Happy Friday, friends!
Now that I’ve been married for a few months I’ve had time to play with the wonderful wedding gifts Brandon and I received. I have a few friends getting married in 2017 and 2018 and they have asked me a few times what should I register for and what should I skip. So I wanted to break it down for you today in order to make your wedding registry fun for you and super easy for your guests.
What do you register for if you already have everything?
This is probably the most common question I’ve been asked. Brandon and I lived together before we got married so we had a lot of the basics like really nice cookware, plates and some kitchen gadgets. However, there were items that we knew needed to be upgraded like a knife set and switch from a Keurig to a Nespresso. We also wanted to have more serving items because we love to host at our home. Take a look around your home to see what you could upgrade and add that to your registry.
What to register for when we need EVERYTHING?
Luckily the internet will be your best friend when it comes to this because there are so many registry guides that you can research to see what fits best for you as a couple. Maybe you are not addicted to coffee like me so you want a really fancy electric tea kettle. Zola has some great Starter Guides that will point you in the right direction. Also, don’t feel overwhelmed as you register or think no one will get us this it’s too expensive. You do you is all I can say. I probably edited our registry a few times because you get scan gun happy that you scan items that you realize a week later that you don’t need 16 bath towels.
What are your registry favorites?
Before we registered I read a lot of food blogs that kept talking about how much of a game changer an Instant Pot is so I knew I wanted to add it. I’ve used a crockpot for YEARS because it’s so simple and convenient until I started to use my Instant Pot. This little baby can cook a 4 lb rotisserie chicken in 30 minutes. Goodbye are the days of me buying the already cooked ones at HEB, I can now make my own. If you have a crockpot on your registry, I would replace it with an Instant Pot. It still has the slow cooker option but it does so much more, like saute, steams veggies and it’s a rice cooker to name a few.
Our sheets have always been from Target so we wanted some nicer ones. They are so soft, cozy and don’t get too hot which is a requirement for me. #alwaysafireball
When I say my old knife set was crap I mean it, times 10! They were probably 10 years old that I found on sale for $15 at Linens N Things (that goes to show you how old they were). They were so dull and I would get frustrated that my knife skills were severely lacking until this dream of a knife set came into our lives. They are so sharp that I can finally showcase my chopping skills. Every time you put them in or take them out of the knife block they sharpen the knives. No more wondering when was the last time I’ve sharpened my knives.
What should I skip?
TOWELS! We spent so much time looking at towels and trying to figure out which towels would work best for each bathroom. Guess what! We didn’t get a single towel. If you need new towels, I would just use gift card money to purchase them.
Items that don’t suit you as a couple. If baking and cooking isn’t your thing, that’s totally ok so don’t feel pressured that you have to put every baking item on your registry.
It was so much fun sharing some registry tips with you! Zola is a one-stop shop for all of your registry needs especially if you want to do a HoneyFund instead of a traditional registry. They are changing the game for the modern bride and groom.
I would love to hear what some of the items you loved from your wedding registry, so please feel free to comment below.