The great wedding “gift list” debate.
Such a bone of contention we often find. Do you even want one? do you just want a contribution towards your honeymoon instead? is it rude to ask for money?!
And what’s the point of a more “traditional” gift list if you have been together for yonks and pretty much have everything anyways?
These are questions we hear time and time again.
Well then, if there are a whole bunch of lovely things you would like but they happen to be from well….about a hundred different shops and not just the one, AND you fancy adding some other bits and bobs that might be out-of-the-ordinary then Prezola provides a one-stop gift registry solution.
And before we go on to tell you all about them, founders Dom and Ali are actually HERE right now awaiting all of your gift list questions. They’re experts in this area you see so if you want to drop a question in the comments section, they’ll respond with some useful advice.
Founded in 2010 by husband and wife team Dom and Ali Beaven, Prezola provides a unique, one-stop gift registry solution. The impressive online directory features more than 30,000 products and experiences handpicked from 100 of the UK’s favourite high street and online retailers including House of Fraser, M&S, Notonthehighstreet, Selfridges, Liberty, Heals, Cath Kidston and The White Company. From traditional home and garden products to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Prezola offers an unrivalled collection of desirable gifts enabling couples to create the ultimate bespoke wish list to celebrate their special day, eliminating the need to have more than one gift list ever again.
Setting itself apart from other gift list registries, Prezola guarantees complete peace of mind for couples and guests alike, with all transactions securely made through its major retail partners. The service is completely free to use and fully automated, enabling couples to access their gift list anywhere, at any time of the day.
With over twenty years experience in the media industry and running an interior design consultancy, Dom and Ali Beaven are perfectly equipped to offer insight and expertise to even the most style-savvy couples. The Beavens, together with a team of personal shoppers (all with previous interior design experience) are on hand to provide inspiration and guidance throughout your selection process, ensuring the shopping process is a truly tailor-made, seamless experience.
So if you fancy adding a vintage e-bay find to your list, or asking for cash to put towards a deposit for your future marital home (yes this has been a genuine request before) then Prezola is the option for you.
Dom and Ali: Each year at Prezola we manage thousands of wedding gift lists, so we get to peak at what our couples are choosing for their lists and what their guests love to buy. Our team of Personal Shoppers are constantly scouring the market for new and exciting gift ideas and, unlike any other wedding gift list service, you can add any item from any website to your list. So, literally anything goes.
Armed with the latest stats from Prezola.com and feedback from our Personal Shopper team, here are our top five tips for creating your gift list….
It may sound mad, but almost half of us choose not to create a wedding gift list, and for your guests that can present a real problem. Family and friends will almost certainly want to buy a gift and the wedding gift list has been an established British tradition for centuries. It would be rude not to, and we’ll panic of we don’t know what to buy you!
Make It Personal
Your list should reflect you and your style. Your wedding will be bespoke and so should your gift list! It should bring a smile to guests’ faces as they think “that is just perfect for them”. Make sure you can add a personal message to thank guests for looking at your list, and that they can add a gift message to you when they buy something!
Give Plenty Of Choice
Some guests may have very traditional views while others will be happy to give cash contributions towards your honeymoon if that’s what you really want. Try to cater for everyone who might be buying a gift. And keep an eye on your list to see if you need to add more to it. 90% of our couples underestimate how many gifts they’ll receive and how much people spend!
Create Your Own Heirlooms
After the confetti has settled and the honeymoon tan is fading your wedding gifts can stay with you for the rest of your life. They will become your family’s heirlooms, which is really special. Choose wisely and in twenty years time your children might be using them!
Do you want gifts at the venue on the big day? While it’s traditional to do so, you’ll need someone to take charge of getting them home securely. If you’d rather not have gifts at the wedding, look into services that can offer delivery to you at home as gifts are purchased, or all in one go on a date to suit you.
If you have any questions ask away, Ali and I are here all day to help you conquer any gift list concerns!
So what are you waiting for you gorgeous lot you – get typing!
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