Getting Married? Register for Stuff You Actually Need

wedding gift

One of the best parts about planning a wedding is the fun of building your registry!  It’s amazing how powerful you feel when you have a price gun in hand.  Once you start scanning it’s super easier to get carried away and register for tons of beautiful, useless, crap you’ll never use. You’re not going to find fine china and crystal on our list.  Nope.  If you can’t use it, you don’t need it.

As a military spouse, the last thing you want to do is jeopardize your household goods shipment weight.  So, here’s our room-by-room guide to help you build a PCS friendly wedding registry!

Kitchen Essentials for Your Wedding Registry

  • Pots & Pans (2 saucepans, 2 skillets, 1 stock pot)
  • Coffee maker (pick a good one!)
  • Toaster
  • Immersion Blender
  • Food Processor
  • Rice Cooker
  • Blender
  • Cutting Boards
  • Colander (think space saver: collapsible)
  • Serving spoons, whisks, tongs, ladles, vegetable peeler, box grater
  • Quality Knives (splurge, you’ll thank us later)
  • Cutlery/Silverware
  • Measuring cups & spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Bake and take bakeware (perfect for cooking at home and taking on the go)
  • Plates
  • Glasses and cups (you may want to consider Tervis tumblers or non-glass alternatives)
  • Baking essentials: Offset spatula, cupcake pan, 8″ round cake pan, brownie pan, loaf pan
  • Trash can (think…not stainless steel or metal…ours got dented to heck on our first PCS)
  • Counter storage containers
  • Plastic food storage containers like Rubbermaid or Lock-n-Lock
  • Kitchen towels
  • Kitchen Mats

Bed & Bath Essentials for Your Wedding Registry

  • Bath towels & washcloths (6-8)
  • Bathroom decor accessories (Shower curtains, rugs, trashcan, toothbrush holder, tumbler)
  • Linens 2 sets per bedroom
  • Down comforter + 2 duvet sets per bedroom (or Bed-in-a-bags work fabulously, too)

Small Appliances/Electronics

  • Vacuum cleaner (I swear by my Dyson)
  • Carpet cleaner or SpotBot
  • Dustbuster
  • Steam mop
  • Roku Box

Military Adventure Must Haves

  • Quality, durable luggage
  • Label maker
  • Portable GPS





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