#22 A Bridal Registry is Not Only About the Kitchen

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Episode #22 A Bridal Registry is Not Only About the Kitchen

According to Wikipedia – the Chicago-founded department store Marshall Field's first instituted the practice of a bridal registry in 1924 at its Marshall Field and Company Building as a means for the engaged couple to indicate chosen china, silver and crystal patterns to family and friends. When it comes to bridal registries there are really no hard rules since the traditional concept of the bridal registry has evolved. Many people, including us, thought or think that registers should consist of kitchen wares and towels. But really there are so many things that can go on a bridal registry. Try thinking outside the box and outside the home. We are going to give you some ideas for when it comes time to do set up your registry.

In the home:

  • Bath
    • Towels, all sizes
    • Shower rack, hanger for shampoos
    • Rug set
    • Hamper
  • Bedroom
    • Duvet or comforter set
    • Alarm clock
    • Lamps
    • Extra blankets
    • New pillows
    • Living room/Den
    • Throw pillows
    • Throw blankets
  • General house items
    • Laundry baskets
    • Vacuum
    • Mop or steam mop
    • Pressure cooker
    • Crockpot
    • Bookshelves
    • Organization items

Outside of the home:

  • Gardening supplies
    • Hoses
    • Rake
    • Shovel
    • Trashcan/recycling can if not provided
  • Tools
    • Hammer
    • Socket set
    • Screwdrivers
    • Wrenches
    • Pliers
    • For the Honeymoon
    • There are websites that help a couple raise funds to go on a great honeymoon getaway, much like a gofundme
  • For a charity
    • There are also websites that help raise funds for certain charities if already have everything you need
    • Want the ability to buy your own things for your home? Sign up for a gift card registry. It sounds impersonal for some, but I would love it!!! Gift Cards
    • Card Avenue-There is more than 250 stores to choose from and it easy to register for.

Unusual Items to register for:

  • If you are an art lover
    • Museum passes or memberships
  • If you are a foodie
    • Cooking lessons
    • Wine club
    • Food subscription box services (blue apron, carnivore club, hello fresh)
    • Amazon Fresh
  • Mix Drink enthusiast
  • Stressed
    • Massage membership
    • Gym membership
    • Sensory Deprivation floating pod
  • Adventurer
    • State or National park passes
    • Camping gear
    • Archery lessons
    • Shooting range membership
  • Not domestic
    • Cleaning service
    • Car detailing
    • Lawn service
  • Hobbies
  • Buying a new home or renovating? There are a few sites out there that help your guests or friends and family to donate to your future.

Make sure to register at a few different places. Give your gifters options on where to buy.


  • Add the registry to your invite or save the date.
  • Add beauty items or clothes
  • Use any gift received before the wedding
  • Home Décor
  • Lots of nonstick pans, only one or two
  • Monogrammed items
  • Specialty food makers unless you have one that needs to be replaced because of so much use

Places to register:

 Lodge Dutch Oven
Wusthof Classic 8-Inch Cook's Knife

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