Thinking Tabletop and Home

For Your Bridal Registry

A set of knives and great cutting boards are right at home on a cook's registry list.

Before you start registering for your wedding gifts, think about the way you and your fiancé live.

Ask each other these questions:

  • Is your lifestyle casual or more formal?
  • Do you live in a small apartment with limited storage space, or do you have a brand new, empty home?
  • Do you have an outdoor barbecue area where you grill every summer evening, or are your favorite take-out restaurants on speed-dial?
  • Do you invite friends over often and, if so, do you cook?

If it's not your style, don't register for crates of formal dinnerware and crystal that you'll end up putting in storage. Instead, register for things that reflect your lifestyle now, from a new grill to gourmet cookware. The main reason to register is to collect the tools for starting your life together, not to put things in the closet for some later use that may never come.

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