The modern newlywed couple is different in many ways from their predecessors. For example the 1950s couple likely didn’t cohabitate before marriage — not without social ramifications, that is — and would need all of the items necessary for setting up a home. Now, not every couple is looking for their guests to help them stock their entire house. Rather, it’s more common to have a couple that has already made a home together and don’t need things such as towels or cookware.

Because it is customary for a wedding guest to give the couple a wedding gift, couples have begun to think creatively when it comes to their wedding registries. Think honeymoon funds, home improvement projects or preparing for a future family.

These alternative registries allow the couple to purchase a dream item, a high-ticket decorative piece for the house or a dream vacation.

A wish list registry item for the Let Them Eat Cake team comes from West Elm New Orleans. This wood tiled buffet, $1,199,includes whitewashed wood tiles and antique bronze-finished hardware. It’s an amazing addition to any dinning room or entry way and will look fantastic against a vibrant colored wall or paired with chic upholstered dinning room chairs or sofa.

 

West Elm New Orleans, 2929 Magazine Street, New Orleans, 504-895-2469.

 

 

P.S. Save the date for the June 2016 New Orleans Magazine Bridal Show, 6 to 9 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Meet with the city’s premiere wedding industry professionals and plan every aspect of your Big Day from the engagement to the honeymoon and everything between! Click here for advance tickets and additional information.