Gone are the days when registering for your wedding means asking guests for stuffy china and the occasional blender. In fact, according to Over The Moon, a wedding blog–turned–online shop and registry hub, the tides are changing when it comes to the “I do” gift. The company is seeing a spike in couples registering for kitchen essentials that can be used on a daily basis, like colorful drinking glasses, painted ceramics, and patterned flatware.
“When the pandemic hit, people started to pay even more attention to what they had around the house,” says Over The Moon cofounder Alexandra Macon. “Now we’re at the beginning stages of a wedding boom, and this appreciation for homeware and elevating everyday life in a way that feels celebratory remains.”
We’re all about a festive tablescape, and Over The Moon’s registry-topping brands Maison Margaux, Pomelo Casa, and Laboratorio Paravicini instantly achieve just that. From tropical birds to mouthwatering citrus, these hand-painted designs are sure to bring a touch of whimsy to any dinner party. (Psst: Help them stand out by pairing items with a neutral linen runner.) More important, they’re casual enough to whip out during a laid-back Wednesday night barbecue. Take a peek at some of our favorite everyday options, below.