When one my sister was getting married, she didnâ€™t register for any new china. What she did include on the bottom of her store registry lists was tips on where to find the vintage Red Wing china she collected. While eBay or Replacements.com might not be everyoneâ€™s idea of wedding shopping, enough of us did like the idea that my sister and brother-in-law ended up with a whole set of Bob White, including this completely wacky but irresistible hors dâ€™oeuvres holder that invites you to pierce the poor bird all over with food-laden toothpicks. (One guess who had to buy them that.) Looking for other ideas? You could also “register” to round out a set of vintage glassware or silverware passed down from a grandparent. With all the online resources, itâ€™s a practical and fun way to expand your idea of wedding registries and show your guests a more personal side. — Sarah L.
Top photo by Flickr member jacglennon