The 30 Useful Items That Should Be on Every Wedding Registry

Wedding dress shopping is one thing, but in my opinion, shopping for your future home seems much more appealing. And while you'd rather keep the decor purchases for you and your spouse, it's important that you put the more useful items on your registry. And if you're already living together, this is the one time you can upgrade the old appliances and pieces you've had lying around. 

There are a ton of registry lists out there, but a lot of them may include things that seem appealing but aren't as entirely as useful. (I'm talking about you, crystal vases.) As someone who's getting married later this year and have found myself stumped on what to add to my list, I decided to reach out to my married friends for the items that actually end up being used post-wedding, and anything else they'd add to their registry if they could go back in time. Below, I rounded up 30 items based on their recommendations that I'll be adding to my registry and you should add to yours, too. 

Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.