10 Must-Have Items for Your Wedding Registry

Wedding Registry Checklist

I have a lot of friends getting married this year, and the more I comb through their wedding registries, the more I realize that couples are forgetting to ask for some key items! Here is a list of everything you should include on your wedding registry:

{1} Luggage: Chances are you’ve never been able to afford a nice set of luggage. Register for the set you’ve always wanted and break it in on your honeymoon! Be sure to ask for a brand/model that will last for years. (Bed, Bath & Beyond Samsonite Silhouette Sphere II Luggage Collection, $99.99-$329.99)

{2} Dutch Oven: You may think you don’t need a Dutch oven – that a crock pot will do the job just fine. Consider that you can do your prep work with it on the stove, then quickly transfer it to the oven when you’re ready to slow cook. It definitely saves some time and energy and a quality Dutch oven can last a lifetime. (Le Creuset 7 1/4 Qt. Round Dutch Oven, $350.00)

{3} Bathroom Towels: You and your fiance have probably accumulated random towels here and there over the years. Now is the chance to register for a luxurious set! Be sure to register for a few extra sets to have on hand for guests or weeks where there is no time for laundry. (Macy’s Hotel Collection Bath Towels MicroCotton Collection, $10-$50)

{4} Kitchen Knives: A nice set of kitchen knives will make all the difference in the kitchen. Rather than registering for one expensive set, try registering for each knife individually. You’re more likely to receive the full set that way. (Williams-Sonoma Wüsthof Classic 12-Piece Knife Block Set, $1,010)

{5} High Thread Count Sheets: It’s time to toss those jersey knit sheets and sleep on some grown-up high thread count cotton. Again, be sure to register for an extra set! (Kohl’s Jennifer Lopez 600-Thread Count Egyptian Cotton Sheets, $159.99-$199.99)

{6} Tool Set: Registering isn’t all about the kitchen and bathroom! Head to Home Depot or Lowe’s and register for some nice tools. You’ll be grateful down the road when you’re doing home improvement work. (Lowe’s DEWALT 4-Tool 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Cordless Combo Kit with Soft Case, $319)

{7} Cast Iron Skillet: Everyone needs a cast iron skillet in their kitchen arsenal, but not everyone was lucky enough to inherit one from a grandparent. They’re versatile, heavy-duty and cheap. Need I say more? (Target Lodge Cast Iron Pre-Seasoned Skillet 12 Inch, $24.99)

{8} Outdoor Grill: If you have a patio, a nice gas grill is a great item to add to your registry. Home Depot and Lowe’s have plenty of great options! (Home Depot Weber Spirit E-320 3-Burner Propane Gas Grill in Black, $549)

{9} Vacuum: This item is frequently left off registries, but it’s the perfect opportunity to snag something practical. (Walmart Shark Navigator Upright Bagless Vacuum, NV22L, $128.99)

{10} Crystal and China: These luxury items may not seem important now, but 40-year-old you will want to have nice dishes and glasses when entertaining at the holidays. Be sure to choose classic patterns so that you’re not struggling to replace and/or add pieces down the road. (Macy’s Waterford Barware, Lismore Collection, $95-$495)

Register at:
Bed, Bath and Beyond
Home Depot – Available in-store