Wrapped with Love
PHOTOGRAPHY Robyn Vining Photography & George Watts & Son
One part of the wedding-planning process that shouldn't be stressful: your gift registry. After all, it's window-shopping and choosing items that fit your lifestyle. Plus, wedding guests will love to glimpse through your impeccable style.
To create that perfect registry or find just-right gifts for wedding attendants, think about future needs: Will you be hosting large holiday gatherings? And precisely how formal will those place settings be? Since 1870, Milwaukee's George Watts & Son, Inc. has been assisting brides-to-be with personalized service from highly trained registry consultants who are industry experts and will guide you to the right selections for life now and well beyond the wedding.
By working with a Watts consultant, you won't accidentally choose a beautiful dinnerware pattern that is not dishwasher safe—especially when you despise washing dishes. Consultants also know trends. Take gold, for instance. Jessica Piorier, buyer and web administrator at Watts, has tuned in to this trend, ensuring the store offers trend-right patterns.
Besides adding beautiful dining patterns to the registry, you'll need stemware, barware and serveware. Competing with big-box retailers, the Watts offerings include other items ideal for your home like crystal, frames, candles, figurines and even baby gifts! Among 250 top brands are Waterford, Wedgewood, Baccarat, William Yeoward and Simon Pearce. "We offer the same brands as places like Macy's and Bloomingdales but also carry lines that you can't get at those stores—smaller, more upscale or exclusive offerings," notes Jessica.
The showroom offers something for everyone in your wedding. Thank your maid of honor or best man with a sentimental dish or flask. Other ideal wedding party gifts you'll find: decanters, pin trays, money clips, trinkets and jewelry boxes. Items can even be engraved, allowing you to add a touching yet simple note of thanks.
After the wedding, don't forget those discounts on remaining items. "Your consultant can even call your husband in the future to remind him of anniversaries and birthdays!" Jessica says.
So stop over to Watts when it's time to create your registry and find a unique, different and utterly convenient time at their "fabulous restaurant, stunning bridal salon and art gallery," says Sam Watts, president and store manager. "Brides and grooms will find more than just a perfect registry... and the future has even more exciting prospects on the horizon." That's for both Watts and the happy couple.