As soon as I got married, all of my engaged friends kept asking about my wedding registry. “What are you glad you put on your registry?” “What do you wish you put on your registry?” “Did people buy the most expensive things on your registry?”
So, today I want to answer their questions by taking a look at
5 6 Things to put on your Wedding Registry. Please note, these opinions are completely my own, and it’s okay if you disagree or think I’m crazy!
1. A Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
I always loved using my mother’s Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer for cookies, cakes and other goodies as I was growing up. It was as much a part of our kitchen as the table and sink! Kitchen Aids can make so many recipes easier, like making whipped cream for instance. I just love the way this handy tool can handle just about anything, and I loved picking out the color with Mark!
2. Fun Table Settings
Mark and I put Fiestaware on our registry, and we had a great time picking out the colors! Now, we are cheered by the brightness they bring to the kitchen, and we love mixing colors at each meal! I’m not saying everyone should choose Fiestaware, but it’s important to remember that the table settings one picks will be used daily, so why not make them fun?!
3. The Griddler
Aw yeah! The Griddler is a crazy appliance that gets so much use in our house! We use it for paninis for a quick dinner with soup. We use it to grill chicken because it’s convenient in our apartment setting. It can make pancakes, bacon, burgers, and more! We love our Griddler, and even though it’s not a must, it’s definitely a fun object to have!
4. A Nice Knife Set
Mark had strong opinions about what kind of knives he wanted to put on our registry… So, I let him take the lead on this one! I’m so glad I let him pick out these knives because they’re so sharp and work wonderfully every time in the kitchen! I find myself reaching for one, two or three of these guys every single day, so I believe a nice knife set is something one should not glance over when it comes to registry time!
5. A Spaghetti Scoop
So, a spaghetti scoop may sound like an odd suggestion, but trust me, this pick comes from my experience. The first meal I made at home for Mark was spaghetti because I figured we needed something quick and easy while we were still moving into our apartment. Although making spaghetti itself isn’t hard, scooping up the spaghetti was quite difficult because we didn’t have a scoop! We also may have ran to the store for a colander because we needed to strain the spaghetti as well. At least we now have a silly memory of our first meal in the new place!
So, I’d recommend to you as I did my friends to not worry about price points. Our knife set and Kitchen Aid mixer weren’t cheap, but folks gathered around and purchased them on our behalf. Moreover, they loved helping out us newlyweds!
Also, I’d like to share how I felt receiving all these gifts from cheerful hearts. I was reminded of the passage of scripture in Acts 2, which states the believers “had everything in common” (verse 44). I truly felt like I was back there with the first Christians because my family was pitching in and sharing what they had, big or small, with Mark and me. It was such a blessing to experience that love and kindness, and I’m grateful for all their support!
I hope my little list has helped you in some way, and I would love to hear suggestions for items to add or personal experiences with registries. I’m grateful for your readership, and I look forward to hearing from you.
Peace and Love,
P.S. I almost forgot! There’s one more thing I would recommend to put on a wedding registry…
6. A sturdy pots and pans set
Mark recommended we add a high-quality pots and pans set to our registry… and I’m delighted with what we got! Honestly, I wasn’t sure we’d end up with the set we chose because it was quite pricey, but Mark’s relatives pitched in and bought us the set. These days, we use our pots and pans everyday, and it’s to nice to have a set that heats up quickly, has good non-stick and is easy to clean (dishwasher safe!). I don’t know where we’d be without our pots and pans!