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Advice and ideas to help you with your wedding gift list

Finding the best prices for wedding gifts

January 12th, 2016

If you were looking for a new toaster you would naturally hunt around until you found the one you liked the look of, hope the performance matched its good looks, and importantly I think a lot of us would use the power of the internet to find the retailer offering the best price. Perhaps it is on sale somewhere?

With the e-weddinglist you can ask for “a yellow toaster”, or “a Kenwood kMix 2-slice yellow toaster” (depending on how specific you wanted to be) and your guests decide where they would like to buy it from. Our searches yielded prices ranging from £30 – £75 for the same item so you can see how important being about to shop around is.

What do you think? Have you seen any examples where being tied to one department store has meant you have had to pay more for an gift?

How to make your wedding gift list more personal

December 30th, 2015

If you would like to make your wedding gift list come across more personal I’d recommend writing in a friendly manner and, wherever possible, to give extra information or funny comments about why you would like to receive the gift.
With the e-weddinglist you have a description box for each item you list which you can use to give more information about the gift, where it could be brought from and perhaps how they can get it to you.
Listing items that are unique and reflective of your personalities will help make your wedding list feel more personal, seeking out items which aren’t mainstream or that suit your lifestyle choices.
When I buy a gift for a friends wedding I always look something which I feel will mean a lot to them, something which to me matches who they are – have to admit buying non-descript boring items is never as much fun!
The e-weddinglist provides you with an area where you can write a welcome message to your wedding guests; this gives you an area to say Hello and to write a personal message from you both regarding your gift list.
What tips and ideas do you have? We’d love to hear from you – join in the discussion on Facebook or email Penny at penny@e-weddinglist.co.uk

Wedding Websites

December 17th, 2015

Wedding websites have seen a rise in popularity over the last few years, they give you, the couple, a platform to share information and photos in the run up to your wedding – as well as important information such as directions to the church and reception details.
The e-wedding list provides you with an area for wedding information. In this section can publish those all important directions or perhaps give menu information for the reception.
You can upload a couple of photos too – which many of our couples use to upload maps.
Feedback tells us this is really useful and enables you to point all of your guests to just one place.

What have you used your ‘wedding information’ area for? Did your guests find it useful? Lets us know by joining the discussion on facebook or emailing me on penny@e-weddinglist.co.uk.

Need help writing your thank you cards?

April 12th, 2015

Brides and grooms can download a spreadsheet from their log in area which lists all of the friends and family that registered with the list and the gifts that they reserved.

The perfect check list – especially useful if a card or tag has become detached from a gift.

This list includes the postal addresses of the guests and other contact details too if you need them.

To access the list, log in to your account and go to ‘view registered guests’ in the left hand navigation.

Please drop me a line if you have any questions or suggestions.


How to name and group together the items on your wedding gift list

January 8th, 2015

Today’s blog has been inspired by a question sent in by one of our couples. They write saying that they love using the wedding list, it was just what they were looking for, but they would like to categorise their gifts to make it easier for their guests to browse the list.

naming wedding giftsI have replied suggesting that they prefix the name field with a relevant word such as ‘Kitchen –‘ as all items are listed alphabetically they will be grouped together.

In the same way, if you are putting a dinner service on your list you should prefix all items with the name of the dinner service so they are all grouped together.

You could use ‘Copy and Paste’ to save you typing out repetitive words. If you highlight ‘Sophie Conran’ and press ‘CTRL + C’ (on a PC) the phrase will be saved to your clipboard allowing you to press ‘CTRL + V’ on your keyboard each time you want to use it.

The name you enter for the wedding gift is the first description of the item that your guest will see; it is likely that they will make a decision off the back of what they read too – so it is a good idea to write a descriptive name that is useful.

As always, have fun writing your list – but it is worth putting in that little bit of time to add a few extra details to help your wedding guests.