Alternative Wedding Gifts For
The Bride And Groom Wedding List
Wedding gift tradition
Guests brought a present for the lucky couple to show thanks for being allowed to join their celebartions. Wedding gifts were usually given to the bride and groom to contribute toward their new home and life together. Now days so many couples live together first that they have most household items already, this makes it difficult to find that ideal gift. Maybe some of the alternative ideas on this page will help. What about adding a note inside your wedding invite suggesting a wedding list with a difference. Ask your guests to give you something with a topic or theme. Something to read, something to drink, something to touch... the list of ideas are endless. Here is an unusual wedding gift list idea and it may be a refreshing change for your guests.
Wedding etiquette for gifts
- It is usually considered rude if you ask for cash gifts, but you could use some of the ideas on this page to get around that
- It is best not to add gift registry details on your invitations, but you could add as a seperate note, through word of mouth or contacting your friends and family through social networking
- You are not required to open gifts on the day, you can open at your leisure at a later date
Giving in Celebration is a simple and personal way to celebrate your wedding while raising much needed funds for your favourite cause. For folks who may be getting married in later life or would like their day to be shared with a cause close to their heart, you can invite your friends to make a pledge to a charity of your choice using giveonthemobile®. To start your Gift in Celebration just follow the link to our web page where you can find out how to download the mobile app – from all the team at giveonthemobile® we wish you a lifetime of happiness on your special day.
"For a couple of years we’ve lived in sin, we have a toaster, a kettle and a stainless steel bin, saucepans and towels we have many, corkscrews and flannels we don’t need any, we just want you with us to celebrate our day, but if you insist on a gift anyway, what we’d really like is a gift of money, we hope you don’t think we’re being funny! We’ll put it all together and buy something that’s best, as a reminder of our day and our wonderful guests!” Money? Toaster? Towels? Electric Knife??!! More and more couples are leaning towards asking for cash as a wedding gift, a recent survey has shown that only 22% of couples have the traditional gift list! I spent some time looking at wedding forums who discussed the topic of giving cash as a wedding present and it was shocking to see how many people find it ‘awkward’ ‘embarrassing’ or even ‘vulgar’ !! It is a hot topic and obviously an area which needs to be addressed, however sweet the poem is the fact is you are asking for CASH! More often than not the money is used to go towards the Honeymoon, the dream vacation, but after the money goes in that card who knows where it ends up being spent? With this in mind Wedding Travel Planners created ‘Honeymoon Miles’ a more acceptable way of giving cash as a gift.
They offer a completely new service in the UK market; a wish list service which is entirely independent and allows users to create a wish or gift list from anywhere and everywhere. The free to use service consists of a website and barcode scanning iPhone app. Users can simply scan the barcodes of things they would like to add to their list, and are presented the Top 5 cheapest places the item can be found from on Google, and the wish list is updated. Like the website, lists can be shared by Facebook, Twitter or by email. Although the app works in tandem with the website, either can be used independently depending on the users preference.
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As an alternative wedding gift why not try Buy our Honeymoon for the couple who have no need of extra blenders or bowls, but who dream of romance in a faraway paradise.
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It’s the perfect alternative to a department store. Let your imagination go wild. Pick things you both really want – it can be ANYTHING from ANYWHERE! From your dream honeymoon to a garden makeover to a shopping spree at your favourite stores. And high value items can be broken down into smaller amounts to make it easy for your guests to contribute towards! Make your dreams a reality with the Bottom Draw a brilliant alternative wedding gift.