Don't make these ill-fated picks.


When it comes to making a wedding registry, there are gadgets and goods you'll use and cherish for years to come. Then, there's the stuff you'll soon realize you have no intention of using or displaying. Read on for our top picks of common wedding registry items you'll regret signing up for faster than you can say "is there a gift receipt?"

1. Juicer

Unless you're Gwyneth Paltrow level into it, you'll use it five times a year, and hate cleaning it more and more every time.

2. Real Silver Tea Set

As Reader's Digest notes in a piece by Laura Richards, polishing these dainty sets are not fun, and you likely won't be using these much to entertain guests.

3. A Fancy Cappuccino Machine

Sure, it might be exciting at first to greet each morning with a luxurious cup of espresso. But after the samples run out, who's going to be paying for those costly pods? Also, the plastic capsules are incredibly wasteful.

4. Single-Use Kitchen Tools

Any kitchen gadget that does one thing — avocado slicer, apple slicer, garlic press — will likely sit in the drawer collecting dust.

5. An Aromatherapy Diffuser

Sure, they seem cool in theory, but unless you've already been an avowed essential oil enthusiast for years, these splurges are likely something you'll use twice and forget about.