What do you think of when you hear the words ‘wedding gift list’? Scanning traditional wedding china in a department store? Or perhaps you’ve dismissed the idea because you already live together and would rather have money? We’re introducing a new kind of wedding gift list and trust us when we say that you’ll definitely want one. From asking-for-cash conundrums to figuring out what gifts to get, Prezola, the UK’s favourite wedding gift list, gives their contemporary guide to gifting.
You’re thinking: Gift lists are too traditional
The rule book has officially been torn up. These days, you don’t need to stick to just one department store the way your parents did. You can now get adventurous with your gift list and have gifts from your favourite brands, subscriptions, honeymoon funds, and even donations to charity.
Prezola is the online gift list that combines everything you could ever want on a single easy-to-use list – why choose one store when you can have it all?!
Mix wedding gift staples such as The White Company and Le Creuset with subscriptions from Patch Plants, furniture from Graham & Green and Virgin Experience Days.
When Prezola say that they’re a wedding list without compromises, they mean it! If you can dream it, you can list it. Your guests get a great set of options and you get what you want.
Top tip: Add more gifts than guests. This means that your guests will have plenty of choice and will be able to choose a gift that suits their budget.
You’re thinking: We already live together and don’t need anything
Many couples now live together, so gifting is less about setting up home and more about upgrading to those items that you’ve always wanted. If you’re not into wedding heirlooms, think about fun gifts you’ll keep forever – things like wall prints, cocktail sets or an Ooni Pizza Oven.
These days, it’s all about choosing presents that reflect your personality and as long as it’s important to you or helps you on your newlywed adventure, guests will love to help.
You’re thinking: I don’t feel right about asking for gifts
It’s time to get over the registry guilt. Think of your wedding gift list as a once-in-a-lifetime mega wish list for your dream home. Who could say no to that?
If asking your friends and family for stylish china or the latest KitchenAid mixer makes you feel uneasy, it shouldn’t. Guests love wedding registries since a gift list makes life easy for them to choose a gift they know you really want and will actually use.
And those high-end items? We guarantee there will be wedding guests who are happy to spend extra in honour of such a special occasion. Plus you can easily split the price with group gifting at Prezola, so multiple friends can easily club together and contribute to a single item.
Don’t forget that many of your guests are expecting to get you a present for your big day, so you’re actually doing them a favour by choosing things you’ll enjoy. You’ll end up with the dinnerware and décor items you love, rather than six toasters that you don’t need or something quite random that, let’s be honest, you will never use!
Top tip: Use the group gifting to add higher priced items and get the gifts that you really want. It’s like crowdfunding, but for a sofa or coffee machine instead!
You’re thinking: I don’t want any hassle for my guests
Prezola makes it simple for guests, with free UK delivery and free gift list cards to send out with your invites. Let guests know how to find your list by including information on your wedding invitations, wedding website, via Whatsapp, Facebook or text. Guests much prefer to buy you something they know you really want rather than sending something themselves.
Wedding gifts are an age-old tradition, so don’t be shy, but if you are thinking of asking guests to bring envelopes with cash on the day, don’t. There are countless stories of money being lost and stolen (and venues won’t insure cash!), or even couples sending cheques made out in the wrong name – nightmare! With Prezola, your money is held in a protected, ring-fenced bank account until you request a cash transfer.
You’re thinking: I don’t need anything, we just need money
Gone are the days when asking for money was taboo. If you’re already living together and want money towards a honeymoon or a large purchase, you’re not alone. It’s very common and guests just want to make you happy with something you really want. Prezola makes asking for money discreet too. Add cash gifts such as flight upgrades, poolside cocktails or snorkelling along romantic coves, so that guests will know they’re buying something personal.
With Prezola, your money is protected and you’ll get the cash transferred to your bank account. It’s a good idea to mix gifts, experiences and cash contributions on your list, so that there’s plenty of choice for guests.
Even if you think there’s nothing you need, a gift list is the perfect time to upgrade any student buys or budget furniture – without any cost or hassle!
Top tip: Guests are happier about giving money if they think their money is going towards something specific rather than one big fund.
With Prezola, you can quite literally have everything for a modern lifestyle from every brand you love. Choose from hundreds of your favourite brands such as KitchenAid, Nkuku and Neom Organics London all online, alongside honeymoon funds, charity donations and cash contributions.
Prezola makes gift lists a seriously fun way to update your future home and plan for future adventures, plus it’s easy-peasy for guests too. Create your list for free at prezola.com.