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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. Michelle Baker says:

    Love the pitcher….it just kills me to see someone register att an expensive store for items you can get at Target or Meijer or Walmart for a quarter of the expensive store price. I am just a conservative.

  2. Sue Ardolino says:

    After 30 years of marriage, I am by far a bride to be but after many years of buying all kinds of dishes, etc that couldn't be broke if the kids dropped them, this Vietri pitcher would be a welcomed addition to our growing colection of breakable pottery. Keep up the great work HGTV; it's wonderful for those of us who are "growing" once again AFTER kids. Sue Ardolino, Oak Lawn, IL

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Love the color & unique design! It would be a lovely adddition to my collection!!!

  4. Judy Keckler says:

    I really like the pitcher! I usually give cash, something on the registry or sometimes give a handknitted afghan.

  5. MIchaela says:

    Art, I wish people put ART on their registries!

  6. tduncan says:

    I Love the Pitcher. As a wedding gift I always try find something personal that represents the couple. Be it an afghan that I made speciffically for them or some art piece that reflects who they are.

  7. dmrflute says:

    I'm always hoping something on sale or clearance is on the registry so I look like I spent more than I actually did. :)

  8. Sarah says:

    I love the vase. It is beautiful.

    I try to pick out a gift that fits the couples likes.

  9. Linda Seesz says:

    I just bought my first home. I am redoing everything, little by little. That Vietri's round avocado pitcher would look great on my table. I am going to cross my fingers and hold my breath. I hope I win, I Hope I win!

  10. shelley j says:

    I also hope there is something I can afford. I'm always shocked to see gifts around $1000 +. I know I can't afford those items.

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