Your wedding day is an opportunity to showcase your taste as a couple. This means translating your personal style into all aspects of wedding planning—from the invitations, to the floral arrangements, to the registry. Translating your registry style into your wedding day style, and vice versa, is gaining in popularity as couples are drawn to more personalized registries. In fact, selecting registry items can help inspire a more cohesive vision for the big day. As you build your registry, if you notice you are drawn to certain colors, themes, or patterns, you can incorporate these motifs into the big day for a wedding style that reflects you as newlyweds.
Below, a few recommendations for letting your registry inform your wedding day style.
If you notice that you've added smaller vases to your registry, why not incorporate these into your wedding day centerpieces? Mixing and matching bud vases of different heights creates a casual and lush floral tablescape, perfect for an outdoor event.
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Using table settings as a jumping-off point for other elements of the wedding is a popular way to envision your big day.There are so many beautiful china patterns to choose from on Zola, and what you choose speaks to your entertaining style. This gorgeous platter showcases vibrant wildflowers, which would make for a romantic bridal bouqet or table arrangement.
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By far one of the most popular registry trends is gold flatware, a gift that can easily translate from the dining table to the wedding reception. Ask your venue or wedding planner if there are different flatware options for the reception, instead of defaulting to the standard. Swapping in metallics will make a big impact without a big expense.
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Cake stands are popular registry gifts that are fantastic display pieces, whether you choose to have a cake at your reception or not. Different layered cake stands can be used to display appetizers or escort cards. The best part is that you can register for these and then bring them to the reception. Double duty!
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If you're a playful couple, you should definitely register for outdoor activities. Why not spice up cocktail hour at an outdoor venue, and invite your guests to play lawn games as they celebrate? Giant Jenga and other activities will get guests mingling before they hit the dance floor.
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If food is an important part of your life, putting it on the backburner at your wedding shouldn't be an option. If you love cheese so much that you've registered for a cheese of the month package, for example, opt for a cheese pairing at cocktail hour or even a cheesecake instead of a sweeter version. Guests will love that you have incorporated your personal tastebuds into the big day.
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Have you considered decorating a lounge area for guests during cocktail hour, or during the reception as a respite from the dance floor? Incorporate Morrocan poufs, which are a major registry trend, as a fun and unexpected seating option. They can be moved around throughout the night and add a fun pop of metallic to your wedding décor.