Wedding registries are interesting. Once engaged, you immediately feel the pressure to register for wedding gifts. Yet when you’re at Macy’s with scanner gun in hand, you may be left wondering, “Will we really use this stuff?”
It could be that you and your betrothed have been living together for a while, so you have a lot of the basic household items already.
Or it could be that you’ve looked at standard registry lists and felt like some of the more real-world, practical things are missing. (i.e. Do you really need that specialty chips-and-dip tray—or another cheese platter?)
We hear you!
Our team is made up of 19 unapologetically organized women. Not only are we always looking for wedding venues and vendors we can recommend, but we’re also on the lookout for products and services that will best meet your needs – in the real world.
Here’s our list of 8 items that are probably not on your wedding registry, but should be.
For everything from hanging photos to measuring cabinets in order to buy cabinet organizers (more on that later), you’re going to need a household tool kit and why not make it easy on the eyes like this one:
2. Drawer Organizers
You’ll want to break out all the utensils for your first dinner party but it’ll be a lot easier to pull that stuff out if each item has it’s place, right? Don’t just point your registry gun at the silverware. Grab the organizers you’ll use to hold all that too!
Unless your new home comes with a new housecleaner (one can dream), you need the right tools to tackle any room. Mrs. Meyers to the rescue! While she can’t scrub the toilet for you, she can make sure your not dying from the stench some cleaning products have and she’s making sure that what goes down the drain isn’t going to eff with nature too.
You need these so that you’re not breaking out the crystal when your crazy fun book club comes over. And you’re not crying and super-gluing into the night when Butterfingers Brenda drops one.
Yes, we have apps on our phones that give us a daily heads up and work calendars that call our attention to meetings we can’t miss but what Type A woman doesn’t benefit from color-coded organization and the chance to see the big picture?
Use it to make sure the two people making up this marriage have a little downtime each week/month. Use it to jump in when we see too much on the other’s plate. Just use it. Chalkboard or whiteboard. Whatever. Get a family calendar, friend. You’ll thank us later.
You’re setting up house. Or apartment. Or Room Above Grandma’s Garage. You’re going to have receipts. You have a partner. They have a birth certificate. You need to be able to find these documents and keep them safe. #adulting
Because one WILL break. Butterfingers Brenda is back in the house (you know you love her) and nothing’s going to irk you more than an odd number of settings. Spring for one more set so you’re ready for what will undoubtedly happen. Again, thank us later.