My wedding date is Sept 12th of this year, with about 100 guests. It will be the first marriage for both my fiance and I, if that matters. We have lived together for 2 years. I turned 40 last month, and he is 39. All of that said, is it appropriate to have a registry? We certainly don't *need* linens, dishes, etc, but could always use newer, "upgraded" items. We rent a condo but are moving towards purchasing a home... I just wasn't sure if even having a shower would be appropriate..(my sister really wants to throw one.) We looked into alternative registries (for honeymoon, etc) but decided that's not for us. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Tell me your stories, ladies!