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40 Wedding Registry Ideas You’ll Fall in Love With

by Jackie Buddie

Sep 17, 2021

Get a jumpstart on building your dream wedding registry with these home and living essentials from Etsy, including picks for kitchen, bath, and more.

Sea-blue ceramic dinner plates from Etsy

After you've finished making all the necessary little decisions for the big day—the custom cake topper, the hand-painted save-the-dates, the table settings—you and your partner are finally free to think beyond the ceremony and reception and focus on the forever you want to build together, beginning with your wedding registry. 

Explore wedding registry essentials on Etsy

Your registry is an opportunity to really get creative, because, much like your wedding, your home can be a perfect reflection of who you are as a couple, depending on the items you choose to outfit it with. And lucky for you lovebirds, when it comes to sourcing totally unique designs for everyday living, no one does one-of-a-kind quite like Etsy’s talented seller community.

How to make a wedding registry list on Etsy

Once you find an item that you love, you can add it to your Favorites by clicking the heart icon. (This little heart will soon become your best friend.) A banner will appear, and you’ll click “Add to list” to organize your collection of wedding registry treasures. From there, you can share your list with guests so they can help you build the home of your dreams. To sweeten the deal, you'll also get more personalized recommendations the more items you favorite. 

To get you started, we’ve rounded up 40 must-see wedding registry ideas, from elevated home essentials and wildly original accent pieces to handcrafted tableware and luxurious bed linens. So join us as—room by room—we walk you through our go-tos for an Etsy-inspired registry that feels intentional, special, and 100% you.

Wedding registry ideas for the bedroom

1. Bespoke bedding

Custom bedding from Etsy
SHOP: Bedding set from Magic Linen, from $255

The first thing you’ll want to do as newlyweds? Upgrade that old sheet set. For the ultimate good night’s rest, there’s nothing more luxurious than a bed made with smooth, soft linen bedding—particularly when it’s crafted to order in the colors and dimensions of your choice. Shop bedding

2. Closet organization essentials

Clothing storage from Etsy
SHOP: Ceiling-mounted clothing rack from KROFT, $83

For those of us not blessed with bountiful closets, suspended clothing racks, floating shelves, and valet wall hooks offer simple, stylish solutions for hanging your freshly pressed Oxfords and go-to hats. Shop clothing storage

3. Sleek jewelry holders

Jewelry storage from Etsy
SHOP: Jewelry display from Makk Design, from $38

With minimalist wood and brass jewelry displays, neatly organizing your necklaces, earrings, and rings has never been so easy—or so aesthetically pleasing. Shop jewelry storage

4. Natural blankets and pillows

Woven blankets from Etsy
SHOP: Wool stripe blanket from Texturable Decor, $420

Try to resist snuggling up among hand-woven throw pillows and pebbled wool blankets. Go for neutral tones to reinforce the earthy feel. Shop blankets

5. A bright laundry basket

Laundry basket from Etsy
SHOP: Laundry bag from hjartslag, $110

Doing the wash hardly feels like a chore when your laundry’s stashed in a cheerful cotton basket bag—which, depending on your future plans, could one day transition to toy storage. Shop laundry bags

Wedding registry ideas for the bathroom

6. Elevated hardware

Lucite hardware from Etsy
SHOP: Toilet paper holder from Lux Holdups, from $65

Stylish lucite towel bars, drawer pulls, robe hooks, and door handles are glam enough for a high-end hotel, but accessible enough to add to your list for an easy master bath upgrade. Shop hardware

7. Linen towels

Linen towels from Etsy
SHOP: Large waffle bath towel from Marupe Linen House, from $19

Unlike the ordinary plush kind, linen bath towels, which are available in medium- and heavy-weight flat-weaves and waffle-textured styles, actually get better with time. Shop towels

8. Sophisticated bathroom accessories

Stylish bathroom accessories from Etsy
SHOP: Concrete soap dish with drain from TheConcreteLetter, $15

Streamline your morning routine with modern, minimalist (and topple-proof) concrete accessories, covering every sink-side necessity from soap dishes to organizational trays. Shop bathroom organizers

9. A rustic bath caddy 

Wood bath caddy from Etsy
SHOP: Bath caddy from Peg and Awl, $160

Reclaimed wood bath caddies should come with a word of warning for tub worshipers: May cause pruney skin from indulging in your evening soak for hours on end. Shop tub caddies

10. Display-worthy storage

Storage baskets from Etsy
SHOP: Basket trio from À La Maison & Co., from $50

Need to store your bath products and linens in style? These whimsical, all-purpose cotton baskets have simple, playful fringe details that complement any bathroom aesthetic. Shop storage baskets

