What are ALL the ways you can register for you wedding, anyways? In WeddingWire’s SpringBook 2015, we understand that couples want to customize everything because who wants china they will never use. There are three options to consider: gift, cash, and honeymoon, each with their own distinct retailers. Read more about the dos and don’ts here. Or start creating your very own right about now.
Over the next few weeks, our very own WeddingWire editors will be providing answers to those tough etiquette questions that Facebook followers might not know how to address. Third up, Maureen asks: “How [do you] communicate where you are registered for gifts if you are not having a bridal shower?” Find out the answer here.
Photos (from left to right): Token Studio Collection Travel Kit, $35 at Nordstrom and Satechi Smart Travel Router with USB Port, $45 on Amazon
Often times, your registry becomes one long list for kitchen tools and appliances, but for the jet-setting couple, a Calphalon non-stick frying pan and Kitchen-Aid stand mixer might not be worth a scan. Thinking more about the destination rather than the journey? Check out our Travel Editor’s necessities like noise canceling headphones, neck pillow, fisheye lens, solar charger, and router with USB port to make sure you’re relaxed and ready-to-go when you arrive in paradise.
Photo: Corkcicle Wine Chiller, Target
In case you didn’t already know, Caitlin, one of our very own on WeddingWire’s editorial team, is engaged! Throughout her entire planning process, she’ll be giving you insight on her experiences until September 20, 2014. First, it was wedding dress shopping — and 9 things no one ever told her — and next up: 9 things you wouldn’t think to register for (but should!).
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1. Ice Bottle Chiller Mold, $29.95
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
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
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
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
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.