Planning Your Wedding with Gracious Style: Who We Are, and How We Can Help

Whether you are planning an exotic beach wedding or a traditional church ceremony, we believe your wedding should be a reflection of your gracious style. We are here to help you start your new life together by creating a well-curated registry. Our registry concierge will guide you through each step of the registry process, from determining your own style and needs to checking off the last item on your list.

While we are proud to offer traditional, classic brands like Christofle and Yves Delorme, we are equally as pleased to offer worldly brands like Tribute Goods, or practical, fun brands like Q Squared. We appreciate the traditions that people adhere to, but encourage our customers to adapt traditions in their own way. Live Graciously, Your Way.

Sferra Janella Bedding

Mariposa Beaded 5×7 Double Frame

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Simon Pearce Monogrammed Glass

Moser Cubism Double Old Fashioned

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Juliska Garden Party Dinnerware

Alain Saint Joanis Mito Boxwood Flatware

L’Objet Aegean Sculpted Gold Dinnerware

J.L. Coquet Hemisphere Vinyl Stripe Tea Cup

Kassatex Mercer Bath Towels

For more on how to wed in Gracious Style, click here!

Registry 101: Everything You Need To Know About Your Wedding Registry

Congratulations on your engagement!  Registering is a really unique and enjoyable opportunity to select some of the things you’ve always loved, but it’s best if you come prepared. To help you out, here’s a list of our most frequently asked questions.

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When should I register?

At least six months before your event.  It is important to register early on, because some people may want to get you a gift as soon as you are engaged. And since registries can easily be edited, you can always start with a few items and make changes later.

Where should I register?

Select two or three stores that you love, but make sure that at least one is a national department store or chain that is easily accessible for your guests. Online registries also make selecting gifts easy, especially for guests that may not live in an urban area.

What are the registry essentials?

Since couples often entertain frequently, common must-haves include kitchen appliances, dinnerware, glassware and flatware. As this is the start of your new life together, it is also customary to register for new bedding and bath items. From there, other ideas include art, sports equipment and vacations. Remember to select items in a range of prices.  Think long term; register for high-quality, durable pieces that will stand the test of time.

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Do couples still register for fine china?

Absolutely!  Fine china is still the centerpiece of most wedding registries.  It is a favorite present for most family members, as they know it’s something that will be used over and over again (especially when you entertain them).

To start, it’s a good idea to register for twelve five-piece settings, including dinner plates, salad plates (or rim soup bowls), bread and butter plates, cups, and saucers.  From there, add platters in a variety of sizes, serving bowls, and a coffee set (coffee or tea pot, creamer, and sugar). For more tips on how to select the dinnerware that is right for you, take a look at our guide here!

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Still have questions? For additional support, please contact Gracious Style customer service via email, at service@graciousstyle.com.

Registry Essentials

Congratulations on your big day! The excitement has only just begun. As you begin your journey towards your “I dos”, there are so many stops along the way: the dress, the venue, the cake, and of course, the registry.

With over 90% of couples registering for wedding gifts, your choices are limitless. But in a sea of shopping, it is easy to get lost at the store walking down the wrong aisle! At Gracious Style, we know that starting a registry can be tough to approach. Here, we break down a few of the basics, and help guide you towards the perfect registry.

Fine China: While this timeless classic might seem a bit old fashioned for the modern couple, it is a great essential to have on your registry. Formal dinnerware may be something that you never end up buying for yourself, so your registry is the perfect time to ask for it.

Casual Dinnerware: An addition or alternative to traditional fine china, casual dinnerware is becoming increasingly popular on wedding registries. While the beauty and longevity of fine china have made it a top registry item for decades, many couples in today’s busy world are choosing to register for more everyday dinnerware, either as an addition to fine china, or in some cases, even as a substitute.

For more tips on selecting the right dinnerware for your registry, check out our guide here!

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Flatware: Even if you already have a set of flatware, now is the time to splurge on a set that will last you for years to come. Whether choosing collection of sterling silver or stainless steel, stay mindful that this will be placed adjacent to your dinnerware, and should be a compatible style.

To learn more about flatware before making your selection, take a look at our flatware guide!

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Glassware: When registering for glassware, keep in mind the number of place settings you chose for your dinnerware. It is always a good idea to register for several extra, especially if you love to entertain, as glassware can be easily broken. If you love wine, register for at least one set of red and one set of white wine glasses. Even if don’t drink a lot of wine, having a beautiful set of stemware will definitely come in handy.

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Bath: Most registries will consist of many kitchen items, but it is important not to neglect other great necessities for your new home together. Bath towels are a great registry item because every household needs them, and you can never, ever have too many. When considering household items that you will use daily, it is best to overestimate the quantity. The typical towel count is three per person: one in use, one in the laundry and one on the shelf. The most common combination is bath towel, hand towel and washcloth, but don’t forget to count extras for guests!

Bedding: For most couples, bedding is likely something you already have. However, your registry is not only a good time for a quality upgrade, but also the perfect opportunity to get all the bedding essentials that you may have overlooked. While additional sheet sets are always good to have on hand, remember to also consider such items as a mattress pad, down duvet, and some excellent quality pillows.

For more registry information and inspiration, visit our Wedding Registry Page.