One of the most fun parts of being engaged, without a doubt, is creating a wedding registry with your beau! There’s something sweet about picking out the things you’ll use together on a daily basis, but it’s also your one shot to stock up on essentials as you start your life together. With that being said, there are a few must-haves we recommend putting at the top of your list.
Seriously, a vacuum cleaner will be (or should be) one of your most-used registry items. Have a dog – or two? Live in an older home? Vacuuming is one of the easiest ways to clean in a pinch. Pick a good one, and use it often! [Our Pick: Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal/Allergy Upright Vacuum, $699.99, Bed, Bath & Beyond]
Non-Stick Frying Pan
If you’re Southern, you’ve got to have a frying pan on hand. Make sure it’s non-stick to ensure easier clean-up. [Our Pick: Calphalon Contemporary Nonstick 10-Inch and 12-Inch Fry Pan Set, $49.99, Bed, Bath & Beyond]
For delicates like silk or chiffon, consider a handheld steamer your best friend! While some clothing can handle the head of an iron, it won’t always be the best thing to use. [Our Pick: Conair Turbo ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer, $59.99, Target]
Another Southern staple is a casserole dish. If you’re entertaining, you’ll undoubtedly need to have one of these on hand, which can bake casseroles, meat or brownies. Versatility is key! [Our Pick: Le Creuset Heritage Rectangular Covered Casserole, $79.95, Williams & Sonoma]
Don’t skimp when it comes to picking out towels. Nothing is worse than getting out of a hot shower only to wrap up in an unabsorbent, thin towel. Look for some that are thick, durable and, most importantly, fluffy. [Our Pick: Biltmore Tonal Bath Sheet, $48, Belk]
In the winter months, the slow cooker is nothing short of a miracle. Dump your ingredients in around lunchtime, go run some errands and come home to a ready-made meal and its amazing aroma! [Our Pick: KitchenAid 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Glass Lid, $99.99, Bed, Bath & Beyond]
Register for multiple wine glass sets. We promise they’ll come in handy when you’re entertaining guests, and it’s always safer to have a few extras than to run out. [Our Pick: Edge Wine Glasses, $12.95 each, Crate&Barrel]
A luggage set is a fabulous registry item! Not only will both you and your hubby be able to use it post-wedding, but it can also come in handy for your honeymoon. Ditch your Vera Bradley duffle, and start fresh with pretty, matching luggage. [Our Pick: Hartmann Tweed Collection Luggage, $545 – $945, Macy’s]
What’s one registry item you can’t live without? Let us know in the comments!