posted by Mary Imig Gallimore on May 19, 2010
It's time to buy gifts for showers, gifts for attendants, gifts for the wedding.
For the soon-to-be-wed, Nest proudly offers a complete wedding registry to include everything from the basics, like tableware, towels and bedding, to just the right home decor items like rugs, decorative pillows, serveware and beautiful throws.
Suggested Necessary Items for Entertaining 8 Guests (from The Newlywed's Cookbook)
CHINA - 8 of each of the following: dinner plates, side/bread & butter plates, soup bowls, salad/dessert plates, cups & saucers
CUTLERY - 8 of each of the following: dinner forks, salad forks, dinner/place knives, butter knives/spreaders, steak knives, soup spoons, teaspoons/dessert spoons
SERVING PIECES - 2 ladles (large & small), sugar spoon or tongs, salad servers, 1 large, three-pronged fork, 2-3 serving spoons, pie server
SERVING DISHES - 2 platters (large & small), serving bowls (3 sizes), sauce/gravy boat, water pitcher, creamer, sugar bowl, teapot and/or coffee pot, variety of small dishes
GLASSWARE - 8 of each of the following glasses: water, red wine, white wine, juice, highball, champagne flutes, brandy, martini, margarita, liqueur
TABLE LINENS - tablecloth, 8 napkins, heatproof mats/trivets
If you're having a shower and prefer to use disposable tableware, our specialty plates and napkins are just lovely and run the gamut of traditional to contemporary. Some ideas for favors for your guests include scented soaps and candles, and candies by Cocoa Room.
For brides who relish handmade and/or one-of-a-kind jewelry, Moira K. Lime and Baroni offer sterling and freshwater pearl collections to put the finishing touch on the bride's ensemble.
Jewelry is a traditional gift from the bride to her bridesmaids, like a special pair of earrings to be worn with their dresses. Other gift ideas for bridesmaids include monogrammed sterling charms or whimsical handmade slippers they can change into for that second wind on the dance floor. For the guys: bottle stoppers and wine coasters by Mariposa or horn-handled bottle opener/corkscrew sets by Laguiole.
Are you looking for that really special/handmade/totally unique wedding gift for a couple not registered at Nest? Rest assured, with or without clues from their online registry elsewhere, our staff will help you find the perfect gift from our trove of serveware (some of which can be custom-monogrammed or inscribed), cookbooks, table linens, barware and other home décor.
At Nest, our expert guidance makes gift-giving as much fun for the giver as it is for the recipient! Remember, gift wrapping, shipping and local delivery are always offered.