Top 6 Wedding Gift Registry Splurges from Bed Bath & Beyond®

Adding to your wedding gift registry? Be sure to include these splurges that are sure to stand the test of time.

wedding gift registry

Adding to your wedding gift registry? Be sure to include these splurges that are sure to stand the test of time.

Wedding registries can be surprisingly tricky. What should conceivably be a wish list for the new couple inevitably gets tangled with questions and concerns, asking for traditions, rules, and all the guidance available.

While a handy checklist can always serve as a solid guide, one question still remains: Can we splurge on wedding registry items? And the answer, simply, is yes! When it comes to your registry, consider your long future together and the needs that may arise over the years. Think about the items you’d like to use for a long time — items whose quality matters — as well as those whose comfort is paramount — like bedding and towels, for instance.

At the end of the day, it’s about what makes sense for you as a couple. There’s no pressure to add the most expensive item from every category, but there’s also no shame in including a few splurges. Keep reading for our top 6 wedding registry splurges from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Madison Park Signature Essence Comforter Set from Bed Bath & Beyond
A comfortable bed starts with the right bedding, so make sure you do your research before adding a set to your wedding registry.

1. Sheets & Bedding

You can spend nearly one-third of your life sleeping — that could mean over 25 years in bed! That said, I’m sure it’s no surprise that sheets and bedding are at the top of our list. Our top tips when it comes time to choose: make sure they’re high-quality, wash nicely, and fit your mattress properly.

Sheets & Bedding

What you may not know is that there are just about as many factors that go into selecting bedding as selecting an engagement ring. We’re talking material, weave, thread count, and color. Before you set foot in the store, browse this handy buying guide from Bed Bath & Beyond. Why? Sheets are usually treated with fabric enhancers or softeners so they’re all going to seem soft and luxurious, so it’s best not to base your selection entirely on the way the sheets feel in the package.

Zwilling J.A. Henckels Professional “S” 16-Piece Knife Set with Magnetic Bar
Even the most basic home chef will benefit from proper knives, so be sure to pick a high-quality set for your wedding registry.

2. Knives

You might think that all knives are made the same — but we’re here to tell you that’s entirely not the case. When you go to choose a set of knives, you want to make sure they’re made from high carbon stainless steel with forged construction; Henckels and Wusthof are foolproof options for home chefs and professionals alike. It’s also a good idea to get a sense of the weight and size of different knives, so go to the store and see which feels best in your hand. From there, it’s time to determine how many knives you’re going to need to register for: for amateur cooks, a starter set (paring knife, chef knife, and utility knife) should do the trick; if you want to have a knife for every task and cut, go ahead and register for an entire set. Still not sure? This guide from Bed Bath & Beyond will help you cut through the confusion (pun intended).

Calphalon Premier Space Saving Stainless Steel 15-Piece Cookware Set
A good set of pots and pans will last you a lifetime, making them a wedding registry splurge you can get behind.

3. Pots & Pans

Is quality cookware really worth it? If you’ve ever cooked with bad pots and pans, you’re probably saying it with us: yes! Beyond lasting a lifetime, high-grade cookware ensures even heating. In other words, it’ll cook (and taste) better. High-quality stainless steel — over an aluminum or copper core) still reigns as the most versatile cookware out there: it’s tough, durable, can easily go from stovetop to oven, gets a great sear on meats and poultry, and stays looking new with proper care. Need we say more? Once you’ve selected the material and construction of your pots, all you have to decide is whether you want a set or a few key pieces, like a cast iron pan or dutch oven. You can learn even more about the different options with this comprehensive guide from Bed Bath & Beyond.

4. Small Appliances

There’s a good chance that you already have a decent collection of small appliances started — or nearly complete — and think that you don’t need to add new ones to your wedding registry. But, now is absolutely the time to upgrade, so even if you feel like you’re not in the market, we recommend splurging on a few things.

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
Even if you don’t consider yourself a baker, there is so much you can do with a KitchenAid stand mixer — it’s a wedding registry must-have!

Stand Mixer

There’s a reason that the KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer is coveted in every kitchen, and it’s not the sleek and classic design aesthetic. This versatile staple appliance is powerful and comes with more attachments than you may realize — think pasta cutters, juicers, spiralizers, you name it — making this a workhorse in your kitchen!

Vitamix 6500 Blender
Love smoothies and frozen drinks? A solid blender is the perfect splurge to add to your wedding registry.


From smoothies and milkshakes to blended margaritas and hot soups, Vitamix is truly the king of blenders. You can even set it and walk away — dare we call it the new slow cooker? — making it a seriously convenient appliance for your wedding registry. Bonus? They come with an excellent 5-7 year warranty.

Cuisinart Elite Collection 14-Cup Die Cast Food Processor
You don’t think you need a food processor…until you need a food processor. Save yourself the time and add a Cuisinart to your registry.

Food Processor

The biggest kitchen tasks can be cut in half with an assistant….or a good food processor. Consider the Cuisinart Elite Collection 14-Cup Die Cast Food Processor your new sous chef: it comes with a large 16-cup bowl, as well as accessories to slice, dice, shred, whisk, and knead.

Dyson V11 Outsize Cordless Stick Vacuum
Cleaning is never fun, but a good vacuum makes it a lot easier (and dare we say enjoyable?), so go ahead and splurge on one for your wedding registry.

5. Vacuum Cleaner

Whether you live in a small apartment or a good-sized home, nothing beats clean floors. And nothing can get in the way of cleaning them more easily than a bad vacuum — or no vacuum at all. As with any big wedding registry splurge, don’t forget to do your research; this great vacuum buying guide from Bed Bath & Beyond can help you sort things out, so starting there can save you loads of time! Our other tips? Find a vacuum cleaner that works on both carpet and bare floors, has good filters, and includes a variety of attachments. Then go to the store and try it out — make sure you like the way it moves, sounds, and runs. The Dyson Cordless Stick Vacuum is a crowd favorite, but we also have to say, with so many great options out there, don’t overlook the iconic Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner.

Top 6 Registry Splurges From Bed Bath & Beyond | Entertaining Essentials
Add the “big four” entertaining essentials to your wedding registry and make them part of the memories you make together as a couple for years to come.

6. Entertaining Essentials

Good serveware is something that you don’t think you’ll need until you entertain a few times. A few key pieces will become treasured heirlooms that you’ll love using when entertaining friends and hosting holiday dinners. We love Nambe’s timeless pieces created from metal alloys and acacia wood. We suggest splurging on the “big four”: serving platter, salad bowl, cheese board, and chip and dip. They’ll become part of many fond memories as you gather around the table with those you love!

Bed Bath & Beyond offers an extensive selection of housewares and many great registry features such as registry experts, exciting incentives and bonuses, and an excellent return policy, making it one of our favorite places to register. Head on over to the Bed Bath & Beyond Registry page to get started or set up an appointment with an in-store consultant for a personalized registry visit. Good luck as you set up your registry!

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