Creating a Realistic
Wedding Registry Checklist

Creating a wedding registry checklist doesn't have to be a terrible chore. Here's how to streamline the process:

  • Look over the checklist and use it as a starting point for what you need
  • You're not obligated to register for everything on the list, and you may add items as necessary

Creating a gift registry for your wedding can be quite a daunting task. For one thing, it can be a challenge to come up with all of the things you'll need to register for. In the midst of planning a wedding, you'll undoubtedly find it difficult to pull your thoughts together long enough to really consider all of what you need as you start your married life. Fortunately, you can use a wedding registry checklist to get the ideas flowing.

Remember not to stress over the list, the wedding registry checklist is simply a starting point to give you ideas so that you won't miss something that you ought to register for. You don't have to register for everything on the list, but it's a great way to get the thought process started so you won't miss anything important.

  • Tableware - plates (8 to 12 place settings), including dinner plates, salad and dessert plates, and bread and butter plates, cups and saucers, soup bowls, medium and large platter, gravy boat, creamer and sugar bowl
  • Flatware (8 to 12 place settings) dinner knives, forks, and spoons, soup spoons, salad forks, steak knives, serving spoons, ladle, cake spatula, salad server
  • Kitchen linens - place mats, napkins, and napkin rings (8 to 12 place settings), two tablecloths
  • Cookware - mixing bowls and hand mixer, toaster, microwave, electric can opener, spice/coffee grinder and coffeemaker, blender, kitchen towels
  • Pots and pans - sauce pans (two and three quart), large stockpot, roasting pan, griddle, 10-inch fry pan
  • Knife set - bread and paring knives, 8-inch chef's knife, sharpener, kitchen shears, knife block and cutting board
  • Kitchen gadgets - whisk, cheese grater, lemon zester, garlic press, egg slicer, spatulas, wooden spoons, corkscrew, bottle opener, meat thermometer, potholders, Tupperware, measuring cups and spoons, rice cooker, salad spinner
  • Glassware - martini and margarita glasses, champagne flutes, wine glasses, goblets, pitchers, drinking glasses
  • Bed linens - flat and fitted sheets, duvet cover, pillow cases and shams, bed ruffle, pillows (standard and decorative), comforter set, mattress pad
  • Bathroom linens and accessories - washcloths, face, hand, and bath towels (two sets per bathroom), shower curtain, soap dish and toothbrush holder, waste basket, toilet cover and bath mats
  • Cleaning supplies/gadgets - vacuum, hand vac, duster, mop, broom, hamper, trash can, iron, ironing board
  • Home decor - decorative pillows, throw blankets, vases, lamps, wall art, picture frames
  • Travel/leisure - suitcases, carry-ons, garment bags, cooler on wheels, travel totes, toiletry packages, lawn games, beach chairs and accessories, patio furniture

Now that you've got your wedding registry checklist, what should you do with it? Chances are you may not be able to find everything you need in one store, and running from one place to another on a wild goose chase is nobody's idea of fun. Fortunately, you can complete a gift registry online to save you time, hassle, and gas.

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