Tip: Choose a pattern and register for 8 to 12 place settings. (You can always add later).
Formal patterns have five pieces:
Additional pieces to consider:
9-inch accent plate
Rim soup bowl
Sugar bowl and creamer
A more casual pattern will have four pieces:
Tip: Register for flatware based on the number of tableware settings you've selected.
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Each flatware setting includes:
Additional flatware to consider:
Tip: Stick with neutral colors that will mesh with any decor for years to come.
8 to 12 placemats
8 to 12 napkins
8 to 12 napkin rings
Appliances and Accessories
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Coffee bean/spice grinder
Electric can opener
Toaster or toaster oven
Tip: Choose nonstick cookware that won't leave you in the kitchen scrubbing for hours.
10-inch frying pan or skillet
Grill pan or griddle
Two-quart and three-quart saucepans
Tip: Pick matching patterns for a pulled-together look.
8-inch chef's knife
Pair of kitchen shears
8 to 12 steak knives
Tip: Don't just register for a gadget that looks cool; choose ones that you'll actually use.
Instant-read meat thermometer
Glass or plastic containers for leftovers
Measuring cups and spoons
Tip: Register for the same number of glasses as place settings, plus a few more for parties or to replace broken pieces. You can also register for two sets of glassware—formal and casual.
Iced tea pitcher
Tip: Some guests will want to spend more than the traditional $100 on your gift. So be sure to include some bigger-ticket items, such as a bed frame or dresser.
Two sets of sheets (one for your bed, one for a guest bed); include flat and fitted sheets
Two sets of pillowcases
Comforter or duvet
Tip: Register for one set of special towels to be used for company only.
You'll need two sets of towels per bathroom:
Tip: Choose neutral, matching accessories; watch out for metals that can tarnish or rust.
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