25 Popular Wedding Registry Items for Modern Couples

From honeymoon airfare to kitchen classics, discover what couples add to their registry.

For some couples, the idea of compiling items for a wedding registry can seem like a daunting task. If you're one of them, get started with some of the best wedding registry gifts by adding the top wedding registry items to your wish list!

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For some couples, the idea of compiling items for a wedding registry can seem like a daunting task; and for others, the thought of finding products for their future home and life together is an exciting part of the wedding-planning process. No matter which end of the spectrum you and your fiancé(e) fall on, chances are you may need some advice when it comes to selecting which of the top items for wedding registry lists to register for, and which wedding registry ideas can be left off the registry.

These days, modern couples are registering for the classics – think small kitchen appliances, china, dinnerware and barware, etc. – as well as more unique items, including honeymoon experiences, furniture, and products that couples do not typically get excited to purchase for themselves, including steamers, vacuums, and luggage. Many Inside Weddings couples look to retailers such as Bloomingdale's and Crate and Barrel for traditional, must-have items, as well as seek the expertise from staff at high-end stores such as Gearys for crystal and specialty items and wedding registry gifts that will last a lifetime. Other brides choose to take the online registry route and browse items across the web.

To discover the most popular wedding registry trends and wedding gift ideas, we combined a number of highly requested wedding registry items from Inside Weddings couples and our wedding registry checklist, with additional products requested by brides and grooms using Blueprint Registry, a website that allows engaged couples to create an organized registry based on the layouts of their homes. The free site offers the chance to design "blueprints" of their abodes and decorate each room with quality products from various designers and retailers. Browse the products in the slideshow above – or read on for more information – for 25 of the top bridal registry items to include in your own wedding registry wish list!

1. Blender

Vitamix Professional Series 750 Blender

The Vitamix Professional Series 750 blender features preset programs for making smoothies, frozen desserts, soups and purees and for cleaning. 
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2. Espresso Machine

DeLonghi Nespresso Lattissima Pro Espresso Maker

The high-tech brushed aluminum and black DeLonghi Nespresso Lattissima Pro Espresso Maker features a unique sensor-touch display with seven brew settings. 
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3. Slow Cooker

All-Clad Slow Cooker

The All-Clad oval 6.5-qt. Slow Cooker features a stainless exterior, glass lid, and ceramic inner bowl that you can take to the table.
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4. Mortar & Pestle

French Kitchen Marble Mortar and Pestle

This classic French Kitchen collection mortar and pestle is crafted in white marble with grey veining to easily crush and blend spices and herbs, peppercorns, garlic, butters and more.
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5. Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Metallic Series Stand Mixer

This versatile KitchenAid Stand Mixer is designed with enough power and capacity to prepare large batches of cake batter or cookie dough without compromising your kitchen counter space.
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6. Dutch Oven

Le Creuset Signature Round Dutch Oven

This Le Creuset Dutch Oven is designed specifically to enhance slow-cooking by heating evenly and locking in moisture for more tender results.
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7. Two-in-One Griddle & Skillet

Lodge Double Burner Reversible Grill/Griddle

This two-in-one Lodge reversible grill and griddle offers a spacious griddle on one side for cooking up big helpings of eggs and pancakes, and a grill on the opposite side for cooking fish, poultry and hamburgers.
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8. Serving Platters

Sava Platters

These distinctive presentation platters and pieces are hand-cast in contemporary shapes with organic rims and rippled texture.
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9. Unique Plates & Serving Trays

Villeroy & Boch Dinnerware

High-quality casual and formal dinnerware from Villeroy & Boch makes everyday dining and your festive celebrations all the more special.
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10. Baking Set

Goldtouch Nonstick 6-Piece Essentials Bakeware Set

This Goldtouch Nonstick 6-Piece Essentials Bakeware Set includes a 12-well muffin pan, a cookie sheet, a half-sheet pan, two 9" cake pans, and a cooling rack.
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11. Cutting Boards

J.K. Adams Heritage Serving Board

This grandly scaled J.K. Adams Heritage Serving Board in American ash takes center stage in a gourmet kitchen.
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12. Dinnerware

Organic Shaped Dinner Plates

The edges of this Organic Shaped Dinnerware are lightly stretched to form organic shapes. The strikingly simple result makes this pristine dinnerware practical for everyday use.
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13. Flatware Set

Reed & Barton "Bristol" Chest

This mahogany chest from Reed & Barton includes 210 pieces of flatware for your everyday use as well as entertaining.
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14. Whiskey Decanter

Mingle Decanter

This "Mingle" decanter features gold and platinum strands weave sparkle, pattern, and texture onto entertaining glassware with year-round good looks and sophisticated holiday flair.
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15. Double Old-Fashioned Glasses

Waterford Crystal Lismore Double Old Fashioned

The classic Waterford Lismore Double Old Fashion 12-ounce glass features striking diamond and wedge cuts.
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16. Red Wine Aerator

Vinturi Tower Set

This stylish 6-piece set includes the Vinturi red wine aerator, tower arm, tower base, no-splash grate, and sediment filter.
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17. Bar Cart

Terrace Bar Cart

Inspired by Deco design, this glamorous "Terrace" bar cart offers an airy surface for your favorite spirits.
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18. Wine Glasses

Williams-Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Glasses

The unique bowl shape of these Reserve cabernet wine glasses concentrates the aromatic compounds in Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Tempranillo.
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19. Blankets & Throws

Icelandic Sheepskin Throw

An Icelandic sheepskin layers natural, touchable texture as a super-soft rug or luxe throw draped over the sofa, chair or bed.
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20. Steamer

Rowenta Master Valet Garment Steamer

This portable, commercial-grade Rowenta Master Valet Garment Steamer powerfully removes wrinkles and refreshes clothing and furnishings of all fabric types.
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21. Vacuum Cleaner

Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum

This Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum cleaner features a streamlined profile, allowing access to tight spaces and lowering its center of gravity to make it lighter in the hand.
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22. Bath Towels

Isaac Sculpted Floral Bath Towel

The Isaac Sculpted Floral Bath Towel features a gorgeous botanical motif on these reversible cotton terry towels to bring a little of the outdoors into your bathroom.
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23. Comforter & Duvet Insert

Classic European Down Duvet Insert

An exceptional value, this Classic European Down Duvet Insert is the perfect year-round layer, providing just the right coziness in both the warmer and cooler months.
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24. Fringe Throw

Warmest Throw in Diamond Jacquard

Woven with fun fringed edges, this Warmest Throw in Diamond Jacquard is a cozy classic. Add a name or initials for a personal touch, or as a thoughtful gift.
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25. Honeymoon Experiences

Airfare for the Honeymoon

With some modern online registries, wedding guests are gifting honeymoon experience gifts, including airfare, as well as fun activities for the newlyweds to enjoy on their trip.

For more ideas and to view some of the best registry items, get advice from this couple's wedding registry, which included kitchen items, dinnerware, and more to help with their move from New York City to Los Angeles, view some of the most often forgotten registry items, take a look at this couple's must have wedding registry items, and get gift ideas for your first anniversary!