By Gwen Cornwell
Remember When 

Bridal Registries Then & Now


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

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 considered the treasure it once was.

For that matter, how often does anyone get out the good family china, crystal and silver? Of course it all got used so often that it had to be washed before you could use it, and we have remembered the joy of polishing all of that silver so that it didn’t reflect badly on our housekeeping skills.

So, like all change, there is a reason.

Gwen welcomes your memories at 367-5582.


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