Registry Essentials // Wedding Tip Wednesday // Champagne + Linen // Western Montana Wedding Designers and Planners
For all you summer brides, around now is when you’re starting to think about registering. It is so much fun - and at times stressful - to spend some time with your partner picking out items to complete your home.
Nowadays there are so many options on how to register. You can go the traditional route and head to Target with a scanning gun, you can register completely online through a third party like Zola, or you can register for your honeymoon. Talk about what works best for you two!
My favorite items to register for:
KitchenAid // Cliche? I don’t care. I love my KitchenAid mixer. We use it multiple times a week. They’re built to last and have awesome attachments. We have a meat grinder (queue The Brick in the Wall by Pink Floyd). In case you missed it...this was also on each of our 2017 favorite things (Alicia, Ariel, Mariah)!
Cast iron // The possibilities are endless. Searing steak (we bring ours camping for this reason), crispy chicken thighs, skillet cookies, bread, grilled cheese. Any.Thing.
Le Creuset anything // Okay, these are a splurge, but SO WORTH IT. My mom is Le Creuset obsessed and passed down that gene to me, there are worse things. These are beautiful pieces that will last a lifetime. Also listed as one of Alicia's favorite things.
THIS PASTA STRAINER || This one specifically. I love it. It hangs on your sink (super adjustable) so it doesn’t touch the bottom of the sink. It’s also great for washing veggies and really anything.
Leftover containers || We didn’t register for these, but I wish we did now. I swear the dishwasher eats them because they always go missing.
Serving pieces // If you’re the host-est with the most-est, I recommend some serving pieces. How often do you buy these things for yourself?
Silverware // Our silverware was made up of hand-me-downs and what was taken from the university dining center (wasn’t me…). They would bend all over the place, just not something that would last. Good silverware will last!
Camping gear // Think outside the box of normal registries, get things that you will definitely use!
Tools // Every house needs tools. You never know when a door knob will fall off.
Hey, getting stuff is fun, but experiences are so much more valuable. Enter: HoneyFund (or any other honeymoon site). We used this for our honeymoon. If we didn't, we wouldn't of been able to go on the same honeymoon. You can register for things like a rental car, helicopter tours, swanky meals, spa services, there are so many options. I had family members who were so excited to give experiences, rather than things. Don't stick to the usual china.
Where are you planning on registering?! What are you must have items?!