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As a new bride, I know a thing or two about bridal registries. I spent many nights putting my husbands and mine together, figuring out exactly what to request to complete our home. In addition to making sure I included items of various price ranges, I was also very particular about including pieces typically used during special occasions. That’s what I look for on other people’s registries. Something like this beautifully designed Round Avocado Pitcher by Vietri. What’s better to give a new couple than something that looks stunning displayed on a shelf, is equally appealing when filled with flowers and used as a centerpiece and is also a piece that will be admired when passed from hand to hand around a table as people refresh their water glasses. So, when I come across a 52-inch LCD flat screen, a giant movie theater popcorn machine or a bottle of wood polish on a registry, I’m completely befuddled, and, frankly, a bit irritated.

Vietra Italian Tableware

If only these clueless brides and grooms had visited Italian tableware company Vietri before they got trigger happy with the registry gun. There is absolutely nothing on their site a critical former bride like myself can talk smack about. Everything from the dinnerware to the table linens is handcrafted by master artisans in Italy and absolutely gorgeous.

Vietri’s Round Avocado Pitcher is up for grabs this Friday. Just leave us a comment before 12/11c Monday, June 13 for a chance to win.

This week, answer either of these two questions: When picking out a wedding gift, what are you always hoping will be on the registry? [OR] What have you been most shocked to see included on a bridal registry?

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75 Responses

  1. Athena says:

    I'm always hoping there is something I can afford on there. I don't really care what it is as long as it's affordable.

  2. Carolyn Thomas says:

    I always hope to find a gift that the couple probably wouldn't be able to buy for themselves. Something they would really love to own, something unique, that they can keep forever and hand down to their kids.

  3. Nicole Lee says:

    Moving in with my guy… first time ever for me and his kitchen theme is green. The pitcher would work wonders. Love it and love hgtv.

    T.G.I.F !

  4. Ellen says:

    We asked for donations to one of our several favorite charities, and had a registry at alternativegiftregistry.org where we asked for board games, model rockets, a zoo membership, REI gift certificates, etc. For those of our guests who didn't quite know what to do with that kind of request/registry, we also had a smallish one at Target with a few household items we still needed.

  5. katis says:

    I'm always hoping they'll ask for something fun and artsy, but it's always all Crate and Barrel and Macy's cutlery and crap.

  6. Emily says:

    Such a pretty pitcher! I look on a registry for something mid range price and practical, but also something they will hopefully only get one of. Ex spice rack

  7. Chris says:

    I typically look for lower priced items (ie. Utensils, kitchen items) so I can purchase several pieces to make a nice gift basket. :)

  8. AngdyinWyoming says:

    Oh, so beautiful! I love Vietri! This would be beautiful as my table centerpiece-thanks for the chance to win it!!

  9. Carla says:

    Love it!! Just remodeled our home in a tuscan decor and think this Vietri Italian Tableware would be absolutely PERFECT!! :)

  10. blindfolded2 says:

    Shocking to see the bridal registry contain a Round Avocado Pitcher by Vietri filled with cash!

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