White Peacock

Home goods and gifts – the finer things.


Vibrant, handwoven linens, delicately embroidered tea towels and napkins, sparkling crystal; elevate your tabletop to leave your dinner guests in awe for any occasion – by Abigail Feldman

The Wedding Registry

The wish lists that couples fill out today are likely to be quite different from the ones their parents created. Travel funds, camping gear, and donations to charity are some of the things couples request on their registries. But there remains a place for traditions, and for heirloom-to-be items like good china and glassware, silverware and serving pieces. Here’s advice we give to couples.

by Doug Parsons & Lily Neubert.

In person bridal registry appointments are a must! – One of our favorite parts of our business is the bridal appointments. We greet our guests with a glass of champagne, a store tour, and an explanation of how our registry program works. Then it’s time to pick out their items. We spend time mixing and matching china patterns and pairing them with table linen options. We pick our everyday dishes and flatware and build the dream bar. Many of our brides and grooms have said the in-person registry experience was one of their favorite parts of the wedding planning process.

China – trust us, you want it. – We always encourage our brides and grooms to register for china. The reality is, what we carry is not your grandmother’s china. We keep it fresh and fun by showing customers a variety of different brands and patterns to create a place setting that makes them excited to set a table for any occasion. Inheriting dishes? Bring them to your bridal appointment. We love the idea of incorporating the old with the new.

Know your guests. – We understand the appeal of a honeymoon or first home fund, but the reality of it is that a potion of your guest list will feel more comfortable sending you a physical gift rather than giving you cash. This is one of the most important reasons to register for a long list of things you wouldn’t buy yourselves. And items should be in a wide variety of price points

Think long term. – It’s easy to register for what you feel like you need in the moment. But it is important to remember that the items on your registry will be part of the lifelong traditions you want to create with your family. Consider including items like toasting flutes, a frame for your wedding portrait, or a special vase where you’ll display flowers commemorating anniversaries and birthdays.

Be confident in your taste but open to ideas. – We laugh because many times, the groom gets more into the process than the bridge does. So we try to find ways for them both to have input. He might feel strongly about the charger, she might want to select the dinner plate. Or she’ll take on the barware and she the dishes. We also have lines like Pickard, which is made in the U.S., that they can personalize with monogramming or a crest to make it special.

Originally published in Colorado Expressions Magazine


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