Creating a wedding registry can be both exciting and daunting all at once. On the one hand, it offers an opportunity to ask for that pricey stand mixer you've always had your eye on. But on the other, how do you determine what you'll really use (versus a panini press that'll just end up gathering dust in the back of your cupboard)?
To narrow your list down to the must-have items you'll love, we consulted a few of our favorite wedding registry sites for insider information. According to Jennifer Spector, the director of brand marketing for Zola, "couples today want everything—a mix of home upgrades, experiences they can share together, and cash for their dream honeymoon or even a home renovation." From the kitchen to the bedroom to the honeymoon, these are the wedding gifts newlyweds really want.
We tapped three top wedding registry sites—Zola, Crate and Barrel, and Pottery Barn—for intel on the most popular items couples registered for in 2017. Ahead scroll through the 15 best wedding gift ideas and add them to your registry stat.
When it comes to wedding registries, there are some items that always seem to make the cut. "It doesn't matter if you're the most gifted home cook—the stand mixer is never going out of style," said Spector. "It's the most wanted gift year-over-year." Aside from traditional gifts like this one, two out of three couples add at least one cash fund to their Zola registries.
With everything from everyday tableware to festive entertaining essentials, Pottery Barn is a go-to registry for couples looking to stock their kitchens with frequently used staples and special-occasion items alike. Keep scrolling to shop the top five items couples consistently registered for in 2017, including a $60 set of bar tools we might just buy for ourselves.
Crate and Barrel
From cookware that'll make you want to channel your inner Ina Garten to luxurious towels that'll make your bathroom feel like a five-star hotel, these are the must-have housewares for every couple's wedding registry. Below scroll through the most popular items couples registered for at Crate and Barrel last year for inspiration.
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