Thank you to Bed Bath & Beyond for sponsoring this post. While this post is part of a sponsored opportunity, all opinions expressed here are our own.
Registering for wedding gifts can seem like a daunting task. From choosing the best wedding registry option for you and your partner to selecting the ideal mix of items to add to your list, you may feel pressure to do it all perfectly.
We've partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond to share how simple, stress-free, and savvy the experience is, thanks to the expert guidance from in-store consultants and the awesome conveniences of their registry in particular.
After visiting a local store to go through the registry experience, we're happy to report this is one pre-wedding to-do that you definitely won't have to stress about!
As savvy brides and grooms, you want to get the most bang for your (or your guests') buck. You love anything that makes life simpler or saves you time and money. That's why we've partnered with Bed Bath & Beyond to bring you our top tips and product picks to get the most out of your wedding registry. Read on for all the savvy details!
What to look for when choosing the items to add to your wedding registry
When you book an in-store appointment with a Bed Bath & Beyond registry consultant, you'll get expert guidance and advice on choosing the perfect items for your registry. These are some things to keep in mind while considering the items to add to your wedding registry:
Longevity. Don't just think about what you need right now, think about what you'll want in years to come. Look for items that will stand the test of time not only in style but in quality.
Timeless Style. Opting for trendy pieces or chasing the latest wave might have you reconsidering the look a few years down the road. Opt for classic styles in all of your more expensive, investment pieces.
Versatility. Look for items that can be used in multiple ways or for various purposes. Anything that is versatile and usable in more than one way is definitely a plus. Versatility ensures you'll get more use and mileage out of the item.
Extended Warranty. Something to look for in a wedding registry item is an extended warranty. Items that have a manufacturer's warranty in addition to whatever store policy is available are a good thing to add, because you're likely to get even more use out of them!
Top Brands. Go for items from brands you know and trust. Bed Bath & Beyond has all of the top-quality brands you'll want to add to your registry. From Anolon to Cuisinart, Dyson to KitchenAid, Kate Spade to Vera Wang… you're sure to find the ideal items to curate the perfect registry.
Choosing the right balance of gifts for your Bed Bath and Beyond wedding registry
Include a variety of price points. Select items at a variety of price points to appeal to your guests. From budget-savvy add-on items to indulgences you wouldn't buy for yourself, this is your chance to wish and dream a little!
Shop for different rooms of the home. Consider the different rooms in your home and the various items you might need or want for each. Some of your guests may love buying kitchen items while others want something cuter like monogrammed mugs.
Consider purpose & frequency of use. Consider the various uses for the products you're registering form. Selecting a mixture of practical and fun gift items will help give your guests a good assortment to choose from.
Top Registry Picks from Bed Bath & Beyond:
Below are our favorite registry items to add to your list from Bed Bath & Beyond. These items are all #budgetsavvy approved, because of their quality, value, and practicality!
Favorite Kitchen Items to add to Your Wedding Registry:
Keep an eye out for items that serve multiple purposes! Versatility in the kitchen is key– especially if you're short on space! Check out our favorite picks:
The holy grail of wedding registries, the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixers are built to last and can be used for anything from whipping up brownie batter to making your own pasta, thanks to a plethora of accessories and attachments.
Cast Iron Skillet
A cast iron skillet is a great addition to any kitchen because they are known to last for decades and can be used for so many tasty dishes! This one, in particular, is from a Bed Bath & Beyond Exclusive Brand, Artisanal Kitchen Supply!
A High-Powered Blender
If you're a big fan of morning smoothies or amazing soups, we recommend registering for a high-powered blender to do the job in a jiffy. While you could register for the pricey Vitamix if you're feeling really fancy, we think this Ninja Blender is a more budget-friendly choice that's just as effective for most uses.
In the kitchen, one thing you'll surely need is a set of good knives. Bed Bath & Beyond has a great selection of knife blocks to choose from at varying price points. If you're looking for a decent set, check out the J.A. Henckels Knife Sets since they come with a good assortment of knives and have great reviews.
Favorite Dining Items to add to Your Wedding Registry:
Check out these picks for items for the dining room. From personalized details to sturdy staple pieces, these items will help to round out your wedding registry.
When you get engaged and subsequently married, your natural instinct might be to monogram everything. Just go with it! In fact, add a few monogrammed items to your wedding registry– your guests will love giving you something that feels extra personal. We love these monogrammed coffee mugs — pick out your and your partners' first initials, or your new married last initial!
Versatile Serving Dishes
One of the best things you can register for in the kitchen is serving dishes that can pull double duty. One of our favorite brands is Wilton Armetale– their stuff is built to last! These serving dishes are oven and freezer safe, made of sturdy, non-toxic metal and are sure to last you for years.
Classic White Dishes
When it comes to choosing dishware, whether China or casual tableware, we suggest registering for a simple, classic white set as a base. A simple white dish set with minimal flair or pattern will pair well with virtually anything you could combine it with. This allows you to bring in accent plates, or dress your table up with colorful napkins or placemats much more affordably. If you want a classic look with a little extra flair, we love the Olivia & Oliver Harper Collection with Gold Rim.
