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Bridal Registry Basics: What to Include

Your bridal registry is the place to stock up on household goods and other items to help you settle into life as newlyweds. Here is a basic list of things you need to begin your happily ever after!

  • Casserole dish
  • Cookie sheet
  • Dutch oven
  • Electric skillet
  • Fry pan
  • Griddle
  • Indoor grill
  • Mixing bowl(s)
  • Roaster
  • Saucepan
  • Sautee pan
  • Skillet
  • Stockpot
  • Veggie steamer
  • Wok

  • Bath mat
  • Clothes hamper
  • Scale
  • Soap dish
  • Soap dispenser
  • Shower curtain
  • Towels
  • Wastebasket

Bedroom Bridal Registry
  • Bedcover
  • Duvet or down comforter
  • Electric blanket
  • Featherbed
  • Mattress pads
  • Pillows
  • Shams
  • Sheet set (flat, fitted, pillow cases)
  • Throw blanket
  • Throw pillows

  • Kitchen scissors
  • Knife set (chef's, paring, carving, steak, utility)
  • Knife sharpener
  • Cutting boards

  • Bowls
  • Cups
  • Plates
  • Mugs
  • Saucers

  • Forks (dinner, salad)
  • Knives (butter, dinner)
  • Spoons (tablespoon, teaspoon, soup spoon)

  • Blender
  • Canister set (salt, sugar, flower, pasta, coffee, etc.)
  • Coffeemaker
  • Colander
  • Dish towels
  • Can opener (electric or manual)
  • Food processor
  • Hand mixer
  • Measuring set (cups and spoons)
  • Pot holder/ oven mitt
  • Spatula
  • Stand mixer
  • Strainer
  • Teakettle
  • Toaster Tupperware
  • Veggie chopper
  • Whisk

Miscellaneous Bridal Registry (household items)
  • Electronics (DVD player, stereo equipment, etc.)
  • Garden tools
  • Iron/ironing board and cover
  • Lawn equipment
  • Patio set
  • Vacuum
  • Tools

This basic list should serve as a jumping off point for including items on your bridal registry during your wedding planning. Each couple's needs are different, so don't feel obligated to add items just for tradition's sake. Instead, select things that you and your mate will need (and use) to help turn your house into a home.