10 Top Tips to Help You Create the Perfect Gift List

03 Dec 2015

Compiling a wedding gift list can be daunting. With endless choices available, it’s difficult to know where to start. Ali Beaven, co-founder of wedding gift-list provider Prezola shares her 10 top tips for a modern couple’s wedding registry.

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Prezola is the UK’s leading independent wedding gift list service, designed for modern, style-savvy couples who want choice and flexibility. Having managed gift lists for thousands of couples since being launched in 2010, here’s an insight on how to create the prefect gift list from the experts at Prezola.

1.       Go with a gift list
Sounds obvious, but almost half of couples don’t actually create a wedding gift list. Family and friends will almost certainly want to buy a gift to commemorate the big day and the wedding gift list has been an established tradition for centuries. Make sure your guests get you what you want and will find useful.

2.       Consider all the options
You could opt for a traditional gift list, a honeymoon fund, ask for cash or even donations to your favourite charity. Prezola allows you to combine these options. 

3.       Be organised
Your wedding gift list should be ready as soon as you send out your invitations out so plan ahead and do your research. Pick one gift list provider and make sure your guests have all of the information they need when they receive your invitation. 

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Bold & Noble Personalised Wedding Print £95.00

4.       Create your own heirlooms
Your wedding gifts can stay with you for the rest of your life. Choose your gifts wisely and in 20 years’ time your children might be using them.

5.       Think of your photos
Your wedding photos will always be very special to you. Make sure you add gorgeous photo albums and beautiful frames to your gift list so they can be displayed.

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The White Company Fine Silver Frame 4x6'' £35.00

6.       Give your guests plenty of choice
People prefer to buy things that they like themselves. Some guests will be very traditional and want to buy you a dinner service or a set of wine glasses, while others will be happy to give cash towards activities on your honeymoon. Make sure you cater for everyone and have a variety of options available.

7.       Choose gifts which cater for all budgets
No-one knows your guest list better than you, and you will have a good idea of how much most people would like to spend. Try to add items at the top and bottom end of the budget from pretty candlesticks to vintage Champagne.

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Wedgwood Renaissance Collection £26 - £160

8.       Make it personal
Your list should reflect you. Don't feel restricted by tradition. Add items that you'll treasure forever and you really want. Make sure you can add a personal message to thank guests for looking at the list, and ensure they can add a gift message to you too when they buy something.

9.       Think about when and how you want your gifts
If you don’t want wedding gifts at the venue on your big day look into wedding gift services that offer delivery to your home after the wedding.

10.   Thank you notes
Finally, be sure to thank everyone generous enough to buy a gift. Sometimes this can be easier said than done unless you're very organised. Using Prezola means you keep track of who bought which gift for you, so your thank you card list is already taken care of.

Choose from more than 50,000 gorgeous gifts with Prezola supplied by 500 top homeware brands including favourites such as The White Company, Sofa.com and Jamie Oliver. Browse everything the high street has to offer, in one place. Sign up now and get a free upgrade to unlock all of Prezola's features, worth £59. Mix gifts with unlimited honeymoon funds, cash contributions and custom gifts to your list. Items can be gift-wrapped, delivered after the wedding and can include personal gift messages. 

Start making your wedding gift list today at www.prezola.com

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