While creating your wedding registry is a fun process, it can also be a little bit overwhelming! Reading these wedding registry tips can help you navigate the process a little bit better and give you some ideas on what to register for.

Our Overall Wedding Registry Tips

Here are a few of our overall wedding registry tips!

Start creating it early

The earlier you start your registry, the better! You will be surprised at how early some people like to start shopping for gifts. They might even want to congratulate you as soon as you get engaged! Pro tip: Use The Knot or Zola to have items from multiple stores in one registry!

Frequently check back on your registry

Frequently checking your registry is always a good idea. As people start to buy gifts, you may want to add items so that other people have a lot to choose from. Don’t worry, having a lot of items on your registry won’t make you look greedy! It’s better to over-register so that people have a lot of choices at different price points.

Another reason to frequently check your registry, especially if you start creating it early on, is because items may get discontinued or go out of stock. You’ll want to make sure to replace those items!

Decide how you want gifts to be shipped

Many registries have different options of how to have your items shipped. You can choose to have them shipped to you as soon as they are purchased, wait until a later date (like closer to the wedding), or even have gifts sent in groups.

Create it together

The wedding registry is definitely an item that should be created by both you and your partner. You are registering for items for your life together, so both of you should have a say in what goes on it!

Fill it with items you need and want

Don’t fill your registry with things that your family and friends are telling you that you need. While their ideas can be helpful, you know your home and lives best. This is your registry, not theirs!

With that being said, it’s more than okay to think outside the box when you are choosing items for your registry! People want to buy you things that you will actually use and enjoy. If that means that you put a tent or some board games on your registry, then go for it!

Think of your future lifestyle

While you should consider your current needs and wants for your registry, you should also consider what your future lives might look like. You might not be hosting holidays now, but is that a possibility in a few years from now? You might want some fine china and serving platters for when that day comes!

Ideas for Your Wedding Registry

Here is a comprehensive checklist for your wedding registry.


  • Cookware
  • Bakeware
  • Knives
  • Flatware
  • Everyday dishes
  • Everyday drinkware
  • Serving dishes
  • Fine china
  • Placemats and linens
  • Pitchers
  • Small appliances (Instant Pot, air fryer, stand mixer)
  • Pantry organization
  • Barware
  • Coffee maker or espresso machine
  • Coffee bar accessories
  • Bar cart
  • Teapot
  • Decor


  • Blankets and throws
  • Picture frames
  • Wall decor
  • Baskets
  • Blanket ladder
  • Small furniture pieces
  • Lamps
  • Baskets for organization
  • Candles and candle holders
  • Vase


  • New mattress
  • Bedding
  • Pillows
  • Silk pillowcases
  • Closet organization
  • Full-length mirror
  • Blankets


  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths and hand towels
  • Shower curtain
  • Shower organization
  • Vanity organization
  • Soap holders
  • Hamper
  • Robes
  • Bath mats
  • Bath caddy


  • Grill
  • Yard games
  • Ladders
  • Gift cards to home improvement stores
  • Tools
  • Camping gear
  • Patio furniture, lights, rugs, etc.
  • Fire pit
  • Plants and planters


  • Pet supplies
  • Airbnb gift cards
  • Airline gift cards
  • Meal subscription gift cards
  • Workout equipment
  • Honeymoon fund
  • Funds toward stock portfolios
  • A downpayment house fund
  • Artwork
  • Personalized stationery
  • Luggage set