Planning the Perfect Wedding Gift List
Congratulations on your wedding! With the big day coming up, there's no doubt you have been considering the tradition of wedding gifts. No matter the sort of bride or groom you are, you are surely missing something that is necessary for you to start your new life with your significant other. This gift guide is designed to help you remember the things you may have forgotten in order to embark on your new life.
For Those Needing the Basic Wedding Gifts
If you are just starting out, there are a few necessities you must keep in mind. You will need a dinner service, or a cutlery set. Remember, you should have a 6 or 8 place setting. It's bad news to ask for too small of a set only to find you have to try to add unmatching pieces later.
Wedding Gifts For Those Wanting an Upgrade
Couples who haven't lived together before can combine their possessions and have a pretty substantial set-up. These couples probably need outdoors gifts. Lanterns, deck sets, barbecue grills, planters, and even garden heaters are good ideas for this couple.
Gifts For Those Who Have Everything
Those couples that have been living together for a few years probably don't need much in the way of traditional wedding gifts. Consider Experience Vouchers. These are like coupons for experiences you probably haven't had, but may like, such as scuba diving lessons or a hot air balloon ride, complete with champagne.
For Those Starting Over
Some people have been married before, but are seeking a fresh start with someone new. For this couple, it's important to bear in mind that, no matter how many times you say you don't want gifts, people still want to and will buy them for you. In order to avoid piles of useless gifts, go ahead and make a gift list.
Five Tips for Your Gift List
1. Make about a third of the gifts on your list cost less than $25 each. Break down large sets so that no one feels responsible for purchasing the entire thing.
2. Make sure to focus your list. If you really want a mixer, make sure you list a high-quality one so you don't end up with three low-quality mixers.
3. When making a public gift list, find a company who has an online registry so that the access is available to everyone, and the list is simple to update as guests purchase gifts for you.
4. When asking for sets, bear in mind that "limited editions" will be virtually impossible to add to at a later date. Opt for a standard line so that you can add to your collection as is necessary.
5. Don't ask for too much. Guests are highly put off when the bride and groom ask for too much.
Wedding Gift Checklist
Here are some things to remember to include in your gift list.
Hopefully, this list has helped you in planning your wedding gift list. Good luck!
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