The greatest wedding gift list myths

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It’s fair to say there can be some uncertainty with wedding gift lists, but we promise we’ll be completely straight with you.

Our gift list service has no hidden fees or surprises (phew!) and we like to be completely up front with our couples and their guests – so here’s the lowdown on the truths behind the great myths of wedding gift lists.

Myth: you don’t need a gift list if you’re already living together

Truth: A lot of people say this and we hear from brides after the wedding that they really regret not having a gift list because they miss out on the “Monica Moment” being surrounded by gifts to really celebrate your big day. Your wedding gift list can be really useful for creating a new home together, just the way you want it. It’s the perfect chance to update old appliances and accessories from student days or when you were both starting out in your careers. The best bit is that you can start fresh with a whole new style that reflects both of you.

Myth: guests don't like gift lists

Truth: If you've ever been a wedding guest yourself, you'll know the horrible feeling of being in the dark about gifts. What do I buy them? How much should I spend? What are other people getting them? What do they even want? There are so many unanswered questions that a gift list is actually favoured by guests. All of the hard work will be done for them and they just have to choose a gift they know you'll like - plus it can be gift wrapped too!

Myth: gift lists are rude

Truth: They are absolutely not rude. 99% of your guests will want to buy you a gift, take away the headache of choosing what to buy you and make their lives easier. Plus, we take care of the ordering and delivery- so they don’t even have to bring the gift along on the big day. Ideal for those heavier presents!

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Myth: gift lists should be full of traditional heirlooms

Truth: Just like with your wedding, your gift list can be whatever you want it to be and should reflect your style. If you want shot glasses, bluetooth speakers and a vinyl record player – go for it! If you would rather go for cash towards a house deposit or your honeymoon, that’s totally fine too. Your guests will want to buy you a gift that reflects who you are and think “That’s so them!”. Whatever they buy you, they’ll want to help you out to start your new life together.

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Myth: I'll look greedy if I have a gift list

Truth: With group gifting, you'll be happy getting the high ticket items and guests are happy sticking to their budget. You can make any item a group gift so that your lovely guests can work together to reach the total. Imagine, a KitchenAid from your Uni mates, or a fancy new set of crystal champagne flutes from your work buddies. Nice!

Forget the rules and do whatever you want to do! Create your wedding gift list for free with Prezola. If you’ve still got questions you want to ask, head over to our blog where we answer all the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about wedding gift lists.