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Wedding Ideas Magazine – gift list advice

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Your wedding is one of the most importants days in your life – hopefully something you will only do once, therefore you want to get it right! Once the venue, transport and dress are decided on, you can turn your attention to the other things – flowers, invitations, photographers (video or not??), arghhh!!! It could be a nightmare, but how very exciting planning the most wonderful day.

E-weddinglist believe in providing a listing service to be a tool useful to you, and not something you have to work around. We pride ourselves in that we offer a totally flexible listing service, that is not linked to any particular store, giving you and your guests flexibility to shop from wherever they choose. The list can also be used to post blog updates for your guests, perhaps information for the big day, or add links to store websites who are offering discounts on items on your gift list.

How about adding a link to a weather report, closer to the big day? – OK I know its a lottery with UK weather, but it might just nudge your guest into thinking of popping a brolley in the boot of the car – NOT that it will rain on any of our brides wedding days. Moreso, if it is a continental wedding, it would be really useful to your guests. I remember travelling to Eurodisney, thinking it would be warmer than in the UK, on account of it being further south – WRONG! Something about the atlantic slip stream – anyway, it was freezing! Sometimes its best to think of everything for your guests.

Wedding ideas magazine run regular features on planning your big day, a useful online tool to click onto when you have five minutes. Click the link above and have a look, eweddinglist are featured this month, and feature a discount eweddinglist.

Libby x

Wedding Gift List Thoughts

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Hi – is been a few months since I last wrote, but I am still here!! Its been a year of weddings both near and far, but all with the same result a very happy and a couple much in love celebrating their love for each other.

Its been a hard year for businesses and unsettling for those who are employed. With the failure of WrapIt just over 12 months ago, leaving many bride and grooms unsure if they would ever receive their wedding gifts, it is all the more important to ensure you use a reliable company for your wedding gift list. The old saying ‘dont put all your eggs in one basket’ couldnt be more true in such cases!

E-weddinglist.co.uk offer a traditional gift listing service. An easy to access site, where you create a list of wedding gift you would like to receive to make your new house a home. It can be from any store, website or even a donation towards a honeymoon trip, garden makeover or even a new driveway! E-weddinglist are not allied to any stores and do not supply the gifts. Guests access the site and ‘promise’ to buy a gift from the list. Guests then are free to shop wherever they choose, to get the best deal. There are some great deals about at the moment and who honestly cannot say they dont love to find a bargain?

An online wedding gift list also has the benefit of being accessible 24 hours a day and can be updated at any time – whether you work shifts, perhaps can only access it late evening or simply cannot sleep due to the excitment of getting married!

The added benefit of e-weddinglist.co.uk is there are no limits to how many suppliers/stores that you choose to use. It is completely flexible -if you and your h2b have already been together for a number of years, you can use the wedding gift list for guests to contribute towards a major project.

I am looking for great deals at the moment to pass onto you, If you do see any bargains or great ideas that you want to share, or have a question that needs answering, please contact the team here at e-wedding.

Hope all your wedding preparations are going according to plan.

Libby x

Traditional Wedding Gift List Ideas.

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

The team at e-weddinglist have been focusing on the more unusual gifts lately to include on your wedding gift list.


E-wedding is designed to use traditional wedding gift list methods, where your guests choose a gift idea from your list, but then buy it and wrap it themselves, and proudly present it to you at the wedding reception, hence e-wedding was borne.


Using technology to bring a centuries old tradition into the 21st century. This blog goes back and looks at the more traditional wedding gift ideas for your list.


More and more couples are asking for donations towards their honeymoon or for cash towards a major project, or simply vouchers for their favourite store. Sometimes it is because they have already set up home, or do not have the time to create a detailed wedding gift list. It doesn’t be time consuming, but it can be time well spent.


We have blogged in the past that it is never too soon to start your wedding gift list. The best time is probebly after the main elements of the wedding are chosen and booked, when there is ‘the calm before the storm’ period. Use this time to shop around and research into the different products that you may choose to have in your new home together, then put them on your wedding gift list!


Pots and Pans – see our blog on the cookware buying guide. This will give you a good start to which products to look for, when choosing cookware as it details which cookware is suitable to which cooker hobs. Also consider the type of cooking you will be doing, and whether you would like to ask for specialist equipment such as a wok, or would a frying pan suffice?


stove to table frying pan

stove to table frying pan


Crockery – what do you want to eat your culinary delights from? Do you have a specific colour scheme in your kitchen or dining room? Do you want an everyday dinner service or are you thinking of collecting a dinner service for entertaining? Or do you want something that will service both? (excuse the pun). This buying guide is worth a read before you start to decide what range to go for.


Cutlery – again you need to decide whether to have one set or two. A good quality cutlery set will serve both everyday and formal dining. Consider how many place settings you will need? Eight is usually a good number to aim for, for formal dining. This will also cater for larger numbers when entertaining. Spoons – consider what you need, soup, desert, serving and teaspoons (don’t have your guests stirring their coffee with the handle of their dessert spoon)! Good quality sets will also offer the option to purchase additional items individually.


Knives - do you live to cook or cook to live? Depending on the depth of your cooking expertise will help decide what you need. This buying guide gives useful information on types of knives and blade construction available. Decide how you want to store the knives – a good quality block will last for years. You may prefer to choose specific knives which can be bought individually. Don’t forget to include a sharpening steel.


Cookware – again have a look at this buying guide before deciding on which type of cookware to buy. Consider how much you are likely to use it and what for. Consider what is important to you, perhaps that it is dishwasher safe. A few well chosen items that can be used for a variety of tasks. Muffin tins can be used for individual yorkshire puddings not just cakes. A good roasting tin, a roasting tray and muffin tin would be a good start. They can all be used for a number of jobs and can be stored easily when not in use.


Glassware – do you want two sets of glassware – everyday and for entertaining, or can you be trusted to have one good quality set, that can be used for both? To be able to drink a glass of wine after a hard day at work from a quality glass is a little luxury we should all be able to enjoy, or are you the sort of couple who would start off with a set of 6,5,4,3….. Remember also to check if they are dishwasher safe.


Hopefully these points will help you on your way to creating your wedding gift list and by spending a little time reading this blog will save you some time when compiling it.

Libby x

Saving on the carriage

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

This isn’t a tip on alternative transport options, its yet another money saving wedding gift list idea for you and your guests!

Hopefully your wedding gift list is a varied list of items you need for your new home together as husband and wife. The beauty of e-weddinglist.co.uk is that you are not limiting yourself to one store. Your guests have the flexibility to purchase items from anywhere (we would hope the most cost effective).

We have come across an excellent money saving tip from one of our ‘soon to be marrieds’.

They have listed a number of individual items on their wedding gift list, from a specific mail order store. The carriage costs on individual items, whilst not outrageously expensive, can amount to rather alot if each guest is to purchase the items individually. What they have suggested is that each item is promised on the wedding gift list to avoid duplication, then one large order is placed, reducing the total carriage. This particular couple have been fortunate to have an IT literate member of the family, who has volunteered to collate and administer this.

This is an excellent idea, really making use of the wedding gift list, saving wedding guests money and taking advantage of website bulk purchase offers.

If there any ideas like this that you could share with us, please let us know, we would be happy to publish them.

Hope all is going well with your wedding preparations.


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!