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Registering for Now and Later: Registry Tips

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Registering for now and later is a best practice that you, your mother and mother-in-law can all agree on. No one wants think of their wedding registry as a missed opportunity later in life. While many couples are opting out of registering for new china patterns, there are some items that you will need in the future that you can’t possibly see yourself needing today.

You want your wedding registry to feel timeless, after all that is the point of asking your nearest and dearest to get you set up for the future. So when it comes to the big ticket regulars, stick with trusted name brands. Think: Cuisinart, KitchenAid and Le Crueset.

Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer

Cuisinart – $60

Cuisinart designs multi-purpose products that get the job done, making them a wedding registry essential you will use now and later. This hand mixer makes everyday recipes a cinch and has minimal cleanup, too.

Professional 600 Series 6 Qt. Stand Mixer

Kitchenaid - $450

Kitchenaid – $450

This Kitchenaid stands the test of time and is a necessity when you need to start cooking for the holidays. Choose from a variety of colors to make this classic piece a stylish addition to your kitchen.

Covered Oval Casserole Dish

Le Creuset - $100

Le Creuset – $100

Le Creuset makes cookware with a porcelain finish that has a homey aesthetic. Their pieces are timeless essentials with extreme versatility – talk about the ultimate registry find.

Having said that, when it comes to personal style like accent pieces and home decor, feel free to register for more trendier items. The best part about this whole registry process anyway is that your guests’ tastes range too, so while your Great Aunts might go in on the same mixer they currently use, your friends will be excited to get you that object d’art that you’ve been talking about for months.

Medium Asymmetrical Candle Holder

Umbra Shift - $40

Umbra Shift – $40

Not-your-average candle stick holder is definitely on the trendier side, but its palette will go with all your neutrals for years. When it comes to home accessories like this, we support registering for the things you love now.

Resin Faux Taxidermy Deer Head

White Faux Taxidermy - $125

White Faux Taxidermy – $125

Yes. While we wouldn’t call this piece a “necessity,” it is certainly a statement. If you love it, get it and your home will get an automatic update.

Coiled Stool

Umbra Shift - $250

Umbra Shift – $250

These coiled stools are a great way to add seating and color to any room. They lend a modern appeal and are a comfy option that tuck away nicely in a corner after your guests have left, too.

Our best wedding registry tips all come to the same conclusion – make sure you have a healthy balance of things you need, things you want and things for now, things for later.

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