Whoever came up with the idea for a bridal registry (a service that makes life much easier on wedding guests choosing gifts for a soon-to-be married couple) was a complete lifesaver! A bridal registry allows engaged couples to voice their preferences on what they desire or need for their officially wedded household. One of the best points regarding a bridal registry is that buyers can avoid duplicating gifts or wasting money on unwanted gifts. Once a listed item has been purchased, the bridal registry is updated.
While some couples have a difficult time narrowing down all of the items they wish to place on their bridal registry, others have no clue where to start. For your convenience, I have listed the top ten items that consistently appear on the bridal registry of today's engaged couples:
1) Kitchen Appliances and Gadgets
From toasters to blenders, kitchen appliances and gadgets are commonplace on a bridal registry. Breadmakers, food processors, and electric mixers help new brides transform into Betty Crocker, while fruit slicers, lemon graters, and other kitchen tools save valuable time.
2) Gourmet Coffeemakers
Anyone care for an expresso or cappuccino? In this day and age, caffeinated couples crave the latest in coffeemaking, such as the Keurig line, which produces mouthwatering cups of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in less than one minute.
3) Designer Luggage
Newly married couples are often set off to honeymoon in style with designer luggage that once graced their bridal registry. Popular selections include Kenneth Cole, Liz Claiborne, Oleg Cassini, Diane Von Furstenberg, and Pierre Cardin.
4) Table Settings
How will the former bachelor and bachelorette entertain family and friends once they return home as a married couple? Whether they are offered an array of patterns or furnished with complementary color schemes, many bridal registries list plates, dishes, bowls, cups, and silverware.
Meal preparation is an important part of living the domesticated life, but without cookware – the task is nearly impossible. Saucepans, frying pans, skillets, and soup pots are common items found on a bridal registry. Did you know that copper selections cooks food faster, as well as requires less heat?
6) His and Hers Gifts
From designer watches to his and her towels, personalized and monogrammed gifts for the bride and groom are a real treat, especially when centered on a hobby shared by both you and your sweetie. Think matching golf bags, keepsake clocks, and champagne glasses.
7) Luxury Bedding
Newly married couples should sink into a bed that brings comfort, as well as a bit of pampering. Consider adding high-thread count sheets, Egyptian cotton, super soft throw pillows, and velvety throw blankets to your bridal registry.
Yes, many a bridal registry has included vacuums and other heavy-duty cleaning supplies, such as a steam cleaner, wet-vacs, and trendy robotic gadgets.
When formulating your bridal registry, did you think to include popular electronic items, such as computer printers, digital cameras, camcorders, and even iPods?
10) Wine Refrigerator
Believe it or not, receiving a special place to store and keep wine and champagne chilled is a popular bridal registry desire.