Getting married is one of life’s most stressful events, and this stress is always added to when deciding what to do for a wedding list. Some couples choose not to have a wedding list at all, others choose to ask for specific items, whilst others simply ask for a cash gift towards the cost of a honeymoon.
In our experiences, it’s always best to have a gift list – across a range of items across many different budgets. Having a list keeps your wedding gifts on track, helping you and your wedding guests in organising your gifts. Not having such a list can make it very difficult for your guests to decide what to buy you – taking the fun away from gift giving.
Historically, wedding lists would be a list of goods which would help the new married couple setup a home, and family life. Today however, with most couples living together before marriage – the traditional list of white goods, simply does not apply. Today, couples should ask for items they ‘want’ rather than simply ‘need’
Below, we run through some perfect ideas for wedding guests lists – which guests enjoy purchasing, and married couples enjoy receiving!
One of the best types of gifts we like to give and receive, we class as ‘luxury gifts’ these gifts can be excellent versions of everyday items, as well as more unique pieces.
In the case of everyday luxury items, umbrellas, pens, stationery, wallets and purses are all excellent options. For the more opulent gifts – think luxury speakers, watch winders as well as luxury glassware – allowing you to enjoy every tipple, that little bit more.
One of the most important things to upgrade in every home, is the luggage. Although it may only be used a couple of times a year – old, tired luggage not only looks bad, but also underperforms when it comes to protecting your possessions, whilst being a real pain to lug around airports etc.
In sharp contrast, modern luggage sets do an excellent job of protecting your property, are easy to manoeuvre whilst looking great.
Although we understand that you probably are not in desperate need of 5 toasters, 3 cutlery sets and a range of everyday glasses – your wedding represents the perfect time to upgrade a lot of your homeware & accessories. In choosing to upgrade these pieces, you can expect higher performance, easier cooking as well as added luxury and style.
Popular choices include Champagne Glasses, Dinner Sets as well as Cutlery Sets.
Bedding is also another area in which you can bring everyday luxury into your life – there’s very few things better in life than climbing into fresh, clean and luxury bedding at the end of a long day – helping you drift off and wake up refreshed, and happy (even on Monday mornings!)
Vouchers as Wedding Gifts
The ideal way of being able to choose exactly what you want, is to ask your wedding guests to purchase you vouchers, at department stores which offer all of the above and more. You could also ask for service vouchers, such as for a cleaning service like Gleam Clean Specialists. This allows the guest to purchase you a proper gift. Whilst giving you the control to purchase exactly what you want and need yourself.
Burton Blake source, select and test a wide range of great wedding gift products, from some of the finest manufacturers in the world. Their theory is, if we do not like it – you will not either. Our range is absolutely perfect for newlyweds, with thousands of luxury products available.