As an old 23-years-married person, I have wedding registry tips. My biggest piece of advice is to add more spoons to your list.
When you are getting married, you register for an equal number of silverware settings and a handful of serving spoons.
But a few years go by, and the first thing that disappears is the serving spoon. The good one without the slots.
Most likely it is a casualty of an event at your husband’s work. Because men don’t pay attention to things like silverware and serving dishes.
Hell. My husband once came home from an event with an electric skillet that didn’t belong to us. It wasn’t even the same color. To this day I wonder who the other husband was that brought home our skillet.
Then about 5-10 years in you realize that you suddenly have no spoons.
I still don’t know how it happens.
Were they all victims of the garbage disposal? Because for some reason the only utensil that falls into the disposal seems to be the spoons. Not knives. Not forks. Just spoons.
Maybe it wasn’t the dish that ran away with the spoon. Perhaps it was a sock. That would explain why socks and spoons seem to disappear.
For whatever reason, spoons disappear.
In my 20+ years of marriage, I have had to order more spoons twice.
And make sure to register for at least four of the solid serving spoons and ladles. I guarantee they will disappear too.
Wedding Registry Tips
Along with registering for more spoons, here are some other random wedding registry tips.
- Write down the brand and style of your silverware and keep it in your safe along with your marriage certificate. Trust me. You will forget by the time you need to deep search Google to find replacements.
- Those cheap turner spatulas you registered for at Target will last for your entire lifetime. Choose the color wisely. My Mom still has the cornflower blue spatulas she bought in the 1980’s. My spatula turners are black. And I have had them for 23 years and counting.
- The same principle applies to the fancy Kitchenaid mixer and all your serving dishes. I promise they will last much longer than that color scheme in your kitchen. Go neutral.
- Skip the china and the silverware that is actual silver. Unless you married into royalty, you are never going to use it. You would be better off with a set of plastic dishes, utensils, cups, and serving dishes. Because that is all you will use for at least a decade after you have kids.
- Register for more spoons. Yep. Even more spoons. I’m telling you. There are spoon fairies out there that steal them while you sleep at night.
Read all 50 pieces of advice I shared in honor of my 50th birthday.