Top Wedding Registry Picks for Dining and Entertaining

Love to entertain? These wedding registry picks will score any party host major style points.
  1. A Wine Fridge

    Calling all oenophiles, if you plan on amassing a wine collection, register for an electric wine fridge that you can bring with you if you move

    Register for: 1

    Cuisinart 16-bottle wine cellar, $200,

  2. A Coaster Set

    Keep your coffee table looking its best by adding a couple of coaster sets to your registry. Monogrammed ones make great engagement gifts.

    Register for: 2 sets

    Thirstystone sandstone coasters, $20/set of 4,

  3. Napkins

    Paper napkins are just fine for Tuesday night, but for any occasion when guests are invited, cloth napkins are a must. Register for at least a dozen cloth napkins that coordinate with your dinnerware and decor.

    Register for: 12

    Tommy Bahama Palm Tree napkins, $6 each,

  4. A Set of Salt and Pepper Shakers

    There’s no excuse for a grocery-store package of salt or pepper on the table; register for a handsome set you can use for both casual and formal occasions.

    Register for: 1

    Monterey salt and pepper shaker set, $13,

  5. Serving Bowls

    You’ll need serving bowls for side dishes; register for at least two so you’ll be prepared to serve a full meal.

    Register for: 2

    Portmeirion Sophie Conran bowl, from $33,

  6. Everyday Flatware

    Coordinate your everyday flatware with your casual dinnerware. Register for 12 place settings and look for stainless-steel, dishwasher-safe options.

    Register for: 12 place settings

    Kenton 20-piece flatware set, $130,

  7. Formal Flatware

    Even if you don’t do it today, someday you’ll likely be hosting holidays and formal gatherings. Register for 12 place settings of formal flatware, which are usually sold in five-piece place settings.

    Register for: 12 place settings

    Reed & Barton Allora 5-piece place setting, $69,

  8. Steak Knives

    Steak knives are usually sold in sets of four, six or eight, but you’ll want to register for 12 in total. Look for nonserrated blades for cutting meat.

    Register for: 12

    Wusthof 9-piece gourmet steak knife set, $130,

  9. Serving Platters

    Register for at least two serving platters; here you can be a little more adventurous and choose something with a pattern or made of a material you love, like acacia wood.

    Register for: 2

    Acacia wood platter, $17,

  10. A Cream & Sugar Set

    A matching set for cream and sugar will come in handy if you plan on serving coffee or tea when entertaining. These usually inexpensive sets make great shower gifts.

    Register for: 1

    Embossed Cream and Sugar, $17,

  11. A Salad Bowl and Servers

    Unlike some serving bowls, salad bowls are designed for easy tossing. Register for a salad bowl and a pair of servers that you can use for both casual and formal dinners.

    Register for: 1

    The Cellar Serveware acacia wood 3-piece salad set, $72,

  12. Casual Dinnerware

    This is the dinnerware you’ll use every day, so choose something you won’t tire of quickly (white is a classic choice) and register for at least a dozen place settings. Look for plates that are dishwasher- and microwave-safe for maximum versatility.

    Register for: 12 place settings

    Verge 16-piece dinnerware set, $90,

  13. Formal Dinnerware

    Choose a timeless pattern that will mix and match well with your everyday dinnerware and register for a dozen place settings.

    Register for: 12 place settings

    Mikasa Wedding Ring 5-piece place setting, $90,

  14. Chargers

    If you like a dressy table, register for chargers to place under your dinner plates for formal occasions. Chargers are also a fun way to add a pop of color to your table.

    Register for: 12

    Charge It by Jay! Silver Monogram charger plates, $40/set of 8,

  15. A Butter Dish

    There will be times when you want to serve butter on the table during dinner, and a covered butter dish is the proper vessel for serving it.

    Register for: 1

    Waterford Lismore covered butter dish, $155,

  16. Place Mats

    Placemats are great for everyday dining and casual meals. Register for a dozen so you’ll have enough for a crowd. Placemats are also a great way to include seasonality on your table, so consider summer or holiday versions as well.

    Register for: 12

    Chilewich platinum basketweave placemat, $12,

  17. Tablecloths

    You may dine off of paper plates 364 days of the year, but for that special occasion, a tablecloth is a must. Register for at least one, and be sure to measure your table to make sure it will fit!

    Register for: 1 to 2

    Multi floral tablecloth, $12,

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