We always love teaming up with companies to work on cool ways of sharing what they do, but today's post was an especially fun one to put together.
Because, well, it basically felt like going shopping!
We selected our dream wedding registry with Crate and Barrel.
And while it breaks our hearts a little bit that we won't be getting gifted with slate cheese boards, sleek coffee makers, and beautiful barware in real life, we're excited that our would-be registry might inspire your real one!
You see, that's the wonderful thing about gift registries, you kind of get to style and shape your picture perfect life together ahead of your big day.
There's something so fun and romantic about dreaming of your future dinner parties with friends, hanging out in the garden with family, and cozying up on the couch, just the two of you.
Planning your gift registry with Crate and Barrel means making those dreams come to life. Having beautiful, practical, meaningful, or quirky items in your home, won't just give you a kick start for your marriage, but will help you realize the home you've always wanted too.
But of course, choosing items for your own registry can be daunting, (like the most exciting shopping list ever!) so, we've put ours together, to help you with your own.
We found ourselves adding cheese boards and barware the most, (doesn't that sound like pretty blissful marriage to you?) but don't worry, we've added in some practical buys too!
Our Dream Wedding Registry
As you'll see for our dream registry, we've gone for a good mix of the pretty and the practical, and as a rule of thumb, it's good to strike a balance when selecting your registry.
While it's great for people to gift you with quality products you'll get lots of use from, like a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer or Nespresso Coffee Maker, it's equally nice to add some beautiful occasion serveware that you wouldn't ordinarily buy for yourself.
It's important to have a mix of price points so your list is accessible to all your guests, and we just love items like scented candles, glass terrariums, and cookbooks for couples as thoughtful, yet inexpensive wedding gifts.
And finally, while you may not realize it now, you'll massively appreciate any gifts that can make life as a newlywed as easy as possible.
So be sure to add items like a slow cooker (so dinner's already done when you get home from a long day), a ‘Kiss and Make Up' hourglass (for minimal arguments!) and some great big wine glasses to your list (we don't need to tell you what they're for!).
Why Register With Crate and Barrel?
There are lots of reasons to choose to register with Crate and Barrel ahead of your wedding (did we mention the cheese boards!) but it has to be their vast selection of benefits that clinch it.
First up, to thank every couple who chooses to register with them, Crate and Barrel will gift you with a beautiful set of stemless wine glasses in an embroidered linen bag.
Crate and Barrel offer free delivery on most wedding registry items of $99 or more, which makes it so convenient for both your guests, and you, along with easy and convenient returns.
Couples will get 10% off everything in store for six months after their wedding, so that's great discounts on not just the rest of your registry, but any other items you fall in love with too.
And perhaps our favorite, Crate and Barrel work with talented artists, designers and local artisan communities to create one of a kind pieces, you won't get anywhere else.
Oh and finally Crate and Barrel hold private registry events, where couples can browse wedding gifts at their leisure and get expert one-on-one advice on planning their registry.
As if all that wasn't enough, Crate and Barrel have a super handy Wedding Registry app (to make tracking your registry even easier), a massively helpful Thank You Manager tool, complimentary announcement cards, and an awesome selection of bonus gifts.
In case you haven't gathered by now, Crate and Barrel will make your entire gift registry experience, fun, enjoyable, and entirely hassle free.
And when you're in throes of wedding planning, that's exactly what you want, right? Along with all that gorgeous bakeware, obviously.
So, now that you've been swayed by chic wine glasses and fun tiki mugs, where do you sign up?
Oh, and be sure to RSVP to their next Private Registry Event in your area (you'll get goodie bags, snacks and beverages!).
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