For the couple that loves to entertain at home, we have some practical and fun suggestions on what to add to your wedding registry that your friends and family will be more than happy to purchase for you. Entertaining at home is often cheaper than going out to a fancy restaurant and there’s no curfew either, as long as you don’t disturb the neighbours!
Get your drinks sorted
A nice carafe is always a winner, so be sure to add this to your registry. It looks much better than a bottle of soda or juice standing on the table and it’s easier to pour from too.
The other suggestion we have for your registry which you won’t be sorry to receive is an elegant looking beverage dispenser or water crock. These are practical to have, and you can make all sorts of different mixes in it to keep your guests happy.
Don’t forget to add an ice bucket to your list too if you are wine drinkers.
Meal prep is important
There are all sorts of interesting gadgets on the market these days to make your meal preparation much easier and more fun. From spiralisers, cherry/olive pitters to powerful blenders that can grind up nuts and all sorts of things.
You can go easily go overboard with kitchen gadgets but remember that good quality generally always trumps cheaper lookalikes that aren’t as well designed. We’re not saying break the bank when investing in kitchen gear, just be aware that cheap imitations won’t last as long and may end up frustrating you by not working properly.
Oh, appliances, appliances!
It’s tricky to know where to begin when investing in appliances. Head over to Allgreatappliances.com for some ideas. Most people love coffee so a proper coffee machine is a must for your guests to end off an evening of entertaining. Other appliances which are worth looking at are hand blenders, hand mixers, stand mixers and food processors.
If you entertain a lot, you may want to invest in a bar fridge or drinks cooler so that your fridge isn’t overcrowded with drinks. There’s nothing worse than trying to fit in your dessert that needs to be cooled but your fridge is filled to the brim with bottles of drinks.
Knives are king!
Depending on what you like to cook, this will affect the selection of knives to add to your list. There really isn’t anything like a proper knife that cuts cleanly and easily. If you plan to serve tough steak to your guests then investing in a set of steak knives is a must-have in the kitchen. A good chef’s knife and paring knife will also make life much easier for you.
Salt and pepper to the rescue
Another thing which will add to the appeal of your table setting, is a decent salt and pepper set. There are many of these on the market, but we suggest going with a good quality one with a strong grinder. These last longer and won’t stop working unlike the cheaper ones which tend to get blunt quickly.
You may also need to consider where you stay and how much humidity is in the air as salt does tend to get clogged quite easily. Do look carefully at the different models and designs to see which one would best work for you.
Outdoor spaces count too
Don’t neglect your outdoor areas either especially if you like entertaining. There are plenty of items you can add to your registry that people would love to buy you for your outdoor space. Think solar lights for the garden or even a bird bath. A bird feeder is also a lovely thing to have in the garden and attracts wild birds. Outdoor cushions also make a space inviting so investigate these too when putting your list together.
We hope this article has inspired you to start entertaining at home if you haven’t done so already. There are plenty more things that you can add to your registry so do some research and remember to work with what you already have. You don’t want to double up on items after all, rather enjoy the gifts you receive from those you love.