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DIY wedding gift list

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Perhaps I should explain myself before you navigate off the page – ewedding are an independent wedding gift list company. We offer the facility to list your wedding wish list, without being tied to a particular store. We do not provide the gifts, you simply list your wedding gift list online, adding as much or as little detail you prefer, then your guests are free to shop around to get the best deal on their gift to you. It gives you the flexibility to list anything you choose.

Hence the title of this blog, DIY. Many couples may have already been living together for years and already set up home, therefore it is difficult to know what to ask for. Many couples are quite happy not to ask for gifts, but your guests will want to get you something to wish you well, and would appreciate some pointers. A DIY wedding gift list, could be donations towards a major project within the house. Perhaps the home you have shared needs a new bathroom or kitchen – something that has been put on the back burner, whilst the wedding plans took over. Donations to a DIY fund or gift vouchers for your chosen DIY store could get you underway with a longed for project. It could be something more simple like a makeover for your master bedroom, or donations towards a new fireplace – perhaps you have always longed to have a proper open fire, but never quite had the money to have the chimney made safe for you to do so. It would be a wonderful way to remember your wedding day and guests, when toasting your toes on a cold winters night.

Whatever your project may be, whether an opportunity to finally get some proper tools in the garage, rather than trying to change a plug with a knife, or planning a major project such as a loft conversion, it would easily open up a wedding gift list full of ideas. Perhaps if you planned to extend your home in some way, a good way to introduce it on your wedding list, would be an invitation for friends and family to come and stay once it is done, so they can sample and enjoy what they have helped you achieve.

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