Everything You Need on Your Wedding Registry, According to FN Editors

The ultimate registry checklist!

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July 11, 2022

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Between selecting a dress, cake and venue, there are a lot of decisions to make when planning a wedding. And while creating your registry is another task on a seemingly never-ending to-do list, most couples find that it is the most fun part of getting married! Afterall, what could be better than creating a dream shopping cart filled with items to start you and your partner’s lives together? Here, we talked to Food Network editors who are either recently married or are in the thick of planning right now to see what items were must-haves on their registry. Get ready to add these to your registry asap!

$580 $520
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Our wedding is the perfect excuse to upgrade our dinnerware, cutlery and glassware. This set from Fable Home has all of the essentials and comes in gorgeous colors (speckled white is my favorite). I love that the plates and bowls have the heft of a solid ceramic and that the glassware is delicate and modern. I can't wait to break these out at our future dinner parties.

-TK Brady, Senior Editor

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OK, so I already own this blender, but I tell all my bride friends to register for it when they get engaged. You truly can't go wrong with a Vitamix and this one comes in a stunning white that you won't feel bad about leaving on your countertop. I use mine on a near daily basis for making smoothies, sauces and frozen drinks (in the summer).

-TK Brady, Senior Editor

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On the weekends, my fiance and I love to go for what I call a "walking coffee." We go to our local coffee shop, order two lattes and take a walk through town or by the beach when it's a nice day. It's our favorite Sunday activity. But sometimes, it would be nice to make a latte at home. There's something so "grown-up" about registering for an espresso machine, and it feels like a purchase we would never make ourselves. The Breville Bambino is a great starting point for anyone who's interested in pulling their own espresso shot. For those who want a fully automatic experience (that's us), this Cafe Affetto machine by GE is for you.

-TK Brady, Senior Editor

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$43.95

I know, this is a totally old school registry item, but hear me out: At some point in your wedding planning, you'll be asked what you want to use to cut the cake at your reception. (Yes, this is a real question you'll need an answer to.) Registering for a cake cutter set ensures you have a plan for the most important cake moment of your life, plus, every birthday/anniversary/celebration thereafter. A set from Lenox is timeless and something you'll be happy you have for years to come.

-TK Brady, Senior Editor

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$379.99

First of all, this is not a must-have registry item. If you are not an avid baker and don't plan on ever making cookies for a crowd, a stand mixer is a waste of registry space. (A hand mixer can handle most occasional baking tasks.) That said, if you want to invest in a stand mixer, KitchenAid is honestly the only way to go. Opt for the Artisan line, which has a 5-quart bowl that can be swapped out for stainless, ceramic or glass depending on the task or your preference. This line also has the most color options, so you can be sure you get the color you really want.

-TK Brady, Senior Editor

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$350.00

I already own a set of trusty neutral ceramic plates, but I wanted to add some more timeless pieces - the modern equivalent of registering for a set of china. These Italian dessert plates felt like the perfect touch. They're so unique that they feel like they're not tied to a specific trend and won't go out of style (something I stress a lot about). I'm imagining that I will stack them on top of my neutral ceramics to create a pretty place setting or use them as hors d'oeuvres plates.

-Heath Goldman, Culinary Editor

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Back in my magazine days, I had to write a story testing every single pepper mill that exists. Surprise, Peugeot makes peppermills, and they're truly the Ferrari of all peppermills (excuse the pun). I already owned a small, beat up Peugeot mill but felt like it would be luxurious to replace it with a large one that would hold a lot of pepper and remind me of when waiters come around at a restaurant and offer to pepper your dish. Plus, this felt like a good price point to have on the registry for someone who didn't want to drop a lot of money.

-Heath Goldman, Culinary Editor

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$325

Surprisingly, this was the first item that was bought off our registry and afterwards people mentioned they had wanted to buy it. We did register for a few experiences to which people could just contribute dollar amounts, but I found that, overall, people still wanted to buy as a physical item. I think everyone wanted to buy the suitcase because it was an object that enabled an experience (traveling). I already own one Away suitcase and wanted one for my partner too. This one is the perfect size for carry-on and is lightweight, sturdy and really easy to wheel - all around great.

-Heath Goldman, Culinary Editor

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$69

My fiancé and I have taken up the art of crafting cocktails at home in the last few years, so upgraded glassware was one of the first categories we tackled when building our registry. We opted for classic wine glasses, like these dishwasher-safe glasses fit for full-bodied red wines, as well as specialty cocktail glasses, including Nick & Nora glasses and coup glasses.

-Rachel Trujillo, Associate Content Editor

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Splurging for high-quality candles is worth it if you’re particular about your scents and want them to last a decent amount of time — both of which are true for my fiance and me. We decided to add a couple candle options to our registry so we can stock up on our go-tos and keep our house smelling fresh year-around.

-Rachel Trujillo, Associate Content Editor

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$99 $88
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Since I already have a KitchenAid stand mixer, I was excited to add a few attachments I have been eyeing to our wedding registry. This pasta attachment will be great for date nights and having family over for a fun dinner. We also added the ceramic bread bowl to our registry, which will take my goal of baking more this year to a whole new level!

-Rachel Trujillo, Associate Content Editor

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