The ring is on her finger, the date has been set, plans are coming together, and the parties are sure to start soon. But, before you can enjoy the fun of brunch with friends, a sweet family gathering, or a couples’ get-together, you’ll need to do one very important thing: register. Guests and well-wishers will want to know what you want and need as the big day approaches, whether it’s for a shower or a wedding gift. Here are a few local Arkansas shops where you can find everything from china to holiday décor.
TIPTON & HURST
Since 1886, Tipton & Hurst has been central Arkansas’s go-to for stunning floral design. In more recent years, they have added a number of home décor items, and now have a top-of-the-line offering of everything from flatware and china place settings to aprons and organization accessories—not to mention a ton of cute gift and holiday items. They offer the convenience of both a local store (complete with bridal registry experts who can walk you through the process) and an online component through their Wedding & Gift Registry page where you can manage your registry, and, of course, guests can shop. You’ll be able to choose from brands such as Anna Weatherley, Herend, Arte Italica, Simon Pearce, Juliska, Vietri, William Yeoward, and more. Visit their Conway, Little Rock, or Pine Bluff stores to view all the options and get your registry started.
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From cookware to kitchen tools (think everything from thermometers to cast iron), everything you need for your registry can be found at Honeycomb Kitchen. Located in historic downtown Rogers, this shop offers all the necessities you’ll need to set up your kitchen along with a lot of fun, decorative items such as candles, tea towels, and beautiful platters, as well. The space is also a fully equipped kitchen where the team frequently hosts cooking classes to learn or brush up on skills. Start your registry online or visit the store in person to work with a knowledgeable professional.
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With locations in both Little Rock and Jonesboro, The Everyday Chef has become a household name for brides, grooms, and anyone who loves to entertain. From fine china, stemware, and flatware to pieces that are both beautiful and functional for baking and serving, you’ll find all this and more. You can create your registry in-store with a professional or start it online. Similarly, guests and well-wishers can view your selections in person or shop online for convenience.
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THE FULL MOON
Known in Little Rock and beyond as a destination gift shop, The Full Moon has an entire wing of their shop dedicated to bridal registry items. From regional favorites such as McCarty Pottery and James Hayes glass to nationally known brands, the shop stocks everything newly married couples need to set a table and host friends. Aside from essentials, you’ll also find an abundance of festive door hangers, candles, seasonal decor, and other items to make your house feel like a home. Visit the shop in Hillcrest to start your registry with the help of a pro.
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