Wedding Registry Checklist

Our wedding registry checklist will help you find answers to common wedding registry related questions and get started with top registry picks. You’ll never get a chance to get so many quality pieces in one go again, so don’t be afraid to be thorough.

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Wedding Registry Checklist

How many gifts is it appropriate to register for?

Our registry experts suggest registering for two or three gifts per guest—if you’re inviting 75, register for at least 150 items. It’s thoughtful to request gifts with a range in price, from low to medium for shower and wedding presents as well as a few “dream” items for group gifts.

Print Checkist ( pdf )

Set the Table

How many place settings should I register for? We recommend service for 12.

Or figure how many holiday guests you’ll host with both families...and add two more just to be safe. Open Stock allows you to choose individual pieces for the way you like to entertain. Select patterns are also available in Dinnerware Sets that offer a savings on service for four.            

Open Stock

(buy one piece at a time to mix and match):

Dinnerware Set

(serves four):

We recommend service for 12, plus extra forks and spoons for dessert.

Open Stock:

  • Salad Forks (24)
  • Forks (12)
  • Knives (12)
  • Soup Spoons (12)
  • Teaspoons (24)
  • Butter Knives (12)
  • Serving Set (12)
  • Serving Spoons (2)
  • Pierced Spoons (2)
  • Serving Forks (2)
  • Ladle
  • Salad Servers
  • Pastry Server
  • Cheese Knives
  • Spreaders (4)
  • Flatware Caddy

Get a jumpstart by adding our top rated drinkware.

Everyday

  • Highballs (12–14)
  • Doubles (12–14)
  • Juice Glasses (12–14)

Learn more about the different types of wine glasses in our wine glass guide.

Learn more about the different type of cocktail glasses in our cocktail guide.

Stock the Kitchen

Our sets give you the pots and pans you’ll use the most and offer a significant savings. Add on individual pieces for special recipes you like to cook. Learn the cookware basics from our cookware guide.

We recommend a block set with all the essential knives at a savings. Add on individual knives for specific tasks. Learn more how each knife type is used in our blade guide.

  • Knife Block Set
  • Paring Knife
  • Utility Knife
  • Chef’s Knife
  • Santoku Knife
  • Carving Knife/Carving Set
  • Bread Knife

Appliance brand names come with a price match guarantee for your guests.

Learn more about our top gadgets and how they are used.

  • Can Opener
  • Ice Cream Scoop
  • Melon Baller/Cookie Dough Scoop
  • Strawberry Huller
  • Citrus Squeezer
  • Avocado Slicer
  • Herb Scissors
  • Egg Timer
  • Spoon Rest

Furnishings

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