Whether you're getting married or you're heading to a wedding, the present aspect can be tough! What should you register for? Or what's a good gift that you can give a couple and be sure they'll use?
We asked five wedding bloggers to share the one gift they loved the most — and continue to use well after their weddings. You can't go wrong with any of these ideas!
1. Everyday Dinner Plates
"We picked a really simple classic pattern, and I was so excited to get plates that we planned to use for the rest of our lives together. Eight years later they're still going strong. That said, my husband is the cook in our family, and he'd definitively say the best gift we got was really nice knives. To each their own!" —Meg Keene, A Practical Wedding
The plates Meg got: Apilco Tradition Blue-Banded Porcelain Dinnerware, from $96 for a five-piece set at Williams-Sonoma
2. Romantic Honeymoon Meals
"We did a honeymoon registry, which we loved because the money went to our amazing trip to Europe. We registered for — and got — some of the most romantic meals ever! We had a romantic dinner along the Venice canals, another meal just steps away from the Colosseum, and limoncello and pasta in Cinque Terre." —Jen Campbell, Green Wedding Shoes
3. A KitchenAid Stand Mixer
"I sure hoped someone would get it for me, even though it was one of the pricier items on our registry. I'm so obsessed with it ... it's made my life so much easier during holiday cookie time, but especially since I've been making Buvette's famous chocolate mousse on repeat lately. I got it in white because I figured it would go with everything." —Vané Broussard, Brooklyn Bride
Get the same one: KitchenAid Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer, $270
4. A Le Creuset Dutch Oven
"One of the best gifts I got was a Le Creuset Dutch oven. This pot started out making meals just for me and my husband and now, eight years later, it's used nightly to make dinner for our family of five. It's helped me create everything from soup on a cold winter night to mac and cheese for my boys." —Maggie Lord, Rustic Wedding Chic
The Dutch oven that Maggie got: Le Creuset 5.5 qt. Round Dutch Oven, $330 at Bed Bath & Beyond
5. A Crock-Pot
"Our Crock-Pot! It's a simple gift, but such a staple in our kitchen. We've made countless meals with it over the years and it's such a time-saver. It's great for our busy lifestyle, as there are so many dishes that you can make just by tossing everything in and turning it on!" —Jessica Bishop, The Budget Savvy Bride
Get the same one: Crock-Pot 6-Quart Smart-Pot Slow Cooker, $40
What's the best wedding gift you've ever received or given?