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Romantics breaks – even for married couples

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days in your life, so with careful planning you make sure that it is. The honeymoon, for those lucky enough to afford it after the dream wedding, is somewhere that you have never been able to afford to visit, or somewhere special to you both.

The fact is, once all the fairy tale few weeks are over, why not factor them back in within 12 months of the happiest day of your life?

A romantic break - by using an online wedding gift list, you can list anything for your wedding wish list. Furnishing your new home is a sensible idea, but why not have a cheeky section to your wedding list and factor in a romantic break for you to take in 12 months time? A perfect first anniversary gift from your friends and family.

Try something new – speaking with a colleague today (post holiday), they were reminiscing about a holiday they had taken where they tried out so many different and diverse sports – microlight, gliding, purely because they were within their budget in the resort where they were staying. In their words, it was something they would normally never have the chance to try because its too expensive. This is an opportunity for you to surprise your soon to be husband or wife by asking for donations towards a trip from your guests.

Learn a skill – a cookery weekend perhaps – what better way to learn how to cook your favourite food, by visiting the country of origin?

Take up a new hobby or sport – or improve on the skills you already have – its good for couples to share an interest, so why not ask for lessons for a new hobby?

Do something you always wanted to do – how about a weekend away to see you favourite band play? Music always sounds better live – perhaps an open air concert somewhere warm?

With e-wedding being a flexible wedding gift list, you can tailor it to suit your needs. You have the flexibility to explain why you would like donations towards a particular trip – your guests are far more likely to want to fund such a gift if they understand why it is important to you. You can then list the gift ‘promise to buys’ in denominations of your choice £10, £20, £50…. If you are likely to book through an agent, you can list (and create a link) to the agents website, so your guests can navigate straight through from your wedding gift list… Ensure that you use a travel company registered by ABTA or ATOL for your own protection in these uncertain times.

Happy Listing

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!


Link to Department Store Lists within your e-weddinglist

Friday, December 26th, 2008

There are many wedding gift lists on offer, and many wedding forums have questions from bride and grooms to be asking which is the best to use. As you are aware many of the lists offered by department stores are free (so the items listed are purchased from them) . This is a good idea if you tend to shop at one store, but limits the customer buying power and ability to shop around for the best deal.

It may be that you decide that you would like your kitchenware from a John Lewis gift list, gift vouchers for B&Q and a long list of general gift items that can be purchased from any high street retailer.. all of these can be included on one gift list with the e-weddinglist.

This is where www.e-weddinglist.co.uk list comes into its own. You can have one wedding gift list, to circulate to your wedding guests, but can have a link to multiple store wedding lists, such as your department store wedding list! You can take advantage of any incentive the department store is offering to use their list, but have the flexibility to feature other stores or items that can be purchased anywhere too! The best of both worlds!

Using the gift list example above, I would suggest you list kitchenware as an item on your e-wedding list, with a note informing your guests that there is a department store gift list in your name, then provide a link to guide your guests to your store wedding list link. They can then view the list and make their purchase. It need not stop there – e-wedding is so versatile you could use any number of department store wedding lists and bring them together on one wedding gift list.

The secret is don’t fence yourself in. By keeping your list flexible, it benefits your guests by giving them greater buying power (they may live close to a factory shop) and benefits you as the recipient!

Happy listing!
Libby x

Online Discount Codes

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008

When compiling your e-wedding list, this would be a useful link to include, as it could well benefit your guests by saving them money!

Have a look at www.discountcodes.co.uk. It is a free website detailing current discounts and offers from a comprehensive list of UK websites and stores.

It is easy to use, with various search options, for example either by category, by selecting stores from A –Z list, or by selecting a particular store to view current offers. It could be described as a one stop website for deals and discounts!

Once you have found the discount voucher most suitable to your needs, note down the voucher code as detailed on the site, and start shopping! To obtain your discount, input the voucher code at the checkout on your chosen website.

Not only does it detail current voucher offers, it also shows special offers stores may have on particular items and more importantly how long the offer is running for.

Include the link on your wedding list, for your guests to take advantage of the offers. They may even choose to upgrade the item to the more expensive model, and still be within their original budget!