Wedding registry ideas for the dining room

11. Elegant everyday tableware

Dinnerware from Etsy
SHOP: Mountain dinnerware set from SvenCeramics, from $140

Whether you’re drawn to the elegance of a simple, crisp set or the organic, personal feel of a handmade dish, you’ll want to add ceramic dinnerware to your list. Shop dinner sets

12. Minimalist serving pieces

Ceramic serving bowl from Etsy
SHOP: Large pedestal bowl from 1220 Ceramics Studio, $145

Set your sights on a handsome, well-made serving bowl, tray, or platter that can practically serve as a centerpiece all on its own. Shop serveware

13. Wooden kitchen utensils

Wood utensils
SHOP: Wooden fork from Belaya Hvoya, $40

There's just something rustic and romantic about hand-carved wood utensils that are consciously crafted to be preserved, enjoyed, and admired ‘til death do you part. Shop utensils

14. Hand-blown glassware

Colorful glassware from Etsy
SHOP: Hand-blown glass from Avolie Glass, $35

Whether it’s a piña colada or a coconut water, every time you sip your drink from two-tone, hand-blown tumblers you’ll feel like you’re back on your honeymoon, relaxing oceanside. Shop glassware

15. Party plates

Colorful dinnerware from Etsy
SHOP: Dinnerware set for 4 from Mr. Bowl Ceramics, $680

The “good china” doesn’t have to mean the kind that never sees the outside of a cupboard. Try some playful dinner sets perfect for encouraging lighthearted conversation among guests. Shop colorful ceramics

16. A vintage bar cart

Vintage bar cart from Etsy
SHOP: Bar cart from RetroCubeHome, $455

Incorporating a few pre-loved pieces into your new home as a married couple is always a classy move. We're partial to a sharp midcentury bar cart, a small space–friendly solution for the duo who loves to host. Shop vintage decor

17. Chic coasters and trivets

Trivets and coasters from Etsy
SHOP: Coaster and trivet set from Tramake, $62

Mod wooden trivets and matching coasters will dutifully protect your precious tabletops from years of heat stains and water rings (and look good doing it, too). Shop coasters

18. Playful patterned table linens

Unique table linens from Etsy
SHOP: Napkin set from Willowship, $36

Trendy cutout shapes on block-printed napkins, placemats, and table runners, add a funky, graphic pop to your tablescape. Shop table linens

19. Sculptural serving boards

Wood serving board from Etsy
SHOP: Serving board from Michael Vermeij, $130

One easy way to instantly enhance your party spread? Arrange it on chic Japanese-style serving trays, fruit stands, and bread boards. Shop serving boards

20. Brass bottle stoppers

Animal head bottle stoppers from Etsy
SHOP: Set of three bottle stoppers from Masterskaya1717, $268

Couples who like to keep the spirits flowing can preserve the good vibes with statement-making bottle stoppers. Shop barware

Wedding registry ideas for the kitchen

21. Cooking essentials with character

Ceramic kitchen wares from Etsy
SHOP: Ceramic casserole from Sarit Ceramics, $200

Now's the time to double down on the kind of durable (and dishwasher-safe) baking bowls, casseroles, and serving dishes that will carry you through many happy years of bread-breaking. Shop bakeware

22. A slim recipe stand

Slim recipe stand from Etsy
SHOP: Bent plywood tablet stand from Ciseal,  $76

For couples who cook up romance by trying new cuisines, a wooden tablet stand with a clean, modern design is the ultimate kitchen assistant. Shop tablet stands

23. Ceramic containers and more

Ceramic storage from Etsy
SHOP: Lidded jar from Back Bay Pottery, $69

Add some flair to your countertop with hand-thrown spice jars, salt cellars, and spoon rests bursting with decorative details. Shop tabletop finds

24. A custom pie plate

Custom pie plate from Etsy
SHOP: Family recipe pie plate from Prairie Hills Pottery

When printed with the original, handwritten recipe of your grandma’s famous cobbler or your mother-in-law’s crowd-pleasing quiche, a personalized pie plate is an heirloom in the making. Shop custom recipe plates

25. A personalized cake stand

Ceramic cake stand from Etsy
SHOP: Personalized cake stand from Jeanette Zies, $96

Not to say marriage will be a piece of cake, but why not commemorate your newly wedded bliss with a custom dessert stand? It’s a sweet keepsake that’ll take you all the way to your golden anniversary. Shop cake stands

