One of the bestest parts of getting married (beyond the whole marrying your best friend and partner for life thingy) is registering. Yay! Cheers for blantantly asking for stuff that you need (or just really, really want). But what exactly are you supposed to be looking for? Registering can be an bewildering process – EVERYONE (salespeople, your mom, friends) will try to tell you what you "need" or "can't live without". But really, you probably don't need or will die without most of what they are recommending.
Take dinnerware – most people do not need formal china and then a second set of everyday tableware. Really. If you're feeling overwhelmed by all the "supposed tos" of a formal registry – calm down. I'm here for you, babes.
When it comes to dinnerware, all your really need are the following pieces (I recommend registering for a dozen of each but it's your call). With these basic pieces, you can add fun linens and centerpieces to create whatever atmosphere you desire:
Plain White Dishes
Plain White Bowls
Clear Glass Salad Plates
Clear Glass Tumblers
Glass Votive Holders