A Bride’s Perfect Gift List Experience

27 Oct 2015

Are you weighing up which gift list provider to go for? If it’s choice, flexibility and gorgeous gifts you’re after, Tamara Spurway would vote Prezola…

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Tamara and Matthew married in Bath. As a modern-day couple, they wanted to offer their guests a wide choice that combined beautiful gifts with honeymoon donations on their gift list.

They found their experience of creating the perfect gift list an enjoyable one, “once the list was live, Matthew was desperate to update me, daily, on what had been bought. I wanted a surprise so didn’t look at it again until all the wonderful gifts arrived,” says Tamara.

Tamara tells us about her gift list experience, and why she would recommend Prezola to brides-to-be.

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Keith Brymer Jones "What Came First" egg cups £15. Click here
 

What were you looking for in a gift list?
Being a couple who already lived together, we had most household items that would traditionally go on a gift list. I also hated the idea of going around a department store with a clipboard which just seemed so impersonal. I wanted an option that both of us would be equally involved in, and that would also make our guests feel as though they were contributing towards something valuable – who wants to admit to buying one pillowcase or an iron? I run an events company, so I like to be in control as much as I can, and I wanted flexibility until the deadline. Prezola offered all of these things.

Why did you choose Prezola as your gift list provider?
I already knew about Prezola, and when I explained the concept to Matthew he immediately grabbed his iPad and started looking through the options. I didn’t really want to ask our guests just for donations (even though it would go towards a wonderful honeymoon) so finding a gift list that you could combine donations with items really appealed, and Prezola offered the best of both worlds.

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The White Company Classic Double Border bath towels £17.00. Click here
 

Did you consider anyone else?
In a word… no.

Was the process of creating your gift list easy to manage?
My husband and I picked some of the items recommended by a friend who had used Prezola before, and we also decided on a few bits and pieces we were missing from our new home. We wanted to add a few adventures for our honeymoon too, so we opted to incorporate the honeymoon fund. I was very particular on the pictures (my only bridezilla moment). I wanted it to feel really personal rather than using a library image of a beach, and Prezola was happy to do that.

We updated our list from the comfort of our own home, and had fun doing it too – challenging each other to sneaking a few off the wall gifts to the list. I even caught my husband adding gifts to the list he thought I wouldn’t notice – tickets to the rugby for example.

The delivery process was trouble-free, all the items but one came at the same time direct from Prezola, beautifully wrapped and labelled with an accompanying list which made my thank you card writing very easy.

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What were your three favourite gifts?
I loved them all because we chose them, we didn’t need to be pushed into the ‘tea towel set’ or the ‘set of four wine glasses’. The fact we had some generous honeymoon fund donations allowed us to create great memories on our holiday that will stay with us forever too.

The fire pit and barbecue were put to great use over the summer and we have reminisced about our special day while sitting around them.

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Weber Smokey Joe Premium Charcoal Barbeque in Spring Green £69.99. Click here
 

My husband would probably say the apple peeler and corer. Yes that was one of his sneaky choices!

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Garden Trading Apple Peeler in Clay £15.00. Click here
 

Would you recommend Prezola?
I am a massive advocate for all things Prezola. It was something that both myself and my husband were equally involved in and had fun creating too. My guests found it simple to use, which is always a bonus.

What advice would you give to couples planning their gift lists?

-          Pick a diverse range of gifts that covers a range of costs to suit all your guests

-          Choose the every day items if you need them, but for something extra-special, the luxury items that Prezola offers are too gorgeous to miss

-          Think outside the box

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

 

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