As the world begins to reopen, many of us are starting to think more about events that were put on hold and what we’ll be returning to in the months ahead—most significantly, weddings, which patient couples are starting to resume plans for. If you’re engaged and in the midst of wedding plans, there are plenty of things to consider. One element that shouldn’t be overlooked? The wedding registry.
A tradition that allows guests to celebrate the happy pair, registries are often filled with anything from design pieces to investment appliances that tap into the couple’s shared aesthetic and interests. But what’s really worth adding to your list? Ahead, you’ll get an inside look at the exact items on the wedding registries of fashion insiders and what they’re recommending to future couples. Get ready for a wedding registry roundup that will have you taking notes and feeling excited about your big day to come.
"I love the organic shape of these glasses, especially the champagne flutes. I can't picture ever getting tired of them."
"These baskets are woven in Ghana by artisans, and there are so many shapes and sizes. I especially love the big sculptural ones and would love to own a few one day."
"I'm into the idea of registering for art or special items that bring joy and personality to your space. You'll think of the loved one who got you the item each time you see it."
"On average, my husband and I enjoy two to three espressos a day, so naturally I want to elevate this everyday ritual. These Japanese plates pair perfectly with our simple, everyday Duralex espresso cups. I love mixing high and low."
"A forever classic that we will have for the rest of our lives."
"If we don't have any other engagements, having a dinner together at the end of the day is very important to us. I love this classic heavy silver cutlery set from the Italian maker Broggi. Good silver cutlery might be pricey, but it's something you will use every day, and it will elevate any takeaway dinner with your loved one."
"We haven't decided on our exact honeymoon destination, but Italy is currently a top contender. I'm planning ahead and putting this espresso machine on our list so we can mimic the delicious cappuccinos we'll be drinking on the trip when we return."
"I splurged on a linen duvet when we first moved into our apartment, but I haven't let myself buy matching sheets. But let me tell you I want them."
"As more and more of our friends get vaccinated, my fiancé and I are beginning to have small dinner parties. But after my summer 2022 wedding, I'm hopeful that I'll be in the clear to start hosting bigger events at home! And obviously, boring serving dishes simply will not do."
"A classic. The heavenly scented five-wick candle contained in a handmade earthenware porcelain pot. The perfect indoor and outdoor scent."
"A bold sculptural candelabra. I adore this Tom Dixon piece, especially for the unique way it's crafted using recycled powdered residue from the marble industry."
"I'm all about the form of these beautiful handcrafted vases. Timeless, modern, and elegant."
"How pretty is this mirror? I would love to hang it up in an entryway. Some may say this is a frivolous item, but I think a solid outfit mirror is 100% necessary (especially when you work in fashion!)."
"Who knew Baublebar made homewares now?! The nude colorway of this blanket is calling my name. Since the letters are customized, how cute would it be with your and your fiancé's initials?"
"I love baking and dream about owning this stand mixer a lot. I'm guessing this is what adulting looks like—dreaming of kitchen items!"
"I added a few candles to my registry because it's always a safe bet. No such thing as too many, right?"
"I'm obsessed with handmade pottery and love to buy pieces from small local vendors and local vendors on trips or whenever I discover them online. Though this fruit bowl is minimal, the molded porcelain's uniqueness will be a striking focal point on my kitchen counter or dining table."
"Okay, this is indulgent, but have you ever seen a more beautiful paper towel holder? I'm all about elevated takes on functional items that we use daily, and this sustainably made design makes such a refined statement. I love the ebonized and white oak."
"I couldn't resist adding a few things pup-related to our registry—our rescue Chihuahua mix, Bingham Eugene, is a huge part of our home! This concrete caddy may not be intended to be a dog bowl, but it's so sleek and aesthetically pleasing; I love it for Bingy's small portions. (Plus, the heavy weight is great so he can't knock it around.) It comes in a range of neutral tones inspired by the earth—I love the ore and pale mauve."