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If You Give A Bride A Beautiful Set Of Bone China, You Set Her Table For A Day

Yes, wedding gifts can be a great way to help young'uns start grown-up households together. But as the average marriage age rises and registries become luxury-item wishlists (because adults already have their own toasters), could we get away from status symbols and commercialism ... and back to the traditional roots of marriage? Never thought I'd utter those last few words. Here's how some people are making it happen.

If You Give A Bride A Beautiful Set Of Bone China, You Set Her Table For A Day

And it's not just for weddings, either!


Here's a pitch for the website that's trying to make these registries as easy to use as Crate & Barrel's:

Veteran Chicago radio personality "Ramblin' Ray" Stevens was driving in his car two weeks ago when he passed Braxton Mayes, 20, several times.

"I was on my way home from work Friday and saw a young man walking down Kirk Road," Stevens later recalled. "I dropped my friend off at the studio I work out of and headed home. This young man was still walking. So I drove around the block and asked him if he needed a ride."

"In our town, we help people out," Stevens said.

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