Wedding Registry Guide and Checklist

After Mike and I got engaged one of the first things I thought about was what I was going to put on our wedding registry. We chose not to live together before we got married so we didn’t have anything we needed, especially when it came to things for our kitchen. I’m not going to lie, creating a registry was overwhelming and quite stressful at times. At first, it seems like it’s going to be loads of fun, who doesn’t want to walk around a store scanning things for people to buy you? It may have been more fun if I were scanning shoes or dresses, but no, I was scanning kitchen supplies… Booring

It is super easy to get carried away while registering. If I would’ve given Mike the scanner while we were picking things out, he would have scanned everything in the place. It’s important to register for things you know you will use on a regular basis rather than random things you may use once a year, like a waffle maker for instance. I’m not going to lie, looking back I definitely registered for things we really didn’t “need.” I really regret it because we didn’t get so many things we actually needed.

Make sure you register for a variety of price tiers as well. The lowest priced item on ours was $2.99, and that was a dishcloth. Keep in mind not everyone can afford to buy you a $60.00 4 piece place setting. I would also recommend keeping the number of stores you register at to a maximum of three. We did two, Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.

We chose not to register for fine china. That’s totally a personal choice, but I knew we would never use it. Plus we really didn’t have anywhere in our home to display it.
White Place Setting
Flatware SetServing Bowl
Hors D’Oeuvre Tray

I went with all white towels because I knew if they got dirty I could bleach them. My mom gets colored because she feels like they don’t get as dirty looking as white towels do. Again, this is totally personal preference.
Bath TowelsHand TowelsWashclothsSheet Set, Queen These sheets the BEST IN THE WORLD. They’re pricey, but oh my goodness, we love ours! You wouldn’t be disappointed.

Kitchen Washcloths
Kitchen TowelsPot HolderKitchen Tool and Gadget SetNon-Stick Cookie SheetsDrinking Glasses Wine GlassesMixing BowlsCookware Set, 12-PieceCutting MatCroc Pot OR an Instant Pot

If you’re already living together before you get married, I know there are websites out there that allow you to start a “honeymoon fund.” I’ve also heard of people adding something on their wedding website saying they are already living together, didn’t register anywhere and prefer money/gift cards as gifts. Personally, I think it’s tacky to add something on a wedding invitation stating where you’re registered at. I had a wedding website where all that information could be found. If y’all have any essentials you registered for that aren’t on this list, please let me know in the comments! All of these are the basic things we registered for a really needed and I know it will vary from person to person! All in all I enjoyed creating our wedding registry. I hope this list helps if you’re in the process of creating your own.


Wedding venue: The Mosteller Mansion
Wedding planner/florist: Tara Bland
Photographer: KRJ Photography, LLC
Makeup: Amber Houston at Strandz Salon and Spa
Hair: Rhonda Mabe at Headlines Salon
Getting ready Robes: The Fancy Pigeon on Etsy
Bridesmaids Dresses: The Formal Showcase
Groomsmen attire: Jos. A. Bank

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