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You both love the opportunity to host–a dinner party, a holiday festivity, a game night. You are planning an epic wedding day celebration. You want your newlywed home to be a social hub for your loved ones. The more the merrier, right? Your union is about creating a family and having a sense of community. You want married life to be about gathering and sharing experiences, with food, drinks, and lots of baked goods on display.
Make the most of your wedding registry by equipping your gift list with everything you need to entertain. This may mean having more than one dinnerware set or making sure you register for enough champagne flutes. Your registry should reflect the host-worthy home of your dreams, so go beyond the essential items for just the two of you date nights. Your best gifts will keep on giving beyond the wedding date. Be sure to add items that feel a little bit like shopping for the next party on your list.
Just how entertaining are you two? Check The Basics for your standard items every host should have, The Splurge for elevated nice-to-haves, and The Overachiever for top level, entertainer extraordinaire status.
Table linens are a delicate but impactful touch to any event, especially when food is being served. If you are the couple who likes to dress things up or shop for all the trimmings, this group of registry gifts is for you. From the simple items you’ll want handy to the extra touches that elevate your entertaining game, be sure to register with your home–or future dream home–entertaining spaces in mind. If it is for you. From the simple items you’ll want handy to the extra touches that elevate your entertaining game, be sure to register with your home–or future dream home–entertaining spaces in mind.
Your happy hosting environment wish list must include a couple basics, like a fancy table cloth and real cloth napkins. These touches will make your dinnerware stand out, and, let’s be honest, make your friends and family take you seriously as the entertainers you truly are. You’ll be glad for these gifts as soon as you host your first dinner party as newlyweds.
Bee & Willow
Bee & Willow Fringed Napkins are perfect for entertaining or everyday use. These full-size napkins are crafted from a textured cotton and linen blend with delicate fringed borders, adding casual elegance to your table.
Up your mealtime entertaining game with items like place mats and napkin holders. Especially if you already have a few table dressings, these extras make for an impressive tablescape, straight out of the fancy home magazines. They’re a great way to make your guests feel like there’s a literal place for each of them at your table and in your married life.
Set the table with the simple style of the DII Jute Placemats. Each understated solid placemat features a soft fringe outer border and is perfectly versatile for both formal and casual dining occasions.
Pearl Napkin Rings
Add a glamorous touch to your table setting this season with the Saro Lifestyle Pearl Napkin Rings. Designed with luxurious faux pearls that add a chic touch to the tablescape. Perfect to take your setting from casual to formal.
Dress your table like the pros. Register for table runners, to go atop your table cloth and to add dimension to any tablescape, from casual barbecue to fancy tea party. Hosting dinner al fresco? Outdoor linens are a game changer for turning any outdoor entertainment scenario into a real deal fiesta.
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Hobnail Table Runner
Textured cotton design exudes farmhouse charm Brings a touch of rustic appeal to any kitchen or dining room table
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Jacobean Obong Outdoor Table Cloth
Elevate your table with a touch of elegance With the look of fabric but with laminated protection for exceptional stain-resistance
Dress your table like you’re cut from the same cloth.
For the boozy basics, you’ll want to have ice on hand, so if you don’t have a freezer with an ice maker, add ice cube trays to the list. Add some funky shaped trays, if it suits you, but cubes will do the trick. A cocktail shaker and a muddler will make you look like true mixed drink aficionados. And a bottle opener is, well, kind of necessary to get the party started.
Create your favorite craft beverages with the OXO Good Grips Cocktail Shaker. Designed with a single wall body and a nonslip grip, the shaker features two silicone gaskets for a leakproof seal so you can confidently entertain any crowd.
Ice Mold Set
Includes 4 sphere molds and 1 jumbo cube mold Crafted from flexible silicone
Add to the functionality and ambience of your home's bar with the Crafthouse by Fortessa Muddler. The rich walnut muddler features a flat bottom and raised ribs for a secure grip. Prepare fruit, sugar, and herbs with this versatile bar tool.
If you already have the makings of a basic bar setup, register for these unexpected drinking delights. An ice maker takes you a level above manual ice trays–hello fancy shaved ice! Serving bubbly wedded bliss in the form of spritzes and sparkling spirits? You will be thrilled to have a soda stream on deck. It’s the perfect splurge for your registry as an assist for cocktails, mocktails, and festive water sips. If wedded winos is more your speed, a Coravin wine preservation system is the ultimate. Choose from systems that keep your wines ready to drink for weeks, months, or even years. Wine-not?!
