Assuming you're going to accompany your bride to the big department store (or the small boutique) to register for gifts, choose wisely. You'll need the pots and pans more than that really cool massaging apparatus. These are the absolute bare essentials. Any store that has a registry will hand you a preprinted sheet on which you can simply check off the items you'd like and the quantities of each. Don't skip any of these items in favor of less useful items. You get this one chance to have others stock your home for you.