Want to capture the attention of today's engaged couples? Rethink the registry. Modern couples crave items that speak to experiences rather than expectations; connection rather than clutter. However, today's couples still want to add meaningful items to their homes with a registry. According to The Knot, nine out of ten couples created a registry with an average of 125 items. Another study from The Knot found that the average guest spends $88 on a wedding gift, while those in the wedding party spend $107. These are some of the hottest wedding items in 2019 that inspire couples towards those experiences and connection.
1. NUBE, A LUXURY MELAMINE COLLECTION
Today's couples want gorgeous, statement pieces for their kitchen, but they also want them to be durable and easy to care for.
Enter luxury melamine.
These pieces are virtually unbreakable, largely resistant to scratches, and are lighter than most dishware. Beatriz Ball's newest collection, Nube, features sculptural works of art that are rendered in a luscious satin finish. It gives these pieces the look of ceramic dishware, with none of the fuss.
These luxury melamine pieces are so fabulously functional that Oprah called them one of her "favorite things" in her annual holiday gifts list.
2. AWAY LUGGAGE FOR THE MODERN TRAVELLER
Fuel their wanderlust with an upgraded take on the carry-on. Away and other luxury brands are creating luggage with better design and upgraded features.
Choose to personalize their luggage with their name or initials. The new couple will love features like an ejectable battery compartment to charge their devices, a hidden laundry bag, a TSA-approved combination lock, and 360° spinner wheels.
3. NESPRESSO, GOURMET COFFEE MACHINES
Spoil them every morning with an upgrade on their cup of coffee.
They likely wouldn't buy a Nespresso machine for themselves, but this luxury kitchen item is converting legions of fans with their gourmet quality coffee experience. Each machine has a small kitchen footprint and makes espresso or coffee with the perfect crema every time.
Their coffees are also made in concert with the Rainforest Alliance, ensuring that production protects the environment and the farmers in the local community. Their coffee capsules are fully recyclable and the used coffee grounds are composted.
4. A MONTHLY SUSTAINABLE FLOWER SUBSCRIPTION
Fresh flowers to liven up a table are always a welcome addition to a home. Give them something to smile about every month (or every other week) with a flower subscription.
Bouqs especially is a brand that millennials love. Not only do they send gorgeous hand-cut flowers; their blooms come from farms that practice sustainable, eco-friendly techniques with less waste. Local florists design the whimsical and beautiful bouquets.
5. A SOUS VIDE COOKER FOR DATE NIGHT
Modern couples crave experiences, not things. Wedding items that invoke a certain experience are a perfect way to gift a meaningful item. That's why the sous vide cooker is one of the best wedding items in 2019.
They'll be able to create high-end date nights with low fuss and lots of fun with this precision cooker. This item is small and easy to store, but with some simple tech, it allows them to become the master chefs of their kitchens. Pair it with a personalized platter or serving tray for the most unique wedding gift. Restaurant quality steaks, coming right up!