Wedding China Picks!

by Jenny Bryde 25. August 2015 01:04

As you're completing your registry, you may be in the now-common debate over whether or not to add wedding china to your list.  Sliiiiightly impractical (unless you host a myriad of dinner parties), but oh so beautiful, wedding china sets are a favorite gift.  You definitely don't have to be boring here.  There's a pattern for every taste and color.  Here are a few of my favorite finds this week:


Aegean White by L'Objet

Balcons de Guadalquivir by Hermes


Dogwood by Lenox


June Lane by Kate Spade


Pashmina by Wedgwood

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Top Picks for Registries (In Time for Black Friday!)

by Jenny Bryde 19. November 2012 00:52

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are literally coming up this weekend!  Whether you like to go out for the crowds or stealthily stalk from the comfort of your laptop, you can find amazing deals and perfect presents.  But this post isn't really about holiday shopping; it's about pointing your loved ones in the right direction as they shop for YOU.  Sounds sinister, doesn't it?  But let's face it.  If you're married, there's a wedding registry somewhere, and people will be looking for the best deals. 

Here are the top five recommendations that I have for a general wedding registry:

1) A food processor.  Chopping, blending, pureeing - it's good to have a processor around to do the dirty work especially when the average food processor can hold much more than a blender.  The top pick for food processors is the Cuisinart Pro Classic 7-Cup Food Processor.   Regular price around $180 - now on sale for $100, it's a nice gift for an office to pool in together or for a MIL to buy for a future DIL.


2) A coffee maker.  Now that you'll be a two, you'll need twice as much coffee.  The Cuisinart Brew Central 12-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker is a great addition to your in home barista playland. Regular price $165 - on sale for $69! 

3) Luggage - Whether your jetting away to your honeymoon or just visiting grandma for the Thanksgiving weekend, you'll need somewhere stylish to stash your stuff.  The American Tourister 3-Piece Luggage Set is super cute (but not girly) and functional at the same time!  Normal price is $400 - on sale right now for $130!!! 

4) Table settings.  You may not desire to have a full set of wedding china, but you will need enough place settings of everyday plates that can hold up to a beating.  The Lenox Simply Fine Chirp 4-Piece Place Setting is one of my favorite place settings, and it's on sale!  It's normally $143 a place setting, but you can find it right now for $72! 

5) Cookware set - Doing research on cookware sets reveals that you need a durable set to hold up to the beating that it will take while being used in your kitchen.  The Cooks Standard Multi-Play Clad Stainless-Steel 10-Piece Cookware Set is sharp looking and tough.  It can go into the oven and into your dishwasher.  Normally this set will cost you $600, it's on sale right now for $155!  Tell someone to snag it quickly! 

Those are my recommendations, and I'm sticking to them!  These are awesome items for any registry, and they are at a deep discount right now!  Give a helpful hint to your family that they could be (cough cough) shopping for your wedding (cough cough) while they shop for the holidays! 



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Taking Stock to Build Your Registry

by Jenny Bryde 24. December 2010 09:21

You're engaged, so get ready because you'll probably be asked a tirade of questions including, "Where are you registered?"  People love being part of getting a new couple off on their feet, so browsing and buying things from a registry is one of the fun parts of being your wedding guest! 

That being stated, know this:  Not all registries are created equal.  There's the traditional registry for household items, but you don't have to start or stop there.  Here are some ideas to get you started:

If you are a traditional registry couple and just need things to put your first household together, consider looking through Martha Stewart's wedding registry check list.  Here you will find everything from slotted spoons to placemats.  Keep in mind that just because Martha says that an item is necessary doesn't mean you have to get each and every thing.  You may never have a need for a wok, for example. 

What if you two have just moved or are thinking of purchasing a fixer upper house together?  Many new couples are on a budget when looking for their first place, and homes that need a little TLC can be easy on the budget.  If this is your predicament, there's no reason why you couldn't register for paintbrushes and lumber! 

Are you the couple who has everything?  Maybe you want to register for people to pay for pieces of your honeymoon trip!  There are websites out there that will allow your guests to look through lists of activities at your honeymoon location that they could purchase for you: horseback riding lessons, massages, scuba excursions, etc. 

Or maybe you're the couple who needs everything or could use an extra hand in paying for the wedding bills.  Many banks now offer cash registries which help you to communicate politely to your guests that what you'd really like most in the world is cold hard cash.  Let's face it - many couples are in this predicament.

So talk to your sweetheart and figure out what kind of registry is best for you! 



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