Friday, July 11, 2014

Your Wedding Registry, What Not to Forget

Your wedding registry is an expression of you and your partner. If you’re just starting out you want to begin with the basic essentials, and as prepared as you might be, you're bound to forget an important item or convince yourself to leave off the unusual or unique. Remember variety is your friend and the shoppers. Not everyone can afford to buy you that $500 china set, and it will be a relief for them to find a pretty bath set you want that is within their budget.

Let’s take a look at what you don’t want to forget.

Casual Dinnerware

I feel like every registry is expected to have that pricey fine china at the top of the list. Maybe I’m the only one, but I've rarely (in fact, almost never) used the fancy stuff. It just sits hidden far away from my children’s sticky fingers. What I really use, and needed, was daily dinnerware.

For casual dinnerware try and find a solid color pattern you can work with. Your everyday dishes will be the most used items in your kitchen and chips and breaks are bound to happen. By registering for extra pieces you’ll have a backup and by going with a solid color pattern you’ll be able to pick up accent patterns along the way.

Target - Threshold™ Round Melamine 12Piece Dinnerware Set - Teal $31.99

Camera & Frames

This is a fresh new chapter in your life and you’ll want to document it every step of the way. Register for a new digital camera and don’t forget it on your honeymoon! And where will you be displaying those beautiful wedding photos? Add a few of your favorite frames to your registry, as well.

I once heard someone say what an awful gift a vacuum is. OK, so you probably don’t want your significant other greeting you on Valentine’s Day morning with a new vacuum – it’s definitely not the most romantic of gifts. But a Vacuum is a great gift for those just starting out, and one couples frequently leave off their lists. But, in all actuality your registry is the perfect opportunity to snag something practical that you’ll use all the time. My favorite registry recommendation is the Soniclean VT Plus S-200. 

The Soniclean VT Plus S-200, is the first vacuum cleaner to combine suction with sonic technology. Cleaning at 200 vibrations per second and suction powerful enough to lift 150 lbs. The Soniclean dislodges and removes microscopic particles embedded deep down in the carpet, lifting and removing allergens like bacteria and pollen spores all while utilizing a green “Paramagnetic” motor that uses 50% less electricity than other uprights.

Moving from hardwood to carpet with a flip of a switch, the Soniclean VT Plus provides a whole house clean. With a fragrance dispensing system that allows your floors to not only look clean, but your home to smell clean. I can feel good lying my son on the floor for playtime and that added power and suction is just what a household with 2 dog’s needs.

Whether you’re just starting out or need a POWERFUL vacuum to keep up with pets and family, don’t forget the Soniclean!

The Soniclean retails at $200.00 at 52 Bed Bath & Beyond stores nationwide and can also be purchased at


Yes, let your fiance have some fun to. For many couples with a wedding comes a new home where over the years many little repairs will need to be made and many items will need to be put together – especially if you have or plan on having children.

Did you know you can register at Home Depot? Even if you aren’t a do-it-yourself couple an item like the DEWALT 20-Volt Cordless Compact Drill, will still come in handy more than you can imagine. Powerful enough for the job site and convenient enough for household use.

Home Depot, DeWalt 20-Volt Cordless Compact Drill Kit, $169,

Bakeware & Cookware
Cookware actually requires a lot of thought, especially if you enjoy cooking and will be doing a lot of it. Choices vary from nonstick pieces that make food prep fast and easy, or heavy-duty and built to last. The first thing you should like about is what kind of material do you want in cookware. Then decide whether individual pieces will suit you best or a cookware set.

A cookware set is a great option for someone who is starting or upgrading a cookware collection. Cookware sets also offer great value for the price, with savings over buying each piece individually. You can always register for your favorite set and then add a few individual pieces. The Simply Calphalon Nonstick 10 Piece Cookware Set is a great starter set, for those who like easy cleanup and a sleek look that is easy to coordinate.

Bakeware also requires some thought. There are all kinds of new pieces out there from silicone to light or dark colored bakeware all effecting bake times and clean-up. If you’re not familiar with the lines, or what you prefer, I recommend doing a little research before you head out to create your registry.

Some Product(s) may have been received to help facilitate this post. All opinions expressed are my own.


Robin Wilson said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think this is the best, most practical list of wedding gifts I have seen in quite some time. Thanks for sharing and the gentle reminder...all that glitters isn't gold.

Tammy Woodall said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

These gifts are exactly what I would hope for if I were getting married.

Birdie Bee said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Great ideas for a wedding as well as for Christmas and Birthdays. This was just a reminder that I need to get a drill and am looking at the DeWalt.

Rachel C said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good list, and I would add kitchen and bath towels - it's hard to have too many of those.
I agree with the casual dinnerware too. We never got china, but the few fancy serving dishes or crystal pieces that were given to us have sat in a cabinet never used.

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