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We asked the registry pros at Macy’s to share the hottest trends in wedding registries. From china to flatware to kitchen gadgets and more, they shared what’s new and what’s next. Plus, find out their prediction for the top (and unexpected) registry item for 2013!
What types of patterns, colors, and styles will be popular for china this year?
Gold is definitely making a comeback! We also think that couples will gravitate toward patterns that are pre-mixed and matched, but we’re seeing modern white dinnerware gaining popularity, as well. Vintage styles, like the Edie Rose by Rachel Bilson collection shown below, are big right now, too.
Edie Rose by Rachel Bilson Dinnerware, only at Macy’s
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When you’re registering for gifts, be sure to include gifts at a wide variety of price points to make sure there’s something for everyone. From your college-aged cousin who lives on Ramen noodles, to your friend who just got that huge promotion, all your guests should be able to spend what they’re comfortable with. You an also register for some really big-ticket items for groups of friends or relatives to split (check out Macy’s new Dream Fund program they created to make this process super-easy). Here are some gift suggestions for every price point:
$25 and Under
Martha Stewart Collection Petal Trellis Glass Bowl, Only at Macy’s
OXO Chopper, Macy’s
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Villeroy & Boch New Wave Collection, Macy’s
Registering for gifts can be totally fun. You go to the store, get the scan gun and scan to your hearts’ content (notice we say hearts- that means your spouse-to-be has a say, too!) to stock your newlywed home. However, many find it to be completely overwhelming. To avoid this, have a game plan before you go into the store, so you avoid registering for random things that you don’t really end up using in the long run (what did that gadget do again?). We’ve rounded up the must-have gift categories that you’ll want to include in your registry.
We’re talking both fine and casual china here – you’ll want to register for at least 6-8 sets of everything, and pick patterns aren’t too trendy. You’ll want something that you’ll love for a lifetime. You may not think you need fine china and that you’ll never use it but trust us- down the line, you’ll want it to host your family and friends.
Some grooms are super-psyched to register for wedding gifts, while others might rather sit in the dentist’s chair than spend an afternoon at a department store. Perhaps once you inform him that it’s perfectly okay to register for a few “fun” gifts like electronics, barbeque tools, and more, he’ll be more into the whole process. Check out two of our favorite wedding gifts that your groom will love:
Photos (from left): Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma; courtesy of Bloomingdale’s
Yes, you can absolutely register for this Beer-Making Kit from Williams-Sonoma along with your fine china and crystal – such a great post-wedding activity for you and your groom. And, grooming tools like this Norelco electric shaver from Bloomingdale’s are also appropriate and guy-friendly additions to your registry.
Check out more registry gifts your groom will love here, and let us know in the comments which wedding gift you’re most excited to receive.
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Hadley and Dale
Hadley and Dale were married this fall at one of Washington’s most exquisite wineries, Cave B Estate and Winery in the Colombia River Valley of Quincy, Washington. With hints of summer still lingering in the cool Washington air, the couple settled on a bright color palette of reds, turquoise and lime greens, to hang onto the last bits of summer and so they could remember that exact feel of the air, forever. When using the stunning Washington mountains as décor, little else is needed, however the outdoorsy couple wanted to bring every element of their beloved state to the inside reception as well, and used succulents and mosses as centerpieces, and created a custom wedding cake with a woodsy feel, donned with a birdsnest, complete with a pair of lovebirds. The bridesmaids wore floor length red flowy dresses, accented with hints of turquoise and paired next to elegantly colorful groomsmen. No ceremony at a vineyard is complete without a salut to the winery, and Dale and Hadley’s wedding was just that, with a toast of Cave B’s very own before their first kiss as a married couple The guests then celebrated into the night under the crisp Washington sky, feeling like summer and this special night would never end. - Clane, Clane Gessel Photography