Six Must-Have Items For Your Wedding RegistryJuly 18, 2017
Before your wedding at the Destin Bay House, you have to make a myriad of decisions, one of the most important being, What do I put on my wedding registry?
Chances are, you’re ready to scan monogrammed bath towels and formal chinaâ€”things that speak to the two of you. The good news is, you’ll likely get plenty of those gifts anyway, even if you don’t register for them. After all, your friends and family are going to send gifts to celebrate your union. So save your registry for items you’ll actually need in your daily life together.
These six items are easily overlooked but are must-haves for your wedding registry:
The benefits of butcher block make it a must-have for your wedding registry. Unlike a cutting board, butcher blocks are thicker and heavier. If you do a lot of cooking at home, or you soon-to-be-spouse is a grill master, consider registering for one with specially designed rubber feet, so it doesnâ€™t slide off the counter when you’re cutting meat.
According to The New York Times Company, The Sweethome, Â they canâ€™t recommend the simpleÂ Hamilton Beach 6-Quart Programmable Set ‘n ForgetÂ highly enough. Not only is it easy to use, thanks to a programmable timer and locking lid, it outperforms pricier models. Pour everything into it in the morning, set the timer, and dinner is waiting when you get home. Domestic bliss never looked (or tasted) so good.
A Great Knife Set
Once again, the home-savvy experts at The Sweethome give this knife set their stamp of approval. The Victorinox Rosewood Straight Edge Steak Knife SetÂ is a cut above the rest. Â The 4 Âľ inch stainless steel blade is cold rolled and ice-tempered. As a result, these knives perform triple duty: they cut well, are durable, and complement any table-scape. Plus, they have a lifetime warranty against manufacturerâ€™s defects.
Cast Iron Skillet
A cast-iron skillet is as essential to a kitchen as the stove itself. It ranks right up there with a paring knife and wooden spoon. The cast iron skillet is naturally non-stick, so you can cook healthier food by using less oil. Not to mention, it leaches iron into your food, which is an outstanding health benefit, especially for women. Add the fact that itâ€™s easy to clean, and itâ€™s your kitchen MVP.
Really Nice Sheets
Itâ€™d be nice if you didnâ€™t have to budget for months to get a set of really nice sheets, right? After all, depending on the thread count and quality, you can spend upward of $500 on a set of nice sheets. Well, not with Brooklinen, the start-up with one goal: to offer quality sheets that donâ€™t cost an arm and a leg. Luxury sets contain sheets, pillowcases, and a duvet cover and start at under $200 for a queen.
Letâ€™s face it, as nice as those monogrammed washcloths are, they wonâ€™t help in the fight against crabgrass or low-hanging branches. As journalist Michael Pollan wrote, â€śA lawn is nature under totalitarian rule.â€ť So rule your outdoor kingdom with the most intuitive outdoor tools: theÂ 26-inch Dual Tine Poly Leaf RakeÂ (which doesnâ€™t get clogged with leaves), the Echo SRM-225i weed wacker (which got five stars from popular mechanics), and a wheel barrow.
With these six items added to your registry, you’ll do more than fill a house, you’ll create a home together and fill it with memories.
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