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Forever is a long time to be stuck with the wrong china (or spouse for that matter), but have no fear: Rachel Zoe is here to help brides and grooms-to-be (with the former, not the latter). Having recently celebrated her 25th wedding anniversary, the Hollywood stylist-turned-entrepreneur knows her way around a wedding registry — which is why she partnered with wedding planning platform Joy to help launch the company’s Expert Curations initiative.
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Zoe is among more than a dozen experts tapped to curate wedding registries; others include The Amazing Race teammates and couple Will Jardell and James Wallington, Design Star: Next Gen judge and interior designer Lauren Makk, celebrity cocktail connoisseur Paul Zahn, tech editor Jessica Naziri, interior designer Anita Yokota, fitness trainer Gideon Akande, recipe developer and chef Danielle Kartes and more.
“Registering is great for things that you want, need and know that you’ll use but you don’t want to buy for yourself right now,” Zoe says, sharing that her key advice is to consider one’s lifestyle when selecting items. “Where and what kind of life do you live? Are you a casual couple that stays home most of the time? Are you a couple that might live a more formal lifestyle that entertains a lot and has people over?”
Zoe says the rules have changed a bit since she and her husband Rodger Berman married in 1998. “It’s different than 20 years, 30, 40 years ago when it was like, ‘OK, register for your china, your dishes, your pots and pans,’” she says. “You need to do some of that, but more importantly, you need to discuss what it