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If you are recently engaged or currently in the midst of wedding planning, your thoughts may have fallen to the gifts you may receive once you are married. There are so many questions to ask about gift lists, honeymoon lists or plain old asking for cash! It may seem a little daunting, and it may seem a little presumptuous, but believe me, your guests will want to get you something!
Today I have asked Prezola, wedding gift list extraordinaires back to the blog to help with any myths you may have about your gift lists and how your guests may feel about them. We’ve featured Prezola’s gift list options before on Boho and they prove every time they come on the blog that they really are the experts when it comes to creative, modern, wedding gift lists.
Prezola asked over 1,000 guests who’ve bought a wedding gift this year their thoughts on gift lists and I think you will find the results very interesting.
The good news is that guests want to give you a gift to celebrate your marriage. It’s traditional and they’d like to give you something to commemorate your special day. It’s not considered rude to have a gift list and in fact, it makes life easy for them by taking the guess work out of gift buying.
Make it personal. Guests love to give gifts that they think are ‘so you’ so don’t be afraid to choose things that are special to you as a couple. Something quirky or different like a print or ornament is a favourite as they will be proudly displayed for years to come. Think about things you love to do together and add gifts that reflect your personality. You can even add a note to your list to explain why you picked that gift, so guests will know how important it is to you.
While you’re adding everything you’ve ever wanted to create memories as newlyweds, keep guests happy with plenty of choice. Add luxury items along with budget-friendly gifts, so there’s no pressure to over-spend.
Guests love choosing a gift that will remind you of them and their gift for years to come. The traditional staples of glassware and tableware remain at the top of the list, with 57% and 53% of guests saying this was their preferred gift to give. Keepsakes such as photo frames, home decor, lighting and wall art are popular too, with around 50% approval ratings.
This normally depends on your relationship to them, their salary and the size of your wedding. The majority of guests spend between £50 and £100 on a gift, while 10% will go further and spend over £100. On average, guests spend £80, although cheaper items are great to have on your list to
minimise pressure for guests on a budget, or even to buy as an add-on gift.
When it comes to planning your gift list, asking for cash is a hot topic! While some guests are horrified by the idea, others are completely happy to give you cash in place of a wedding gift. Just keep it in mind that some guests prefer to buy physical gifts rather than give you cash, 59% in fact. When asked, 49% say that it’s the traditional thing to do, while 42% like the idea of the gift lasting a long time. The way to keep everyone happy is to add both gifts and cash to your wedding list, so there are plenty of options for all guests.
In case you are new to wedding planning and haven’t come across Prezola before, I thought it might be useful to have some more information about them. Gift listing doesn’t have to be hard, Prezola make it super easy and really do have some amazing options for you.
Prezola is the modern gift list for stylish couples. We are the UK’s leading independent wedding gift list service for couples who want the ultimate in choice and flexibility.
Launched in 2010, our unique multi award-winning service lets couples have gorgeous gifts and experiences together with a commission-free honeymoon fund and charity donations on one easy-to-use list.
Prezola is the stylish alternative to a traditional department store list. We work with over 500 top brands to bring everyone’s favourite shops on one list – from heritage and high street brands to quirky designers and lifestyle boutiques. Prezola couples have the choice of over 50,000 products from top name brands like The White Company, Graham & Green, KitchenAid, Le Creuset and Habitat. Our commission-free honeymoon fund and charity donation options make asking for cash discreet and personal.
Prezola is redefining what a gift list is – it’s not just wedding china and a new set of towels. We’re fresh, fun and stylish and aimed at couples who want their home to reflect their style and personality – we’re as unique and quirky as they are. With fun prints and wall art, decorative pieces and new, upcoming designers that don’t follow the rest of the pack, we find interesting gifts you won’t find anywhere else. We have our finger on the pulse of interiors trends and we are in tune with the latest thing online.
For a limited time only, you can have cash and gifts all on one list for free. Register now for a free upgrade to Prezola’s Premier Plus account worth £59. This offer unlocks all the features on Prezola including honeymoon funds, cash contributions and bespoke gifts along with access to over 50,000 gifts, charity donations, experiences and free standard delivery.