Dear ITC Readers,
I can’t believe it’s been over 7 months since I got married! Today as I was blending up a smoothie in my favorite Ninja blender, I was thinking was an awesome choice it was for my wedding registry! It inspired me to share a few of the things from our registry I have used frequently and really loved.
Registering can be an overwhelming process for a bride-to-be. If you ask most couples, they will tell you they’re most excited about celebrating their wedding with loved friends and family and don’t care whether or not someone gets you a gift-and that’s certainly true! But, I know when I am a guest at a wedding I just loving picking the perfect thing for the couple that will help them start their new lives together. So registering is very important, because you’re giving your guests an opportunity to get you something you love as an act of celebration with you!
My wedding showers were such fun times leading up the big day. I loved celebrating with women who have been there throughout my life, including my friends, family friends, and Battle’s friends and family. Each and every gift we received has been loved and appreciated. But, that said some items stand out as must-haves for those of you who are registering soon!
We chose to register at Macy’s, Target, and Bed Bath & Beyond. I had great experiences with all three and would recommend them to anyone!
Top Items I Would Recommend:
1. Shark Vacuum
So, vacuuming used to be my least favorite chore ever, by far. I mean like I’d rather scrub bathrooms than vacuum. But, in the last 7 months I’ve discovered that it was because I was using crappy vacuums! I have 2 shedding dogs and this thing’s suction is so powerful it gets it right up! I now vacuum every 2-3 days to control the pet hair, but don’t mind at all. Technically, this wasn’t on our registry but we bought it with gift cards we received.
I absolutely love making smoothies in this blender! The Ninja brand can get really pricy, but at $99 this blender gets the job done well. It’s sturdy and powerful, and you really don’t need to upgrade to the fancy expensive ones. With my old blender, I once had the lid pop off and ended up with smoothie everywhere, including all over my kitchen and in my hair. Not to worry with this one! The lid snaps on securely and stays tight!
You really can’t register for too many of these. Go for neutral shades in every size. Bath sheets are a must-they’re larger than bath towels (which is helpful when you and your husband are taller people!). You don’t need super high thread count sheets, but go for moderately priced, good quality sheets-you’ll sleep so much better!
A lot of people have mixed opinions on fine china these days. Many modern-day brides are forgoing fine china for more casual dishware. If that’s what you want to do, I say go for it 100%! If you don’t absolutely love the idea of China or are inheriting some, I fully support skipping it. But, if you’re like me you’ve eaten off your mom’s china at every holiday since you were a little girl and dreamed of the day you’d pick out your own set, and in that case embrace it and go full out!
I ended up choosing Waterford’s Ballet Icing Pearl. I just kept coming back to it-I love the delicate details and the slight sheen of it. Although I think you should go with what your heart wants, my advice would be to pick something somewhat neutral that will look good at all holidays and for years to come!
I could go on and on about what you should choose, and there are plenty of guides out there outlining the major things you may think you need. At the end of the day, have fun with your future spouse with the scan gun!
Married ladies, what things off your registry can you not live without?
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