So, I've more or less decided that these state-shaped cutting boards by A Heirloom are the best wedding gifts ever (mostly because I totally want one...or three). You could get the couple a cutting board of the state they got married in, or the state(s) they are from. Seriously, how cute are these?
Here are my reasons for registering at Crate & Barrel, in no particular order a) You can register for gifts online without ever setting foot in a store; b) however, if you (or your man) are into those awesome scanner guns, you can register with one of those in the store; c) they offer some of the most sleek, modern and effortlessly elegant home goods in the market; d) they are shipping pros. I've never seen breakable items packed or shipped in a more secure fashion than by Crate & Barrel.
Anyhow. Register at Crate & Barrel. You won't be sorry. Here are some things I would put on my registry from items currently in stores:
If you've been reading this blog or following me on Pinterest, then you probably know that I love, love, LOVE Anthropologie. If I could rewind my life a few years, then I most definitely would have created a wedding registry there, utilizing Anthro's "Wishlist" tool, which allows you to create and share items you would like to receive. Here are my picks from Anthropologie's House & Home collection:
Even though wedding showers tend to be a time when friends and family of a bride-to-be shower her with gifts of her choosing (i.e. from her registry), here's an idea for how to get guests to personalize their gift to the bride: in the shower invitation, include a recipe card for the guest to contribute his/her favorite recipe for the new couple! (Note: I would contribute this recipe for Vegetarian Butternut Squash Chili.) Here are some lovely recipe cards (and a recipe card box to collect them in) from Rifle Paper Co:
Remember this post where I shared my jealousy over the fact that engaged couples can now register for wedding gifts on Etsy? Well....those feelings remain, and were slightly heightened by the discovery of these awesome/super useful/adorable items from Sweet Fine Day. I'm fairly certain that every time I try a new recipe that requires a liquid conversion I have to run to Google to search how many cups are in a quart. So, wouldn't you love to have this print or these tea-towels hanging in your kitchen? I certainly would.
For some people, registering for wedding gifts is difficult. Some couples have expressed to me that they feel as though registering for household items and goods feels impersonal, and that they wish there was a way to create a registry that feels like them, so that those guests who choose to bestow gifts upon them really feel as though they are contributing to their day-to-day lifestyle. Well, I think I may have stumbled upon the solution: Wedding Republic!
This website allows couples to create a registry by choosing an experience or item, deciding the value of that experience/item, and then breaking it into however many cash "gift pieces" they want for their guests to purchase. For example, a couple can calculate the cost of their yearly CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) produce, and break that in $50.00 "gifts" so that their local-produce-loving guests can provide that for them. Other items a couple can "register" for include iPads, Cooking Lessons, Wines, and Gym Memberships. Cool, huh?
Yes, you read that right: Etsy has just announced that couples can set up a wedding registry for its hand-made, unique items. How cool is that? SO perfect for the couple that wants to incorporate their unique sense of style into their gift registry.
On behalf of everyone who is already married, let me take a moment to express our collective jealousy of all you folks who will get to take advantage of this. Here are few items that I would register for had this amazingness been available when I was getting married:
When I was registering for gifts for our wedding, I remember wanting to include items that people would want to get for me --- items that were unique and had some personality. How I WISH I had known about Antiquaria's registry capabilities during that time.
Some of you may remember this post, in which I featured Antiquaria's AMAZING collection of custom wedding stationary stamps. But, Antiquaria is not just a stationary/stamp shop. They also sell china, dishes and kitchen and serve-ware that has an incredible vintage-chic touch. And guess what? Couples can set up a wedding registry for these amazingly unique vintage finds. So, step away from the Macy's fine china and take a look at all that Antiquaria has to offer:
I'm Corinne. I like to plan weddings. I enjoy sweet and cheeky love stories, sexy flowers, lime-based cocktails & soft candles. This blog is a collection of those & other things.
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