Our wedding registry

4 September 2012

Our Macy’s registry informs me that there are 11 days left until our wedding – exciting! It seems as good a time as any to tell you a little bit about where we registered, and what we registered for.

We signed up for our first registry in August 2011, very quickly after we were engaged. We knew we had an engagement party planned for September, and we wanted to give people a few options should they be looking for gift suggestions (I don’t think anyone took us up on it, but that’s okay!). We decided on Macy’s because we had heard good things about their policies (returns, incentive programs, etc.) and knew they had a wide variety from which to choose. We’ve been happy with the choice! More than a year in, I would say Macy’s has been the most popular with our guests. Here are a few of the favorite goods we registered for:

The ones marked with an asterisk are gifts our guests have already chosen for us!

1. Le Creuset 5.5 Quart Round French Oven | 2. Martha Stewart Collection Ice Bucket with Tongs* | 3. Martha Stewart Collection Glass Food Storage Set* | 4. Keurig B60* | 5. Lenox Tuscany Classic Champagne Flutes* | 6. Calphalon Contemporary Stainless Steel Cookware* | 7. Spode Nectar Dinnerware* | 8. Kate Spade Trimble Place salad plates | 9. Kate Spade Larabee Road bread and butter plates*

One thing I have to note: As the dish washer of the household, I especially appreciate the Le Creuset and the Calphalon, because not only do they cook beautifully, but they are SO easy to clean! Nothing sticks to them – it’s amazing!!

On to Crate & Barrel! We originally registered at C&B because we wanted a certain china pattern, but we found several other things to like there, as well. A few of our favorites:

1. Cuisinart Griddler* (this thing is AMAZING!) | 2. Wusthof Classic Black 7″ Hollow Ground Santoku* | 3. Heritage Hill glass jars* (we’re storing flour and sugar in these) | 4. Gourmet 5-Piece Placesetting* (very light and elegant in the hand) | 5. Staccato dinner plate* (goes with everything) | 6. Small all-purpose scoop

Our final registry is at Amazon. It hasn’t been too popular with our guests yet, but I have high hopes for these last few weeks!

1. Brahms Mount cotton herringbone throw | 2. GoPro HD camera | 3. Peterboro insulated picnic basket* | 4. Teak Fermob folding bistro chairs | 5. Weck 1-liter juice jars (set of 3)* (perfect for picnics!) | 6. Porcelain heart-shaped 6 oz. quiche dishes (set of 4) | 7. O Holy Night canvas print (want this SO badly, even though we’d only be able to use it one month out of the year!) | 8. Magnolia print | 9. Marche baskets | 10. Large woven seagrass baskets (planning to use these as laundry baskets)

If you’re engaged or married, where are you registered, or where did you register?

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Jesse R.
September 4, 2012 12:45 pm

Beautiful choices!

Quick question following up on the Griddler: Do you use/plan to use this in addition to a grill or in lieu of one?

September 4, 2012 2:04 pm

Hi Jesse! We’re still in an apartment, so we aren’t able to have a grill. So far we’ve used the griddler for pancakes and paninis, as John still prefers to cook things like chicken breasts in the Le Creuset. When we do have a house, I anticipate that we eventually will get an outdoor grill, but would still keep the griddler for inside things!

September 4, 2012 2:05 pm

One more note: If you’re considering getting one, and things like this matter to you, I just have to say how EASY the griddler is to clean!! The plates pop off with the press of a button, and they can go right in the dishwasher. Love!

September 4, 2012 3:17 pm

Thanks, Em! I just moved to a new apartment that has a small outdoor space so I’m considering buying a grill but your endorsement of the Griddler caught my eye so I figured I’d ask :)

Good luck with everything leading up to the big day!

September 4, 2012 8:55 pm

I had a wonderful experience with our Macy’s registry last year. I literally use those glass Martha food storage containers every day. They are amazing! The pretty aqua color doesn’t hurt one bit. :)

September 5, 2012 4:23 pm

Never considered Amazon! Was that easy to set up and use?

September 5, 2012 5:56 pm

Love your registry list! Those juice bottles from Amazon are amazing. I didn’t realize you could register on Amazon! What a fantastic idea.

September 5, 2012 11:23 pm

I registered at Crate and Barrel and Bed Bath and Beyond. I agree the griddler is amazing! And I love all the items at Crate and Barrel! :)

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