Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!
The tea kettle, that humble household necessity, has historically conveyed the notion of comfort. Steeping tea to be served with cookies (or "biscuits", per the English) is a time-honored symbol of hospitality. Then in 1980s America, tea kettles became status objects: Italian architect Aldo Rossi designed a sleek number for Alessi and architect Michael Graves designed his famous kettle topped by a red, chirping bird. It was the whistle heard around the world.
Today, tea kettles are must-haves on any wedding registry. Coveted styles include the retro SMEG design and the super cute kettles from Kate Spade. Even if you don't drink tea, a kettle is a must-have for boiling the water used in a French press for coffee or for hot chocolate. No hostess is prepared without one, particularly while hosting a brunch, a book club or holiday parties. We've rounded up the best tea kettles for your wedding registry from Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma and more. (And don't forget the Fortnum & Mason Wedding Bouquet Blend, a tea developed to commemorate the marriage of Prince Henry ("Harry") of Wales and Meghan Markle!)
If you happen to have two major dates in your future — a baby's due date and a wedding — well, soon-to-be Mrs. Mom, you have much to celebrate. But first, take a deep breath and pick the wedding dress. Size your maternity wedding dress according to what your due date will be on your wedding day, and size up to cover your bases: It's always easier to tailor a larger dress. Then the sky's the limit! You can a choose a silhouette that includes a flowing A-line skirt and a high empire waist or, in the opposite direction, a form-fitting style that shows off your great legs and features a flattering neckline. If your bump will be small on the big day and you would prefer to hide it, a peplum waist is the perfect camouflage. (Bonus: In some cases, you can double dip by using your wedding dress as your baby shower gown.) No matter how far along you are, your wedding will be a celebration of love and life. We've rounded up some gorgeous maternity wedding gowns from our favorite online shops, including Etsy, Nordstrom and David's Bridal. Cheers to you!
Traveling, one too many holiday cocktails, sleepless nights due to wedding planning: the delicate area under your eyes is usually one of the first parts of your body to show stress. If you're plagued by puffy eyes, dark circles, eye bags or fine lines, there are a plethora of soothing eye patches and masks out there, ready to provide a quick fix. Not sure which under eye mask is your best bet? We've narrowed down the top-rated options on offer now. Shop them all ahead — with ingredients like gold, seaweed, coconut oil and caffeine, there's an eye-reviver here that will work for you.
The wedding table runner has traditionally been a must-have décor item for dressing up a table, whether it's used to cover the midsection of a bare table or added atop a tablecloth to create a rich tableau. In earlier centuries, layering such items was reserved for the wealthy as a sumptuous way to display one's taste. (Downton Abbey, anyone?) As a new bride, you'll enjoy using runners to decorate your table, along with your new serveware, china and glassware. For a wedding, they give an additional pop to the overall wedding design. Table runners may reflect the bride's color scheme to create a coordinated color palette, or in a neutral color, wedding table runners can provide the perfect backdrop for flowers and table settings.
Table runners can help lend a summery vibe to a wedding, as well. A burlap runner is perfect for a rustic wedding, while a floral print runner is divine for a garden wedding, and a shiny table runner ups the ante for a black-tie affair. Whatever your style, we've collected the best table runners from stores such as Etsy, Nordstrom, Macy's and more.
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Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Broken Arches Punch Cup - Pressed, Starburst/ Fan Design, Clear
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Hampton 12 Oz Flat Tumbler - Cut #C527, Barware
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Candlewick Clear (Stem 3400) Oval Platter 12" - Clear, Stem 3400
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Provincial Green 12 Oz Footed Tumbler - Stem #1506, Verde Green
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan 17540-5 Water Goblet - Stem 17540, Cut Vertical Lines From Stem
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Aurora (Platinum Trim) Water Goblet - Stem #17540, Wide Platinum Trim
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan 17477-6 Water Goblet - Stem#17477, Dots, Lines
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan 17524-12 Water Goblet - Stem#17524, Dots, Lines, Balloons
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan 17540-3 Water Goblet - Stem# 17540,Clear,Dots
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan 17507-8 Water Goblet - Stem#17507, Cut Dots
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan 17524-4 Water Goblet - Stem#17524, Leaves, Dots
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Cinderella Water Goblet - Stem #17453
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Mahal Water Goblet - Stem #17594
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan 17300 Water Goblet - Stem #17300
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan 17576 Water Goblet - Stem #17576
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Theda Water Goblet - Stem #17546
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Wyndcrest Water Goblet - Stem #17651
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Largo Water Goblet - Stem #17646
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Lanna Water Goblet - Stem #17646
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Coro Water Goblet - Stem #17566
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Traymore Water Goblet - Stem #17666
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Melanie Water Goblet - Stem 17690
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Wallingford Water Goblet - Stem #17301
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Charm Water Goblet - Stem #17490
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Viking Water Goblet - Stem #17348
Tiffin-Franciscan - Tiffin-Franciscan Seventeen Water Goblet - Stem #17638