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Christophe Emé of Ortolan in Los Angeles and actress Jeri Ryan set up a website for their wedding wine registry. “We chose wines that were accessible—less expensive ones from the Loire Valley, as well as high-end Champagne. We asked our guests to include a self-addressed postcard with their bottles, and when we drink one, we send a thank-you note.” Wine clubs like Bottlenotes also offer wine-registry options (bottlenotes.com).

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