Wedding Registry Articles

9 Surprising Registry Necessities

By Caitlin Zentgraf

Hello, fellow brides-to-be! My name is Caitlin, and I'm a member of the editorial team here at WeddingWire. I'm also recently engaged and planning my real-life wedding as we speak. Throughout the entire process, I'll be giving you insight on my experiences until I walk down the aisle. First, it was wedding dress shopping and all the surprises that come along with. Next up: nine items you might not think to register forbut really should.

1. Grilling Extras

Corn Griller Basket, Crate & Barrel 

Besides the spatula and tongs for burgers and hot dogs, how does my fiancé flip one of summer’s native vegetables over on the grill? With a corn basket that holds up to four ears, of course. Pass the salt, pepper, and butter please!

2. Fruit Pickers

Chef'n Strawberry Huller, Williams-Sonoma

If you love strawberries but hate the stems, what’s the solution? A huller! It's a handy-dandy stainless steel spring and claw that pinches them out perfectly.

3. Steamers & Irons


Sunbeam 1400W Turbo Iron, Amazon


I’ll be the first to admit that I have never, ever ironed. Tisk, tisk. It’s about time I learned how to get those wrinkles out of button-ups and pants in less than 30 seconds.


4. Board Games


Apples to Apples Game, Target


Put away the computers, smartphones, and tablets. My favorite entertainment alternatives are Apples to Apples, Monopoly, Scrabble, and Catch Phrase.


5. Wine Corks - I can just imagine serving company wine at just under room temperature thanks to this chiller. Bonus: it comes in various colors!

Corkcicle Wine Chiller, Target 

6. Bicycles


Schwinn Women's 700C Gateway Hybrid Bike, Target 

Since we live minutes away from a 45-mile long trail, we thought it would be beneficial to continue our pre- and post-wedding workouts with bicycles. My only request: a basket, of course.


7. Beach Towels & Chairs



Picnic Time Monaco Beach Chair, Macy's

Our first smooch was at the beach, so it only makes sense that we will re-visit that same location each year on our anniversary to celebrate. The only things missing are beach towels and chairs.


8. Tools



Black & Decker Drill Accessory Set , Target 

No, I didn’t want to register for these, but my fiancé sure did. His response: “How are we going to put together all our gifts?” Very valid point.


9. Cooling Off Fans


Dyson AM01 Table Fan , Amazon 


I can’t sleep without white noise in the background, and this fan is easy to clean and produces an uninterrupted stream of air without any buffering.