With so many items to choose from, how do you stop yourself from selecting everything that you like in the store? Go to the store with a plan, that’s how! Look at everything that you already have and see what needs to be replaced, then add everything that you don’t have but desperately need in your “love nest”. Its super tempting to add expensive china to your registry list, but are you really going to use it and hand wash it after each use? That’s something to think about. Here is my guide for must have items that you should have on your registry.
Appetizer Plates. At some point you will have your friends and family come over and you will prep delicious appetizers for everyone to enjoy, but what are you going to put them in? Yes, paper plates can get the job done, but it’s always better to have the real thing.
Slow Cooker. This is a crowd pleaser and will save you a ton of time in the kitchen for those days when you don’t feel like cooking at all.
Hand Mixer. You are probably going to hate me for this, but if you are not a baker, you don’t need a stand mixer! Stand mixers take up a ton of space, although they do look super cute on the countertops! How often do you need a mixer? If your answer is anywhere from 1-3 times a week, then go ahead and add a Stand Mixer to your wedding registry, but if you only need a mixer once a month then you can’t beat a hand mixer. It takes up less space, it’s easy to store, and it gets the job done just as good.
Pans and Pots. You can never have too many, and if you like to cook a good set is a must! Do your research beforehand. With so many options to choose from, you want to pick the right set for you.
Dinnerware set. You will be a starting a new family together with you fiancé, and if you have 10 different types of cups and plates from everywhere you traveled it might be cute but not everyone knows the story behind them. Get one set that you can use on formal dinner nights or at least when your family comes over. It just looks so much better and more put together.
Towels. You can never have too many towels, and when you have people over you don’t want to be embarrassed from your old, scratchy towels that are way past their life expectancy.
Bed Sheets. Have at least 2 sets that you can interchange between washes and 1 extra set in case someone stays over. You have to be prepared, right?
Cookie Sheets. I don’t know what the deal with cookie sheets is but no matter how many you have there are always not enough! Get yourself new cookie sheets and while you are at it, add a cookie cooling rack. Not only are these great for cookies, but they are amazing for baking chicken wings as well!