When planning your big day, you want to be sure that everything is a reflection of who you two are. Why should your registry be any different? With so many options to choose, we help you hone in on the type of registry that’s right for your new married life together. Take our quiz to find out your registry personality, and start shopping!
1. Your wedding ceremony is taking place…
A. at the church where your parents got married
B. at a rooftop garden with sweeping views of the city
C. in a small, quiet park or inn close to home
D. at the beach
2. The perfect weekend activity together would be…
A. golfing at the country club
B. clubbing at the new hip spot
C. taking the kids to the movies
3. When you two throw an evening soiree, your guests should expect…
A. pressed linen napkins
B. kale, quinoa, and craft beers
C. potluck with neighbors and friends
D. tapas, tagines, and Tandoori
4. Your dream vacation would be…
A. in the Hamptons or Palmetto Bluff
B. in London
C. a stay-cation at a Victorian B&B nearby
5. Your dream home would be a…
A. Georgian colonial with antiques
B. brick, metal, and glass loft
C. nice house with a yard for the pets and kids
D. great place for that prayer wheel from Bhutan
6. If you got an unexpected inheritance, you would…
A. donate it to the Metropolitan Opera
B. start the next Intelligentsia Cafe
C. save it for retirement and the kids’ college funds
D. go see Antarctica
7. A color you two can both agree on is…
A. classic ivory
B. sleek silver
C. garden green
D. do we have to choose just one?
8. One meal you can’t live without is…
A. Thanksgiving dinner
B. street tacos from a food truck
C. pot pie
9. When you return from your honeymoon, the first thing you will do together is…
A. sit down and relax with an aged bottle of wine
B. see who is in town for a night out
C. spend time with the family
D. plan your next getaway
10. One thing you’ve always wanted to do is…
A. hosting a gala for the Symphony
B. meeting Zaha Hadid
C. cooking every recipe in your grandma’s cookbook
D. Capetown to Cairo
Mostly A’s: The Traditionals. You two both have an appreciation and deep respect for tradition. Whether you love the refined beauty of French porcelain or prefer the warm hues of English bone china, formal dinnerware is a necessity for your registry. Even if you have inherited a beautiful set already, now is the perfect time to select a pattern you both love and will use time and time again. If your home is draped in the luxury of tradition, you will likely want to share this with friends and family, so remember to register for items like guest bedroom sheets and plenty of extra towels.
Mostly B’s: The City Slickers. You two love the hustle and bustle of the big city. You understand the importance of classic pieces, but also value the practicality of more casual items. While many couples still opt for a set of fine china, also consider selecting a less formal option that fits with your modern lifestyle. Look for a collection that is microwave and dishwasher safe, and don’t forget to pick out some great glassware that coordinates well. If you love a nightcap after an evening on the town, choose barware that also offers a matching decanter to complete your home bar.
Mostly C’s: The Hometown Household. Whether snuggled up by the fire with a great book, or sitting around the family dining table, to you, there’s no place like home. You may already have children in the mix, or expect to expand your family in the years to come, but no matter what, you love the friendly atmosphere of a small town. If you are concerned about the wear and tear of a busy house, be sure to register for a few additional place settings when selecting dinnerware. If you prefer to splurge on something that guarantees longevity, you may also want to consider a formal set of flatware. While some finishes may require occasional maintenance, it is a pretty safe bet that these items will not break, even with kids and pets in the house!
Mostly D’s: The Global Gurus. While you may still register for some traditional home items, you two love to get out of the house and explore. You see every new adventure as an opportunity to grow together and experience new horizons as a married couple. This is not a time to completely throw practicality out the window, but remember that your registry should be a reflection of you, so have a little fun! Some great registry items that are often overlooked are art or luggage, and might be perfect choices for you. Consider also setting up an option for guests to contribute to your honeymoon expenses. While more traditional guests may shy away from this gift, let them know that they can purchase an event or excursion for you two to do together. If it can be associated with a particular activity, your guests will still feel like they are giving you a thoughtful and unique gift.
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