Best of 2014: Crate and Barrel & Seattle Wedding Show

Regatta Console Table

Best Quintessential Wedding Registry

Crate and Barrel

(photo above)

Known for: An easy-to-use online and in-store registry featuring a wide selection of exclusive housewares and furniture designs.

Words of wisdom: "When you're thinking about your registry, keep in mind all the special occasions your new family will have together, and what you will need for them," suggests managing director Erik Perez. "Think of the many dinner parties with friends, holiday celebrations with family and all the special occasions in between, and what you might need to make them successful."

Best Wedding Show 

Seattle Wedding Show

Seattle Wedding Show

Photo by Azzura Photography

Known For: 400 Northwest wedding professionals under one gigantic roof, prepped and ready to help nearlyweds make nuptial magic

Words of Wisdom: "Focus on the big picture," says co-owner Barb Berger. "Have fun and remember the reason for having this party in the first place...it's to eat cake, right?"

For more registry ideas and wedding shows check out our vendor directory. Be on the lookout for more Best of 2014 next week!