Married Couples Reveal The Wedding Registry Items Everyone Should Ask For

No Wedding Bell Blues

[rebelmouse-image 18352442 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

Your wedding registry is your chance to dream a little about what you'd like to have. You can put anything on it, practical or not. But some newlyweds regret what they asked for after it collects dust for years. And others lament what could have been had they only known what to ask for.

So Reddit user crazygoatlady3 asked "Married people of Reddit - what should you ask for on your wedding registry that you didn't think of at the time?"

Some smart folks shared things they did ask for and never regretted, while others shared their tales of woe. Here's the best advice of the bunch.

Wish Fulfillment

[rebelmouse-image 18352443 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

What you do with your registry: get the stuff you really wanted, but never truly buy for yourself.


[rebelmouse-image 18352444 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

Not married yet, but getting married this weekend! But my fiance and I wish we put more honeymoon-specific things on our registry. Someone just paid for us to go on a sunset cruise next week and it was such a great idea that we wished we had thought of doing more things like that.

See if you can buy tickets to an event or vouchers for something at your honeymoon in advance!

Going Online

[rebelmouse-image 18352445 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

The biggest mistake would be registering at a traditional store like Bed, Bath, and Beyond.. Do yourselves a favor and register on Amazon. This way, you're only limited by your imagination, and you get far more selection this way. It's also way easier for people to have the items shipped to their house instead of potentially going to a store.

It was one of the smartest moves we made before our wedding, and we scored a bunch of camping gear, my wife got some fancy shoes, I got a nice fishing pole, and we still got the traditional kitchen junk.

Keep It Simple

[rebelmouse-image 18352446 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

When it comes to dinnerware - stuff you can replace consistently and easily, stuff that always has been and always will be available. Because you end up with a mishmash of incomplete sets after a few years.

Corelle plates, normal plain glass tumblers, that kind of thing. That stuff that you really like the cool design of it? Yeah, pieces break and you'll never find that set again.

So I'm saying all across the board, put normal classic stuff on your list that's always been around and always will be around.

Tech Savvy Seniors

[rebelmouse-image 18352447 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

If someone tells you to register at a traditional store (lookin' at you ma) because "older relatives and friends might want to go to a store", ignore them and register where you want. The older folks are more technologically savvy than either of you realize.

Something Special to Share

[rebelmouse-image 18352449 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

My husband and I asked for two nice royal blue Fiestaware dinner bowls. The color makes your food really pop. We only eat out of them if it's just the two of us. They are our marriage bowls and make us feel happy to share a meal out of them.

Cruising Along

[rebelmouse-image 18347725 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

My cousin's registry, her family is big into cruises and her honeymoon was like a three week cruise and the registry was contributing for all the excursions.


[rebelmouse-image 18352450 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

Tools. A good saw, socket set, drill, anything really... would sure have come in handier than all these damn cake pans. WE'RE NEVER BAKING A MULTI TIERED CAKE WHY DO WE HAVE THESE!


[rebelmouse-image 18352451 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

My husband couldn't believe I wanted to register for a really nice kitchen garbage bin. It cost almost $200. It definitely wasn't something I'd go out of my way to spend that money on on my own, but it's something I always wanted. He made fun of me forever for how excited I got when someone bought it for us. Five years later we use it every single day, and our kitchen doesn't smell no matter what goes in there. Best gift ever!

Slip Sliding Away

[rebelmouse-image 18352452 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

My husband had this great idea that we would put an automatic soap dispenser on our registry, but instead of filling it with soap we'd fill it with lube. That way it would be on our nightstand at all times but still look discreet and you wouldn't have to go digging around in a drawer when you needed some.

Well someone bought it for us and when we finally went to use it the whole setup worked wonderfully. We both thought we were super cool and afterwards went to bed. The next morning the nightstand was covered in lube! I guess it's too slippery and was able to slide out. Not only did we end up loosing out on a lot of expensive lube, but my husband's cell phone was on the nightstand charging and it died covered in lube.

So I guess that's the opposite of your question. Something we asked for that we wished we hadn't.


[rebelmouse-image 18352453 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

My husband and I had already been living together for 6 months and we blended two House holds of stuff. We asked for Lowe's and Home Depot gift cards. Best gifts ever. New sinks and bathroom tile is what we got with those.

All The Small Things

[rebelmouse-image 18352454 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

Cleaning stuff. Bedding. Towels. Rugs. Curtains. Light bulbs. All the little things really really add up.

