Know your life style is a key point. If you never cook at home yet be open minded that your tastes may change in the future. Even though you can't imagine the need at this moment in your life for that glass trifle bow, it will become indispensable for future dinner party desserts.
Make a list of both of you have and will keep and what you still need and want. Consider the needs for "everyday" and "formal" versions as well. Discuss what level of formality you want and general color schemes or pattens before you begin.
Find the right store: It's OK to register in more than one place and not too many places. But keep in mind that you might end up with lots of mismatching dinnerware sets, bedding sets, flatware sets. Because the more options your guest can have the more variety and less focus in complete your selections. Keep mind that you will be exchanging lots or buying the unfilled pieces later on if you register with too many stores.
One store which sells all the brands you are interested, have Luxury and discount prices bedding ; Formal to casual dinnerware, kitchen appliances, bath towels with monogram options, a large variety of glassware, table tops and all the miscellaneous you need, plus good registration services and help your guests with the choices and needs, like online services and good delivery services might be better than register to multiples stores.
The advantage of the on-line stores is that your guest don't need to get out home, looks for parking space, and many other inconveniences to buy your gifts. The On-line wedding registry is perfect.
What to choose for your wedding list?
Well, you're entire to choose anything you need for bed, bath, table and kitchen.
One tip. Choose quality over quantity. Quality will last you many years to come!
Bed: This is a good time to choose good sets of bedding. One or 2 bed covers, Pillows, down comforter, bed skirts, Pillow protectors, Duvet cover.
Bath : few half dozen of towels in colors you need for your bath decor. It's a good idea for your on-line store to have it monogrammed with the initials of both of your. You can choose vanity set, bath rugs, mirror, shower curtain, etc.
Table: For your table you should choose 2 styles of dinnerware. One formal and one informal. Nothing less than for 8 seats; 12 is perfect. Porcelain China is perfect for your guests, romantic dinners. For informal dinnerware sets, stoneware and ceramic are great choices for your everyday. Try to get from good brand names and or made in Europe surpasses the quality of European dinnerware.
A good list for your tableware starts with:
Formal china place setting (12): Dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, bread and butter plate, teacup and saucer
Rimmed soup bowl (doubles as pasta bowl) (12)
Gravy boat and stand
Casual place setting (12): Dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, soup/cereal bowl, mug
Salt and pepper shakers
Serving platter (2)
Sugar bowl and creamer
Serving bowl (2-3)
Serving tray (2)
Espresso cup and saucer (8)
Accent plate (12)
Flatware: You should choose 2 styles of flatware for 12 seat places to accompany your new plates. Stainless Steel is perfect for your informal dinnerware, and if possible try for a true silver flatware. Come on is our wedding and don't be shy to ask for expensive things. You deserve it!
Kitchen: You should list all the needs like for exemple:
4- or 5-inch skillet
10- or 12-inch skillet
2- or 3-quart saucepan with lid
Stock pot with pasta insert
Dutch oven (4- to 6-quarts)
Roasting pan *
Casserole dish *
Baking sheets, cake pans, and muffin tins (2 each)
Set of steak knives
Pair of kitchen shears