Today’s blog is based on married couples opinions. Items listed here are things that they have not really used, or just takes up space in their kitchen cabinets. Everyone is different, so just because it sits unused in their kitchen cabinets does not mean it isn’t something you will not use. Use your judgment, and if it is something you want to register for, then go for it! In case you missed the previous articles on wedding registries, check out the kitchen, home, and items couples forget to register for!
Part Four: You Decide
Many of the couples said they either did not register for china, or that they have not used their china dishes. This really depends on you--the bride. Will you use your fine china for a dinner party or holiday meals at your house? If so, then register for a china pattern you like! Keep in mind that china is expensive, so you may not get any of the pieces you registered for or only a few pieces. If you are lucky enough to receive beautiful fine china then display it in a gorgeous china cabinet to keep it safe, and make sure it comes out to be used for holidays and other special occasions. One couple said they received china that had been passed down to them--oh you’re lucky! I do love vintage china!
A few people said their George Foreman has only been used a few times, and others said they haven’t used it at all. The George Foreman will cook chicken, steak, and fish and will get rid of the excess fat off of the meats. I’ve used mine, and it cooked the meat well, and the clean-up was minimal.
You can use a fondue set for chocolate, cheese, or appetizers. A friend of mine has one, and she has only used it once. I don’t have a fondue set, but if you think you might use it then register for one! I think it would be fun to have a fondue party and have finger foods to dip into the chocolate or cheese.
One of my friends that loves to bake registered for a torch to make Crème Brûlée. She has used it a couple of times, and likes making fancy desserts. If you’re going to make Crème Brûlée or a fancy dessert then you might get some use from a cooking torch.
“His and Hers” Items
A few people said that at the time “his and hers” towels, sheets, and mugs seemed really cute. Now that they have been married for awhile, the novelty of the “his and hers” monogram has worn off. If you’re a fan of the “his and hers” monogram, then register for one or two items.
This list was based on opinions of former brides that once sat in your shoes scanning items for their bridal registry. These are items they registered for, and have not used much, Every person is different, and one of these items may be something that is your favorite thing you received! If it’s something you would like to have, register for that gift! Have fun with all of the fun gifts you have received, it really will feel like Christmas Morning when you open all of your new presents! Happy registering!