KitchenAid Mixer. These things last forever. You will at some point go into crazed like baking spell for a month or so.


[rebelmouse-image 18352455 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

Sheets, so very many sheets. Stack them up in a closet. Break out a fresh new set when needed.

A Good Vacuum

[rebelmouse-image 18352456 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

Towels. You can never have too many.

And a good vacuum. I cannot stress this enough

Sharp Thinking

[rebelmouse-image 18352457 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

A good kitchen knife.

As someone who loves cooking, I cannot stress this enough. A good knife is arguably the most important kitchen item to own. I would also add on a sharpening stone (5 min on youtube will teach someone how to properly sharpen) and a honing steel to keep the sharp edge. A sharp knife is not only extremely helpful but it's also a hell of a lot safer compared to a dull one (clean cuts versus tearing cuts work on other meats outside of chicken and beef if you know what I mean).

I'd recommend Wustoff as a solid brand. I've had my set of three knives (chef's knife, 4" boning knife, 3" paring knife) for over 5 years now and they're sharp enough to conduct surgery with. Take care of your knives and they'll be something you keep with you for a long long time.

Go High End

[rebelmouse-image 18352458 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

Quality over quantity... register for the high end stuff. Instead of some lower end 16-piece pot/pan set, 2-3 great All-Clad or Le Cruset ones.

Rubber Spatulas

[rebelmouse-image 18352461 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

We got flooded with rubber spatulas, cutting boards, crock pots, muffin tins, two full sets of whisks (3 whisks per set), etc.

Let's be honest, you only really need a few rubber spatulas, like 2 cutting boards, one crock pot, and one muffin pan.

We got a salad spinner that we've never used in the history of ever.

Focus on the other rooms too! Blankets, sheets, duvet covers, vacuums, etc.

One thing I wish we had received was like double the amount of plates and bowls. Only one person gifted us one set of 4 each (big plate, small plate, bowl), and I want at least double that. If not more.

Mr. Peanut

[rebelmouse-image 18352462 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

My husband registered for 5 lbs of peanuts on Amazon for our wedding. I thought it was silly and was convinced no one would buy it.

Sure enough, one of his friends bought that body bag of nuts for him. Husband proceeded to carry it from room to room like an infant he was slowly cannibalizing, munching on these peanuts for months.

I should have registered for a broom and a dust pan. I was sweeping that up forever.

Too Much of a Good Thing

[rebelmouse-image 18352463 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

Don't ask for too many kitchen items. You'll end up storing them and rarely using them.

Think smarter: Towels, sheets, etc. Things you KNOW you will need.

Steel Bowls

[rebelmouse-image 18352464 is_animated_gif= dam=1 expand=1]

We asked for and received a set of stainless steel bowls for the kitchen. Used for everything and outlasted most of the other kitchen stuff we received.

My late paternal grandmother gave me a set of stainless steel mixing bowls for Christmas in 1979. I was a senior in college, and they were intended to outfit my first real apartment. Almost 40 years later, I am a grandfather, and my wife and I still use those bowls.

People Describe The Creepiest Thing They've Ever Experienced That Chilled Them To The Bone
Photo by Photo Boards on Unsplash

The older you get you realize... there are things that go bump in the night.

There can be danger around every corner.

And yes... somebody may actually be in the closet.

So being constantly creeped out is a norm.

Keep reading...Show less
Woman celebrating her birthday with silver balloons that say, "24"
Photo by Ana Tavares on Unsplash

Once people graduate from high school, a lot of them know what they want to do career-wise, but they may not totally know where they want to go or who they want to be.

And while the twenties are the time to figure that out, there are some ways that people can really mess up their future if they aren't careful about how they spend their time.

Keep reading...Show less

We get it, we're all super busy, and sometimes it's really hard to get all the chores done around work and living our lives.

But there are appliances we can have in our home, like a dishwasher, that can make those chores much more convenient.

However, they could really ruin our day, too, if we use them incorrectly.

Keep reading...Show less
Person aiming a remote at a TV
Erik Mclean/Unsplash

TV enthusiasts could argue that shows on television are a more compelling and superior form for media entertainment.

A story arc can be played out to its fullest potential without shortchanging the audience with a two-and-a-half hour duration of a film.

While movies are in their own category, TV shows–including short miniseries–can engage an audience over a span of seasons as long as there is more stories to tell.

Some TV shows break away from the formula and can feature anthology–or standalone–episodes that are impressive in their own right.

Keep reading...Show less