Registry List-O-Matic

Take the guesswork out of your registry. Here's a complete list of basics to include on your list.
Beautiful colored drinking glasses in teal, yellow and pink on a table
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Registries are an amazing invention—they leave practically no room for buyer's remorse. To help you start, we've put together a list of some goodies on a typical wedding gift registry.

Fine China and Casual Dinnerware Checklist

  • 5-piece china place setting — dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, bread and butter plate, teacup and saucer (12)
  • Rimmed soup/pasta bowl) (12)
  • Charger (12)
  • Coffeepot
  • Teapot
  • Gravy boat and stand
  • 5-piece casual place setting — dinner plate, salad/dessert plate, soup/cereal bowl, mug (12)
  • Salt and pepper shakers
  • Serving platter (2)
  • Sugar bowl and creamer
  • Serving bowl (2-3)
  • Salad bowl
  • Serving tray (2)
  • Soup tureen
  • Butter dish
  • Cake plate
  • Espresso cup and saucer (8)
  • Accent plate (12)

Flatware Checklist

  • 5-piece setting — dinner fork, salad fork, tablespoon, teaspoon, knife (13)
  • Butter knife (12)
  • Salad servers
  • Serving spoon (2)
  • Slotted serving spoon
  • Serving fork (2)
  • Ladle
  • Demitasse spoon (6)

Glassware and Barware Checklist

  • Wineglass (14)
  • Water goblet (14)
  • Champagne flutes (12)
  • Double old-fashioned glasses (12)
  • Iced beverage (12)
  • Margarita (6)
  • Martini (6)
  • Dessert wine (6)
  • Shot glass (6)
  • Highball (12)
  • Juice glass (6)
  • Beer mug or pilsner (6)
  • Casual drinking glass (12)
  • Cocktail shaker
  • Ice bucket and tongs
  • Jigger and bar tools

Kitchenware Checklist

  • Blender
  • Coffeemaker
  • Coffee grinder
  • Tea kettle
  • Food processor
  • Hand mixer
  • Slow cooker
  • Toaster
  • 4- or 5-inch skillet
  • 10- or 12-inch skillet
  • 2- or 3-quart saucepan with lid
  • Stock pot with pasta insert
  • Dutch oven (4- to 6-quarts)
  • Roasting pan
  • Steamer insert
  • Colander
  • Casserole dish
  • Baking sheets, cake pans, and muffin tins (2 each)
  • Nesting bowls
  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Set of steak knives
  • Chef's knife
  • Bread knife
  • Paring knife
  • Utility knife
  • Sharpening tool
  • Pair of kitchen shears

Bed and Bath Checklist

  • Sheet set (4)
  • Duvet or down comforter
  • Bedcover
  • Bed skirt
  • Mattress pad (2)
  • Blanket (2)
  • Pillow (6)
  • Decorative pillow (2-3)
  • Bath towel (6)
  • Bath sheet (6)
  • Hand towel (6)
  • Washcloth (4)
  • Guest towel (4)
  • Bath mat
  • Shower curtain
  • Scale
  • Electric toothbrush (2)
  • Hamper


The Knot and Bloomingdale's present the Get It All Registry Guide, a sponsored series full of tips and ideas for your wedding registry, from what you should include on your list to how to find your signature style. Visit The Registry at Bloomingdale's to learn more about their registry program and perks.

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