I love to shop. Clothes, jewelry, shoes. Lately I’ve been really into shoes.
However, when it comes to kitchen supplies… not so much.
The wedding registry is one of the bigger tasks of wedding planning. You get to search home decor stores high and low for all kinds of goodies and gadgets to fill your home as a married couple. You get to pick out fun things like plates, pots & pans, glasses, towels, sheets, and all that fun stuff. I was super excited to register until I realized how overwhelming it was.
Some people may have too many things on their registry, but we’re struggling with the opposite. We don’t want to throw just any random thing on there. We want to have items that we’ll truly use on a regular basis. Another thing that can be difficult is when you already live with your fiancé before you get married. We already have a lot of the staples like a blender, knife set, nice wine glasses, and a crockpot which we rarely use.
As y’all know, I’m not huge on cooking so I struggled with a lot of the kitchen items. Luckily, we have Ryan’s mom to help us along the way. Some things were more fun to pick out than others- my favorite might be our flatware. I like the pretty, shiny things! I thought I’d share some of the top items on our registry and no, a Kitchen-Aid mixer is not on there because let’s be honest… I don’t bake! Maybe one day.
No fine china for this couple. We knew we wanted good quality, white, porcelain dinnerware that would go well with our new modern townhome. We’re not going to have the biggest kitchen, so practical items are the most important. This was actually one of the hardest items to decide on, but ultimately we went with the Roulette dinnerware set from Crate & Barrel.
POTS & PANS
We weighed the options between nonstick and stainless and ultimately decided on this nonstick set from Analon. Ryan’s sister has the set and has nothing but good things to say about it. My favorite thing about these is that the rivets are flush, so you won’t have to worry about food getting stuck around them. And the stainless lids are nice because glass ones are a pain to clean.
After Meghan posted about this Hamilton Beach coffee maker, I knew I had to have it. 12-cup pot AND single K-cups? Sold. This will definitely find a permanent home on our kitchen counter.
These are a must, especially for a new house. Our towels are looking quite ragged these days so I can’t wait to get to get some fresh, white ones. Do y’all have any recommendations for a brand? We were looking at the Wamsutta collection from BB&B but are still undecided.
So long, days of the mismatched silverware drawer. I love the unique look of this hammered flatware set. Since we are getting simple plates these will add a little fun to our place settings. And don’t forget to get extras like salad forks- we go through those like crazy!
Right now, Ryan & I use Swiffer wet mops to clean our place and while they’re convenient, they just dry out so quickly. We need to find a new method when we move into our new place and I think a nice, steam mop might be the way to go. What do y’all use to clean your floors?
We currently have two of these, but I’m often wishing we had more (especially when I’m cooking our Hello Fresh meals). I just picked up the tiny Epicurean board a few weeks ago and love it- it’s thin, lightweight, and cleans easily. I definitely plan on adding some of the larger ones to our registry.
Moscow Mules are all the rage these days and for good reason. They’re so refreshing and just aren’t the same without the customary copper mug. We registered for the hammered version of these and they would look super cute on a bar cart!
Now, here is my question for all of you lovely readers- what was your favorite item off of your registry? What gets the most use? What can you just no live without? This bride would love to hear any and all recommendations and thanks for reading!