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Ask The Experts {The Wedding Shop Gift List}

Happy Friday everyone! Have you decided what you would like to do about your wedding gift list yet? If you are still deciding or just unsure what to add then this morning we have got the experts from The Wedding Shop on hand to talk about all things gift list. Yes we know the wedding isn’t all about the gifts but they are rather lovely! So if you have a burning question on when to start your gift list or what to put on it then please leave them below and The Wedding Shop will get back to you.

The Wedding Shop is the UK and Ireland’s leading and longest established independent wedding list company. Founded in 1990 and a family owned business, they are the original multi-retailer registry in the UK with more than 26 years expertise in advising and managing the lists of thousands of couples.

The company is renowned for its bespoke, award-winning service, helping you to build a list that is entirely personal with absolutely no limits or hidden fees. The ever-increasing product portfolio includes more than 35,000 products from 350 leading and boutique brands. And it’s not just about the products. You can also choose to add honeymoon, cash or charity contributions for something close to your heart.

It’s your list so you make the choices.

To give you a little bit of inspiration we have included our favourite Blush and Copper pieces below. After all, who doesn’t want a colour co-ordinated gift list? And if you would like a few ideas for everything from culinary to an industrial vibe then take a look at our inspirational lists here.

So if you are wondering how many gifts you should add or what experiences make up the perfect honeymoon then ask away.

BLUSH & COPPER

“One of our favourite colour trends of the year, blush & copper is elegant and sophisticated and can work in every room in your home”

  • FRAMED PRINT H59 X W46CM
    Elevation of Pantheon by India Jane
    £175.00
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  • SQUARE DISH 15.2CM
    Daisy Place - Odds & Ends by kate spade
    £42.00
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  • ADAGIO BLUSH TOWELS
    by Aquanova
    £30.00
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  • SALT AND PEPPER SET 4CM
    Staro by Artel
    £102.00
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  • CUTLERY
    Linea Oro by Mepra
    From £20.00
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  • BOX 17.5 X 22.5 X 7CM
    Kavali by Nkuku Antique copper
    £24.99
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  • M'150 COOKWARE
    by Mauviel
    From £69.95
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  • CORKSCREW 19CM
    Chiri by Nkuku
    £29.95
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  • PAIR OF COASTERS APPROX. D17CM
    Kivita by Anna NY by Rablabs
    £165.00
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  • CUSHION 45 X 45CM
    Palm Tree by Elizabeth Scarlett
    £50.00
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  • DIVIDER BOX 23 X 8 X 8CM
    Bequai by Nkuku
    £22.95
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  • TOASTER 4 SLOT
    Dualit
    £199.00
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  • STACKABLE WINE RACK 58 X 14.5 X 14.5CM
    Bar Craft by Kitchen Craft
    £20.00
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  • M'PASSION BEATING BOWLS
    by Mauviel
    £69.95
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  • THROW 150 X 183CM
    Beehive by Tweedmill
    £54.00
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  • KIKO HANGING PHOTOGRAPH FRAMES
    by Nkuku
    From £12.95
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  • MUG 9 X 8.5CM
    Flamingo by Alice Peto
    £14.00
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  • TABLE LIGHT
    Table Light by Tom Dixon
    £420.00
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  • VACUUM JUG 1 LITRE
    EM77 by Erik Magnussen by Stelton
    £119.00
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  • ETOILE BLUSH BATH ROBES
    by Yves Delorme
    £229.00
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  • CUSHION 33 X 57CM
    Tatou by Iosis
    £52.00
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  • MOUNTED PRINT 50 X 70CM
    One Fine Lady by Anna Wright
    £95.00
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  • BLUETOOTH LOUDSPEAKER 15.6 X 21 X 7CM
    Helsinki by Vifa
    £299.00
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  • LANTERN 26 X 20CM
    Mohani by Nkuku
    £36.95
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CREATE YOUR OWN GIFT LIST

Author: Lottie Manns

Cake baker (and cake eater!) extraordinaire. Drawn to all things girly and glittery.

20 thoughts on “Ask The Experts {The Wedding Shop Gift List}

  1. I would love to know how the honeymoon element of your wishlist works – does it include cash contributions as well as experiences? And what kind of experiences are available, do you find them yourself or do you have a curated list? AND, given that the lovely RMW asked, what experiences do make up the perfect honeymoon?! xx ps the blush and copper inspiration simply beautiful!

    1. Hi Emma,
      Thanks for your questions!
      The great thing is, you are able to personalise your honeymoon cash funds and ask for what ever you want, adding your own pictures and descriptions. We also have standard honeymoon funds already set up such as money towards flight upgrades, romantic meal on the beach, or car hire just to make creating your list as easy as possible.
      We have also partnered with the amazing Truly Experiences to bring you a whole range of unique and once in a lifetime experiences and day trips for you to choose from. The list of experiences on offer can be found here: https://www.weddingshop.com/brand-landing/Truly-Experiences/

      The perfect honeymoon is a tricky one! Every couple has different ideas on where their dream destination is and what they want to do and experience. We do think that it is important to make your honeymoon special and different to your usual holidays – it’s a good excuse to push the boat out, go somewhere you’ve always dreamt of and most importantly create memories you are going to cherish for the rest of your life!

