We spoke to the experts at Prezola – the ultimate online wedding gift registry – for their take on what to include when you compile your all important registry list. Here are some tips from Ali Beaven (below), founder and creative director of Prezola, to help make your wedding to-do list that little bit shorter.
“When compiling your wedding gift list, it’s so easy to think about what you need right now, as well as what’s fashionable today. A new iron, a neon-coloured toaster and all of the essentials of daily life. We try to encourage our couples to think a bit further ahead and add gifts that could last a lifetime to their Prezola List, creating family heirlooms. Guests love to give a gift that can last a lifetime that the happy couple can enjoy time and time again. While these gifts may not be the very latest trends, they will endure for years to come. Future-proof your gift list and create memories of your wedding for decades to come.”
Add some romance
“What can be more romantic than breakfast in bed. The White Company’s Breakfast Tray is perfect for creating a romantic scene. Complete the look with matching ‘his & hers’ bathrobes.”
And a bit more…
“Picnic hampers and blankets are another romantic gift that couples love to add, and we know guests love to buy.”
Create lasting memories
“Picture frames must be one of our most popular gifts for guests to buy. They come in all shapes and sizes, can be traditional silver or the more modern multi-aperture and are perfect for displaying those all-important wedding photos.”
“Staying in is the new going out, and we certainly know our couples love to entertain. Tableware is a key part of any wedding-gift list, and the trend for more informal dining is all the rage. Choose a simple white-dinner service, which can be dressed up or down. Lay your table with feature wooden or glass serveware, and sharing platters are so hot right now.”
Upgrade to luxury
“When compiling your gift list take the opportunity to ask for some luxury essential items that will go the distance, and upgrade your basics. The White Company is an expert when it comes to quality bed linen and sumptuous towels. You’re guaranteed boutique-hotel style with our couples favourite Santorini Bed linen range and Hydrocotton Towels.”
And don’t forget…
“A common mistake couples make is only adding practical items. Make your list more personal with items that really suit your style as a couple. Your guests will then really enjoy choosing a gift that they know you will love.”
“Definitely think about what you need as a start point going room by room. It is worth having your Prezola check list to hand. Also think about how you like to spend time at home – do you love gardening or are you both more into relaxing. If you love cooking and entertaining, do you prefer formal or informal dining? The main bit of advice is don’t rush. Compiling your gift list should be fun.”
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