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Shop Your Registry By Room

Photo: Kelli Durham | Tableware: Bering's

Apartment, townhouse, condo, cottage, or manse—no matter its size or scope, the place you’ll live together as a married  couple is, above all else, a home. Keep this in mind when you register for your wedding, by selecting items you’ll love, for all the spaces you’ll occupy in the home you share. You can start with these top essentials for each happy place!

Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Kitchen, Kuhl-Linscomb
Photos: Kuhl-Linscomb, Bering’s

KITCHEN

For many couples, this space is the focus of the gift registry— and with good reason…actually lots of reasons. First off, the kitchen is where couples, and often their friends, family and guests, spend a whole bunch of time, especially in those first months and years of entertaining as a married couple. Sure, there’s the dining room and living room, but when there’s a party, and there’s cooking going on, everyone tends to gather in the kitchen. So it’s nice to have a well-stocked, good-looking one. Plus, there are just so many kitchen items to choose from, whether you’re a gourmet chef, an avid baker, or an “I-can-barely-boil-an-egg” amateur with a willingness to learn.

Cookware

  • High-quality pots and pans
  • Dutch oven
  • Fine kitchen knives

Baking

  • Stand mixer
  • Baking pans
  • Measuring tools
  • Pastry mat

Small Appliances

  • Food processor
  • Blender
  • Toaster oven
  • Slow-cooker
  • Coffee- or espresso- maker
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Bedroom, Bathroom, Kuhl-Linscomb
Photos: Flou, Mike and Ally, Peacock Ally available at Kuhl-Linscomb

BEDROOM/BATHROOM

The most intimate spaces in the newlywed home often are the most overlooked on to-be-wed registries. Don’t stumble into this common registry pitfall! While you may need to replace textile items more frequently than, say, cast-iron cookware or fine bone china, you can still register for your bedroom and bathroom with an eye toward luxury and durability. Instead of gadgets and trendy pieces, focus your registry scanner on high-quality bedroom and bathroom staples (with, perhaps, a techie treat just for fun!), and make private time— each individually, or together—your favorite time of the day.

Bedroom

  • High-quality sheet set
  • Designer duvet cover
  • Down comforter
  • Luxury pillows
  • Decorative frames
  • Matching end tables or ottoman
  • Wall art

Bathroom

  • Plush cotton towels
  • Fluffy bath mat
  • Soap or lotion dispenser
  • Scale
  • Bluetooth shower speaker
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Lawn, Garden
Photos: Bering’s

LAWN & GARDEN

Whether you’ve got acres of land, a small but well-tended garden, or simply a sweet town home patio, you’re likely to spend Houston’s fine-weather months (brief as they may be) enjoying the fresh air, and entertaining friends outdoors. Don’t forget to make al-fresco elements a part of your registry list! Get your guy on board, and turn your attention to grilling, chilling and savoring the sunshine, with gifts designed for outdoor fun.

Outdoor Entertaining

  • Tiki torches
  • Outdoor seating
  • Decorative pillows
  • Pool or hot tub towels
  • Hammock
  • Fire pit
  • Pet toys
  • Lawn games
  • Big Green Egg grill
  • Yeti cooler
  • Smoker
  • Grill tools / apron
  • Gardening tools
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Leaf blower
Registry, Newlywed home, Bering's, Kitchen, Dining Room
Photos: Bering’s, Lexon Mini Speaker available at Kuhl-Linscomb

LIVING/DINING ROOM

Whether they’re connected in an open-floor-plan layout, or separate from one another, these two spaces generally constitute the heart of your home—the place where you relax, unwind, receive guests, entertain, eat, drink and celebrate. How you design and furnish your home’s living and dining spaces will depend on your taste and style preferences: Do you want to sink back and put your feet up without worrying about delicate doo-dads? Do you love the look of a formal dinner table, laid out with perfect place settings and flickering tapers all aglow? Do you crave a cool lounge space where people can flow from table to sofa to bar, nibbling and sipping while the hum of conversation never stops? Think about the atmosphere you want to create, then dress it up with these living and dining-room essentials, which make down-time a good time, no matter your personal style.

