Finally, The Wedding Registry Guide You’ve Been Looking For

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Building your wedding registry is a labor of love that involves an endless amount of research — until now. Rather than starting at square one and asking friends for recommendations and sifting through reviews, just ask us. 

You can rely on the choices of The Quality Edit expert editors, whose literal job it is to test and compare products until we find the best of the best. We scrutinize every category imaginable on your behalf so when wedding bells are in the offing, you can focus on the fun details (flowers, music, dress) and leave the duvet covers and blenders to us. 

To keep things organized, we’ve broken down your registry into rooms of the house so if you already have a stocked kitchen you can skip down to bath or bed or living. And if you and your beloved already have all the basics, we’ve included some fun nice-to-haves that aren’t your usual towels and flatware fare. Getting married is such an exciting time—we’re happy to help you minimize the tedium of picking out cups and maximize the celebration!

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Kitchen 

Whether it’s dinner for two or hosting your first formal get-together as a married couple, you’ll need plenty of tableware. For dining basics, my go-to brand is Fable for their excellent quality and goes-with-everything designs. I love that Fable lets you build your own bundle so if you already have stunning vintage dessert plates you don’t get saddled with a bunch of unwanted pieces. The bundle can include serving platters, chopsticks, and carafes that complement your dishes. Also choose a beautiful, hefty flatware set ($285) available in matte options (gold, black, silver) or traditional polished silver. Shatter-resistant glasses are available in both eight-piece ($164) or four-piece ($85) sets. If minimalism isn’t your style and a statement cup is what you’re looking for, try Material’s stackable glasses ($65) that have a stylish foot (available in green and black). When it comes to wine glasses, fans of the colored glass trend will love this quartet ($50), available in both stem and stemless. For a (customizable) finishing touch, these tile placemats ($75) will keep guests (and kids) entertained while you’re whipping up a home cooked meal. 

Speaking of home cooking: you can’t complete a registry without a cookware set. Our Place’s incredibly priced 4-piece set ($345) includes our co-founder Lauren Kleinman’s favorite Always Pan and Perfect Pot (plus a mini Perfect Pot and a mini Always Pan). Kleinman raves that the pan is a cinch to scrub and its “steamer basket that sits slightly high for perfectly steamed dumplings or veggies but still deep enough if you want to boil and strain the right amount of pasta at the same time.” Our Place’s Cast Iron Cookware Set ($345) is another 4-piece option you’ll love and it includes a grill (and grill press) with tons of surface area for paninis and steaks. If storage space in your kitchen is limited — or if you’re looking for a more affordable cast iron option — this generous 6-quart Goldilocks Dutch Oven ($85) is a high-quality alternative that will ensure your pot roasts and stews turn out delicious. We love cutting boards in all materials, but this walnut butcher block ($265) has the undeniable advantage of doubling as an Instagram-worthy charcuterie board. Pair your new board with this four-piece knife set ($366) that inspired TQE editor Jordan White to cook more. 

Your wedding is the time to snatch up all the appliances you’ve been coveting — from the iconic KitchenAid stand mixer ($450) to the Balmuda Steam Oven Toaster ($299) to lesser known kitchen gadgets that should be on your radar. For smoothie lovers, you’ll love TQE’s much-praised Beast Blender ($195) and favorite Almond Cow ($249) milk maker. Air fryers are going nowhere and Our Place’s Wonder Oven ($195) can also bake, roast, toast, reheat, and broil so you don’t have to fire up your real oven when it’s a single serving situation. Carb-o-holics this one’s for you: My cousin swears by this bread maker that works for all types of bread (white, whole wheat, multigrain, vegan) in addition to sourdough starter, cake, and even jam. If you’re a year-round ice cream fiend, you might need this Ninja’s CREAMi ($200), which TQE writer Victoria Hoff calls her “favorite party trick.” Homemade ice cream will be only a button away, but make sure you get your base in the freezer 24 hours ahead of time. If you’re lucky enough to have a large outdoor space, it’s time to learn the art of pizza making with this Williams Sonoma Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven ($600), which my friend Taylor gifted to her parents. “I never imagined we could enjoy the pizza we made at home as much as going out,” she says. “It takes less than two minutes in the oven, and the crust is just as crispy and chewy as our favorite pizza spot."

Cooking isn’t everyone’s favorite activity, but baking is a completely separate arena. For beginners, Farm Steady’s convenient kits eliminate the intimidation factor. This Pain au Chocolat kit ($35) is a great post-honeymoon activity that will make you feel like you’re still getting catered to (you can also try a rainbow bagel and apple cider donuts). If you’re a from-scatch kind of baker, this 10-piece tool set ($91) in Mediterranean colors will go nicely with this bakeware set ($245) offered in seven hues—don’t forget the oven mitts ($32). While you can pick up your own sugar and flour at the grocery store, this beautiful Baker’s Deluxe Collection from The Spice House is a must to replace your aging McCormick plastic jars. It includes Dutched Cocoa Powder, Crystallized Ginger Nibs, and Saigon Ground Cassia Cinnamon in gorgeous, display-worthy glass jars. And if cooking and/or baking are not your thing—we get it. What you need is a Firstleaf wine subscription (from $45) and Rocco’s Super Smart Fridge ($1,295), which holds drinks of all sizes and frees up space in your main fridge for leftovers. 

Coffee is last but not least—and deserving of its own section. TQE writer Dana Abraham calls BALMUDA’s The Brew ($699) “the Ferrari of drip coffee makers.” You can read her thorough review here and decide if this gorgeous appliance is something your mornings will be incomplete without. We’ll bring the price point down a smidge for Breville’s coffee grinder ($200), which is what I have on my counter. My husband is a French Press drinker and was able to achieve the exact size grind he likes, thanks to 60 precise grind settings — a perfectionist’s dream. Finally, a coffee subscription ($298) is one thing off your to-do list. You know you can trust the quality from Bean & Bean because mother-daughter founders Rachel and Jiyoon Han are Q Arabica Graders (AKA sommeliers of coffee).

