If you got engaged during the most recent “engagement season” (Thanksgiving through Valentine’s Day), chances are you’re probably starting to think about your registry! While it may feel a little bit awkward to put together your wish list at first, remember that your registry is actually an incredibly helpful tool. Your guests WANT to help you settle into newlywed life with things you need and want, and your registry makes it easy for them to choose something they’re positive you’ll be grateful for!
Whether you already have a mostly stocked home or you’re ditching the pieces from your college apartments in favor of new, grown up home goods, starting the registry process can be overwhelming. To help get you started on the right foot, we teamed up with one of our favorite online registry programs, Wayfair, to come up with a list of 20 things every Southern wedding registry should include. This list was specifically created for couples hoping to foster a gracious and hospitable home–with just these 20 tools and pieces on hand, you’ll be able to comfortably host a dinner party or overnight guests!
We love Wayfair Registry for countless reasons, one of the main ones being the many products you can add to it (more than seven million!). Group Gifting allows multiple people to go in together on a larger ticket item, so especially if you’re starting from scratch furnishing a new place, it’s a fantastic option–they carry everything from couches to porch swings, as well as hundreds of options for each of the pieces on our essentials list. Here’s a peek at what your 20 things might look like when you register at Wayfair!
1. Baking sheets, 2. Cookware, 3. Serving platter, 4. Cast iron skillet, 5. Glass pitcher, 6. Stand mixer, 7. Towels, 8. Flatware, 9. Everyday china, 10. Sheets, 11. Coffee maker, 12. Serving utensils, 13. Food processor, 14. Wine glasses, 15. Champagne flutes, 16. Vase, 17. Pie dish, 18. Cake stand, 19. Drinking glasses, 20. Fine china
One of my favorite brands Wayfair stocks is Kate Spade New York, so I couldn’t be more excited about the Kate Spade Bachelorette Party Getaway sweepstakes they have going on right now! One grand prize winner, plus three of her bridesmaids, will be whisked away to Miami, Florida for a fabulous girls trip–the prize includes airfare, two-night accommodations, and additional prizes all valued up to $12,000. Brides can enter between March 30 and April 30 by creating a registry at Wayfair and by adding at least one Kate Spade product to their Wayfair registry (the fine china, serving set, vase, and champagne flutes above are all Kate Spade if you need one to get started with!). Fingers crossed for you!
This post is brought to you by the Wayfair Registry – thanks for your support of the brands that make Southern Weddings possible!