A recent article on Yahoo! was published about gift registries and how they dampen the “wedding experience for guests”. Yes, that really caught our attention.
In the article, a study authored by Tonya Williams Bradford of the University of Notre Dame said that while gift registries are convenient, they “they tend to de-emphasize the traditional role that family members once played in helping a new couple arrange its household.”
Bradford stated that decades ago, it was the bride’s mother’s main role to create a home for the blended families, however, with the use of bridal registries, couples have outsourced this sacred tradition to the marketplace. She also mentioned that gift giving used to be more sentimental and that today, everything is pretty much purchased with a lot of people not really giving much thought to customising their gift. Click here to continue reading