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    Why the wedding registry needs to evolve past weddings

    Placeholder while article actions load In March, Jé Judson was about to complete her PhD in public health and sent her friends a link to a registry to celebrate. Compiled on Zola, a popular wedding registry website, it was full of random, practical stuff: gardening supplies, new luggage, a “fund” option for friends to help her attend academic conferences. “It was a no-pressure thing,” said Judson, 33, who lives in New Orleans. “I only used a wedding registry site because I couldn’t find a non-wedding-associated wish-list site that I liked. I think they make things prettier for weddings than they do for anything else.” Judson’s friend Hope Rehak was moved…