Hi, lovelies, Emma here! When Andrew and I registered for our wedding, we had no idea where to start. Luckily, we managed to pick out things we needed, wanted, and still use every day! But after seven years of bliss and two wonderful kiddos later, we’ve added a few things to our home ourselves and it made me realize I could have used them right from the start. So, we’ve teamed up with Crate and Barrel to bring you nine things we wish we would have added to our registry list, in the hopes it helps you when you go out to create your own. I created this list and realized later how everything pertains to the kitchen. I guess now I can cook better, I have figured out how to make meal prep easier with a toddler and newborn, and I have had time to see what works for our kitchen. Anyways, I hope this helps you get started with your own registry! Enjoy!
What I Wish I Registered For
Before we get started with what to register for, let’s start with where to register. We registered at two stores but I wish I would have added Crate and Barrel to our list. Why? Their wedding registry is so easy to use, both online using their app and in-store (I’ve used it on multiple occasions for friends getting married — I especially loved the free shipping on registry items). Plus, the staff are so helpful with answering your questions and will help you when you register. There are even private registry events you can attend. Couples who register even receive a free gift! I wish I would have taken advantage of it because the glasses look seriously gorgeous. You can create your registry here.
Okay, on to the list!
9 Things I Wish I Had Registered For
I keep all of my utensils inside my silverware drawer. Now that I have child locks on everything, I have to unhook the latch to open the drawer about ten times while I’m cooking, just to grab a spatula or serving spoon. A cute utensil holder like this, though, would make it so much easier. Out of easy reach for kiddos, but easy for me to grab. Plus, how cute is this?
A coffee carafe is designed to keep coffee hot for longer periods of time, which is ideal for entertaining. I could definitely use one of these. When you’re serving coffee to a dozen guests, you want to keep coffee hot for refills, so this is a must. Plus, it looks nice out on the table.
3. Serving tray
On the topic of serving coffee, bringing out cups, napkins, sugar, creamer, spoons, and dessert is so much easier on a serving tray. It eliminates multiple trips to the kitchen and keeps everything together in one spot. I love how this one looks in particular:
You’ll definitely want to add a cute sugar bowl and creamer set for coffee! I didn’t even think to add this to the list when I was registering, but it is a must-have for every kitchen. Classic white porcelain goes with everything, too.
I also wish I would have added these coffee and tea canisters to my registry. They’re modern, functional, and hold whole beans or tea bags with ease (and keep them fresher longer). This set would look so cute in my kitchen.
I know, non-stick is/was all the craze, but stainless steel is supposedly better at searing food (and healthier for you). Plus, it shines up nicely and can be placed in the dishwasher.
I did not add a toaster oven to my wedding registry because I didn’t know much about them at the time. But I did receive one as a gift from my mom a few years later and I am so happy to have one! It is one of my favorite appliances to date and I recommend everyone have one. You can cook fast, efficiently and evenly.
7. Bake and Store Baking Dishes
Oh my gosh. With a two year old and a 1 month old, I pretty much need all the storage containers I can get my hands on for leftovers or food prep to make meals quick and easy. I recommend a few of these baking dishes so you can always have one on hand when you need it. You can also prepare meals ahead of time and freeze them, making it easy to pop ’em right in the oven when you’re making dinner.
Don’t forget to add appetizer plates to your list! I wish I had. You never know when you’ll need extra plates on hand while entertaining guests, and this stack of plates works well:
I wish I had added more cutting boards (and larger ones) to the list! This Kitchen Conversion Cutting Board in particular also features weights and measures so it is always close at hand while cooking. Keep in mind you’ll also want a variety of small and large boards for different meal prep (veggies, fruit, and meat). You might even want to have an extra large cutting board for carving a turkey or ham.
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What I Wish Had Registered For
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