Getting Married? Register at a Hardware Store!

Ahh, weddings. It’s one of the few times in your life as a couple that people are willing to shower you with gifts. When we think about registries, we often think about those classic wedding gifts: fine china, silver, beautiful wine glasses—things meant to last a lifetime.

But let’s get real. Fine china is amazing, but most of us put it in a cupboard and are too afraid of breaking it to use it every day. Same with those beautiful wine glasses. Because after you’ve eaten all of the wedding cake, recovered from the honeymoon, and settled into your life together, you’re going to start enjoying the joys of living and maintaining a home together.

Suddenly, once yawn-inducing subjects (like “Which cordless screwdriver should we buy?” and “I’ve suddenly realized we need a good step stool!”) become super important. When that happens, you’ll be glad you registered for the essentials at your local hardware store. We don’t have fine china or linens, but we’ve got tools, knives, patio gear, and much, much more! Read on for a few must-have items you’ll want to put on your hardware store wedding registry.

Basic tools

  • Cordless drill
  • Cordless screwdriver
  • Drill bit set
  • Indoor and outdoor extension cords
  • General purpose tool set
  • Hammers
  • Staple and nail gun
  • Hydraulic jack
  • Ladder
  • Step stool
  • Level
  • Measuring tape
  • Ratchets/sockets
  • Pliers
  • Safety glasses
  • Saw
  • Table saw
  • Tool box
  • Utility knife
  • Utility gloves
  • Wrench set


  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Smoke detectors


  • Shelves/storage
  • Cast iron pans (At a hardware store? At Dot’s, you bet!)
  • Fireplace tools
  • Yeti cups


  • Grill (we recommend a Big Green Egg!)
  • Grill cover
  • Grilling accessories (tools, spices, rubs, sauces)
  • Hose nozzles
  • Patio decorations
  • Rakes
  • Shovels
  • Trimmer
  • Water hose
  • Hose wheel
  • Yeti cooler
  • Patio umbrella
  • Hammocks

You know what? This is just a start! When you get ready to register, walk the aisles of your hardware store and look for items that will fit well into your life as newlyweds. For example—and we don’t mean to brag—if you’ve never browsed it before, you’ll be amazed by the unique selection of products in our cooking and grilling section!

Did you know that Dot’s Ace Hardware offers wedding registries? Come by and talk with one of our friendly associates to learn how you can sign up!

Your neighborhood hardware store at 3411 Richmond Road has the goods you need to start your new life as a married couple!

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