I've only been engaged for less than two weeks, but I'm already loving all of the wedding-related daydreaming that comes along with the early stages of planning. It's too early to commit to most decisions, so I'm having lots of fun scrolling through all of the (seemingly limitless) possibilities!
One area of planning that seems a bit overwhelming to me is registering for gifts; I'm much more comfortable putting together a task timeline and dealing with vendors since I've done that for many years as part of my career, but I've never put together a wish list quite like this before! T and I already live together and have most of the essentials, plus our NYC apartment doesn't really lend itself to storing cute items that have limited practical use (I'm looking at you, ice cream maker). However, it will definitely be nice to upgrade certain items that we've had since college and have some things that are "our" stuff instead of the separate items we each brought into the relationship.
Here are just a few registry items that recently caught my eye:
Kate Spade tidbit plates / cordless drill / smart slow cooker / sheet set / KitchenAid mixer / cocktail shaker / pineapple tumblers / pineapple tray / Kate Spade Larabee Road china
With their cute sayings, these adorable little plates are perfect for entertaining. T and I borrowed a cordless drill when we first moved into our apartment and didn't return it until almost a year later (oops) because it was just so handy. I'm all about slow cooking, so this state-of-the-art slow cooker is calling my name (I absolutely love that you can control its settings remotely!). A luxe sheet set is always a good idea, and a KitchenAid mixer is basically a registry staple at this point. For someone who loves cocktails as much as I do, I've somehow never invested in a quality cocktail shaker so I would love to find one that doesn't leak! My love of pineapple is well-documented, so these tumblers and the tray would be right at home in our pineapple kitchen. While we won't be registering for fine china, it's still fun to get lost in the pretty patterns, like this Kate Spade Larabee Road set.
Do you have any suggestions on must-have registry items (or items that you registered for but didn't really wind up using)?