Eight Places You Haven’t Thought of for Your Wedding Registry
Fill your home with everything from handmade ceramics to outdoor gear.
Delivering the latest in style, inspiration, helpful tips and tricks, and everything else you need to know to plan the perfect New England wedding.
Putting together your wedding registry is undoubtedly one of the major delights of the planning process. It’s not every day your friends and family are eager to shower you with gifts, after all. Choosing where to register, however, can quickly become an interminable process. Ultimately, though, your wedding registry should be filled with special pieces that reflect who you are as a couple. With that in mind, here are eight registry-worthy shops you may not have considered, but most definitely should.
Dinnerware on a wedding registry? Standard. Adding Myrth Ceramics‘ handmade stoneware to the mix? Inspired. Husband-and wife-team Eric and Abigail Smallwood craft each piece in Allston with what the duo refers to as a “natural, calm aesthetic” inspired by New England’s scenery. Plus, from three-piece place settings in soft blue hues to dishwasher- and microwave-safe pitchers, the couple’s ceramics are as beautiful as they are practical. Contact the team to visit their studio and set up a personalized registry that your guests will be able to shop online.
119 Braintree St., Boston, myrth.us.
Attention, adventure-loving couples: Forgo the glassware and go for gear. Whether you’re a climbing-, a camping-, or a cycling-obsessed pair, at REI you can prep for a fun-filled marriage by creating a registry full of backpacking kitchen supplies, sleeping bags, or travel duffels. You can also send out email announcements with a link to your registry, as well as get updates in your inbox about your registry’s status.
401 Park Dr., Boston, 617-236-0746, rei.com.
In addition to carrying fine watches and jewelry since 1796, Shreve, Crump & Low also offers high-end pieces for your home at their Boston flagship store—a three-story brownstone on Newbury Street. Start your lives together in luxury with a William Yeoward crystal vase, a five-piece flatware set with a silver finish, or a delightful MBTA trolley ornament.
39 Newbury St., Boston, 617-267-9100, shrevecrumpandlow.com.
Yes, you could register for furniture at any number of chains or department stores that will ship your sofa or dining room table from a factory in a faraway locale. Or, you could draft your wish list at Circle Furniture, where most of the shop’s high-quality pieces are made by New England-based artisans. Browse modern and traditional seating, tables, rugs, and storage for every room in store, then create your registry online. The store’s website lets shoppers purchase an item outright, or chip in for one alongside other wedding guests.
31 St. James Ave., Boston, 617-778-0887, circlefurniture.com.
You already know you love Greentail Table’s dinnerware, drinkware, and décor. What you might not realize, though, is that this Newton shop also offers a gift registry that’s perfect for couples who love to entertain. Find bar accessories, patterned serving trays, colorful tea towels, and more in store and online, where you can create and manage your registry.
343 Watertown St., Newton, 617-244-3510, greentailtable.com.
If uncommon treasures and beautiful décor top your wish list, homewares boutique Weston Table is just where to turn. The store’s experts can work with you to create your ideal registry, pulling from a selection of artisan-made and vintage barware, cookware, textiles, and more. Weston Table sources its merchandise from around the globe, as well as from locally based favorites such as Farmhouse Pottery and Simon Pearce, so there’s a little something for everyone.
466 Boston Post Rd., Weston, 617-899-9244, westontable.com.
Lavish, high-quality linens are a staple of any dream home, and there’s no better place to snag yours than Frette. After all, the Italian brand’s sheets, duvet covers, and shams bedeck the beds of more than 1,000 of the world’s finest five-star hotels. That should make the post-honeymoon transition to everyday life a bit more bearable, no?
776B Boylston St., Boston, 617-267-0500, frette.com.
Gorgeous hand-painted tableware awaits at SoWa Giardini di Sole, which stocks ceramics, glassware, and décor imported directly from artisans and craftspeople in Italian cities such as Umbria and Tuscany. The shop doesn’t take the task of putting together a wedding registry lightly, and invites couples to set up an appointment to learn more about their collections, including their origins. The team is also able to work directly with makers to create more personalized selections for brides and grooms, which is something you likely won’t find at a larger chain store.
460 Harrison Ave., Boston, 857-362-7253, giardinidisole.com.