Wedding list ideas….
Meh- am i the only one who rarely buys off the list anyway ? – At least for real friends. Last wedding i went to i got the very cycling couple a campag big bottle opener. They loved it and didnt even know it existed – and all cyclists like red wine 🙂
The list is used when im going to a wedding to make up numbers to people i dont know all that wells weddingsPosted 4 years agoFunkyDuncMember
Hang on, I thought wedding list were about getting the essential things for starting a new life together and all that? So you have all that stuff already, then don’t ask for anything!
I would be a bit mythed at being essentially asked to pay to turn up to a wedding.
When Mrs FD and myself got married we didn’t ask for anything as already had the toasters etc.Posted 4 years agojambalayaSubscriber
Personally I think a wedding list is important otherwise you end up with stuff other people want.
My daughter recently used John Lewis and their service works well, they visit the store and use a barcode scanner to select items then the list is put up online. Surely there is an Aussie department store which you could do the same. Traditional wedding lists had quite high grade items “for best” and people could buy indidual plates etc which can be relatively cheap the trouble is you end up with an incomplete set and have to fill in the gaps.Posted 4 years agotarquinMember
Trying to put one together at the moment.
The main problem being finding lower cost items, reading online suggests to have double the number of items on the list than you have guests.
Having lived in sin for 7 years we have all the things you would traditionally buy people who were home making for the first time.
There are some high value items I’d like, the reason I’ve not bought them is because they are pricey!
The next problem, we are getting married in the UK as that’s where our family’s are, but we live in Australia. I had seen John Lewis do wedding lists or perhaps another big retailer such as Amazon who could ship direct to us.
We would prefer a gift, not keen on vouchers or money.
I suggested a pool table and table football, but that didnt go down too well so inspire me!Posted 4 years agoRRDSubscriber
Deliberately in capitals, so many plus reasons:
We were in Belfast so, like you, no John Lewis nearby but they will deliver.
Regardless of your opinion about gifts, great Aunty Nora (insert name as required) will buy you a gift – it is much better to provide them a guide from your wedding list. That way you do not end up with 16 very expensive pillows (as my friend did who did not bother with a list).
Finally, before delivery John Lewis allow you to change the gifts for the same monetary value. So, in our case, we were able to get a full set of crockery, as opposed to an odd number of plates/cups/pillow cases etc.
As an aside, it was humbling the generosity of some of our guests!Posted 4 years agojonbaMember
I think we put John Lewis vouchers and money towards our honeymoon as coverall options.
It is better to give a guide as otherwise you get stuff you neither need nor want. I know we have about 4 teapots and as I am the only one who drinks tea I make it in a mug.
We were on the same situation as you. But, people wanted to buy stuff. WE said that they needn’t especially as they were already paying to get to the wedding and stay somewhere.Posted 4 years agorickonSubscriber
We’re getting married next year, I will not be having a wedding list. In fact I’ll be telling people not to buy us anything, personally I think it’s an outdated idea to ask people for gifts because you’re getting married. It feels a bit selfish to me, I’ll be just glad that they all turn up, play lawn games, drink local ales, have a bbq, and then dance with the ceilidh band all night long.
Who the hell wants a toaster, some glasses and cutlery? Just buy it yourself.Posted 4 years agoprawnyMember
If I was doing it again now I would ask for donations towards the honeymoon. It’s quite common now and if you already live together you’ll only end up with more shoot you don’t need.Posted 4 years ago
We had to cancel our original honeymoon and go to Cyprus, still regret it now, but it’s all made better every time I use the breville, so, never.
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