You’re Engaged! Here’s Our Favorite Registry Items that All Couples Need

Congratulations! You are engaged! Wedding planning can be both exciting and exhausting, but getting to pick all your dream items for your wedding registry is one of the most fun parts. This helpful guide will show you some of the top registry items that all couples need.

Where to Start

When it comes to filling out your wedding registry, just determining where to start can feel like a huge roadblock. You want to choose items that vary in price range in order to have options for your wedding guests’ various budgets. Like every other detail of your big day, your registry should be catered to your tastes and preferences. Some helpful tips before you start include taking an inventory of your current items, setting aside plenty of time to browse, and looking for items that you know you and your fiance will use often.

Kitchen Essentials

Having quality, long-lasting kitchen essentials can be some of the most utilized items in your home. Mixing and serving dishes are great for any parties that you may hosting. To make preparation and cooking easier, we also have helpful tools such as batter bowls, baking dishes from oven to table, and utensils. All of these items can be purchased at Smith Caldwell and would be great to add to your wedding registry, as well.

Knives and Cutting Boards

Steak knives are another staple that you can benefit from having on your bridal registry. A separate knife set for prepping and chopping can be a great asset to your kitchen, too, and custom cutting boards are a great way to express your style.

Pots and Pans

When selecting pots and pans, be sure to choose a set that includes a variety of skillet sizes, saucepans, saute pans, and multiple size stockpots. A great selection of pots and pans can serve a variety of purposes. You can express your sense of style by adding signature pieces like a cast iron skillet or dutch oven.

Dish Set

Dish sets are a fundamental part of every home. Whether you plan to entertain, love to cook, or prefer to order in often, a nice dish set is an investment that will pay off for years to come. We recommend 8-10 place settings to plan ahead for entertaining in the future or to account for possible breakage. The dishes you choose can be a great reflection of you and your fiance’s personalities. Perhaps you enjoy the simplicity of white porcelain plates, or prefer the playfulness of an artsy pattern or whimsical design.

Kitchen Tools

Simple additions to your registry like measuring spoons and measuring cups can come in handy when exploring new recipes. You can also include utensils like whisks, spatulas, ladles, and tongs. These are great to include as smaller items that fit any guest’s budget, and are easy for guests to include as add-ons to larger gifts. Some additional kitchen tools that may not be on the forefront of your registry can include a garlic press, pizza wheel, or ice cream scoop.

Cocktail Glasses

Perhaps one of the most fun parts of married life is hosting guests as a couple.  Having a variety of cocktail glasses is a nice compliment to this any occasion. Especially if you plan on hosting larger events like holiday parties, it is important to get more than enough for your biggest group. Selecting a set of 8-12 is typically a good amount to prepare for future entertaining. Include white and red wine glasses, champagne flutes, iced beverage or highball glasses, and beer mugs for a complete set.


Tea towels, decorative pillows and accent decor are all great choices to have on your gift registry. We also have scents, candles, mats, accent decor, and napkins to choose from. Table runners and place mats can personalize your events and make a lovely addition for your dining room decor. When you are deciding on the amount of place settings, you should feel that you have enough to support having guests over, too. Sets of 8-10 are a great choice to support any and all events throughout the year.

Enjoy the Experience

At Smith Caldwell, you can purchase a variety of unique seasonal accents. From bunnies and watermelons in the Spring, to Halloween and Razorback items, fall leaves, and scarecrows in the Fall, and crosses and wreaths in the Winter. No matter what season you are celebrating during your engagement, enjoy customizing your wedding registry as you envision your future with your spouse. Like any aspect of wedding planning, it can be easy to get caught up in the moment and lose sight of what the day is truly all about—a celebration of your love. Keep this thought in mind as you build the perfect list of items that you see yourself using for years to come.

Our professional team is here to help you have the best personalized registry experience. When you are ready to create your dream wedding registry, contact Smith-Caldwell Drug Store via our contact form or by calling 501-392-5470 for more information.