Living Room

  • Wireless speaker
  • Digital streaming system
  • Throw blankets
  • Vases, decor or art

Dining Room

  • Set of dishes
  • Set of flatware
  • Set of glassware
  • Table linens

Bar

  • Barware (highball glasses, martini
  • glasses & Champagne flutes)
  • Shaker
  • Ice bucket and tongs
  • Corkscrew

Wedding Invitations and Gift Registry at the I Do! Soiree

Pretty things before…and pretty things after. Your marriage and wedding likely will be filled with visual delights, from flowers to decor to lighting and more. But we at Weddings in Houston feel that your wedding experience should be filled with beauty, from the moment you say, “Yes,” through all the the years of your marriage.

Attend our I Do! Wedding Soiree on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and find beautiful invitations, wedding stationery and save-the-dates, for the days leading up to your wedding celebration, along with gorgeous gifts for your newlywed home, to ensure that you’re surrounded by beauty and comfort in the days that follow your “I do’s.”

Experience exquisite invitation designs from Isabella Invitations, as well as invitations and fabulous tableware, home items, cookware, barware and more from iconic Houston retailer Bering’s. And make sure to check in with Celebrity China & Cookware  for fine china, crystal and superb cookware and kitchen tools. Advance-sale tickets to Houston’s ONLY luxury wedding event are on sale now. Bonus: Purchase your tickets by 11:59 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24, and you could WIN an incredible $1,000 Hotel Galvez & Spa Weekend Romance Escape!! Our winner will be notified next week, and announced live at the I Do! Wedding Soiree. Don’t miss out!

Registry-and-Invitations

Top & Bottom Left Photo: Bering’s | Top Right Photo: Celebrity China & Cookware | Bottom Right Photo: Civic Photos, Invitations: Isabella Invitations

5 Tea Time Items You Need On Your Wedding Registry

Grab the scanner, lovelies! It’s time to start building that wedding gift registry. We pulled the perfect tea cups, saucers and stemware for entertaining guests, or simply serving up a romantic dinner for you and your boo. If you’re falling for these sweet pieces like us, you can register for some of these items at local Houston wedding-registry retailers and specialty stores!

Tea for Two

1. Assorted Teacups & Stemware: Bering’s 2. ‘Take A Dine To It’ Cutlery Set: Mod Cloth 3. ‘White Butterfly Garden’ Wine Cooler, Round Tray, Tumbler’s & Coasters: Mackenzie-Childs 4. Bernardaud ‘Constance’ Set: Bering’s 5. Richard Brendon ‘Reflect’ Gold Teacup & ‘Patternity’ Saucer: Kuhl-Linscomb

12 Items You’ll Want To Add To Your Registry

Ladies, I think we can all agree that we all have impulse buying problems…especially when it comes to wedding registry. Our editors narrowed it down to the classic, yet trendy items of the season that you’re gonna want to add to your wish list. Happy shopping, lovelies!

1. Jung Lee NY Gold Edge Pedestal ~ Jung Lee NY 2. Jung Lee NY Extra Large White Tray with Leather Handles ~ Jung Lee NY 3. L’Objet Limoges Porcelain White Swan Salt Cellar ~ Shoptiques 4. L’Objet Blossom Bowl ~ Gracious Home 5. Royal Doulton 1930 Polka Rose Mug ~ Casa 6. 1960 Golden Rose Mug ~ Casa 7. Jung Lee NY Gold Cake Server ~ Jung Lee NY 8. Sweet Entertaining Dessert Stand ~ Mod Cloth 9. Christofle Albi Silver Serving Tray ~ Christofle 10. Pink Baroque Dinnerware Service ~ Horchow 11. Studio B Floral Country Bowl ~ Pure Home 12. Williams-Sonoma Soho Rectangular Pedestal Tray ~ Williams-Sonoma