Oooh, and here we are in another week. February always flashes by so quickly but this year, it feels as if we’re on fast-forward! Anyway, I’ve got the perfect feature today for a little time out, especially if you’ll soon be compiling your wedding gift list. Earlier this month, Ali Beaven, the amazing lady behind our favourite wedding gift list service, Prezola, joined us to talk about the top gifts of 2017 and today she’s back explaining how put together the perfect gift list.
If you’ve not yet heard of Prezola then let me tell you that you’re missing out. The wonderful Ali has married the most amazing selection of brands and items along with honeymoon funds, cash and charity contributions so that your wedding gift list can be exactly what you want it to be. Prezola is beloved by couples and by the wedding industry too for its great range and ace service. You really are spoilt for choice with Prezola.
But, when there’s so much to choose from, how do you go about compiling a wedding gift list that suits you? Don’t worry, Ali is here to tell you all you need to know…
“The thought of creating a gift list probably feels a bit weird at first. After all, unless you’re incredibly privileged (lucky thing), the closest experience you’ve had to this is telling your parents what you’d like for Christmas. The truth is, it’s quite similar. Believe it or not, your guests really do want to buy a present for your wedding. Not only will they want to commemorate your marriage, but it’s also a chance to help you build your lives as a married couple and even buy a possible heirloom that will forever remind you of them.”
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“It can also be a little awkward if there’s no gift list, since many guests will wonder what the protocol is, how much to spend, what you’ll find useful, whether anyone else is doing something or if you’re expecting something. So, first things first, to avoid endless bottles of champagne and three toasters – make the first move and create a gift list.”
“When to start creating your gift list will coincide with your wedding invites. Many people include details of a wedding gift list on the invite or if you’re integrating the list on your wedding website, you may share the website URL on your Save The Dates. Generally, you’ll want to start creating your list around 4-6 months before the wedding so you have plenty of time to keep coming back and adding bits that you may have forgotten. You’ll also want to give guests plenty of time to visit the list, browse through everything and purchase gifts.”
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“Gone are the days where gift lists were about gifts that last a lifetime, lists of today are all about reflecting your style as a couple. It can be daunting with thousands of products to go through, but our site has split them all into sections such as Kitchen, Tableware, Technology and Bedroom to make it easier. We suggest going through every section as you never know what might catch your eye – you don’t want to miss out on anything!”
“Think about items in the home that might need an upgrade or perhaps you’d like to replace an old style with one that reflects you both as a couple. It’s also a good idea to add experiences such as a hot air balloon ride or glamping weekend for two so there’s something to look forward to after the wedding excitement has subsided.”
“We always advise couples to add expensive, middle-range and budget-friendly items so those who want to splurge are able to do so, yet others don’t feel pressured to spend a lot. Aim to add two gifts per wedding guest since many people want to buy more than one gift or a whole set. You’ll get notified when someone purchases a gift so it’s best to keep an eye on it and revisit to top up your list with more options.”
Now, all that’s left is for you to compile your own wedding gift list and you can be sure that Prezola has everything you could ever wish for.
To find out more about Prezola, the brands that they offer and how Prezola works, just take a look at their brilliant website. They also share inspiration for all sorts of gift lists and answer any questions you might have in their FAQ section. Of course, you can always contact the team on [email protected] or +44 (0)800 488 0082. Alternatively, click here for their contact page.
For all the latest news, tips and behind the scenes sneak peeks from Prezola, why not get social on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram and start mentally compiling of your own perfect Prezola wedding gift list right now.