I won’t pretend that I get excited about most things wedding.

 

But when it comes to the registry, I have put a lot of thought into what I ask for from others.

 

Here are the items I have decided will be better bought new and why.

 

 

TOWELS

TOWELS

You got a set when you graduated high school or you’ve saved the myriad of person-less towels your friends have left over the years.

It’s time to say goodbye to these guys and ask for a nice set in your registry.

I don’t want to go into the dirty details of why it may be important to buy new towels, but YOUR and EVERYONE ELSE’S SKIN CELLS, is all I’m going to say.

 

SHEETS

sheets

Your sheets are probably the best or worst thing about your bed. 

If you simply can’t part with the jersey sheets you bought in college, that’s up to you, but choosing a higher thread count feels worlds better than those t-shirt sheets.

Trust me, I was that girl.

 

POTS & PANS

pan

If you’re like me, pots and pans are one of those items I have always acquired while on a budget.

I had no problem adopting lone pots and pans from friends that moved or purchasing a couple from Goodwill.

Now, the more I use my old pots and pans, the more I realize these guys are in bad shape. 

Over time:

– Leftover grease will absorb into the “pores” (yes, even pots/pans have pores!).

– The material will begin to rust.

– Teflon eventually cracks or peels.

– General warp occurs.

I’m usually A-ok with overlooking most of these issues (I think I’m just lazy) but now that I’m about to step into a new phase of life, I think it’s time for the new and improved.

 

VACUUM

vacuum cat

One cat, two cat, three cat, NO!

Our fur babies are just that, our babies.

We don’t mind sweeping and vacuuming often to keep a space tidy if it means cozying up to them.

Again, now that we’re about to step into this new phase, I realized that neither of us have an optimal vacuum for what we are cleaning.

Sweeping gets tiresome and it is not as effective as vacuuming (the never-ending line of dust and miscellaneous specs).

We also plan on living mobile in the next couple years, so we wanted a durable but hassle free cleaner.

So we did a little research and decided that a Dyson V6 Animal Cord-free Vacuum was exactly what we were looking for.

There were other suitors on the market, but this guy, like his other counterparts, came highly recommended.

 

DISHES

dishes

I’m more lenient when it comes to dishes.

Personally, it is fun to go to the nearest thrift store and pick out mix matched sets.

Some of us don’t care about having full sets of dishes.

But, this might be a good time to think about if it will matter to you once you get hitched.

 

CASH FUND

cash

In rummaging through the traditional gifts in registries, I started to think of where Jeremy and I wanted to be in a year.

We are both travelers, so I thought it would be a fun idea to make a cash fund for our upcoming adventures!

I had not heard of doing such a thing until I came across Zola.com.

Along with an assortment of basic and eclectic wedding gift ideas, you have the option of creating cash funds. 

I think this is a unique and valuable idea for the registry.

Scotland 2017, anyone? 

 

What are some items you asked for?

Are there any items you wish you’d asked for after you got married?