With the average age of first-time brides at 27 and on
the rise (age 29 for men), more couples setting up households well in advance
of the wedding, and our lifestyles gravitating to the casual. In the past,
picking china patterns was the norm for newly engaged couples. Nowadays, many
couples either inherit the china from their parents or don’t use it at all. As
our technology and lifestyles have evolved, couples can now create a wish list
that includes items that reflect their unique style and preferences.
Here are 10 items you may want to find space for on your
1. Picture Frames
"You'll want beautiful frames to display your
fabulous wedding and honeymoon photos. Don't forget to add a few of your
favorites to your registry."
2. Luggage "Whether for the honeymoon or for vacations in years
to come, a nice set of matching luggage will make any couple feel like they
3. BarwareThink outside the glasses, folks. To have a well-stocked
bar for entertaining, you’ll need cocktail shakers, pourers, stirrers,
pitchers, decanters, an olive pitter, etc.
4. Gift cards or cashWhen you don’t know for sure what you both want or need,
you can always request money to spend at a later date or for the honeymoon.
5. Slow Cooker Forget the oven. This counter top cooking tool creates
tasty meals without all the manual work. The best feature of many slow cookers
is that they automatically switch to warm when they're done cooking (Set
it and forget it!)
6 Dishes A few sets of dishes — at least 8, preferably 12 — in a
pattern or color you love are one of the most important things you can register
7. Flatware Register for silverware! Be smart and pick a really great
set that you will both use for years and love.
8. Yard care stuff Uh, yeah. There’s this part of your house called the
“outside.” A lawnmower, weed whacker, and leaf blower would really come in
9. Good Knives Cutlery is another area where you don't want to skimp. If
properly cared for, fine knives will last you a lifetime.
10. Hobby accessories Campers, bikers, hikers, athletes, and other hobby
enthusiasts shouldn’t be shy about registering for items they’ll really use.