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A Wife’s Guide to Wedding Registries

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A 1910 wedding guidebook  advises would-be gift-givers that “the art of giving is one that is very much abused, for many times, in giving presents, the circumstances of the bride and groom are overlooked.” These days, brides and grooms register for lists of items they need—or think they need—to live a happy life together. Unfortunately, the wedding industry doesn’t encourage women to think about their circumstances or to ask for thoughtful, practical gifts. That’s why it is important to evaluate who you are as a couple and who you’d like to be before you register. Read the rest of this entry