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Plenty of choice on your Wedding Gift List

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

Everyday there is more news about the credit crunch and its effect on us all. The team at e-weddinglist do not wish to dwell on the subject but we keep it in mind when considering ideas and help for preparing your wedding gift list.

Most importantly, there are weddings to be had out there and no matter what’s happening in the world, it is the most important day in your life – our aim is to give help and advice for you to get to that day with the minimum stress!!

A colleague was telling us the other day about their cousin who is getting married later in the year. They have created their wedding gift list and have put everything on including the kitchen sink (literally!!).

Another wedding gift list idea sprang to mind….

Don’t forget to include the small inexpensive items on your list!

It may be a young niece of nephew may want to buy you something, but are restricted by pocket money, an older relative who are restricted by their pension or someone affected by the credit crunch.

Most department stores kitchen utensils ranges are singularly as well as in a set, so you could add each item to your wedding gift list individually, (sometimes better, as there is always a utensil in the set, that you are never going to use!!). Don’t forget to give full detail if there is a particular range you would like to collect, using links where appropriate, or detailing what finish or colour you hope to collect (stainless steel in the kitchen, for example).

So when creating your wedding gift list, remember the small items – loads of fun could be had by someone wrapping up a potato masher!!

Good luck and happy listing!

Libby

Price Comparison for Kitchen Aid Food Mixer

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Now that the festive season is over our price spotter have been out in force looking for great deals. As part of our continued commitment to demonstrate to you how much your wedding guests, friends and family could save when you use the e-weddinglist.

This time we have spotted a potential saving on the Kitchen Aid Food Mixer.

Shop Price
Debenhams £349
John Lewis £349
deliaonline.com £313.18

A potential saving of over £35!!
Price as at 12.01.09.

This is our way of helping you to help your guests get the best value for their money.

If you’ve seen this item cheaper elsewhere, please post to let us know where and how much. Likewise, if you’ve got a gift in mind but are having trouble finding it, post a description and we’ll do our best to help – and who knows, one of your fellow e-weddinglist.co.uk brides may know just where to find it.
Until the next great find!

Libby

A Wedding Gift List for your Garden!

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Have you and your partner (h2b or w2b) lived together for a number of years? Have you furnished your house with lovely items that you don’t want to or need to replace? Are you getting lots of requests for gift ideas from your guests? Have a look out of the window…..

 

Is your garden a haven that you escape to at any given opportunity or is it a place that makes your heart sink every time you look out of the window?

 

I used to look out of the bedroom window at my neighbours gardens, beautifully kept, a pleasure to just sit and look at, then I would look at ours, willing the snow to come to make our garden the same as everyone else’s. It was then that we decided that a little time, effort and cash would stop me staring into other people’s property, as no matter how hard I wished, we would not get snow in July.

 

Why not have garden items on your wedding gift list! There are so many different ideas that guests can contribute towards or buy for you and what a wonderful way to remember your wedding day and your guests!

 

Firstly, it would be helpful to give your guests an idea of what you have in mind with the garden on your wedding gift list. Perhaps you want a patio area. Consider which areas of your garden are shaded and where the morning sun/afternoon sun catches. This is useful for guests when they are choosing plants and where to place them in the garden.

 

Landscaping – if you are not hands on or simply do not have the time, there are many garden landscaping companies around. Your garden wedding gift list could feature your plan or intention and guests could donate towards the cost. To be safe, you would probably be best asking for cash donations on your wedding gift list for you to use once you have appointed a landscaper.

 

Trees and plants – your wedding gift list could be a vague or defined as you wish – is there a particular plant or tree that you like, or let your guests choose. It is a lovely way to remember each guest, when each year the plant flowers again.

 

Garden Ornaments/furniture – once your garden is complete you will want to sit and enjoy it, guests could contribute to a patio table and chairs for al fresco dining or how about a statue or a water feature, or an outdoor heater so you can still enjoy the garden on cooler evenings.

 

Garden gift vouchers are an excellent flexible wedding gift list solution for couples who have already furnished their homes. Most garden centres offer national garden vouchers as well as their own, so you are not tied to a particular store. Click on the link to find out more. http://www.thevouchergarden.co.uk.

 

What’s more using e-wedding you can combine gardening gifts with traditional gift ideas, getting the best of both worlds.

 

Libby x