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Wedding Registry: Registry List-O-Matic

Take the guesswork out of your registry. Here's a complete list of basics to include on your list.

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

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