Everything and everyone a Boston bride needs to know

cake topper

Custom hand-painted wood cake topper, $60, DSMeeBee.

Photos by Scott M. Lacey

Working on your registry wish list?
We asked staffers to dish on their most noteworthy wedding gifts for a little inspiration.

dishMariposa’s “String of Pearls” wavy bowl. It’s so pretty, and great for entertaining. — Reagan Driscoll, Senior Account Executive
$139, Shreve, Crump & Low, 39 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-9100,

potA giant Le Creuset stock pot. Soups are a snap — and even more fun to make in a candy-colored vessel like this one. — Courtney Hollands, Senior Lifestyle Editor, Boston ?magazine
$100, Macy’s, 450 Washington St., Boston, 617-357-3000,

platesKate Spade appetizer plates. When I have friends over, I usually stick to cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The plates add the perfect pop to the table, and the color makes me happy! — Danielle Duane, Account Executive
$80, Macy’s, 450 Washington St., Boston, 617-357-3000,

suitcaseOur old suitcases were practically falling apart, so a set of fresh luggage really came in handy for the honeymoon. — Brittany Jasnoff, Managing Editor
Victorinox “Avolve” 22-inch expandable carry-on, $540,

ice cream makerI didn’t register for it, but was totally thrilled when I got an ice cream maker (plus a recipe book) from a friend as a gift. It was a great surprise. Who doesn’t love ice cream? — Janelle Nanos, Senior Editor, Boston? magazine
$130, Macy’s, 450 Washington St., Boston, 617-357-3000,

kitchen utensilsA complete set of OXO kitchen utensils, which are useful, of course, but are great because they came from good friends. — Matthew Reed Baker, Research and Arts Editor, Boston ?magazine
$7–$19, Sur la Table, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-244-0213,

plateThis Fenton hobnail cake plate was a gift from my mother-in-law, so it has sentimental value. I plan on passing it to my daughter when she gets married — Chin Wang, Design Director
$55–$95, Devonia Antiques, 15 Charles St., Boston, 617-523-8313,


mixerMy KitchenAid mixer! It was on my registry, but no one bought it, so my husband got it for me for our first anniversary. I use it all the time. Nothing whips egg whites better or makes mashed potatoes faster. — Donna Garlough, Executive Editor
$375, Bloomingdale’s, The Mall at Chestnut Hill, 617-630-6000,

knifeA Wüsthof 7-inch Santoku knife. We use it every day, for just about every meal we make. — Patrick Doyle, Executive Editor, Boston ?magazine
$200, Williams-Sonoma, Copley Place, Boston, 617-262-3080,

cashCash. To quote Parks and Recreation, everything else is “kindling on the divorce bonfire.” — Casey Lyons, Associate Editor, Boston ?magazine

blanketA Buffalo-plaid Connecticut blanket. I love gifts that are local to New England, or to the place where you’re getting married. We use it every day. — Courtney Hollands, Senior Lifestyle Editor, ?Boston magazine
$60–$200, Kindred Crossings Farm, 868 route 32, North Franklin, CT, 860-642-4243,