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How To Create Your Wedding Registry

If you’re creating your wedding registry, it can be overwhelming to try and figure out what you should and shouldn’t ask for. Go room by room and use this list of essentials to get started on what you should put on your registry.


When creating your wedding registry, essentials for the bedroom is a must. This can be a great way to get all of the items you need to get a good night’s sleep and keep your room tidy and organized.

Start with the basics, like sheets, a duvet or comforter, pillowcases and pillows. Consider a mattress or mattress accessories, such as a protector and pad. For comfort, list a good-quality robe and slippers and an incense burner, essential oil diffuser or wax warmer.

During times of differing temperatures, consider a humidifier, air purifier and strong fans. Think beyond simple essentials, though. Unique gifts like black-out curtains or a white noise machine can help you fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night.

When creating your bedroom registry, think of comfort and quality above all else. If you don’t have a set theme for your bedroom, opt for neutral colors such as white or gray.


Kitchen items are some of the most popular and versatile items that you can put on your registry. Because of its popularity and the overwhelming choices, it can be hard to figure out which items you need and what will just clutter up your kitchen, especially because both you and your spouse probably already own the essentials, like dishes and cutlery.

One category that’s especially popular is kitchen appliances. A coffee maker, coffee grinder, espresso maker or milk frother are all great ideas, and a lot of the new coffee makers come with some of these tools – like espresso and frothing – built in. Juicers, blenders and food processors are also great choices that you’ll likely use often. Stand mixers or hand mixers are also kitchen staples.

If you enjoy cooking or do so often, slow cookers, rice cookers and pressure cookers, along with air fryers, electric griddles or toaster ovens are great options.

Cookware, such as pots and pans, can be an option if you don’t own them already. If you do, ask for more specific items, like a casserole dish, cake pan, ramekin, grill pan or dutch oven. A cast iron skillet is a great tool that shouldn’t be overlooked when cooking and is a great choice to add to your registry, but be sure to look up the proper cleaning and care.

Kitchen tools is a wide category that can include many different items. If you cook meat, consider a meat tenderizer or meat thermometer. For produce, a colander, citrus zester, vegetable chopper and potato masher are all essentials that can make your time in the kitchen a lot easier. Cutting boards, a knife block and knife sharpener, measuring spoons or cups, a tong and a whisk are all common items that you may want to add as well. Additionally, a cheese grater, peeler, rolling pin and ice cream scoop can be good options.

If you’re eco-friendly or are trying to reduce your carbon footprint, you can ask for environmentally friendly products, like beeswax food wraps to replace aluminum foil and saran wrap, reusable ziplock bags or reusable paper towels. Reusable bags and mesh bags for produce at the grocery store can also be unique items to request on your registry.


Although asking for bathroom items may not seem like the most fancy registry items, there are many essential and unique items that you can put on your registry.

Fabric items like washcloths, hand towels, bath mats and bath towels can all be put on your registry. Even if you have these items, keeping an extra set in a linen closet or tucked away for guests is always a good idea.

Self-care items can also go in this category, which includes lotions, soaps, body wash and candles.

Creating a registry doesn’t have to be a stressful experience. Start with the essentials you need and go from there to get your perfect wedding registry.