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Darcy's Diary: Things You Can Register for That You'll Love in 20 Years

Our Editor-at-Large, Darcy Miller, chooses registry items (and experiences!) that you'll still love decades after your wedding.

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Darcy's Diary White Cake Stand
Photography by: Courtesy of Juliska

A Classic Cake Stand

You can never go wrong by registering for a cake stand and I love this one from Juliska which is available on Amazon Registry. No matter what color your walls are over the years, white will always be a match. It's great for an everyday centerpiece piled with fruit, or you can pull it out for celebrations and special occasions year after year. 


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Darcy's Diary, Match Dinnerware
Photography by: Courtesy of Match

Dinnerware You Can Use Daily

Good china is another thing that you can save for special occasions, but you don't have to be afraid to use it every day! I love these elegant pewter dinner plates from Match, which are part of their signature collection. 

Darcy's Diary, Rosenthal Vases
Photography by: Courtesy of Rosenthal

Statement-Making Vases

Who doesn't love fresh flowers in their home? You'll want to be them weekly when you have gorgeous vessels to fill. I love these vases from Rosenthal, which come in modern shapes in classic white.

Darcy's Diary Amazon Books

A Collection of Useful Books

Don't forget to register for a timeless library of books that can always be read, re-read, and referred to as you start a new chapter in your own lives together. Some books I love are: 


A New Way to Bake from the Kitchen of Martha Stewart

Combining the old with the new, you'll find classic recipes that use modern ingredients (now you just need something borrowed and something blue!)


What's a Hostess to Do by Susan Spungen

Tips and inspiration for effortless entertaining from Susan Spungen who was the first food editor for Martha Stewart Weddings.


An atlas

Whether you want to explore the world or just love looking and beautiful maps, an atlas is a classic addition to any library

Martha Stewart's Homekeeping Handbook

It's the essential guide for caring for everything in your home!


Love Poems

Every marriage needs love poems! This collection, edited by Max Morris, not only looks pretty, but has classic poems from all the greats.


Celebrate Everything!

Okay, I might be biased, but this book is packed with ideas and sources for celebrations throughout your life.

Darcy's Diary, Wooden Memory Box
Photography by: Courtesy of Artifact Uprising

A Wooden Memory Box

Anything memory-keeping from Artifact Uprising will be something you'll love in twenty years, but I especially love their handcrafted wooden photo box, which can be customized with text or an image. Fill it with keepsakes from your wedding day or anything that you want to hold on to forever.

Darcy's Diary, Sur la Table Cooking Classes
Photography by: Courtesy of Sur La Table

A Cooking Experience

Sur la Table hosts cooking classes for almost any kind of taste in over twenty-five states. You can be sure the skills you'll learn there will be used over and over again…and will definitely still be useful in twenty years and beyond!