Summer and weddings go hand in hand – so, what better time to get advice on how to create the perfect gift list? From working out when to set up your registry to choosing heirloom-worthy items, our partnership with modern wedding-list destination Prezola has got it covered. Here are seven top tips from the experts at Prezola to help you along the way.
1. Timing is everything
Traditionally, your wedding registry should be included in your invitations when they’re dispatched. So, plan ahead; make sure you give yourself enough time to create the gift list and send it out to guests, and that they have enough time to buy the present. You’ll want to cater for both the early shoppers and the last-minute ones so keep your registry open for a good length of time.
2. Take stock
Make a list of things you already have and those you still need. Consider everyday needs, as well as formal occasions, and discuss colour schemes. It’s important not to rush decisions, as you may regret your choices later.
Prezola lets you add items from over 500 brands to your gift list. Couples can also add cash contributions, which go straight into your bank account, ready for a honeymoon, charity donations or large purchase. Mix cash with gifts to give yourself plenty of options to create the perfect wedding registry.
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3. Better together
Make sure to register for gifts both you and your partner will enjoy. Discuss your top picks and decide what you’ll be able to enjoy most together. As they say, happiness shared is doubled.
4. Create your own heirlooms
After the confetti has settled and the honeymoon tan is fading, your wedding gifts stay with you for the rest of your life. They can become heirlooms, which is really special. Choose wisely and, in 20 years, future family members might be using them.
5. Give guests plenty of choice
Some guests like to buy presents that will remind the couple of them. Try to cater for everyone by including some quirky gifts, along with must-have homeware.
6. Cater for all budgets
Each guest has a different price range they are comfortable with, so it can be daunting when all that’s left are the expensive options. Add items for all spends and consider group gifting for larger items so guests can contribute an amount of their choice to reach the total cost.
7. Don’t forget thank you notes
Finally, be sure to thank everyone who was kind enough to buy a gift. Sometimes, this can be easier said than done, unless you’re very organised. But, using Prezola means you can easily keep track of who bought what.
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