August 14, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 33

Bridal Registries Then & Now

Do you remember when the standard average gift at bridal showers and weddings seemed to be sheets, blankets and towels?

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I don’t remember that the bride and/or groom registered at stores other than the jewelry stores that carried crystal, china and silverware. The bride most always registered her pattern choice at one of the stores that carried those items.

Do brides even consider china and crystal anymore? I am pretty sure that one of the reason gifts mentioned above are not a choice is because there is the question of bed size and color scheme. And I doubt that china, etc., is cons...

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