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Guest Picks: Best Kitchen Items for Your Wedding Registry
Spring is on the way and that means wedding season will soon begin! Whether you're getting married or you will be the guest, these 20 timeless kitchen items serve as perfect gifts for any bride and groom.
— Clara from Channeling Contessa
— Clara from Channeling Contessa
Cuisinart Elite Food Processor, 9-Cup - $49.95
Wedding registries are the time to indulge in all those timeless kitchen pieces that will prepare you for many years of cooking. No matter what type of cook you are, no kitchen is complete in my mind without a Cuisinart Food Processor. A nine-cup one is the perfect size.
Dishcloth Napkins - $24
Now that you're married (and all grown up), you'll need some cloth napkins for the many years of dinner parties, holidays and entertaining to come. These Dishcloth ones will put your guests at ease while still feeling fancy.
Le Creuset Classic Round Dutch Oven | Williams Sonoma - $140
Cookware doesn't get more timeless than a Le Creuset Dutch Oven. This gift will be with the newlyweds until the very end, delivering some incredibly delicious meals along the way.
Brasserie Blue-Banded Porcelain Dinnerware Place Settings - $55.95
Say goodbye to your hand-me-down, mismatched dinnerware. For your registry, focus on selecting timeless dishware that's appropriate for year-round, everyday use. White is always a great option, and I love the blue detailing on these porcelain dishes.
Organic Shaped Dinnerware Set - $12
Now that you have your everyday dinnerware, you need something a little fancy for the holidays. I love this Organic Shaped Dinnerware. The white goes with any color palette, and the gold rim provides that extra sparkle needed for special occasions.
Collins Flatware - $45
Moving on to flatware. Once again, it's time to throw away all those flimsy spoons and mismatched forks. When choosing flatware, I like something that's simple and solid, yet still nice enough for casual entertaining. This stainless steel Collins Flatware would be perfect.
Gold Flatware 5-Piece Place Setting - $29
To match those special-occasion dishes, you'll need some dressy flatware. A silver set is wonderful, but after all that entertaining, I prefer something that's dishwasher safe, don't you? This gold set from West Elm is stunning, and it would match the gold-rimmed plates perfectly.
Riedel Ouverture Gift Set - $79.95
I love this Riedel Ouverture Set because it provides all the needed glassware in one box: red, white and champagne. Request two or three sets, and you'll be golden for entertaining family and friends for many years to come.
PB Classic Barware - $24
Once you have your wine glasses, you'll need some everyday glassware. I like having tumblers in two different sizes; that way they can be used for those big glasses of water or lemonade, or for whipping up fancy cocktails for your loved one.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer, 7-Qt. - $650
Ah, the KitchenAid Stand Mixer is perhaps the most quintessential wedding registry gift. Just because it's on most wedding registries doesn't mean it's overdone. It's simply a much-needed kitchen item. Ring in your new marriage with this beautiful piece; you won't regret it.
Hammered Metal Cake Stand - $34
A cake stand may seem a little old fashioned, but this metal, hammered one from West Elm really gives this staple dishware a modern twist. The neutral palette makes it friendly for all types of entertaining.
Great White Rectangular Serving Platters - $12
You'll need some serving platters to plate up all that delicious food you and your loved one will be cooking. These rectangular ones are great. The white color matches any table color palette, and their stacking ability makes for easy storage.
Cuisinart PerfecTemp 1.7-Liter Stainless Steel Cordless Electric Kettle - $79
Electric kettles aren't just for tea drinkers. Being able to boil water in mere seconds is such a kitchen luxury. You need a little luxury around your wedding, so go ahead, indulge!
Pillivuyt Tall Coupe Serving Bowl - $99
Salads, pasta, pancake batter, popcorn — you'll use this bowl for everything. Make life simpler as newlyweds and add this piece to your registry.
Cuisinart 10-Cup Extreme Brew Elite Coffee Maker with Thermal Carafe - $159.95
I've had my Cuisinart coffee maker for over five years now, and it still makes some of the best coffee I've ever had. Treat your counter to some sleek, beautiful design after your wedding with this 10-cup beauty.
All-Clad d5 Stainless-Steel French Skillets - $149.95
Along with the old dishware and flatware, it's time to get rid of those worn-out pans and invest in some real-deal cookware that will last for decades. I love this All-Clad set because it provides two frying pans in very frequently needed sizes.
All-Clad d5 Stainless-Steel Saucepan - $230
Along with your frying pans, you'll need a solid saucepan. I recommend a three-quart size; it will be suitable for preparing anything from sauces to rice or oatmeal, boiling a bit of pasta, or sauteing onions and garlic.
Wüsthof Classic Chef’s Knife - $89.95
I beg of you, do not add a butcher block filled with knives to your registry! Registries shouldn't be about bringing items into your home that you won't use, and I promise that you will not use all of those knives. All you need is a really good chef's knife. This Wusthof Classic is perfect for prepping any and all meals with your loved one. Perhaps get two so that you each have your own.
Emile Henry Artisan Pie Dish, Nougat - $45
I love a pie dish with an appearance that makes for a seamless transfer from oven to tabletop. This white and tan Emile Henry dish would make a beautiful gift for a wedding shower.
Cuisinart SmartStick 200-Watt Immersion Hand Blender - $28.29
The immersion blender is quite possibly my favorite kitchen appliance simply because it makes the most arduous of kitchen tasks feel effortless. This is definitely one of those gifts I'd love for the bride and groom to have, but I'm confident they'd be very pleased with it, too.