You’ve got the silverware and stand mixer on your list. Now what? Stock up on statement-making pieces with these stylish picks recommended local boutiques.


Produced by Madoline Markham and Emily Sparacino
Photos by Lauren Ustad

Round Bread Board

This oversized piece makes a statement on your table and gives you an excuse to fill it with breads and cheese—or lots of other entertaining ideas you can find inspiration for in the book Bites on a Board ($24.99).

At Home, Homewood | $35

Callisto Cream Decorative Pillow

Brides like to mix and match bedding ensembles for their registries and tie together the look with a fun accent pillow to go front and center.

Three Sheets, Homewood | $372

Golden Agnate Pitcher

Beautiful but not breakable, this brass pitcher boats a stunning stone on its handle to serve up beverages with on-trend style.

Lamb’s Ears, Crestline Village | $110

Silver Wine and Champagne Coaster

This antique English piece will never go out of style. Setting your wine bottle in it adds elegance to any table or party.

Henhouse Antiques, English Village | $285

Tina Frey Ice Bucket and Scoop

Not your typical ice bucket, this one is handmade of resin in San Francisco and has a modern flair. You can also put a champagne or wine bottle in it, or buy a larger champagne or double champagne size with the same look.

A’Mano, Mountain Brook Village | $127 bucket, $44 scoop

JCharles CrystalWorks Monogrammed Glasses

Pick your glasses of choice and make them your own with an etched monogram with a font of your choosing. The most popular are the old fashioned, beer mugs, whiskey decanter and wine decanter.

The Blue Willow, Cahaba Heights
Highball Glass $31.96-$52.95, Whiskey Glass $35.95-65.95

Oval Pottery Tray

This serving piece by potter Jessie Schroeder Voss is like having a piece of art in your home that you can also serve chips and dips or cheese balls on. Plus, it’s safe for the microwave, dishwasher and oven.

The Cook Store, Mountain Brook Village | $45

Susan Gordon Pottery Abstract Bowl

Edged in 22-karat gold, this handmade bowl is crafted in Birmingham and can be used for serving food or styling on a bookcase, or all of the above. The line of serving pieces and china is available in 25 colors, including this dark grey.

Chickadee, Cahaba Heights | $182

Alice and Evans Oyster Nesting Bowl and Serving Plate

Made in Maine, these unique entertaining pieces add flair to pair with your everyday white. Pictured are the small bowl in the Abelone and Tortoise pattern and the large plate in Mint and Charcoal.

Table Matters, Mountain Brook Village | $80 bowl, $98 plate

Philippe DeShoiuldiers Arcades Green Plates

Brides often select a white china set with a patterned salad plate like this French porcelain design as an accent for their table settings.

Bromberg’s, Mountain Brook Village & The Summit
$95 dinner plate, $85 salad plate

Cool Grey Gourd Lamp

In addition to more traditional items, brides often like to register for several lamps to furnish their homes. This neutral-colored model, also available in sandstone, comes with an affordable price tag.

The Dande Lion, Mountain Brook Village | $128

MudPie Monogrammed Initial Blanket

Test out your new last initial with this cozy blanket. The neutral pattern goes with just about any color scheme you might have in your new home.

Gifted, Pelham | $40

Est. 2017 Picture Frame

When those beautiful wedding day photos come in, you’ll have a piece of art ready for your wall with this shiplap-style frame. Bonus: You won’t forget your anniversary year.

Magnolias, Chelsea | $54

Intertwined Heart Engraved Server Set

Make not just your wedding cake cutting special but also future cake-worthy celebrations with this elegant personalized set.

Things Remembered, Riverchase Galleria
$130 plus engraving fee

Beatriz Ball Antler Platter

Make a statement on with this wood-and-silver design. After all, antlers are not just trending wedding decor but also in home décor.

Busy Hands, Columbiana | $129

White Hydrangea Cream and Sugar Set

More and more brides are registering for this everyday pattern by MudPie. They love its versatility. After all, white goes with anything.

Davis Drug Gift Shop, Columbiana | $42