We’d be remiss to not call out the registry essentials, but we like to think our options are a notch above the local shop with the china room you grew up perusing. Table lamps are the new towel sets and French linens that puddle underneath the table in true European fashion are just a few of the standbys our stylish bride can ask for.
Put yourself in the gift giver’s shoes — you’ve been there before and oftentimes, it’s a bore. Make your wish list one that is a reflection of you and yours so the purchaser feels inspired by the style they select and mentally notes, ‘oh, this is *so* [insert your new last name]’. Nobody wants to have déja vu when swiping their card for someone else for the 7th time this year; champion small artisans (cue Pomelo Casa, Loulou La Dune & Maison Margaux) for a fresh spin on the everyday essentials.
In fact, it’s everyday. I’m sure some gasp when they see Ritz crackers on our Oriente Italiano, but I’ve discovered my most well-made dishes are also the most durable. Dishwasher-safe? Check. No scratches, no chips, no streaks. No longer are your finest wares collecting dust in a cabinet, and I sure hope that movement has staying power. Your more mature guests will love to see it on your registry, and your children will appreciate their vintage plates by the time their wedding bells ring.
Serving pieces are the pièce de resistance for all registries — they’re memorable, stunners to unwrap and one never had too many when playing host. Plus, they’re usually a one-and-done item so your gift will stand apart from the rest of the guest list.
Our guess is you have visions of sugarplum soirées, the coolest card night on the block and afternoon tea making a comeback under your roof. So, make something of the vision in your mind and ensure you have the proper tools on your registry to make it all come to fruition post nuptials. Better yet, circle a date on the calendar and make an evening out of rehashing wedding memories and reviewing photos and videos with your VIPs for something to look forward to after the honeymoon.
We’re bias because it’s also our favorite, but for those struggling to select their hero china pattern, we promise no regrets with a primarily green pattern. Chistmas Eve? Checks the box. Spring garden soirée? Done & done. If you’re convinced, cue our best-selling Ginori x Cabana Magazine charger in a perfect hue and handpainted white florals.
(A.K.A. The 14-Piece Rule)
Our hope is that your partner in everyday crime will love you no matter what you set the table with, so you really want to pull out all the stops when company arrives. Extended family, neighbors, work folks alike — these counts can get in the teens fast, so stock up on more of the pieces you already have to be sure there’s plenty to go around come party time. Don’t see something on our site? Drop us a line, and our buyers will be all over it.