The Do's & Don'ts of
Creating A Wedding Gift List
Gift lists don’t need to be a stressful part of your wedding, it is great fun shopping for your new life together as a married couple (without handing over your credit card at the end)! Here are a few tips from Ali Beaven, Founder of Prezola, to keep in mind when creating your list.
Ali Beaven, Founder of Prezola
DO give yourselves enough time to create your gift list. We advise to start 4-6 months before the wedding so you have time to really think about what you want, send out the gift list with your invites and give guests time to buy the actual present.
DON’T rush creating a gift list. Really think about what items you want for your new life together and what will make you happy. Whether it’s a campervan fund or cash towards the perfect honeymoon getaway.
DO add a variety of gifts for your guests to choose from. We recommend to add at least one item per guest, though it’s really common for guests to buy more than one present for the happy couple.
DON’T get stuck with commission fees or third party companies. Prezola offers a free
wedding gift list service but you can upgrade to the Premier Plus account for a one-time fee of £39. With this, you can have honeymoon funds, custom gifts and more. There’s no commission on your money and no third party companies like most high street stores - 100% of cash gifts goes straight into your bank account after the wedding.
DO make it easy for your guests. Add a mixture of high-ticket items with more affordable pieces so your guests aren’t pressured into buying outside of their budget.
DON’T be afraid to ask for cash. Over 50% of our couples have a mixture of physical presents and cash contributions on their gift lists while 20% want only cash. If it makes you happy, guests will love to help out.
DO be smart about your presents. Prezola makes sure you cash is insured, so there’s no need to worry about missing envelopes at the wedding, and all your presents are delivered straight to you on a date that suits you. No more missing gift bags!
DON’T forget the rest. If there’s presents on your gift list that weren’t bought by guests, Prezola gives you 10% off any remaining products that you’d like to buy - so no more worrying about an incomplete dinnerware set!
DO go for lots of choice. Prezola has over 30,000 items from 300 brands so there’s something for everyone’s style and plenty of choice. It’s the perfect time to fill every room in your home with beautiful things that you’ve always wanted with popular brands like Joseph Joseph, The White Company and Wedgwood. Why choose one store when you can have them all?