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The Top 10 Items to Add to Your Wedding Registry

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Unsure what items to add to your wedding registry? Check out this roundup of some of the top items couples are putting on their registry gift list.

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Although it may be termed a “wedding registry”, a wishlist with all of the items you and your partner are hoping to receive in honor of your wedding day will actually come in handy much sooner than you think.

In fact, shortly after you get engaged, your friends and family may want to present you with a gift at a low-key gathering or a more formal engagement party. If there are specific items you’re hoping to receive, it’s best to start your wedding registry as soon as possible. But what should be included in your wedding registry? The choice is entirely up to you!

When building a wedding registry, many couples have a complete variety of opinions. Some view their wedding day (and the months and weeks leading up to it) as a time to start fresh with new finds. On the flip side, other couples are happy to continue using the items they already own. The latter is especially common amongst couples who have lived on their own for a longer period of time. No matter which camp you fall into, it’s important to build a registry that showcases at least a few wants as well as your preferred style. 

Below are 10 of the most common items found on a wedding registry to help to inspire your own list. We made a point to include a variety of price points to suit a range of budgets!

Bedding and Bath: 

Items like sheets and towels are some of the most common items on a wedding registry. They are a great thing to include because they’re pieces you’re going to use daily. These items also represent a way to invite a little luxury into your everyday life. The categories make it simple to offer multiple price points for your friends and family to choose from. 

If you’re hoping for a more splurge-worthy set, consider bedding from Brooklinen and towels from Parachute Home. If you would like to offer a more budget-friendly option, Utopia towels and Amazon Basics sheets (both from Amazon!) are very highly rated. 


Mixer: 

Avid cooks and bakers are often eager to add a standing mixer to their kitchen rotation. It can help with cleanup, and it’s also known for allowing anyone in the kitchen to multitask (it mixes for you!). Though this might be the time to really go for it and ask for a KitchenAid stand mixer, there are of course other options that cost far less, like the Dash stand mixer


Coffee Maker: 

Tea drinkers only need a great teapot and a selection of tea bags to set their morning routine in motion, but coffee drinkers tend to have additional supplies and appliances on their wishlists. Similar to bedding and towels, a coffee maker is an item you will use daily, if not multiple times per day. Needless to say, it’s important to love the coffee maker that will brew each cup!

If you’re hoping to add an appliance to your kitchen that will make you feel like you’re a barista at home, coffee fans love the Nespresso Coffee and Espresso Machine. If you’re living in the city and hoping to save valuable counter space in your kitchen, you might want to consider the Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker because it’s a thin appliance, and it makes single-serve cups.  


Knives: 

Knives are imperative for preparing recipes, serving meals, and completing every day tasks in the kitchen (most sets come with a pair of scissors, which we guarantee you will use constantly!). Because sets are equipped with so many pieces, we do think it’s worthwhile to invest in a J.A. Henckels Zwilling International 15-Piece Set. With sale prices landing around $175, your cost per piece is just under $12. That feels worth it considering it’s fairly rare to ever have to replace your kitchen knives as long as they’re cared for properly. But you can also look to this Cuisinart set that retails for well under $100.  


Pressure Cooker: 

You have likely heard about pressure cookers for years thanks to the popularity of the Instant Pot, so look to your wedding day to officially get in on the hype. The Instant Pot is popular because it cooks food in a mere fraction of the time it would typically take, and home cooks love the results. Many Instant Pots retail for under $100, so this is a case where we highly recommend opting for the brand and appliance that’s already on your radar. 


Dutch Oven: 

Le Creuset is known for cookware, and their most popular item is the dutch oven. As Le Creuset explains, dutch ovens are popular because they’re so versatile (you can cook many, many things inside!). Plus, the brand is also known for long-lasting products (it’s common for people to keep their dutch ovens for decades). On their site, Le Creuset details how to decide which dutch oven is right for you

Once you’re ready to register for a Le Creuset, consider Williams Sonoma — it’s a retailer many people know and trust. If you want to add an additional dutch oven to your registry or if you want to provide a more budget-friendly choice, this one is highly rated from Martha Stewart and sold at Macy’s. 


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Vacuum: 

The need for a vacuum is inevitable, especially if you have pets. Not to mention, they’re helpful for cleaning up almost any kind of mess. How you use your vacuum (and how much you would like to spend) is something only you will be able to decide. The Amazon Bestsellers page for vacuums might provide you with great insight about which model will suit you best, or you can always opt to include a splurge on your registry and ask for the Dyson Cordless V7 Vacuum. Save yourself time with a robot vacuum like the options from Neato Robotics.


Home Gift Card:

Whether you’re living in an apartment or sharing your first home together, we’re certain there are projects you would like to complete in your space. So, register for a home improvement store gift card from Ace Hardware, Home Depot, or Lowe’s. Don’t forget, all three stores carry everyday and seasonal items, too!


Luggage: 

Where are you planning to go for your honeymoon? Even if you’re only going away for a night, you will still need to pack all of your essentials. Away is one of the most popular suitcase brands, and fans of the suitcases are always happy to share why they love them. If a suitcase splurge doesn’t feel like it’s in the cards, there are plenty of other highly rated options available. In fact, some people note they feel this suitcase from Target is the closest option to an Away for a mere fraction of the price.


Honeymoon Gift Card: 

You can create a complete honeymoon registry with a site like Honeyfund, or you can ask for gift cards to help fund your trip. Airbnb is a popular choice because gift cards can be used right away on a honeymoon, or you can choose to save them for another trip down the line. Plus, you can stay in an Airbnb anywhere, so you won’t have to worry about limits on where or when you can travel.


Like almost every other aspect of wedding planning, there isn’t a right or wrong way to register or a right or wrong selection of products to include on your wishlist. These choices are entirely up to you and how you like to live! While we hope you consider the most popular products, we hope you dig in even deeper to decide what you already love to use or anticipate enjoying in your future together. 

What items are you including on your wedding registry? Let us know and inspire someone else in our community!


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