JOIN A BRIDAL REGISTRY! | I Do, Guatemala

JOIN A BRIDAL REGISTRY!

JOIN A BRIDAL REGISTRY!

The word trousseau comes from ancient times when brides brought their own things with them into their new home. Usually these things were made by the bride or the bride's immediate family (mothers, aunts, grandmothers).  Today, most "brides-to-be" do not count on the time to be able to "make"their own things to bring into their new home, but the need for the bride to do so still exists. Registries have been thought up to help the modern brides fulfill their needs by being helped by others!  The whole point is to help the couple start building a home....so why not turn to Registries?

When registering, make sure you include:

BED LINEN (at least three sets for the master bedroom and two for the guest bedroom)

  • fitted sheets
  • flat sheets
  • pillowcases
  • blankets
  • mattress pad or cover
  • bedspread or comforter

TABLE LINEN

  • napkins for eight
  • large formal tablecloth
  • napkins and place mats for informal use
  • cotton or pad liner for tablecloth
  • smaller tablecloths and napkins for "children's table""

BATH LINEN

  • four large bath towels
  • matching hand towels
  • matching face cloths
  • mid size "hair"towels
  • bath mats
  • shower curtains
  • small guest towels
  • soap dispensers or soap plates

COOKWARE

  • frying pan
  • covered saucepans (large and small)
  • tea kettle
  • utensil set
  • baking pans

CHINA (formal service for eight, sometimes twelve, plus every day service for six or eight)

  • dinner plates
  • salad plates
  • cups and saucers
  • creamer and sugar bowls
  • salt and pepper shakers (grinders)
  • soup bowls
  • bread and butter plates
  • serving platters
  • glassware/crystal
  • water glasses
  • wine glasses
  • cocktail glasses
  • champagne glasses

SILVERWARE (formal service for eitht, sometimes twelve, plus every day service for six or eight)

  • knives
  • dinner forks
  • salad forks
  • soup spoons
  • teaspoons
  • serving spoons (carving knife, slotted spoon, pie server, gravy boat and spoon, chafin dish)
  • butter knives (formal service)
  • fish knives (formal service)
  • dessert fork (formal service)
  • steak knives (formal service)

Any bridal registry will be happy to provide a list of gift items. Some grooms like to register at local hardware stores. Registering at two or more stores (upscale, moderate, utilitarian, etc) is very encouraging for your guests!

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