By far one of the most exciting parts of getting married is putting together your wedding gift list. Not only is it an opportunity for you to start married life on the best foot with lots of gorgeous gifts from friends and family wishing you well, it’s also the ideal time to do something that separates you from other couples and says who you really are as a couple.
Sending out your wedding gift list can feel a little awkward, almost as if you’re expecting your loved ones to shower you with gifts, but usually this is what they want to do anyway and without a gift list you’ll be inundated with calls and texts regarding presents. And, if the worst comes to the worst, you’ll have about 5 toasters arrive on your wedding day, without a well thought out list.
Here are some original ideas you can think about to make sure you get your list perfect for you:
Traditionally people had things on their gift lists which they needed to help set them up for married life. Household essentials were the go to wedding present but now people tend to prefer decorative interior pieces as opposed to tuppawear and a new kettle. Setting up a list with a company like Cox and Cox who have an amazing variety of beautiful interiors is a great way to get your home just how you like it as a newlyweds.
Instead of opting for gifts, why not ask your guests to donate the money they would have spent on your wedding present to a charity that’s close to your heart instead. This is a very thoughtful and meaningful gesture instead of receiving gifts and can be used instead of or alongside a traditional gift list if you’d like. Cancer Research has a great alternative wedding gift list on their site which is easy to set up.
If you’re not a conventional couple and have very specific interests, don’t feel obliged to create a traditional gift list. Personal pieces that relate to your interests and passions as a couple will be appreciated by you much more than generic gifts and your friends and family will want you to have gifts which make you happy. Don’t be afraid to stray away from the conventional and include some personal pieces which are sure to make your day extra special.
Setting up your wedding gift list is a really fun part of your wedding so you should enjoy it and make the most of it, whatever type of gift list you choose to make.
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