what I'm glad I registered for

1 – ruffled bowl, plate, mini bowl | 2 | 3  – also have and love these | 4 – kettle, bowl | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

I’ve had this post on my mind to do for months! I’m excited to finally pass on some wedding registry tips now that I’ve been married almost five years.

One of the best things I did when I registered for our wedding was… taking my sister-in-law instead of Christian. That sound harsh, but I’m serious!  My SIL had been married for a few years, and I thought she would be really helpful. She knew what she wished she had registered for and what she received that she didn’t use that much.

To be honest, Christian was a-ok with skipping the hours of walking up and down aisles of kitchen products. At the end of the process, we had hundreds of dollars of credit leftover. I handed it over to him and said, “go crazy!”  He ended up getting some extra knives, grilling tools and a Yeti cooler. See? Everyone wins.

With all of that being said, let’s get into my most loved and used items! In the appliance world, our Vitamix and Nespresso VertuoLine are used the most. What I have and don’t use much at all are my food processor (I ended up returning it) and KitchenAid. It hurts my heart that I never use my beautiful KitchenAid, but I end up using my handheld mixer so much more because it’s so quick, easy and lightweight.

The best advice my SIL said was to invest in nice pots and pans. She couldn’t have been more right. I chose Viking because my family is from Greenwood, Mississippi (the Viking HQ), but Calphalon is another great brand. I use these every single day and have recently added some MacKenzie-Childs pans to the mix too!

I chose Juliska as my everyday china, and we really love it. We’ve since added the loaf and muffin pans, cups and saucers and so on to our collection. It’s great because Christian knows that extending the pattern is always a great gift idea, and it’s available at Bloomingdale’s and Amazon.

My favorite serving pieces are hands down MacKenzie-Childs and Annieglass. I use them all the time, and even after several years I cherish the unique and beautiful pieces.  It always feel special to pull them out.

Last but not least is the least glamorous but still important tool – a hand drill.  C and I are about to move for the fourth time in five years, and this baby comes in handy each time!

If you’re married, what are some things you’re glad you registered for? What are the item you never use?

Single gals, what is the piece you know you definitely have to have?

Thanks so much for reading and sharing – XO –

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  1. Our most loved & used appliance is our Soda Stream! Sounds weird I know! But it means I don’t have to lug bottle & bottles from the grocery store – which I hated doing! Its also fabulous to offer guests sparkling water instead of only still st dinner parties. I also had some extra love for it when I was pregnant – I guzzled soda water like there is no tomorrow!

    Great Post!

    Nadia X

    1. You know, I don’t have a soda stream but I’ve really thought about buying one before! I love that you shared this – I think I might need to add this to my Christmas list!

  2. As a single gal, I’m always taking mental notes when shopping other friends’ wedding registries! So I love this post. Great tips!

  3. I love this! I am currently in the process of registering and while I love the plates I picked out I’m second guessing myself. I love the detail in the set you have but also since it’s all white you can match it with LITERALLY. Anything. Oy – so many choices.

    1. I totally agree. We’ve loved all white but I’ve also had friends get some pastel variations and they’re really pretty (like green and blue). Ultimately it’s whatever makes you happy!

  4. Love reading your blog and following along on social media with you!!! You are too cute and funny! I agree with you 100% on the Kitchen Aid mixer I got one as a wedding gift in a chrome and it was so amazing sitting there on my kitchen counter but I never used it not ONE time in all the years I had it. I finally sold it to a friend that really wanted one because as amazing as they are it took up a lot of my counter space and I do not have much to spare in my kitchen. It did make me feel bad to sell it but I literally never used it!