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Life’s most memorable moments post-wedding often take place at home. Not sure what you’ll need? Get inspired by WeddingWire’s SpringBook 2014′s registry checklists full of essentials for any lifestyle such as the fresh starters, small-space dwellers, design junkies, and health gurus as well as any occasion such as a backyard BBQ, formal dinner party, lazy Sunday brunch, and romantic retreat.

Sponsored by Williams-Sonoma

Entertaining is easy when you have the right tools! Use this handy list from Williams-Sonoma to fill your wedding registry with all the elements necessary to pull off a great party, then get to mastering a signature drink recipe or two. You’ll have a house filled with happy guests in no time.

PS — Want $5000 to spend at Williams-Sonoma yourself? Create your registry and you’ll be entered to win! Details can be found at williams-sonoma.com/dreamsweeps.

1. Ice Bottle Chiller Mold, $29.95

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An artsy way to chill wine, and the mold can last up to six hours before melting. For an even more creative twist to the display, add flower petals or citrus slices to the mold before freezing.

 2. Dorset Single Old-Fashioned Glasses, $71.95 for a Set of Four

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Calling all Madmen fans! These hand-cut lead crystal glasses are exactly what you need to outfit that retro bar cart (and serve a delicious scotch).

3. Pantry Oval Serving Platter, $59.95

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A timelessly versatile porcelain serving dish that will fit with any party theme (and hold a healthy portion of everything from crab canapes to whole lasagna slices).

4. Monogrammed Stainless Steel Bar Tools Set, $34.95

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A strainer, jigger, bottle opener, and ice tongs, all conveniently organized in a handsome stainless steel holder for direct countertop access.

5. Insulated Cocktail Shaker, $44.95

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Keep extra portions of drinks cool long after the first pour with the double wall insulation of this dishwasher safe cocktail shaker. The insulation also keeps slippery condensation from forming on the exterior. view more green, wedding registry sponsored posts

Sponsored by Williams-Sonoma

While it’s tempting to stock your wedding registry with big ticket items you might not be ready to purchase on your own, don’t forget that guests are often working with a budget as well! Make them feel good about the gifts they send you off into newlywed bliss with by stocking your registry with a few essential items that ring in under the $100 mark. Here’s 10 we guarantee you’ll be happy you selected, all from Williams-Sonoma.

PS — Want $5000 to spend at Williams-Sonoma yourself? Create your registry and you’ll be entered to win! Details can be found at williams-sonoma.com/dreamsweeps.

1. Cuisinart Hand Mixer with Storage Case, $89.95

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Baking will be a breeze with a powerful hand-held tool like this, and the nine speeds are perfect for tackling everything from light meringues to heavy batters.

2. Cabernet Wine Glass (Set of 2), $39.95

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Oh-so-necessary stemware for date nights and dinner in front of the TV.

3. Calphalon Elite Nonstick Fry Pan Set, $79.95

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Perfect for new and seasoned cooks alike, the triple-layer nonstick surfaces on these pans make them excellent for searing foods — and make it hard for metal utensils to damage them. Added bonus: they’re dishwasher safe!

 4. Goldtouch® Nonstick 6-Piece Essentials Bakeware Set, $99.95

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Not sure what items you need to begin your dessert-making adventures? This set has you covered with a 12-well muffin pan, a cookie sheet, a half-sheet pan, a cooling rack, and two 9″ cake pans.

5. Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Rectangular Covered Casserole, $95 

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The perfect all-in-one baking, serving, and storage dish for hearty winter lasagnas and casseroles. It comes in six colors, but we’re partial to this rustic mustard yellow. view more green, wedding registry sponsored posts

Getting Started: Registry Must-Haves

Posted by Kim on Apr 08, 2013

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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.

Dinnerware

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.

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Registry Items: Sweet Treats

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 11, 2012

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With so many choices, it’s hard to make sure you have all the essentials on your registry checklist, but don’t forget to add some fun items too. If you have a sweet tooth like I do, you will want to add Cuisinart’s soft serve ice cream machine that automatically swirls the ice cream with any of your favorite mix-ins. Think: M&M’s, Reese’s peanut butter cups and Oreos. Or maybe Breville’s pie maker that can make up to four individual-sized pies or tarts with any of your favorite fillings. Think: strawberries, blueberries and apples. For more items to add to your registry–check out our registry checklist.

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