Lauren & Shane's Real Registry

by Cait Rohan

Lauren and Shane set out to create an organized wedding registry full of practical goods. "We covered all the basics and then registered for special appliances and decor items," says Lauren. The careful planners chose four stores -- Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Macy's -- for their guests' convenience. The couple registered for newlywed staples like china, bedding, home decorations, and kitchenware. Their practicality paid off -- Lauren and Shane received all the basics they needed. "I'm so grateful for my pots and pans, knives, and bedding," says Lauren. "I use and enjoy them more than anything else we registered for."

The Couple: Lauren & Shane Dyer (Check out their real wedding story!)
Their Wedding: March 10, Potomac, MD
Where They Registered: Williams-Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and Macy's

Lauren & Shane's Top Registry Picks

1. Classic china -- "The china was something special I'd always wanted, and it's a tradition in my family," explains Lauren.
2. Bedding and linens -- "We wanted new bedding and linens to start our new life."
3. Pots -- "We wanted to establish our kitchen."
4. Knives
5. Bakeware
6. Serveware
7. Vacuum
8. Cookbooks -- "I love to cook!" says Lauren.
9. Home decor

Gifts They Wish They'd Registered For

"I really wish we had registered at The Home Depot or some home improvement store," says Lauren. "We purchased an older home that we've renovated, and it would've been nice to have basic tools."

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