Once upon a time, registries were a way for couples moving in together after the wedding to establish their first home. Now, with so many people choosing to live together before they tie the knot, the purpose of a registry has changed dramatically. Meanwhile, the needs of modern couples have also shifted; gone are the days when every proper household required a minimum of eight soufflé dishes.
We tapped Jennifer Spector of wedding-registry site Zola
to give us the lowdown on five things you should register for, and five things you should skip. Follow these tips when building your registry, and you'll wind up with wedding gifts you can really use — plus, your house won't look like an episode of Hoarders
when you return from your honeymoon.