If you're looking for flatware that will last a good while, we recommend opting for stainless steel. It's perfect for formal or casual dinnerware, and is dishwasher safe. If you like the weight of a sturdy piece of flatware, Bed Bath & Beyond experts recommend looking for stamped or forged sets, which are crafted from a single piece of metal, rather than ones with hollowed handles. We love the look and quality of this Yamazaki Bolo Flatware Set, and it can even be personalized with a monogram!
If you and your significant other love to entertain, you may want more than just the standard highball and lowball glasses for cocktails. Choose some fun glassware and barware to give your at-home cocktail hour a little extra pizazz. We're big fans of Copper Mugs for Moscow Mules!
Favorite Linen Items to add to Your Wedding Registry:
If you've been with your partner for a while and already have a lot of the kitchen stuff you need, consider registering for some fab finds for your bedroom! Registering is a great opportunity to upgrade items you already have, like linens, curtains and more!
We spend one-third of our lives sleeping, so why not sleep on some heavenly sheets? Bed Bath & Beyond's exclusive brand, Wamsutta, is a great place to start if you're looking for awesome bed sheets. We're particularly fond of the Wamsutta Damask Stripe Sheets in white, because it just looks so crisp and inviting on a bed!
A Statement Rug
Another great splurge-worthy item to consider registering for is a rug! Did you know that Bed Bath & Beyond has an assortment of rugs available? Some truly gorgeous ones, too! We're personally partial to oriental style patterned rugs — we're loving this United Weavers Bridges Villa Bella Rug — so chic!
We love the look of extra long curtains hung from the ceiling, it adds major drama and looks very chic in any home. If you've ever shopped for curtains before, you know they can cost a pretty penny. That's why we love the idea of registering for the perfect pair of pretty panels to adorn your windows. Bed Bath and Beyond has a plethora of curtain options to suit any style!
Of course, you already own towels. But what's the harm in registering for an upgrade? Bed Bath & Beyond is known for their amazing selection of linens like towels. We especially love the huge variety of colors their towels come in. If you're looking for a high-quality towel with awesome absorbency, check out the options available like this set from Wamsutta, a store exclusive brand.
Other Splurge-Worthy Items to Register For:
I know, sounds kinda dorky, right? But think about this: you use your toothbrush every day, twice a day! You'll get major use out of this gift, and thanks to Bed Bath & Beyond carrying brands like Sonicare, you'll be sure to get a good one that will last you for years to come.
A multi-purpose vacuum
There are two types of people: those who get excited about vacuums and those that don't. If you're in the former camp, you'll flip over Bed Bath & Beyond's selection of vacuum units. Our personal favorite is the adaptable and powerful Dyson D7 Animal Cord-Free Stick Vacuum. This thing can get into all sorts of tight spaces and lightweight, so it makes carrying it around the house super easy!
A Fancy Trash Can
This may seem like a strange thing to register for, but having a nice looking trash can makes the room in your home feel cleaner and even more luxurious. When you discard items from your life and your home, you should thank them, Marie Kondo style, and deposit them in a lovely little trash can. We love these mini metal trash cans from KELA for the bathroom and bedrooms– the lids keep pets out of the trash as an added bonus.
Why Bed Bath & Beyond is the best place to register:
Bed Bath & Beyond is best-in-class among wedding registries; from the moment you make your appointment with a consultant, to the benefits and perks that come with registering at Bed Bath & Beyond — even after your shower or wedding is complete!
They have a HUGE Product Assortment
Bed Bath and Beyond has all the top brands you know and love – from KitchenAid to Le Creuset, to Kate Spade and Nespresso. Plus, Bed Bath and Beyond has their own exclusive store brands that are top-notch quality, like Olivia & Oliver, Wamsutta, and Artisanal Kitchen Supply.
In-Store Expert Consultants
Shop in-store with one of Bed Bath & Beyond's trained Registry Consultants to put together the perfect assortment of items for your wedding registry. Attend one of the Rock your Registry in-store events for engaged couples for added assistance (and fun!) You'll also get creative tips for entertaining, light bites and a free goodie bag when you attend a Rock your Registry event! Click here to make a registry appointment online.
Those AMAZING 20% Off Coupons!
Obviously one of our favorite #budgetsavvy perks of Bed Bath & Beyond is the fabulous coupons they send on the regular. This means your guests can snag your gifts for less, too — who knows, that may make them extra generous since they'll be saving 20%!
After the big day is over, you'll be given a 20% discount on your remaining registry items so you can score everything you want for less!
The Convenience of Shopping Online
These days, everyone is busy, and the majority of couples opt to start their registry online. Since Bed Bath & Beyond supports both online and in-store registry experiences, you get to experience the best of both worlds! You can even schedule your in-store appointment online – easy peasy!
If you don't have time to shop in-store, you can still get expert guidance on the best things to register for on BedBathandBeyond.com with the help of their Buying Guides. The website is super easy to use and has so many fabulous resources like the Stylemaker Spotlight, where popular tastemakers share their recommendations.
Did we mention they also have a Smartphone App so you can use the features of your registry on-the-go? Talk about a modern, budget-savvy couple's dream come true!
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