Q: Is there any point in registering for expensive items like a set of luggage or a plasma-screen TV?

A: Why not? Your wedding is one of the few opportunities you'll have for receiving elaborate presents. Sign up for high-quality gifts the two of you will love and use for the long haul. Furniture, rugs, sterling silver, even a work of art, are options. Don't have any rich relatives to spring for the pricier presents? No worries—groups such as your co-workers, sorority sisters, or book club may consider that garment bag, carry-on, and weekender the perfect collective gift. They'd probably welcome the chance to make a splash by pooling their resources to buy you something that you'll always treasure—and associate with them.

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