Bridal Registry: 5 Items Every Bride Needs

Creating the wedding registry can be very overwhelming, especially if you have little experience in the kitchen or other household endeavors. When you get to the store, you may be distracted by the beautiful china and wedding picture frames, but don’t forget these essential items.

Mixing Bowls

You can never have too many mixing bowls. Don’t believe me? Just look at a few recipes and you will discover that just one dish can use several bowls. Also, consider requesting various sizes. Sometimes you may only need to break up an egg; other times you will need to mix several cups of dry ingredients. Your life will be easier, if you try to do these tasks in the appropriate sized bowl. Bed, Bath & Beyond offers a great set that comes with several sizes in fun colors.

Measuring Cups

Even if you already have a kitchen stocked with measuring cups, register for more. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of a recipe and having to wash out a measuring cup because it was already used. Having multiple sets will save you time and sanity. This collapsible set from Bed, Bath & Beyond makes storing the cups effortless. No more jammed kitchen drawers.

A Food Processor

If you plan to have kids (or your future husband is a picky eater), the food processor will become your favorite tool. You can make your own baby food instead of buying expensive, processed baby food, and you can hide vegetables in everything from desserts to lasagna. This gadget is also great for making homemade sauces.

A Crockpot with a Timer

Crockpots are one of the best inventions in the world. You throw everything inside before you leave in the morning, and when you get home at night, dinner is done. You can make everything from dessert to appetizers to one-pan dinners. The best crockpots have a timer, since many recipes cook for a specific amount of time. You simply set the timer, and the crockpot will stop cooking when the time is up (but it will still keep the dish warm). A good choice is this six quart programmable crockpot at Bed, Bath & Beyond.

Cute Serving Trays

Even the simplest dishes (pepperoni and chess, veggies and dip) will look extravagant on cute serving trays. These will come in handy when you have to add a dish to a holiday dinner or guests unexpectedly show up for an impromptu dinner party. Stores such as Macy’s, Target, and Bed, Bath & Beyond offer dishes in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Whether your style is modern or classic, you can find the perfect dishes.

These are just a few of the items every kitchen needs, but these are the items that will make your life easier. The less time and energy  you (or your husband, if you are lucky enough to  find one that cooks) spend in the kitchen, the more time and energy you will to enjoy your new life together.