Detailed with a horizontal ring-like design Great for formal occasions or everyday dining
Fizzi One-Touch Sparkling Water Maker
The Fizzi One Touch is SodaStream's newest electric sparkling water maker that can turn plain water into sparkling water with the touch of a button.
Wine Preservation System
Coravin's Pivot + Wine Preservation System combines preservation with aeration, delivering a more aromatic and flavorful wine as you pour with the included Pivot Aerator attachment. Ideal for any wine connoisseur and makes a cherished gift.
Are you the couple who pores over the wine list for the perfect pour? Show off your impeccable taste with the works. Register for a stylish bar cart–a statement piece that also holds your best bottles and more. An ice bucket and wine chiller are restaurant-level entertaining equipment perfect for your registry. And get the smoothest, splashless pours with a set of bottle pourers.
Lux Bar Cart
The sleek geometric design elements of this Sauder International Lux Bar Cart brings an appealing modern look to your home. Cart features silk screened tempered glass shelves and lockable casters for easy mobility from room to room.
Can be used with wine, liquor, olive oil bottles, and more Delivers superior pour control
Wine Bottle Chiller
Don't let your cold wines and champagnes become undesirable. This Iceless Chiller by Wine Enthusiast is double-walled and insulated to keep your beverage cold without the exterior sweating that some ice buckets might leave behind.
Ice Bucket with Tongs
Double-wall insulation keeps drinks colder for longer Chromium mixed steel resists rusting and tarnishing
Cheers! The essentials for newlywed cocktail hour and more.
Forget combining two mismatched sets of plates, flatware, and cups. You’ll want to register for a trusty dinnerware set. Think about having extra cups and glasses on the list, for all the extra place settings you intend on having at your newlywed table. Have fun with these basics. Choose a style that suits you both. Most dinnerware sets come with 16 pieces, but you can also browse extras a la carte.
45-piece Flatware Set
Flatware is versatile enough for entertaining or family meals. Heavy-gauge, 18/10 stainless steel has a mirror finish.
16-piece Dinnerware Set
Microwave safe for reheating Perfect for casual meals or special occasions
Square Drinking Glasses (set of 12)
Modern square shape Great for enjoying any beverage type
Married life calls for upgraded stemware. Add a set of wine glasses and champagne flutes to your registry list, to toast to your love with a little opulence or elegance. These splurge items compliment your new barware and make any occasion feel like the real deal. Sophistication looks good on the newlywed you.
Stemless Wine Glasses (set of 12)
Ideal for serving red or white wines Stemless design fits comfortably in your hand
Champagne Flutes (set of 4)
Made of Tritan, which is shatter resistant Perfect for use when entertaining outside
You are the couple who wants to show out at the dinner party. This means registering for some things that are mostly just for show, like charger plates. Okay, they will protect your new table cloth, too. Go bold and creative, think personality and versatility. Add a decanter or two to the list for a fine dining experience at home.
Go glam at your next gathering with the playfully chic Pastel Glass Dinnerware from viva by VIETRI. Pretty scalloped edges with golden rims set off gorgeous lightly textured color lending it a hint of sparkle. Perfect for entertaining.
Detailed with a horizontal ring-like design Great for formal occasions or everyday dining
Everything on the table for a happy dining duo.
A couple of basics is a good rule of thumb for extras like these. Register for at least a couple serving dishes or trays, a serving spoon and fork, and a set of tongs. Promise they’ll come in handy, both for entertaining and for meals at home for the two of you. Anticipate the ask to pass the salt and pepper shakers by adding a set to the registry list. And, for easy-to-pass and serve beverages, sign up for a good pitcher or carafe, or two.
Salt and Pepper Shaker
Perfect for any casual meal or special occasion Crisp white color adds sophistication to your dining experience
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Wood Serving Platter
Designed with dual side handles for easy carrying Crafted of durable Acacia wood
4 Piece Hostess Set
The contemporary design and satin finish of this Cambridge Silversmiths Meridian Satin flatware will add a modern touch to any table. Stainless steel is dishwasher safe.