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Cookware is a go-to gift across wedding registries, new apartment housewarmings, and more for a reason. It’s simply essential, and the right pots and pans can make a world of difference between easy mac and a culinary-grade meal worth savoring. This 4-piece set includes the 8-in-1 Always Pan 2.0 (complete with nesting spatula, steamer basket, and colander), Mini Always Pan, Perfect Pot, and Mini Perfect Pot, for every possible dish.

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Wonder Oven

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This top-rated portable personal blender will whip up smoothies and shakes in seconds. It’s perfect if she’s always on the go, and sleek enough to adorn her countertops – proudly – for the times she’s chilling at home.

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Bathroom

A well-designed bathroom is both an oasis of calm and also a glam room — we can help get you to both destinations. You know the type of luxurious hotel towels you get at a five-star resort? These ultra-plush Boll & Branch towels ($378) (a gift from my brother and sister-in-law—thank you!) are even better than those. If plain white is a bit bland for your tastes, you can zhuzh up the bathroom with a design-y bath mat ($70) in bold colors. A towel warmer ($119) is so not necessary but as long as you have spa-quality towels you might as well go for the entire experience. A tranquil spa atmosphere cannot exist without just the right robe. Brooklinen’s luxurious, super-plush robe ($99) will make every morning feel like a Sunday morning. If you’re not about soft and fuzzy textures, they have you covered with waffle and linen styles for less cushy and more breezy. Everyone has a friend who proselytizes about how life-changing a bidet is—and that friend should be heeded. My husband and I used to have the totally-competent, no-frills, cold water Tushy Classic Bidet ($99) but we’ve since upgraded to this warm water model ($150), which is not much more expensive and an entirely different experience (trust me). For a laundry hamper that isn’t an eyesore, try this canvas design ($76) that blends into its surroundings—not your mother’s plastic hamper. It’s always considerate to include a few lower priced items on the registry and this TQE-favorite Quiet shower curtain is a great option to add a little dose of color to an otherwise bland bathroom.

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Bedroom

A bedroom should reflect your style without sacrificing function and your registry is a great opportunity to get some of those workaday products squared away. Sheets these days are a limitless world of self-expression: do you want British countryside inspired blue gingham (from $457)? Are you torn between linen and percale? (Read our bedding guide!) My favorite sheets are ettitude’s Sateen+ set (from $259) made of a charcoal-infused bamboo material that feels silky without being slippery. TQE editors tested duvet covers and declared Parachute’s linen cover (starts at $280) their favorite. If wrestling with the duvet cover is a hated chore, try Pippen House’s zippered duvet insert and cover system (from $440 for twin) that makes this task easy peasy (it’s also designed to keep the insert firmly in place—no shifting whatsoever.) A mattress is such a personal purchase that it’s best to point you to TQE’s roundup of best overall mattresses (check out these reviews of DreamCloud and Earthfoam, too!) rather than highlighting one model. I’m a huge fan of Lagoon Sleep’s pillow selection that offers cooling, ultra soft, and firm options for every softness preference (I use the fox model). 

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Tech

Even if the idea of a smart home offends your sensibilities, it’s hard to get away with a completely luddite home these days. A few tech additions can make your life easier and your space safer. If you’re a new (or soon-to-be) homeowner, you’ll want to consider Google’s Nest Camera (from $99) which comes in wireless and wired versions for indoor and outdoor use. You’ll rest easier when you’re on vacation knowing that you can do a quick check on your Nest and make sure all is well with the pets at home. This is a totally unnecessary gadget, but when you see a home influencer with a stunning gallery wall how can you resist the frame TV ($769)? In a similar vein, these digital frames ($179) allow you showcase your entire photo collection instead of just one photo. Music is essential to hosting and these TQE-recommended transparent speakers ($1100) will enhance both the audio and visual ambience of your party. Last but not least is cleaning tech: I rely heavily on my cordless Dyson V8 ($349), but I’ve always wanted a robot vacuum like this Eufy model ($230). Seasonal allergies used to make me miserable, but this air purifier ($160) made all the difference and also kicks into high gear whenever I use (aerosol) dry shampoo or cook steak on the stove.  

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Living

This category is a catch-all for everything—functional and beautifying alike—that didn’t fit into one of the above categories. Plant parents can show their beloved greens some love: browse through the TQE guide for aesthetically pleasing planters and plant hangers. Post-wedding you’ll have way more gorgeous photos than you have wall space, so why not print and display them in this wedding Layflat Photo Album (from $165)? You can place it on your coffee table and subtly direct your guests’ attention to it. Sending out thank you notes is an absolute must after your big day, but if you have beautiful personalized couples stationery (from $51 for 15 cards) the task won’t feel so tedious. Many people include a honeymoon fund on their registry, but for couples that read a lot, why not include a Bookshop fund? Your guests can help support indie bookstores and you can fill your shelves with all the books that have been on your ‘to be read’ list.

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A registry isn’t about getting presents, it’s about the new life you begin after you get married—and it doesn’t hurt to have an exciting home refresh at the same time. You might be browsing this guide right after your engagement or on the eve of your wedding: it’s always a thrill to imagine what the next stage of life will hold. Soon, all of the planning and unwrapping will die down and you finally get to enjoy your new vacuum cleaner and ice cream maker and forever partner—isn’t that what it’s all about? 

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