Whether you’ve been invited to a wedding, are in a wedding party, or are getting married, weddings can be a very exciting time. It’s a time to celebrate love and the beginning of a new life together. One of the many ways that people show their appreciation and love towards a couple is through gift-giving.
A recent study by The Black Tux shows the most popular wedding registry items in the United States. Whether a couple creates a wedding registry or not, they’re bound to receive gifts from their loved ones. There’s no harm in creating a wedding registry, because if you’re going to be receiving gifts, you may as well ask for gifts that you actually need, like kitchen gadgets!
By compiling information from public wedding registries on Amazon, they were able to figure out which types of items showed up the most on these lists, which states have the highest wedding costs, and what the average cost for a registry gift is in each state.
According to their data, the most popular item on the 3,500 lists they analyzed was a set of 6 stainless steel mixing bowls by Finedine.
After that, Instant Pots were next most popular, followed by a Cuisinart 15-piece stainless steel hollow handle block set (everyone needs a good knife set).
Other items that often showed up were serving and cutting board sets, silverware, storage containers, and grill tools.
It’s no surprise that the most popular category for items on wedding registries is kitchen goods and gadgets. Once you have a nice set of kitchen items, it’s hard to imagine life without them. There are so many gadgets to choose from to make food preparation easier, so you may as well ask for the ones you want the most, even if they are a little pricey.
The next most popular category on wedding registries was non-kitchen home goods. Similar to kitchen items, it can be annoying to buy items for your home that you know you need, but don’t want to spend money on it. I mean, who really wants to buy a vacuum? Wouldn’t you rather put that money towards electronics or clothes instead?
Creating a wedding registry can do no harm if people are planning on buying gifts for you anyway (which they will, even if you specifically ask for no gifts). Ask for items that you truly think would benefit you, especially if those items are things you would rather not spend money on. Granted, you’d probably buy it yourself anyway, but it’s nice to have family and friends help you and your loved one start off strong with all the items you need.