26. Minimalist must-haves

Ceramic kitchenwares from Etsy
SHOP: Utensil holder from Sawyer Ceramics, $64

If your tastes tend toward the simple and refined, spring for a stoneware kitchen set in timeless, trend-proof white. Shop spice holders

27. Illustrated aprons and kitchen linens

Printed apron from Etsy
SHOP: Apron from Softer and Wild, $36

With kitchen textiles as vibrant and cheerful as these screen-printed styles, you’ll be finding lots of extra excuses to spend time at the stove. Shop aprons

28. Distinctive details

Toucan salt and pepper shakers from Etsy
SHOP: Toucan salt-and-pepper shakers from Hannah Turner, $39

Of all the quirky animal-motif homewares out there (and there are more than you may think), our favorites might have to be these salt-and-pepper shakers—a colorful countertop parade of peacocks, puffins, tigers, and toucans. Shop salt and pepper shakers

29. Heirloom-quality utensils

Measuring spoons from Etsy
SHOP: Measuring spoons from Beehive Handmade, $40

Perfect for whipping up warm memories in the kitchen, heart-shaped spice spoons and embellished pewter spreaders and scoops add a dash of whimsy to all your home-cooked meals. Shop measuring spoons

30. Cotton carryalls

Reusable food totes from Etsy
SHOP: Two bottle tote from AplatTote, $50

Reusable cotton carryalls make an earth-friendly alternative to tossing your wine bottle in a plastic bag—or worse, lugging a steaming casserole dish to and from the picnic between sauce-stained oven mitts. Shop food carriers

31. State cutting boards

State-shaped cutting board from Etsy
SHOP: Texas cutting board from A Heirloom, from $62

Whether it’s the unforgettable place where you got engaged or the beautiful state where you’ve chosen to put down roots, a laser-engraved bamboo cutting board makes a solid tribute to the locations that have left a lasting mark on you. Shop home state goods

Wedding registry ideas for decoration

32. Modern mirrors

Geometric mirrors from Etsy
SHOP: Geo rock mirror from Szklo Glass, $85

Handcrafted in simple geometric shapes and embellished with fringe, chain, and brass, these eye-catching mirrors and mobiles are grown-up wall decor with a flirty twist. Shop mirrors

33. Luxe lighting

Midcentury lighting from Etsy
SHOP: Swing arm sconce from Mod Creation Studio, from $155

From sleek matte black sconces to adjustable brass task lamps, midcentury-inspired statement lighting adds a touch of brilliance to any room. Shop lighting

34. Sturdy shelving

Open wood shelving from Etsy
SHOP: Floating shelves from Hurd and Honey, from $36

Your wedding day mementos will look particularly charming displayed atop a rustic set of reclaimed wood shelves, sustainably handcrafted and made with love. Shop shelving

35. Cozy (and cute!) throw pillows

Colorblocked pillow from Etsy
SHOP: Colorblock throw pillow from Linen & Stripes, $53

Snuggle up for a date night at home with a movie, some buttery popcorn, and modern geometric accent pillows in solids, stripes, and color blocks. Shop pillows

36. An interactive travel map

Interactive travel map from Etsy
SHOP: Travel map from Wayfaren, from $225

What better way to commemorate embarking on the shared adventure of a lifetime than hanging a handsome interactive travel map and placing the first pin? Shop maps

Wedding registry ideas for the outdoors and garden

37. Stylish address plaques

Modern house numbers from Etsy
SHOP: Clarkesville Planter from Mod Mettle, from $130

Nothing says “Welcome home” quite like a darling planter at the front door, customized with magnetic aluminum address numbers. Shop house numbers

38. Stained glass suncatchers

Suncatcher from Etsy
SHOP: Suncatcher from Elena Zaycman, from $70

Exquisitely assembled from prismatic stained glass, these gemstone plant markers and abstract suncatchers will evoke a sense of wonder every time the light shines through them. Shop suncatchers

39. A custom door mat

Personalized door mat from Etsy
SHOP: Custom door mat from ProperLetter, $59

Even if you’re a little “peopled out” post-honeymoon, a cheery door mat with a custom message will lay the groundwork for when you’re ready to welcome the first guest. Shop door mats

40. Hanging planters

Hanging planter from Etsy
SHOP: Air plant ring from Muddy Heart, $75

Because air plants and cactuses deserve nice homes, too, create your own living wall of greenery with an assortment of hanging planters and cradles made of earthy stoneware. Shop planters

Editor’s note: This previously published post has been updated with fresh product picks for the 2021 wedding season.

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Jackie Buddie

Jackie Buddie is a writer and wilderness explorer working full-time as a content producer at Etsy HQ in Brooklyn.