Wedding Tips

Thinking Outside The Box: Your Registry

November 10, 2011

As with most modern brides the options for China patterns and stemware have become limitless. You really are only limited by your imagination. When the time comes to grab that prized registry gun, ask yourself a couple of questions.

1.) Is this item something my friends and family can afford?  Everyone wants to help start your collection so make sure there is something on your registry that fits everyone’s budget.

2.) In doubt go neutral!! You can always dress up a table with a creative centerpiece.

3.) Will I still like this look in five, ten, or fifteen years?

4.) What is the overall look you are trying to convey with your registry? Often picking a color that you have used throughout your home is a great place to start. Or simply pick your favorite color, style, and/or pattern.

5.) If it breaks will I cry ;)?

The most important thing is to take time to choose something you love. Even if you inherit your mother, grandmother or even your wacky Aunt Ethel’s bone china, remember to accessorize with an open mind and create something uniquely your own!

Funky Functional

These plates by notNeutral City Plates are the perfect eclectic dish to be the show piece of your registry. With maps from Tokyo to New York they are certain be a conversation starter.

Keeping with the whimsical funky theme these juice glasses from Crate and Barrel are the perfect accessory.

The black stainless steel flatware by Almoco Flatware and modern S & P shakers complete this funky yet functional look.

Mix and Match Modern

Who says your dishes have to match? This collection of dishes are Edgar Allen Poe meets Carol Brady. // Mix and match these cups to add a sparkle to any tabletop // Not all flatware is created equal and this gold set is proof of that! From the mind of Michael C. Fina comes the perfect way to frame your place settings.

Sources – Design Public, Crate and Barrel, Design Within Reach, Gilt, Y Living, Fitzsu, Michael C. Fina

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  • Reply Michelle February 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    I LOVE all these items. I will add the Michael C. Fena gifts to my Zankyou wedding registry for sure!

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