Maybe the traditional registry thing isn’t such a bad idea. D. and I originally wanted to do a Honeymoon Registry because a honeymoon isn’t in our budget. However, we know that some of our guests aren’t that internet savvy, or they’d prefer to give an actual gift. We’d rather they not anguish over what to buy for us, and we’d rather not receive something we already have or don’t have a need for. By the time our wedding rolls around, we will have been living together for over two years. We have a lot of the basic things, so we decided to focus our registry to one area of the house instead of items from multiple areas. If you have a lot of family and friends, by all means, feel free to ask for linens and mirrors and fancy knicknacks. However, we desperately need to pimp our kitchen.

Living in the Washington DC area has spoiled us and turned us into foodies. We spend way, way too much money eating out. D. and I have decided to devote more time to cooking at home. We’re both pretty darn good cooks, plus we really enjoy the act of cooking and playing with kitchen gadgets. I really like wearing my FBI apron too. (It looks similar to this, except it’s red and has pockets.) It is an interest we both share and enjoy doing together. Since a wedding is about togetherness, we figure focusing our registry on kitchen stuff makes sense.

We both agree that our number one must-have item is a KitchenAid stand mixer. We originally wanted a Professional 600 6 Quart Stand Mixer in Pewter, but one of my friends pointed out that the Artisan 5-qt. Stand Mixer by KitchenAid in Caviar may be a more suitable option. After reading some reviews, it sounds like the Artisan is a better fit for us, but I’m concerned that it won’t accomodate the ice cream maker attachment/bowl. I guess that fear is unfounded because I found a picture of that bowl with the Artisan machine.
Artisan ice cream

Sorry about that mixer tangent. I love gadgets and machines!

Instead of being locked into one or two store specific registries, we decided to create a wedding registry through TheThingsIWant.com. That way, we can have one registry containing all kinds of kitchen stuff from several different retailers. (Also, we snuck on some non-kitchen stuff from Amazon.com and Thinkgeek.com. C’mon, who wouldn’t want a Laser Virtual Keyboard?!).

Feel free to view our registry. What were/are your must-have items? What foodie kitchen items are we missing?

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