1. Kitchen Must-Haves from: Everything Kitchens
2750 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-719-4243, everythingkitchens.com
Love-Worthy: Don’t forget about your kitchen wish list. A wedding registry is a great place to request those larger items that you’ve always dreamed of having, like a beautiful dutch oven, a colorful KitchenAid mixer and these dreamy little Le Creuset espresso cups and saucers ( $13.95 for the set) that you’ve had your eye on for years.
2. Good China from: Provence
2659 E. Normandy St., Ste. 104, Springfield, 417-887-1930, provencebridal.com
Love-Worthy: As you put your registry list together, be sure to add those larger price-tag items like nice china and flatware. The china you get at your wedding is often the china you’ll have the rest of your life. Play it safe, and stick with a more traditional look that won’t go out of style, like this place setting (Vera Wang Vera Flirt 5 O’clock place setting, $139; Pehrdesigns cloth napkins, $13; Vietri Settimocielo flatware five-piece set, $93).
3. A Fun Cocktail Set from: The Market
2628 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-889-1145
Love-Worthy: Since not everyone on your guest list will be able to splurge on the major price tag wishes, be sure to register for a few lower-cost items. The Market has tons of fun kitchen gadgets that brides love, like onion goggles and stainless steel wine glasses and beer mugs. From rocks glasses and muddelers to ODI copper mugs ($24.95) and the Olivator ($19.95), a tool made specifically for stuffing olives, there are plenty of fun items to add to your registry.
4. Festive Bakeware from: The Polish Pottery Shoppe
2030 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield, 417-720-447, thepolishpotteryshoppe.com
Love-Worthy: Find a few must-have pieces of bakeware that you can keep for many years to come. Consider adding some decorative flair to your kitchen supply with bakeware from The Polish Pottery Shoppe, which carries all sorts of beautiful Polish pottery that is oven-safe and just plain gorgeous, like this Posies muffin pan ($112). Items like this aren’t just decorative; they’re practical.
5. A Good Set of Wine Glasses from: Gamble’s Gifts
2704 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-881-7555, gamblesgifts.bridgecatalog.com
Love-Worthy: When company is over or you’re hosting your very first family Thanksgiving, it’s great to be able to pull out that sparkling set of crystal wine glasses you got as a wedding present. Gamble’s offers a variety of styles of Waterford Crystal, including this Waterford Crystal Lismore carafe for $285 and this Waterford Crystal Lismore Essence white wine glass for $75.