I'll admit it: Before I got engaged, I spent years thinking about what I'd like to register for. Like most cooks, I had a fantasy list of items, such as All-Clad pans, that I couldn't afford but hoped someone would buy me someday.
But, as I learned when it finally did come time to register, it's actually a bit more complicated. When you and your fiancé are wandering through seemlingly endless displays of housewares, deciding what to put on your list can get stressful. If you live in a small apartment, do you really want an espresso maker? Would you rather have tough, practical dishes or delicate fine china? Even though you won't be paying for the items yourself, someone will, and if you want to avoid waste and get things you'll actually use, a bit of forethought is required.
So below I've shared some tips that I've learned after going through this process. I hope they'll help other culinarily-minded brides- and grooms-to-be put together their perfect wish lists. And I'd love toRead More »from A Cookâ€™s Guide to Wedding Registries