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In an increasingly mobile age where couples are getting engaged later and cohabitating earlier, is the traditional wedding registry still relevant?  What do couples need today?  And what do they want?  Is more stuff a gift or a burden?

Stylist & Tabletop Designer, Kenny Woodman,
designing an at-home event

While our last article talked about how a registry provided an opportunity to cultivate a couple’s style as they built a home together, this article looks beyond the traditional household item. 

We want to talk about a new registry trend we’re seeing, and a unique registry offering from The Storied Table that will satisfy today’s modern couples and gift-givers alike.

Our inspiration came from engaged couples and gift-givers themselves. We uncovered a few facts that are very interesting.  First, some couples either already owned a lot of  household items or simply didn’t want more objects.  Second, we found out that grooms today are a lot more involved in the registry process than the industry gives them credit for (check out the hashtag #RegistryAdventures on Instagram for some fun shots!). Third, gift-givers are seeking standout wedding present ideas.

Based on our  findings, we’ve crafted  a list of experiential gift items, in addition to our unique tabletop items, that will appeal to both couples and gift givers! The Storied Table is excited to offer the addition of custom-crafted experiences, including Private Cooking Lessons, Cultural Food tours with Wendy, and even a philanthropic options such as the ability to donate 100 meals to the bride and groom’s  favorite charity.

Founder Wendy Pashman shopping at a local market

Experiences currently being offered are located in the Chicagoland area with plans to grow into additional cities in 2017.

We invite you to visit The Storied Table’s new experiential registry items. For advice in building your own registry, or to suggest potential new experiential registry offerings,  please contact us.

Congratulations!  We look forward to helping you with your own personal wedding registry and watching your own storied home develop.


  • Posted On February 16, 2016 by Neil Smithson

    I recently received 2 glass containers for oil and vinegar with silver trays as a gift. I really love them! They stand out and I have received great comments from guests. The items came in a great box and the presentation was excellent. I would highly recommend The Storied Table! Great job.

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