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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: The Dish On Registries

Now that you are engaged, take a minute and enjoy being in love. Then when the time feels right, take a breath and get going. You have work to do! Creating a registry can be fun but it is quite a bit of decision making. I urge you to look into the highest end stores, home blogs and magazines for inspiration. There you will find timeless, classic and on trend styles.  Just because prices might seem expensive to you, doesn't mean your guests won't be delighted to buy what you select. Dream big! 

Top Your Table
Even if you don't plan to serve "fancy" today, think about the future. Might you have your colleagues or boss for dinner or cocktails? Wouldn't you want to put your best foot forward? My suggestion is to register for two different types of dishes. Something for everyday, and another set for dressier events. Why not? Your guests are buying!

Villeroy and Bach New Wave
I became acquainted with this modern pattern at my neighbor's home.  It works perfectly in her urban environment. Without a pattern, it can mix with all color palettes and decor styles. It just may be the answer for the perfect pattern for everyday or fine dining.

 The accessory pieces allow couples to show off their entertaining skills. 

Create Or Find A Registry at

Gwyneth Tabletop
I am crazy for this horn inspired pattern! This would be fun mixed with solids. A sophisticated selection.
Ralph Lauren

Vietri Chevron Dinnerware
If you like these, please click thru to see an enlarged detail image. The chevron really glistens in the glass. Fabulous! Can I register for these after all of these years? I think I need them.
Belle and June

Michael Aram Silversmith Collection
Limoges porcelain gets just a little edge from the unexpected hammered silver trim. You will never get tired of this pattern, and it will always look luxe.
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Everything tastes better in crystal!  The choices are endless. When it comes to wine and champagne, think in terms of serving a crowd. You should ask for a minimum count of 12 for each.

Glimmer Wrapped Glassware
These are fun and fanciful with an affordable price point. And don't save them for cocktails only. Why not elevate your milk, water and juice experience?

Nason Moretti
Mouth-blown Murano glass, creates a colorful cocktail!. These are for the bride and groom who really wish big!
Barneys New York

Mikasa Cheers Collection
These glasses say cheers with style and inexpensively, too! Now on sale at

Style Your Stove
The cookware you use is important in both form and function. Why not make it good looking?

Liquida Collection
For the purist chef. Your food will be the star when prepared with this chic ceramic coated five piece set at

Wish Big At the Anthropologie Registry Shop

Le Creuset Matte Collection
What a striking new collection of French cookware. The range of colors with names like sisal, cotton and mineral blue, are ideal for the modern kitchen.
Le Creuset

Demeyere® John Pawson 
For the modern couple. I have long thought this was one of the best looking cookware anywhere. Designed by famous minimalistic British architect, John Pawson. 
Sur La Table

Prep The Chef
I don't believe in registering for $5.00 vegetable peelers. I mean, who can get excited about that? Cook's tools are a necessity, but please make them interesting!

Cork Knife Set
For the naturalist couple. This rustic but fabulous set is a perfect pick!

Wish big with the Anthropologie Registry Shop

Pizza Stones
Making pizza together is great fun. Might as well make it with style and these handmade stones from Colorado. Perfect for baking and serving cookies and flatbread.
Provisions at Food52

Index Chopping Boards
I own these and can't imagine being without them. Efficient design for efficient kitchens. Dishwasher safe, too. They are on sale today at
A + R

Dress The Bed
A well dressed bed creates a peaceful and romantic atmosphere. Chose colors that are soothing and easy on the eye. And in general, the higher the thread count, the higher the quality.

Silver Langdon Collection
Sophisticated and elegant without being fussy. 
Now on sale at
Ralph Lauren

Border Frame Duvet Cover and Shams
For those who like to sleep quietly. This is a clean yet luxe look for any bed.
Serena and Lily

Astor Delft Bedding
I normally avoid flowers at all costs, but these colors and pretty pattern offers a modern tailored feel.
Designer's Guild

Registry Information Etiquette

Want to know just how to inform your guests about your registry? See what Colin Cowie has to say.
Colin Cowie

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