18/11/2019

Your 8 most-asked questions about wedding gift lists answered

Newly married couple having their wedding gifts delivered

We took to Google to find out what wedding gift list questions you’ve been searching for. You asked, and now we’ve answered.

WHAT IS A WEDDING GIFT LIST?

A wedding gift list is a registry or wish list full of gifts that you would love your wedding guests to buy for you. We know that wedding guests want to buy you gifts to help you celebrate your wedding day and married life together. Having a gift list makes wedding gifts seamless and fun for both you and your guests. The Wedding Shop is a personal service, provided by our website, app and showrooms. We have unrivalled experience in assisting engaged couples, to create their dream wedding lists. Rest assured, we are here to help at every stage of the journey. Plus, we are known as UK and Ireland’s best and most established wedding list. We’re proud to have been helping couples for almost 30 years. You have so much to look forward to!

CREATE A LIST

Newly married couple opening wedding gifts from The Wedding Shop
  • HOW DO WEDDING GIFT LISTS WORK?

    To begin the fun part of wedding planning... register for your wedding list online, using our app, or in one of our five showrooms. Including our four-story London Townhouse. Then start adding wedding gifts that you love. Choose from over 450 of our brand partners. Even add honeymoon, cash and charity funds. Gather inspiration from your own personal Wedding Shop Gift Guru. You can meet them in person, chat to them online or over the phone. Next steps… make your list yours. Upload a profile photo so your guests recognise your list. Order your gifts, showing your favourites at the top. Make sure you have a mix of different price points. Also, give your guests lots of choice. Once you have your list perfected, it is time to publish your list and spread the word. Don’t forget, we are here to help your guests too. Then, once your guests have purchased, we can notify you. Before you confirm your delivery, you have the choice to swap gifts that have been chosen from our brand partners. When you have confirmed your list we offer free deliveries in the UK or Ireland. It’s like Christmas, but better.

    CREATE A LIST

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  • WORDING FOR WEDDING GIFT LISTS

    Wedding gift list wording can be the most difficult part about your registry. Fear not, we know that your guests will want to gift you something to mark your special day and will be relieved that your gift list takes the pressure away, of finding something you really want and need. Some couples like to inform their guests with a gift list poem. We advise our couples to ask for gifts in an appreciative way of the guests attending but also make it clear where your list can be found. At The Wedding Shop we make it simple and easy for you to inform your guests. You can use our complimentary gift list notification cards or create your own unique URL for your wedding website or wedding e-invite. See below some ideas on how to word asking for gifts.

    Wedding gift list wording for wedding invites
  • ARE WEDDING GIFT LISTS RUDE?

    As a gift list service with almost 30 years’ experience, we have the knowledge to say no, gift lists are not rude. We know that our guests love to buy couples wedding gifts, but they don’t always know what the couple want. We get continuous positive feedback from guests, and many of them come back to use our service when they get married too. Our gift registry service is not just created for the couple in mind, we are here to help guests too.

    CREATE A LIST

    Newly married couple holding wedding gift boxes
  • WHICH IS THE BEST GIFT LIST SERVICE?

    As voted for by the public, we are the best wedding gift list service in the UK. We have won numerous awards including, the Hitched UK Wedding Awards, The Wedding Diary Awards and Newsweek’s Best Customer Service Award, just to name a few. We have so much more to offer than a department store. With us, you really are getting a truly personal service, every couple is assigned their own knowledgeable Gift Guru. We work with over 450 brands, we also have five showrooms for you to visit and build your list. We are the only UK gift list service to have an app and we even offer free UK & IE delivery. You have financial guarantee and there are no hidden fees. We really are The Home of Gift Lists. Plus, your guests will love us too. Our couples and their guests are at the heart of everything we do. But don’t take our word for it – see what our couples say.

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  • WHAT DO YOU PUT ON A WEDDING GIFT LIST?

    The most important thing about building your gift list is to make it fun and unique to you both. You can add almost anything you have ever dreamed of. How about upgrading your cutlery for dinner party hosting, or a set of champagne flutes to raise a toast to your fabulous new married life? Or dreamy Egyptian cotton bed linen? You can add anything you like, but to get you started, follow the links below for inspiration from our collections.

    INSPIRATION

    Newly married couple opening wedding gifts in kitchen
  • HOW DO YOU ASK FOR MONEY INSTEAD OF GIFTS FOR YOUR WEDDING?

    We know that some couples already have all the home necessities and would prefer to list a honeymoon fund. A great way to ask for a fund is to give your guests choice. Why not add some luxury beach towels to take away with you? Or, a GoPro to capture all the amazing memories on your first holiday as a married couple? At The Wedding Shop we allow you to combine products you love, with honeymoon funds, charity donations, experiences and even subscriptions. Many of our 450 brands offer amazing honeymoon essentials. We’ve got you covered.

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    Newly married couple enjoying a picnic on their honeymoon
  • WHERE TO START WITH YOUR WEDDING GIFT LIST?

    Start by signing up with the UK’s best gift list service, The Wedding Shop, of course. You will be sent a brochure in the post to give you a kick-start. Our Gift Gurus will be on hand with support and inspiration too. Check out our social media channels and have a browse on our expert and inspiration lists. Also, start to think about what you want and need. We advise that you consider what your guests would like to gift you too, think about variety and different price points. Next steps… start building your ultimate gift list.

    CREATE A LIST

    Wedding planning photograph with the wedding shop