So, our situation is slightly different than normal. We didn't have a wedding, but my wife and I are moving to the US in September (where I'm from). When we get home, our family is having a little welcome home/welcome to America reception for us. I thought it was just that and nothing more, but I've been told to set up wedding registries. About 35 people will be attending, just family and some very close friends. So, I've looked at the usual suspects for registry gifts, iron/ironing board, taster oven, blender, grille, dishes/silverware, pots/pans, sheets, towels, yadda yadda. Thing is, we don't have a place to live yet, so some things, like sheets/towels are kind of a bad move IMO because we have no idea where we will be living yet. However, other stuff such as the iron/ironing board, etc. are fine. So what about big ticket items? Most of our stuff will be cheap basic stuff, but I've got my eye on a nice Sharp Aquos and a BR player to throw on the list. If nothing else, perhaps we can get a discount on it when we don't get it. So what's proper etiquette in 2011? Certainly am not going to put any crappy china on it we will NEVER use. Would much rather put stuff on there that we will actually use. Seems to be two schools of thought: 1) Only household necessities, no luxuries/wants 2) It's not 1950 anymore, and a TV or other gadget is infinitely more useful/appreciated/enjoyed than some crappy China set What do you think? If most everything on the list is cheaper, is it OK to put a couple big items on there? Honestly I'd prefer if everyone just did cash, so much easier but probably not an option.