26 Aug 2021
Creating a Wedding Gift List
Oh, the wonderful Wedding Gift List, incredibly fun for some yet a worrying task for others. Some couples like to ask for people’s ‘presence’ as opposed to ‘presents’, however, we need to remember that your wedding guests will want to turn up bearing gifts for you both to enjoy as a married couple. Not only because it’s a longstanding tradition, but because it’s a way for them to thank you for your hospitality on your special day.
Whichever side of the fence you sit on, curating your gift list can be both exciting and entertaining. From go-to gift ideas including the classics to more creative requests for once-in-a-lifetime experiences, read on for a round-up of some of our favourite suggestions.
Home is where the heart is, and so asking your guests for gifts to help build, furnish and dress yours makes perfect sense. Whether you’ve yet to move in together or you’re already there, homeware gifts are both timeless and practical.
Cookware, crockery, glassware, and household gadgets are just a few of the classics that might not always be the most romantic, but are essentials and will be used daily long into your married life. Another great gift for the home to ask for is artwork, and considering you can get some beautiful bespoke prints or paintings, these make the perfect present for those looking to give you something a little more personal.
If you really feel you have all you need and would perhaps prefer your guests to use their generous contributions to support a cause close to your heart, charity gift lists are a fabulous alternative. In simple terms, you create a gift list where you choose donations to a charity of your choice as opposed to physical items.
Other ways to give back that are becoming increasingly popular include asking for eco-friendly gifts, social pledges or making small lifestyle changes which are all small asks that can make your special day more sustainable and ethical.
Well, if you can’t holiday like royalty on your honeymoon then when can you?! Not only does it provide memories that will last a lifetime, it sets the tone for the adventures to come as newlyweds. Whether you’re looking for a tropical retreat to the Maldives, a city escape to New York or you’re adrenaline junkies searching for your next challenge, asking for contributions towards your post-wedding vacation to your dream destination is hugely popular. If you feel a little awkward asking for financial contributions, why not set up a ‘Honeymoon Fund’ where your guests can choose between gifting you money or treating you to an experience to enjoy whilst you’re away such as a trip up the Empire State Building or some scuba diving lessons. Someone might even pay for your flight upgrade so you can sip champagne in style in first class! After the most magical celebrations at Dewsall, it’s time to enjoy each other’s company on the trip of a lifetime.
Discover the benefits of Hostology
When you plan your Dewsall celebration, you’ll have the option of using wedding and event planning tool, Hostology. With this, you can enjoy the benefit of Hostology’s partnership with three gift list companies – The Wedding Present Company, Prezola and The Wedding Shop. When couples log in to Hostology, they will see under the “Gift List” tab links to these websites – if they use these links to build their gift list with the above companies they will receive either money off or a free gift. You can find out more about this advantageous tool by watching the video here, or simply contact your event manager to see how you can get started.
We hope we’ve given some extra inspo to those excited couples who are in the process of planning their Gift List and provided some alternatives for those of you feeling a little unsure and uneasy on how to get started.