The Ultimate Wedding Registry Checklist

By Natalie Gitt

Do we hear wedding bells in the distance? Congratulations, you’re engaged—and likely wrapped up in the thrilling (and overwhelming) phase of planning your special day. As you embark on the journey to forever, curating your dream gift registry is a key step. Consider this your definitive wedding registry checklist, filled with eco-friendly essentials and unique wedding gifts that tick every box for your happily ever after.

1. Dinnerware

Even if you’re already cohabitating, chances are your dining table could use a refresh. Equally suited to special occasions or casual nights in, our artisan dinnerware is crafted for everyday use. Whether you’re after apartment-friendly basics or a full set for a five-bedroom home, there’s a set in every size—and they’re easy to build out over time. (As an added bonus, bundles save you 10%). If you’re looking to curate your own ensemble or add to an existing collection, choose individual styles like our best-selling bowls or fan-favorite flatware.

Our Picks:
Fable Base Dinnerware Set (The Knot Registry Awards winner)
Fable Flatware Set
Fable Dining Essentials

2. Drinkware

Your wedding registry is a great opportunity to dial up the sophistication on your kitchen shelves and bar cart. Naturally we’re biased, but we think our durable ion-toughened drinkware is your best bet. Ion-toughened to be twice as tough without compromising on design, there’s a style for every occasion—from durable everyday glassware to elegant stemware (including our coveted wine glasses) that’s ready to toast your most celebratory moments.

Our Picks:
Fable Glassware Set
Fable Stemware Set
Fable Ceramic Carafe Set

3. Sleep Essentials

We spend a surprising portion of our lives sleeping, so why not invest in a good night’s rest? Elevate your bedroom sanctuary with popular registry items like a new duvet, pillows, or a really comfortable set of sheets (bonus points for high quality, sustainable materials) that redefine beauty sleep. If you’re in the market and dreaming big, you could even add a new mattress or bed frame to your slumber wish list—as long as it doesn’t feel like too big a stretch for your guest list.

Our Picks:
Wilet Linen Sheet Set
Silk & Snow Down & Down Alternative Duvets
Sundays Furniture Dream Bed With Storage

4. Textiles

Weaving high quality, sustainable textiles throughout your interiors is a beautiful way to infuse your home with comfort, practical elegance, and a touch of personality. It’s also a great way to hit several price points, with budget-friendly registry items ranging from linen tea towels to luxurious mohair or cashmere throws on the higher end (if that’s your thing). Don’t skip waffle textured bath towels or a set of plush robes if you’re looking to start your new chapter on the most comfortable note possible.

Our Picks:
Minna Sol Tea Towel
Wilet Waffle Bath Sheet
Goodee Lisos Cushion Cover by Ezcaray

5. Home Accents & Decor

Ambiance is everything. The secret to infusing your living space with the perfect vibe lies in the small but impactful details—those that transform a house into a warm, inviting home. Elegant taper candles that cast a soft glow over dinner parties. A hand-finished ceramic vase or two for fresh cut flowers. Scented candles to soak up by the bath after a long day. The soothing aroma of essential oils diffusing in the bedroom. Details that enhance the atmosphere to enrich every moment spent at home, together or solo.

Our Picks:
Fable Candle Holder Set
Vitruvi Starter Diffuser Bundle
Mala the Brand Core Bundle: Set of 4 Candles

6. Cook & Serveware

The heart of the home deserves special attention on your registry checklist. Unless you’re set on something specific (10-speed stand mixer, espresso machine, maybe a pizza oven?) opt for practical pieces that streamline your culinary endeavors on the daily—like premium serveware to dress up any meal, or cast iron cookware to last you a lifetime (we’re big believers in the classic dutch oven). If you’re seeking registry gifts for small spaces, multi-functional pieces like our Serving Boards can maximize both space and style.

Our Picks:
Fable Host Essentials
Combekk Original Cast Iron Dutch Oven
Fable Serving Board Set

As your walk down the aisle approaches, consider this final piece of wisdom: rather than letting wedding registry trends guide your gift list, take the time to carefully consider each addition to ensure that it captures the essence of your unique partnership. Each gift should reflect your shared tastes, and act as a building block towards your life together. Think of your wedding registry as an invitation for your nearest and dearest to contribute to your happily ever after, and each gift will feel that much more special. Congrats again, and happy wedding planning!

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