Wedding gift lists can be the cause of much confusion and worry when planning for a wedding. But there’s no need to worry, we’ve put together some of the most common questions about wedding lists and answered them for you to ensure you have all the answers you need to create the perfect wedding gift list.
Do we need a wedding gift list?
When you get married, your guests will want to give you gifts to celebrate your day. By creating your own gift list full of items that you truly love will help guide guests to get a gift you will truly love. It helps take the stress away from your guests and ensures that you don’t end up with gifts you don’t like as well as ensuring guests don’t buy you the same present.
What sort of gifts should we include?
That’s really up to you. Most couples choose gifts that are useful and will help them build their life together once married. What is a good idea is to include some very personal gifts. The more individual gifts on your list, the better as your guests will prefer to buy you something you will treasure forever.
How many items should we include?
The best thing to do is to include more gifts than you think that you will need. You may also want to add both products and cash contributions to your list to ensure that you have a range of gifts that are suitable to all guests’ budgets.
What sort of prices should gifts be?
There’s nothing worse as a guest to see a wedding list where all of the gifts are at high price points. Your guests will have a variety of budgets so your wedding gift should reflect this. As to the exact price points that really has to be a personal decision as you will have a general idea of the budgets that your guests will be working to.
Should we use a wedding gift list service?
It’s usually a good idea to use a wedding gift list service as it just makes things so much easier for your guests. Many major retailers have these services which ensures that they are easily accessible for guests. Take a good look around and choose the one that has the gifts that you want for your wedding.
Consider those without internet access
Some of your guests, particularly elderly relatives may not be on the internet which can make it difficult for them to buy you a gift. Therefore, it may be a good idea for you to arrange for them to sit with you or another relative who can help them navigate the website and make a purchase. Alternatively, print the wedding list off and let them choose a gift to buy on the high street and then cross it off the online list to ensure other guests don’t purchase it.