  2. Hi TWS team – I have a question from a Facebook follower Amy:

    ‘We’d like to add a dinnerware set and lots of glassware to our list, but what happens if we don’t receive complete sets? Are we able to purchase additional items or is there an option to change bought items into gift vouchers?’

    Thank you xxx

    1. Quite often couples are left with incomplete sets on the list but good news! This is where our flexible service really helps. You can move funds from other items bought on your list to help make complete sets or you can use gift vouchers from your list to complete sets too. We also offer couples who wish to purchase more gifts themselves a lifetime 10% discount on all Wedding Shop suppliers meaning you can continue to add to your collection as your needs and lifestyle changes.

  3. And another one from Instagram:

    Claire ‘We’re getting married in 2019 and I have no idea when to start creating our gift list. How far in advance do we need to start doing things?!’

    xxx

    1. It is a really fun part of planning the wedding so ideally you should start setting up the list with enough time to really think about what you would like and what you need in your home. However with some brands and retailers changing their collections regularly we advise that you set up your list 4-6 months before your wedding day. This way it also means you have plenty of time to book an appointment with one of our knowledgeable advisors for any help or inspiration in creating your dream list. As long as you have it ready for when your invitations go out as that way you can inform your guests who will all be eager to get first pick on the gift list! You will be surprised how many of your guest buy you a gift as soon as they receive the invite!
      So relax you have loads of time!

  4. Good Morning RMW followers!
    Very excited to be here to offer tips and advice on any of your Gift List queries. So post away, I’m here to help!
    Verity, The Wedding Shop x

  5. Hi. I would really like to do the charity donation aspect of the gift list. Do you have set charities we can choose from or can it be anyone we would like? Also, can we then still add a few gifts as well as we would like just a couple of pieces to keep. Thanks. Emily

    1. Hi Emily,
      Charity donation is a lovely addition to your gift list. We have a selection of charities featured on our site: https://www.weddingshop.com/funds

      However, of course, if you have a different charity that is close to your heart you can add them as a custom fund to your list. Please note that any donations towards the charity cannot be moved from that particular charity to any other fund or product, and will be transferred directly to the charity.

      You can of course also add any products, experiences or other cash contributions as well as the charity donations to your list. We believe your list should be as flexible as you want, and include a mix of product and cash contributions so that you receive items that you will truly love.

  6. Hi Verity,

    I’m supposed to be planning the honeymoon (as my one wedding planning role) which I’d like to be a surprise for my fiancee BUT we’d also like to ask for contributions from guests…is there any way I can have a ‘secret’ list that people can contribute to so she doesn’t find out what I’m planning?!

    Thank you, Matt

    1. Hi Matt,

      It’s always so romantic when the Groom plans a surprise honeymoon so a big gold star for you!
      If you have both agreed that you would like to ask your guests for contributions towards your honeymoon than I would suggest just adding our generic ‘honeymoon fund’ options to your list – this way your guests can contribute as much as they wish but it still keeps the mystery for your financee – because none of the details are given away.

  7. My husband and I are moving abroad (Singapore) shortly after we get married. Do you deliver internationally? Having a gift list is a bit of a source of contention between my partner and I – he hates the thought of asking people for presents, but I think we should have one as people will want to gift us things. And he’s using the moving thing as his excuse for not having one!

    C xxx

    1. Don’t worry, we see this all the time! It is hard for many people to imagine listing items then asking others to buy them for you! However every single person at your wedding (and some that don’t even go) WILL want to buy you a gift. So you can help them by guiding them and ensuring they feel confident by choosing something you will love. For many guests a gift list is by far the easiest option, it’s just a few clicks for them and they know they have bought you something you will cherish because you chose it. There is no delivery for them to organise or any fees so it’s very quick and straight forward. For other guests they might prefer to buy you something off this list but its a good idea to cater for both guests and offer a list to really help guide your guests who might not know your tastes, style or needs.

      1. Also we do ship internationally and can provide a quote for this. We also offer complimentary storage of your gifts for up to 6 months after your list is closed.

  8. Our wedding is only 70 people and we don’t want to appear greedy or rude (!) Do you have a rough guide as to how many items we should put on the list?

    1. We get asked this a lot. Truth is you should ideally put more gifts than you have guests. This will only give your guests more choice and it will ensure you receive gifts you really want that are your taste and style. 70 gifts sounds like a lot but when you break it down into purchases it really does work best for you if you create an inspirational list with lots of choice. You can also add larger items or personalised cash funds for guests to contribute as much as they wish towards, which is also a great way not imposing a set amount and guest and contribute as much as they feel comfortable with.

  9. Hi Verity. I’d quite like to actually look at some of the items, like crockery, before we add them to our list. If we visited the showroom how much variety do you have there? Thanks.

    1. Hi Amy,
      We have a lot of samples of all different brands and ranges for you to see in our showrooms, so there you can get a real sense of the weight, scale and colour of products.
      Of course it would be impossible for us to store 1 of every single item we stock – our showrooms would be enormous! However, if we don’t have a particular item you want to see we endeavour to try and source it from our suppliers for you.
      Also our knowledgeable advisors are in every showroom to help guide you through the whole process and recommend brands and products that suit your lifestyle but you might not have previously considered.

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