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The Best Wedding Registry: What to Register for the Bathroom Christian homemaking country living fashion blog


This is just one article in a series entitled “The Best Wedding Registry”. Each article in the series focuses on different rooms of the house. The links to other parts in this series are found at the end of each article.

As a new wife running a home for the first time, I had not learned yet that soap dispensers corrode at an alarming rate. No matter how expensive of soap dispensers I tried, they all corroded and required me to wipe green gooey gunk out of the nozzle. But the fact is, quality does matter with certain items in the bathroom. I always recommend high quality items for a wedding registry because you do not want to be gifted items just to donate or trash within the year. These gifts are meant to help your home function well, hopefully for the long term. Alas, things do degrade and someday you will need to replace things like the towels. But you want to buy the highest quality to keep that turn over to a minimum and keep your items looking their best for as long as possible.

best wedding registry gift ideas for bathroom

The wisest of women builds her house”

Proverbs 14:1


Many towels look worn in a small amount of time. Also, what color do you buy? Pure white? Dark color? Pattern? There are pros and cons of each. But most importantly, price point does matter with bath towels! This is your chance to be gifted quality ones that will last. You want super plush, super dense, super tightly woven so they don’t fall apart. Get more towels than you think you need to have extras to display, store, and offer guests. If there is an illness and you get behind on laundry, you do not want to run out of clean towels. It’s also nice to have enough to rotate to keep them from wearing down quickly.


I also recommend you buy many hand towels not just a few. Hand towels need to be switched out every two days or so. It is nice to have enough to rotate and always have clean ones if you don’t get around to your laundry fast enough that week.


Depending on your shower design you may or may not need something like this. But if you do, register for the ones that say RUST PROOF not RUST RESISTANT. Aluminum is the best material, not stainless steel. A caddy can be expensive, so this is a great item to put on a registry.


I recommend registering for both a soap dispenser and a soap dish. You may have beautiful bar of soap you want to use or display near the sink so do not limit yourself to the liquid soap dispenser. Also, when the soap dispenser corrodes and you cannot keep cleaning the green gunk out of the screw top because it just looks too worn to salvage, you still have a soap dish to use until you buy a new dispenser. I like to place a wrapped soap on the soap dish for my guests like in a hotel so they can see their new unused bar of soap waiting for them in a nice soap dish. Eek! I love it!


Are you brave enough register for this item?! These mirrors are fantastic for getting stray eyebrows or chin hairs and help us keep better tabs on our appearance throughout the years. Maintaining yourself is important in a marriage.


Register for a beautiful bathmat that makes stepping out of the shower a lovely experience but also a safe experience. Look for mats with rubber backing or buy a separate rubber backing for the mat you want. You could also register for a small rug with a no slip backing to put in front of the tub and layer a small bathmat over it for when you step out. The real rug will keep the bathmat in place.


You may need a shower curtain for your shower style. Be sure to register for the beautiful shower curtain that you love but also a washable polyester fabric shower liner for the inside of any curtain. Do not get a plastic liner which is not machine washable. They are more difficult to keep clean and they look filthy fast.


Candles can be a bit pricey, so they are a good wedding gift idea. But it’s also just a good idea to have a beautifully scented candle for the bathroom. Long match sticks are another item that not only serves a purpose but serves as bathroom decor.

There are many other fun items you can add to your bathroom, but these are the big expenses that belong on a wedding registry. See the links below for the other articles in this series!

Happy House Building!





"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise think about these things." Philippians 4:8 Blogging about country living, homemaking, fashion and decor tips with a penchant for all things princessy, Barbie

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