If you are setting up your wedding registry, here are some bigger items to consider adding to the list, as you will use them for years to come.
Planning your wedding registry takes careful consideration. You need to work out what your immediate needs are, plus if you are living in a small flat, what items you might need for your forever home. Ask yourself questions such as: Will copper items be out of date in a few years’ time? Do I have a colour scheme that I would love to incorporate into my kitchen? What are the timeless, classic items that I will use for years and would like to pass down to my children one day?
A blender is an all-season, all-purpose appliance that you will use for years. For everything from smoothies to soups and dishes for the little people in your life (it makes homemade baby food a cinch), this is one item that will be endlessly useful.
A fancy coffee machine might be another item that is top of your list. If you are would like a top-of-the-line version, then a few people might club together to buy it. Or opt for an entry-level machine, then ask for additional accessories and pods, plus lovely mugs separately, so that there are different price points for people. Best of all, you will be all set up as soon as you get back from honeymoon.
A good set of casserole dishes (in different sizes and dimensions) is something that will set you up for life and is a must if you and your fiancé love to entertain. This goes for decent pots and pans too. If you are lucky to be spoilt with beautiful cookware (which doubles as an additional colourway in your kitchen), make sure that you put up open shelving to display all of your lovely wares.
A slow cooker is not just for winter. It is an all-year-round timesaver. Just switch it on in the morning, leave it on low all day and dinner is served as soon as you walk through the door. It will be a lifesaver after school sports runs in the evenings, when an hour of homework takes priority over an hour in the kitchen.
If you have a sweet tooth, something like a waffle iron – or even a pancake pan – is a fun item to add to your registry. It will be very useful for weekend entertaining, particularly lazy Sunday brunches or afternoon tea with loved ones.