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Photo: Corkcicle Wine Chiller, Target 

In case you didn’t already know, Caitlin, one of our very own on WeddingWire’s editorial team, is engaged! Throughout her entire planning process, she’ll be giving you insight on her experiences until September 20, 2014. First, it was wedding dress shopping — and 9 things no one ever told her — and next up: 9 things you wouldn’t think to register for (but should!).

Sponsored by Williams-Sonoma

Entertaining is easy when you have the right tools! Use this handy list from Williams-Sonoma to fill your wedding registry with all the elements necessary to pull off a great party, then get to mastering a signature drink recipe or two. You’ll have a house filled with happy guests in no time.

PS — Want $5000 to spend at Williams-Sonoma yourself? Create your registry and you’ll be entered to win! Details can be found at

1. Ice Bottle Chiller Mold, $29.95

williams-sonoma ice bottle chiller mold

An artsy way to chill wine, and the mold can last up to six hours before melting. For an even more creative twist to the display, add flower petals or citrus slices to the mold before freezing.

 2. Dorset Single Old-Fashioned Glasses, $71.95 for a Set of Four

dorset single old-fashioned glass

Calling all Madmen fans! These hand-cut lead crystal glasses are exactly what you need to outfit that retro bar cart (and serve a delicious scotch).

3. Pantry Oval Serving Platter, $59.95

porcelain serving tray

A timelessly versatile porcelain serving dish that will fit with any party theme (and hold a healthy portion of everything from crab canapes to whole lasagna slices).

4. Monogrammed Stainless Steel Bar Tools Set, $34.95

bar tools

A strainer, jigger, bottle opener, and ice tongs, all conveniently organized in a handsome stainless steel holder for direct countertop access.

5. Insulated Cocktail Shaker, $44.95

cocktail shaker

Keep extra portions of drinks cool long after the first pour with the double wall insulation of this dishwasher safe cocktail shaker. The insulation also keeps slippery condensation from forming on the exterior.

Sponsored by Williams-Sonoma

While it’s tempting to stock your wedding registry with big ticket items you might not be ready to purchase on your own, don’t forget that guests are often working with a budget as well! Make them feel good about the gifts they send you off into newlywed bliss with by stocking your registry with a few essential items that ring in under the $100 mark. Here’s 10 we guarantee you’ll be happy you selected, all from Williams-Sonoma.

PS — Want $5000 to spend at Williams-Sonoma yourself? Create your registry and you’ll be entered to win! Details can be found at

1. Cuisinart Hand Mixer with Storage Case, $89.95

cuisinart hand mixer

Baking will be a breeze with a powerful hand-held tool like this, and the nine speeds are perfect for tackling everything from light meringues to heavy batters.

2. Cabernet Wine Glass (Set of 2), $39.95

cabernet wine glasses

Oh-so-necessary stemware for date nights and dinner in front of the TV.

3. Calphalon Elite Nonstick Fry Pan Set, $79.95

calphalon elite nonstick fry pan set

Perfect for new and seasoned cooks alike, the triple-layer nonstick surfaces on these pans make them excellent for searing foods — and make it hard for metal utensils to damage them. Added bonus: they’re dishwasher safe!

 4. Goldtouch® Nonstick 6-Piece Essentials Bakeware Set, $99.95

williams sonoma bakeware

Not sure what items you need to begin your dessert-making adventures? This set has you covered with a 12-well muffin pan, a cookie sheet, a half-sheet pan, a cooling rack, and two 9″ cake pans.

5. Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Rectangular Covered Casserole, $95 

le creuset heritage stoneware rectangular covered casserole

The perfect all-in-one baking, serving, and storage dish for hearty winter lasagnas and casseroles. It comes in six colors, but we’re partial to this rustic mustard yellow.

Sponsored by Crate and Barrel

Have you ever dreamed of having your favorite store to yourself? Well, now’s your chance! The Wedding Parties events at Crate and Barrel stores are just for engaged couples and allow you and your fiancé(e) to register for gifts easily, quickly, and, yes, privately – the whole store will be only open to engaged couples like you! You’ll also get helpful insider tips from C&B’s registry experts and enjoy food and drink, too. These events occur all over the country, and are a fun and stress-free way to get your wedding registry started! Want to join the party? Visit Crate and Barrel’s website to find an event near you and RSVP!

Need help starting your registry? Here are a few of our favorite new products from Crate and Barrel (featuring our favorite fall hue – grey!) that would make an inspiring starting point:


Martin Table Lamp, Crate and Barrel

Which Registry Gifts Are You Most Excited To Receive?

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 11, 2013

Photos (from left to right): Jose Villa 

With so many items to choose from, registering for wedding gifts can be an overwhelming but exciting task. That’s why our registry checklist is here to help! Make sure that your registry has a mix of home essentials you need and your guests can afford. Otherwise, your guests may purchase an item you won’t use. Tip: choose more items than the number on your wedding guest list. Some will purchase two gifts–one for the bridal shower and one for the wedding. It’s always fun to personalize your list too, let it reflect your hobbies or interests. Maybe sports gear, if your groom is an athlete or bakeware, if you have a sweet teeth for cakes and cupcakes. Happy scanning!

Now, by all means, we don’t want you to stalk your registry to see what’s been purchased, but it’s okay to sneak a peek. Which gifts will make your jaw drop when you tear the wrapping paper off? Let us know in the poll below!

Which registry gifts are you most excited to receive?

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