The Wedding Registry Checklist Every Couple Needs

Written by Allyson Johnson

Yes, choosing wedding gifts can be overwhelming and confusing. What exactly do you need to fill your newlywed home!? Have no fear, our wedding registry checklist is here. Room-by-room, we’ve outlined the best things to put on a wedding registry for complete domestic bliss.

First things first though, what type of price points should you be shopping for on this wedding gift list? Keep a variety in mind so guests of every budget can afford something on your wedding registry. Aim for some items $50 and below, and larger ticket items, $100 or more. Consider using WeddingWire Registry, which gives guests the option of easy group-gifting — a prime way to buy a big ticket item for the happy couple without breaking the bank.

If registering for wedding gifts is turning into a total struggle, just check out our all-encompassing wedding registry checklist.

The Kitchen

  • Blender
  • Coffee and/or Espresso Maker
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Tea Kettle
  • Juicer
  • Food Processor
  • Stand Mixer
  • Hand Mixer
  • Slow Cooker
  • Pressure Cooker
  • Rice Cooker
  • Toaster or Toaster Oven
  • Waffle Iron
  • Griddle
  • Panini Press
  • Fondue Set
  • 8-10 Piece Knife Set (Including a Santoku, Paring, Chef, Bread, Carving, and Utility Knife, as well as Kitchen Shears)
  • Knife Block
  • Knife Sharpener
  • 8-12 Piece Steak Knife Set
  • 8-10 Piece Cooking Set (including an 8, 10, and 12-inch skillet, one to two sauce pans, a saute pan, and a 8, 12, or 16 quart stockpot)
  • Stir Fry Pan or Wok
  • Dutch Oven
  • Casserole Dish
  • Cooking Utensil Set (including wooden spoons, spatulas, tongs, and a whisk)
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Colander
  • Peeler
  • Cutting Board (both wooden and plastic)
  • Cheese Grater
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Meat Tenderizer
  • Pizza Stone
  • Towel Holder
  • Canisters
  • Trivet
  • Tea Towels
  • Apron
  • 2-4 Cookie Sheets
  • Baking Pan Set (including 2-4 cookie sheets, a loaf pan, cake pan, muffin pan, square baker, rectangular baker, and oval baker)
  • Cooling Rack
  • Pie Plate
  • Rolling Pin
  • Tart Dish
  • 2-4 Ramekins
  • Coffee Pot
  • Teapot
  • 8-12 Causal Place Settings
  • 8-12 Cereal/Soup Bowls
  • 8-12 Coffee Mugs
  • 1-2 Serving Bowls
  • 1-2 Medium Platters
  • Salad Bowl
  • Cake Plate
  • Butter Dish
  • Salt and Pepper Gridners
  • Chip and Dip Bowl

Dining Room

  • 8-12 Five-piece Flatware Sets
  • 3-Piece Serving Set
  • 4-Piece Hostess Set
  • Salad Servers
  • Cake and Knife Server (Bonus: Use these at your wedding!)
  • 8-12 Formal Place Settings
  • 8-12 Accent Plates
  • 8-12 Formal Soup/Pasta Bowls
  • Gravy Boat and Stand
  • Creamer
  • Sugar Bowl
  • 1-2 Serving Bowls
  • 1-2 Large Platters
  • 1-2 Medium Platters
  • Covered Serving Bowl
  • Salt and Pepper Shakers
  • 8-12 Linen Napkins
  • 8-12 Napkin Rings
  • Table Runner

The Bar

  • 8-12 Iced Beverage Glasses
  • 8-12 Champagne Flutes
  • 8-12 White Wine Glasses
  • 8-12 Red Wine Glasses
  • 8-12 Double Old Fashioned Glasses
  • 8-12 Highball Glasses
  • 8-12 Pilsner/Beer Mugs
  • Decanter
  • Pitcher
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Ice Bucket and Tongs
  • Coasters
  • Wine Bottle Opener
  • Wine Chiller

The Bedroom

  • 2-3 Flat and Fitted Sheets
  • 4-6 Pillowcases
  • Comforter or Duvet (with duvet insert)
  • Mattress Pad
  • 2-4 Pillows

The Living Room

  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Vases
  • Picture Frames in a variety of sizes
  • Lamps
  • Throw Blankets
  • Candles
  • Wall Art
  • TV
  • Entertainment System

The Bathroom

  • 6 Bath Towels
  • 6 Hand Towels
  • 6 Wash Cloths
  • Bath Mat
  • Shower Curtain
  • 2 Robes
  • Scale
  • Hamper
  • Bath Rug
  • Vanity Mirror
  • Waste Basket
  • Soap Dish
  • Lotion Dispenser
  • 2-4 Bathroom Containers

The Deck, Yard, or Porch

  • Barbeque Set
  • Grill
  • Picnic Basket
  • Yard Games

Beyond the Home

  • 3-Piece Luggage Set
  • Carry-On Suitcase
  • Duffel Bag
  • Luggage Tags
  • Digital Camera