Why Guests Love It When Couples Have A Wedding Gift List

Newly wedded couple walking out the church with family and friends

WEDDING GIFT LIST, THE ACTION ON YOUR WEDDING CHECKLIST THAT YOUR GUESTS WILL BE THANKFUL YOU COMPLETED.

We asked 5 wedding guests why they were glad they used The Wedding Shop. Newly-wed couple, Sophie and Mike had a wedding gift list for their winter wedding. As an award-winning gift list service, we know that friends and family love to give. But let their wedding guests themselves tell you why.

I LOVED CHOOSING A WEDDING GIFT THAT SOPHIE AND MIKE COULD INDULGE IN – JONATHAN

The best thing about Sophie and Mike having a wedding list was that I could choose something to spoil them. I loved looking at the beautiful gifts to choose from, that I knew they wouldn’t treat themselves to.

I ended up buying a lovely dinnerware set, inspired by antique Vietnamese pottery. I knew this wouldn’t be something they would buy for themselves. But knowing my sister's love for sharing family meals and knowing their artistic aesthetic, it was the perfect wedding gift, to celebrate their big day.

Wedding guest smiling during the wedding ceremony

THE WEDDING SHOP TOOK THE STRESS AWAY FROM CHOOSING THE PERFECT GIFT - KATE

I was thrilled that Sophie and Mike had a wedding registry. It took away the umming and ahhing over what to get them. I still got to choose, but having everything listed meant I could rest in the fact I was buying something they didn’t already have. It also saved me from making a trip to a department store.

It was good to see that The Wedding Shop is an award-winning gift list, so I felt safe using their service. I also loved that charity donations were a gift option. In the end, I gave money towards a sofa. I thought this was a good choice, Soph and I made friends at uni and we did a lot of relaxing on the sofa then, and still do now.

Wedding guest taking her seat at the ceremony

THE GROUP GIFTING OPTION ALLOWED US TO CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS SOMETHING SPECIAL - IMOGEN & BETH

Imogen and I have been friends with Sophie since we were babies, our mums met at NCT. So, we thought it would be nice to gift the happy couple together. We found The Wedding Shop’s group gift function was perfect for this, so we were pleased they had set up a wedding gift registry.

We saw that Sophie and Mike had listed a Green Pan cookware range. We gifted this as we thought that having great cookware, to cook the recipes we had grown up with, would be a lovely wedding present. My mum was a food stylist and Imogen’s mum is known for being a great baker, so we knew this choice would have meaning too. Thank you, Wedding Shop, for making our lives easier.

Wedding guests laughing in the church

I ENJOYED KNOWING I WAS HELPING SOPHIE AND MIKE TO UPGRADE – LIZ

I loved knowing that my gift choice would help Sophie and Mike to upgrade their home essentials. I opted for a cutlery set.  It was a lovely surprise to see that on the gift list they had listed wedding presents that would see them through married life together.

As Sophie’s Godmother, I wanted to give them a traditional gift. Something that could become a family heirloom, but also add value to their everyday life. Especially as they are setting up a home.

Even for me, using The Wedding Shop was quick and simple, it was fantastic to know that they arrange delivery.

Grandmother enjoying her granddaughters wedding

IT WAS A PLEASURE CHOOSING A GIFT THAT WAS MEANINGFUL – CHARLIE & JAMES

As Mike and Sophie’s cousins we wanted to give something they wanted, that was both meaningful and something they loved. Having the list online with a fab selection of gifts to choose from was perfect. It meant we could buy something together without having to arrange a big meet up. The very fact Sophie and Mike had chosen the gift really made it easy.

A love of home textiles runs in our family, so it was nice to see that The Wedding Shop had lots of lovely bed linen, which Soph and Mike had added to their list. We chose to buy a White Company bedding set. Our grandma used to sew everything, so that personal connection also made the gift meaningful. And as they had chosen this together, we knew they would love it.

Wedding guests at kew gardens

To see more guest and couple feedback you can check out our Trustpilot reviews.

Ready to create your list? For gift ideas you can explore our starter collections. We recommend adding gifts to give your whole wedding party plenty of choice. You can include your gift list in your wedding invitations, so your gift list is a great task to work on when you are finalising your guest list. 

We know it can take a lot of energy and time to plan a wedding. So, please do reach out to your personal Gift Guru if you need any help or advice. You will be assigned your Gift Guru when you register. Think of them as your very own wedding planner, but for your gift list.

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