Large capacity is perfect for entertaining guests Elegantly curved handle for easy serving
Serveware is all about showcasing and sharing. Register for the next level with items like a cheese board–the best tool for Our Table™ Everett Organic Edge Serving Board | Bed Bath & Beyond showing off your charcuterie skills and making it easy for guests to grab snacks. A cake stand, too, makes dessert look prettier, and a salad bowl makes for greens that go around the table easier.
Organic Edge Serving Bowl
Beautiful, natural Acacia wood Serves charcuterie and small plates
Over and Back
Elevated Cake Stand
The Over & Back Elevated Cake Stand will be the center of attention at your next gathering. Crafted of sturdy stoneware, this server features a unique medallion-shaped base that ties together eye-catching design and whimsical function.
3-piece Salad Bowl & Server Set
Includes a set of handy salad servers Bowl has a large capacity for easier serving
If you’re looking to achieve that 5-star service rating with your loved ones, ask them to get you ready to serve. Top off your list with small but mighty winners like a butter dish and gravy boat. A cake server set makes cutting any cake a cinch, and a bread basket speaks for itself!
Enhance your tabletop with the modern charm of Le Creuset's Signature Butter Dish with Lid. Boasting chip-resistant stoneware with a striking ombre design, this sophisticated dish protects your butter from too much sun and debris.
Serve your guests in true style with Gourmet Settings' elegantly crafted Windermere Serveware Collection. Each simply beautiful piece is constructed of 18/10 stainless steel with timeless, clean lines that will easily coordinate with any dinnerware.
Relish the look of your table setting with the textured beauty of the Harvest Turkey Gravy Boats. Finished with darling scallop impressions along the perimeter, these sophisticated boats exude a clean yet sweet appearance to dazzle your guests.
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Microwave safe for reheating Basket weave pattern inspires your home with rustic charm
Now serving: happy hosting tools.
If you're planning to be host a get together with friends, you'll most likely want some form of light entertainment. These editor picks allow you to set the scene with some background music or host the most epic game night.
This 3" Square Bluetooth Speaker from Sharper Image lets you wirelessly stream your favorite music and podcasts without being restricted by the length of a cord. The 5.0 Bluetooth enables a smooth audio stream from any Bluetooth capable device.
Scrabble Deluxe Board Game
No family game night is complete until you play the Scrabble Deluxe Board Game. The oversized word game comes with a blank scoring area and a dry erase marker to allow for scoring over and over again. Functions as a game, message board or wall art.
Perfect for outdoor gatherings, the WoodWick Citronella Outdoor Candle help keep bugs away.
Do you have a backyard or patio space that deserves the spotlight? If so, we highly recommend decorating your space with string lights to set the vibe making it a perfect setting for those warm summer nights. Or if you or your partner love to grill, put some hot dogs on and call it a BBQ block party with these top grill picks.
LED String Lights
All-weather lights are perfect for indoor or outdoor use.
5-in-1 Indoor Grill
The Ninja Foodi 5-in-1 Indoor Grill brings outdoor grilling flavors indoors, without the smoke. With Cyclonic Grilling Technology™, 500F super hot air delivers Surround Searing, while the 500F high-density grill grate creates char-grilled marks.
Are you and your partner movie or television buffs? Check out these products to host an outdoor movie night or stream a live concert for surround sound!
The Roku Streaming Stick 4K+ is redesigned with a longer-range WiFI receiver for smooth streaming in 4K, Dolby Vision, and HDR10+. Simply plug it in to th USB port on your television, and get ready to stream a selection of free, live, and premium TV.
Google Home delivers all the functionality of the Google Assistant app. It answers questions, provides current news, plays music, manages everyday tasks, streams videos to your TV and much more. Just speak and it responds.
40 Liter Cooler
Ruggedly cool in a variety of colors, the Camp-Zero Premium Cooler is designed to keep your items chilled for hours. With commercial grade insulation and molded-in latching and locking system, this cooler is great for the beach or tailgate party.
When you have that “more the merrier” type of love, you look forward to serving each other and your extended families. Have some fun with your wedding gift registry, and remember to put serveware at the top of the list. You’ll be so happy to unwrap wedding gifts that will help you kick off your next big soiree after the wedding. To choose what to register for and actually end up loving it, think about the occasions you plan to spend together, the holidays you’ll share, and the foods you love to pass around a table. This list will have you serving up the love you always do, with style.
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