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Top Items to Add to Your Wedding Registry


For some, it might feel odd to set up a wedding registry. However, it’s something that can make things a lot easier. Your guest won’t have to spend too much time thinking of a wedding gift and even worrying if it’s something you and your spouse need. It gives them the assurance that they’re spending their money on an item that is useful and meaningful to you. As a bonus, you get to eliminate duplicates.

How many items should I put?

The simple yet practical formula for knowing how many gifts to put in your registry is by multiplying the number of your guests into two. You can include a few extras if you want. Doing so allows your guests to have more choices when browsing through your registry. In connection to that, it’s also ideal to think about the range of prices for the gifts. Include items priced at $50 up to $200. This way, your guests can show on your registry based on their budget.

What should I include in the registry?

When it comes to identifying the items to put into the wedding registry, it may vary from couple to couple. If you are already living with your soon-to-be spouse, don’t hesitate to list traditional household items such as cookware or serving sets. Or, if you choose to just register for gifts that you’re thrilled to own such as a set of seasoning jars or an espresso machine. To guide you in choosing the best items for your registry, we’ve already prepared a checklist for you to check out.


It doesn’t matter if you’re a cooking newbie or already an experienced home cook, it’s best to prioritize kitchen tools for your wedding registry. Here are some of the basics to register.

  • Coffee maker
  • Food processor
  • High-powered blender
  • Rice cooker
  • Juicer
  • Cutting boards
  • Measuring cups
  • Knives
  • Salad spinner
  • Pepper and salt mills
  • Mixing bowls and whisk
  • Electric kettle
  • Grill pan
  • Cookware like pasta pot or sauté pan
  • Barware such as jigger or cocktail shaker

Dining area

The next category is your dining needs, which is important for hosting house parties and entertaining the guests too. Check out this list for top ideas for informal and formal dining.

  • Dinnerware like cereal bowls and plates
  • Serving utensils
  • Casual drinking glasses
  • Beer mugs and tea or coffee cups
  • Placemats
  • Cocktail glassware
  • Casserole dish
  • Table linens and napkin rings
  • Salad bowls and tongs
  • Cake and knife sever
  • Pitcher
  • Assorted bar tool set
  • Coasters
  • Decanter
  • Cocktail shaker


The third category to consider is your bathroom. Choosing the top bathroom items could surely make or break your pampering needs. Here are the best ones to register.

  • Hand towels
  • Bath towels
  • Shower curtain
  • Bath rug or mat
  • Hamper
  • Toiletry drawer organizer
  • Bathroom containers
  • Soap dish
  • Vanity mirror
  • Washcloths
  • Robes
  • Toothbrush or toilet brush holder
  • Extra cabinet storage
  • Lotion dispenser
  • Bathroom caddies

Home and décor

A registry won’t be complete without asking for the basics for the rest of your space. Listed below are the top items to include.

  • Throw blankets
  • Flower vases
  • Storage essentials
  • Picture frames
  • Indoor plants and pots
  • Task lamps
  • Desk accessories
  • Wall art pieces
  • Mirrors
  • Candles

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