When I recently pulled a list of the products that have proven most popular on our wedding registry over the past year, I was expecting a long list of big ticket pieces: pewter cake stands, copper pots, Japanese knives. A registry is, after all, a wish list that you might actually receive gifts from—so why not go big? (Fact: I would be a nightmare of a bride.)
What I found instead—a mix of some of the designs we were most excited to launch, woven through with pieces that I hadn't even considered for a registry before—very much surprised me. And delighted me. Here's what brides and grooms are most likely to register for from our Shop!
In gold, black, copper, and more, our Mepra sets sure beat a drawer of bent forks and dull knives!
They'll spruce up the average bar cart, act the throne to a royal court of cheeses, and our Pizza Stone—which does all of the above—goes right in the oven, too.
It's hand-blown, recycled, and the breeziest blue—we can't resist either.
Whether hand-painted, like our blue-patterned pieces from Art et Manufacture, or spun by a potter's hand, these carefully hewn plates, bowls, and platters make an impression.
Officially speaking, life's more fun with a few surprises.
Prettier Grabbers and Spatulas
You know your rusty tongs, your melty-handled spatulas? It's time to bid them adieu.
Specialty Condiment Holders
Our beloved French butter keeper—and these exceedingly cute little achor-accented salt dishes—made your cut.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something green!
Plus a few more odds and ends we find just as essential as you do (among the loot, a solid nonstick, clear glass storage, and a damn fine spoon rest):
And last but far from least, the book that no newlywed's home is complete without? Genius! (The numbers don't lie—and we love it.)
Signed Copy: Genius Recipes, by Kristen Miglore
Shop Signed Copy: Genius Recipes, by Kristen Miglore Now
What's at the top of your registry? (Or the best wedding gift you've ever given?) Tell us in the comments.