I don't talk much about the consumer side of weddings, but I couldn't resist sharing a product that is revolutionizing my life (in case you think it might be helpful to you and you want to add it to your registry): a giant cutting board!
For as long as I can remember, I used small cutting boards. And I had to have multiple cutting boards because they were small and couldn't hold much. Then I watched a cooking demonstration and saw how the chef was able to chop multiple items all on one big surface. Revolutionary! When Matt and I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond in search of a plastic tray for making popsicles, we spotted a giant cutting board for $30. He saw me staring at it (I hadn't yet told him about the cooking demonstration and my resolution to buy a bigger cutting board). He blurted out, "We definitely need that." I didn't even have to use any persuasive techniques or cajoling!
It's definitely bulky, hard to move around, and it just barely sits in our sink on the diagonal to clean, but it's still worth it in my book. I should mention that Matt and I are vegetarians, so we don't have to worry about mixing raw bacteria thingamabobs with our other food. If we did cut meat, I would probably get one of those plastic mats with a chicken logo on it that I could easily put into the dishwasher.
The other downside of having a giant cutting board is that I can no longer carry it to the stove and scrape my stuff directly into the pan. I might need to invest in some little scooper things (that's what the fancy chef did). Hmmm....