Wedding shower gifts are a great way to pick up those essentials around the home that you need. After all, you're going to require plates, silverware and small appliances for two! But don't always limit yourself to the basics. Wedding registries are perfect for getting those upgrades you need for more special occasions down the line, and guests are often willing to go in on a gift together.
A set of high-quality knives is a great choice for those looking to splurge on you and your hubby-to-be. Slicing and dicing can get pretty expensive as you move up the chain, but the first time you use them you'll understand why.
Although you may think of nice china as reserved for special meals, you can work it into your regular rotation pretty easily. Anytime you feel like adding a bit of flare to your dinner, just throw it on a nice plate!
Let yourself indulge in an espresso machine if you're one who needs her caffeine fix in the morning. It'll start your days off right and save you a whole bunch of cash if a friend or family member is are kind enough to pick one up.
Of course, make sure your invitations let your guests know where you're registered! You'd be surprised at how easily this little detail can slip by.