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It’s easy to get caught up in the linens department or spend hours debating which flatware you’d like to own as a newly-married couple. But if you have outdoor space, don’t forget to register for a few items to make your future alfresco soirees the best on the block. We gathered our favorite backyard entertaining items to make your home’s exterior space as beautifully appointed as its interior one.
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Imagine yourself enjoying a post-wedding nap in this hammock. Yellow Leaf’s designs, handwoven by artisans in rural Northern Thailand, are comfy, weatherproof, and eco-friendly.
Yellow Leaf Vineyard Haven Hammock, $179; yellowleafhammocks.com.
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Made for Shade
Stay sheltered from the sun with this heavy-duty striped umbrella that comes in 13 different colors.
Pottery Barn Striped Sunbrella, from $529; potterybarn.com.
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Shiny As a Penny
With this copper-hued grill, you’ll want to eat every meal outside.
Weber One-Touch Kettle Grill, $149; amazon.com.
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These chairs are pretty enough to decorate your dining room. But thanks to a special rust primer and powder coating, they’re also strong enough to sit outdoors.
Lucy Side Chair, $450; fab.com.
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Trade in your plastic cooler for one that holds beverages in style.
Artland Oasis Antique Copper Finish Folding Party Station, $59.99; bedbathandbeyond.com.
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With up to 16 hours of wireless playtime, this Bluetooth-enabled radio won’t die halfway through your backyard dinner parties or force you to run cords outside.
PAL BT Portable Radio, $299.99; tivoliaudio.com.
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It might be as striking as your china, but it’s completely shatterproof.
Blooming Magnolia Melamine Plate, $18; shopterrain.com.
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This swing, handmade using reclaimed oak, can be personalized with your initials or last name, making it a family keepsake that your children will play on one day.
Kaufmann Mercantile Handmade Carved Oak Rope Swing, $295; kaufmann-mercantile.com.
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Cozy Does It
What better way to spend an evening than outdoors, gathered around a fire?
Terrain Iron Pit Fire Bowl, from $248; shopterrain.com.
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You won’t have to fret over your drinkware, with these shatterproof glasses, available in an assortment of sizes.
Pottery Barn PB Classic Outdoor Drinkware, from $27; potterybarn.com.
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This 10-piece set comes with all the tools you need to grill.
Cuisinart 10-Piece Grilling Set, $89.99; bedbathandbeyond.com.
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Get friends on their feet with this croquet set for four.
Terrain Backyard Croquet Set, $248; shopterrain.com.