancho La Puerta.
Turn your house into a home as you embark on your journey as newlyweds by adding some Baobab Collection candles to your mantelpiece, nightstand or coffee table. There's something effortlessly romantic and sophisticated about lighting a candle and enjoying a particular scent wafting through every room while lounging on the couch with a book or chopping vegetables to make Ossobuco for your beloved. Baobab Collection's candles are made out of German paraffin wax that is hand-poured into jars of Polish glass that come in a variety of collections named after the world's most idyllic cities and most coveted raw materials: Rainforest, Feathers, Pearls...
Add some sleek and modern stainless steel accessories to your home with Georg Jensen's vases, salt and pepper shakers, candleholders, pitchers and much more. These gorgeous, functional items have been at the top of wedding registries for years. The iconic Scandinavian look serves as a common thread to each collection, from the Cobra to the Henning Koppel and the Bloom. Since its creation in 1904, the brand is known for its use of stainless steel and curved silhouettes that are inspired by organic shapes and textures that can be found in nature. The founder conjugated his expertise as a silversmith with his admiration for Art Nouveau, and the result is a series of utterly timeless decorative items that will effortlessly integrate themselves to any home.
Meet Guzzini, otherwise known as high quality acrylic tableware that has the look of high-end glass but the feel and convenience of plastic. From the first course to the last course, Guzzini's salad bowls and cake stands will elevate each of your dining experiences. Dine and entertain without the hassle of gingerly carrying plates to and from the table to avoid any incidents. Founded in 1912, the brand continuously innovates its designs and materials to be more eco-friendly and help clients enjoy life responsibly. These fuss-free accessories are recognizable by their often two or three-colored patterns, and are very easy to clean - An outdoor dining dream!