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5 Modern Wonders of the Wedding Registry

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The wedding registry is one of the parts of planning a wedding that can be really fun for the couple. It’s a glorified Christmas list, really.
But at the same time, you’re telling people what to buy you. Weird?
Don’t sweat it. Guests are prepared to open up their wallets.
According to the latest American Express Spending & Saving Tracker, wedding guests will spend $109, on average, on a gift. It all depends on how they know the couple. Close friends will spend $116. Close family members, $200. Co-workers, $74.
The takeaway: Your nearest and dearest want to gift you something great. So, guide them with a few updated items for the modern registry. They’re less linen-y and more electronic. And if they seem a bit of the steep side, that’s all right. Your family and friends will appreciate being able to go in on something (as long as they’re not the one who has to put it all together!).