The Ivy House in Snider Plaza is registry heaven for any bride. Walking in you immediately feel like you’re in a European antique shop filled to the brim with the loveliest china patterns, crystal, and luxurious dining ware. Chelle with The Ivy House guided us through what it looks like to build the perfect registry and offered her take on popular and important items that always seem to be staples of any couple’s lists.
Most couples will register for formal china, everyday china, crystal, and then accoutrements to fill out the rest of their registry needs. A popular style that is seen time and time again on many bride’s registry is the Ginori Oriente Italiano style. It comes in many beautiful colors and is consistently a favorite among Dallas brides. A new item that is also making its way onto many registries are Estelle glasses. This colorful drinkware is made from hand-blown glass from Poland and is quickly becoming a highly desired registry item! Juliska items are also a staple on many registries as they offer a wide array of items that are stylish enough for entertaining, yet practical enough for everyday use.
Consistently brides and grooms are seen mixing and matching different china patterns to make their table setting their own. Chelle mentioned that this little note of personalization allows couples to marry traditional and contemporary styles in a way that will simultaneously feel classic, yet modern. Aside from mixing patterns though, couples will also add their monogram as an accent to an item on their registry to elevate that personalization even further.
An item that is not to be missed when registering is a good pitcher! This is an item that Chelle notes is often overlooked and is important to include when rounding out your registry. As you look for crystal drinkware, Waterford Lismore Essence is a classic style that has stood the test of time and will never go out of fashion.
An important part of every engagement season is building your registry as this list is so much more than just the basic household essentials you and your soon-to-be husband will need for your first home together as husband and wife. But a list that if pieced together meticulously, can lead to your initial collection of heirlooms that can be passed on to generations. Chelle encourages brides to have fun with this process and to not get stressed over it! Building your registry should be fun as it is a unique reflection of the couple. Allow time, enjoy the process, and when you’re ready enlist the help of The Ivy House to create the registry you’ve been dreaming of!