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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. MsTrishFl says:

    I'm always hoping to see picture frames.
    I guess, because I love photography & I want people to have a photo diary of their special day. Then, they may go on to start their own photo diary of the entire life together. I love to go to peoples homes, when they've photo'd & documented their life together. I can spend hours enjoying their compact little past. I think it's so wonderful.

  2. Green B says:

    I love to see things on the wedding registry that both members of the happy couple can use equally. I always try to choose something that will bring a smile to their face when they see it and remember their wedding day. Personally, I also like to give bedsheet, linen sets, down comforters..

  3. Emily says:

    I actually can't tell you the last time I had to buy a wedding gift! I am at the time in my life when all of my friends should be getting married but I am still the only one that is no longer single. The very few people who are married had a very small wedding, including me.

  4. Heidi K says:

    The gift I'm always hoping to see on a registry are any yard games. I love buying games that a couple can play together and with friends. It's even better when they put something like badminton or bocce ball on the list because you know it'll just give them a fun reason to be outside. There's nothing better than playing some weekend yard games and firing up the grill!

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