Didn't this registry thing start way back when people got married right out of high school? When the married couple used to live with their parents and owned nothing?
Hell, the last thing I need is another blender, toaster, a set of flat wear, forks, spoons, plates, and no, I don't need a stinking huge bowl. I don't care that it's made of crystal. I'm not a materialistic person and I don't need that garbage.
BTW...if I am ever invited to any of your weddings and you register at one of those places, expect an American Express gift card. =)
The last wedding I went to, the couple asked for either trip credits for their honeymoon cruise so they could do a few of the activities or REI gift cards because they were torn between buying 2 different bigger items.