Wedding Ideas: Gift Lists
Ideas on where to have your gift list and how to tell your guests about it.
Whether its managing all the phone calls to suppliers, endless emails about catering and chasing guests to RSVP, wedding planning can take its strain. Luckily, some of the 'wedmin' tasks are fun and exciting. Cake tasting, trying on dresses, and planning your hen party are predictably the more exciting tasks, but planning your wedding gift list can also be surprisingly fun!
Struggling to create the perfect wedding gift list? Prezola, the ultimate online Gift List company, have just launched their very own Essential Collection - full of brilliant must-have gift ideas. They've created an amazing range of reasonably priced, practical, high quality items that every household needs. From tableware and bathroom accessories, to home décor, you're sure to find everything you need from Prezola's range.
When we need that last minute gift, who do we rely on? Amazon and their prime delivery service which never lets us down. With a wide range of good value products and a reputable service, it's no wonder we're excited by an Amazon wedding gift list!
Getting married in 2015? Struggling to put together your gift list? We reveal the "must have" gifts that will be trending in 2015. Looking for a gift that will last a life time? Le Creuset, is a reputable brand, which offers a vast array of colour and size options to choose from. Appealing to most couples, this modern yet classic kitchenware is the perfect option for any couple looking for something to last them a lifetime.
Gift lists are great; they enable you to successfully communicate your wedding gift preferences to your guests. The internet has transformed the nature of the wedding gift list, and Guides for Brides are delighted to be working in association with Prezola to bring you what we feel is the best gift list solution out there.
Although the vast majority of couples still opt for a traditional gift list featuring tableware and cookware, there is an increasing number of brides and grooms whose homes are already well equipped and who really don't know what to request. Why not create a vintage wine wedding list? Good wine can be a great investment, or just a pleasure to be enjoyed over the years to come. You could also include champagne, port, whisky, cognac and armagnac to really set up your drinks cabinet or wine cellar.
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Asking for money as a wedding gift has become increasingly popular – but some couples don’t know the best way to do this without offending any of their guests. Below is an article we’ve written which looks at the best way to ask for money as a wedding gift and has some top tips for couples. Couples getting married in the UK have traditionally been given household items as wedding gifts. This was to help the couple as they started a new life together and popular gifts were items such as kettles, toasters, bedding, towels, dinner services, cutlery and glassware. It’s not a new concept for newlyweds to be given money as a wedding gift - in some countries and cultures couples are automatically given money by their guests. Times have changed and in the UK many couples getting married already have plenty of household items and often ask for money. Perhaps the money will be used for the honeymoon, a deposit on a house, furniture or a new kitchen. Sometimes couples will only ask for money as wedding gifts; others will mix gifts of money with other wedding gifts. Some people aren’t keen on wedding gift lists, but friends and family will usually want to give a gift to the happy couple and most people want to give a gift which they know the couple will appreciate and get use from. Guests will often pick gifts of money instead of more traditional wedding gifts, and some guests like to purchase a combination of gifts and money. Our recommendation is that if couples want to ask for gifts of money this is what they should do. And the good news is that the answer is yes - most guests are happy to give money as a wedding gift. An option is to mix other types of wedding gifts with gifts of money so that everyone’s preferences are accommodated. So if couples are looking for money towards the honeymoon other suitable gifts which complement the honeymoon list could be luggage, a camera or camcorder, photo frames or photo albums. Our advice is to let guests know what the money will be spent on so that guests feel that they've contributed towards a specific item. Most gifts of money are for the honeymoon where guests usually put money towards specific elements of the honeymoon such as accommodation, flight upgrades, car hire etc. At Nearly Married couples can customise their entire honeymoon list with their own pictures and ideas - so if couples want money to swim with dolphins then dine at a specific restaurant and stay overnight in the local boutique hotel these gifts can all be automatically added to their list. It’s also a great way to personalise the thank you cards by adding a picture of what the guest contributed to such as a romantic meal at the Eiffel Tower. The Nearly Married gift list service lets couples ask for money for all sorts of uses and couples can customise gifts so if there's a specific item which they’re saving for, a picture of this can be added. For more information about Nearly Married please see www.nearlymarried.co.uk, email email@example.com or call 0845 257 8529.
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