What does your wedding registry say about you?

I’ve looked at registries of other brides and grooms, and now we have one of our own. Every registry I’ve seen includes the basics: dinnerware and flatware, pots and pans, kitchen electrics like blenders and toasters and mixers, knives, towels, and sheets. But the colors and styles of these choices really reflect the personality of the couple.

So what does our registry say about us? First and foremost, it says we’re food people. We are the culinary couple, after all. In addition to the basics, we also registered for baking stones and an apple peeler/corer/slicer from The Pampered Chef. We included cheese knives, an olive oil sprayer, a sifter, and several cutting boards. And we love to entertain so we added platters and servers and a cake dome.

What about color? We like red. I have red couches, red luggage, a red Vera Bradley purse, and a red car. And, yes, Nick likes it, too. Just recently, I’ve seen him pick up red potting plants and compliment red paint. So it’s only natural we chose all red KitchenAid appliances from the stand mixer to the blender to the food processor.

Red exudes energy and enthusiasm, not to mention passion and desire. To me, it’s also warm and cozy. Whereas stainless steel — a popular choice for a lot of brides — says sophistication and elegance. It’s pure, clean, and more formal. We have a few stainless steel items on our list, too, including a toaster and colanders.

And our style? Well, I already mentioned our decision to choose casual china. I know many brides and grooms choose Lenox stemware, Waterford crystal, Mikasa dinnerware, and real silver. But that’s just not us. We’d rather have our cupboards filled with pilsner glasses and colorful coffee mugs.

We may still add a homebrewing kit (another indicator of our couple personality) and the option to gift a honeymoon excursion. Of course, we first need to decide where we’ll be spending our honeymoon! But that’s for another post.

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