Bride-to-Be Hillary Kerr's Top 10 Wedding Registry Picks

Between authoring best-selling books, designing a standout clothing line (it's flying off the racks at Target), and running a successful business, CMG co-founder Hillary Kerr has a jam-packed calendar. Never one to shy from a challenge, Kerr recently added another task to her very long to-do list: wedding planning. The bride-to-be is experiencing the highs and lows of prepping for your big day, and part of that process is designing your registry wish list.

When thinking about your registry, entertaining needs are just as important as linens and your tabletop. Take Kerr's word for it. "First and foremost, it's important to actually prep for your registry," she said. "After we got engaged, I spent a couple of months thinking about the things we really need for our home, our entertaining style, and the key pieces that we're missing or are ready to upgrade." 

With so much to consider, it can be hard to decide where to get started. Thankfully, Kerr has that query covered too. "You need to be honest with yourself about who you are as a couple and what your life is actually like," she suggests. "While I love the idea of having a set of formal china, we're really just not the kind of people who need it. That said, we love a cocktail party, so registering for bar accessories and drinkware is actually quite practical for us, because it will all get used all the time."

If you need a little more hand-holding through the process, take a look through Kerr's top picks from Pottery Barn, and find out why you need them in your entertaining arsenal.