Bridal registries are more commonly known as Wedding Lists.

About Wedding Gifts One of the most enjoyable aspects of getting hitched is creating a wedding list.
Dating back to the days of dowries, the tradition of wedding presents and wedding lists stems from the bride's parent's obligation to provide the young couple with everything they need to set up home.
Even though couples these days often set up home long before they marry, the mainstay of wedding lists still tends to be cookware, linen and tableware.
Making a wedding list is sensible on all fronts. It makes sure that you get what you want and need and that your friends and family will enjoy giving you something that you will actually need and cherish.