Bears QB Jay Cutler and reality TV star Kristin Cavallari have set the date and started the planning for their wedding. They picked the date of July 7, 2012, which is usually the time when football players take their vacation before starting training camp again in the August. This date will allow Jay and Kristin to party on their wedding day, take a nice honeymoon and then get back to Chicago in time for season.
They have also begun their registry. Both William-Sonoma and Crate and Barrel allow couples to make their registries online, but I prefer to think that Jay spent a Sunday trailing Kristin around Old Orchard, getting excited over china patterns and spatulas. If you want to send the happy couple a present, check out their registries, or just read our highlights.
Krouvi Beer Mug, $7.95 each, registered for six at Crate and Barrel: After a hard day at work getting knocked around the field, Cutler will want to drink a cold, frosty beer, so get him these mugs that can be kept in the freezer for added frostiness.
Granada shot glass, $5.50, registered for eight at Crate and Barrel: Eight shot glasses? Apparently, JayCav plans to throw some parties, and their parties will have eight people taking shots at once. Salud!
Maple rolling pin, $36, registered for one at Williams-Sonoma: Do you picture Kristin rolling out pie crusts with her maple rolling pin? Me neither, but in case she does, a maple rolling pin is an excellent choice.
Enameled crab crackers, $19.95 at Williams-Sonoma: One of Cutler's favorite places in Chicago is Joe's Stone Crab, so it's no surprise that he would want to eat them at home. But has anyone told him that we're in Chicago? It's not like he can go out into Lake Michigan and catch a few.
KitchenAid Mixer Attachment, Sausage Stuffer Kit Attachment, $15.00, registered at Williams-Sonoma: Can you believe that Jay and Kristin will spend a rainy Saturday afternoon making their own sausage, especially with the many wonderful sausage emporiums in Chicago? With this gift, they will be well-equipped.
Offensive lineman, $3 million, registered for one: No present will be appreciate by Jay like a man who will keep him upright on the field. It's an expensive gift, so just get some friends together to go in on it.