Choosing whether to have a registry, wishing well, charity donations or nothing can be a real challenge and is fraught with worry over upsetting this person or that person... So it is best to cover your bases. Some people are more accustomed to giving cash in a wishing well than others. So for those guests, who you know will want to buy you a gift to treasure forever and will do so whether or not you have a registry set up, it's best to give them a list of what you would really love, so you don't end up with "lovely" items you put away... forever.
We have asked Wedding Gifts Direct to share their expertise with us on how to pick the PERFECT registry list.
"To begin with, make sure you set up your registry together. Many bridezillas may like to take the reins and add plenty of teaware and home furnishings, but the groom will also need to be comfortable and happy living in the home you have created. With an online wedding registry, you can both relax in the comfort of your home, while enjoying a glass of champagne (or beer!), choosing items together that will keep you both happy. A happy wife will still lead to a happy life, but setting up a registry should be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the both of you.
1. An iPad
Keep yourselves organised on the go, listen to the music that calms you down when you are having a blue, or simply use google to find the solution to any marital problem you may be experiencing!
2. A Delonghi Icona Eco Espresso Coffee Machine
Well, pretty soon the wedding debt will kick in, and the household bills will keep on coming..make sure you don't wake on the wrong side of the bed, and keep yourselves composed by starting each day with a morning latte. One little caffeine hit and your first fight about money will officially be postponed.
3. A Tivo Digital Video Recorder
No need to fight over the remote control..record your favourite shows!
4. Orson & Blake Marilyn Sofa
Cuddle up on your very own love seat..the perfect Friday night for any newlywed couple in small spaces. First fight about needing a bigger apartment aborted!
5. Floriosa Luxury Scented Soy Wax Candles
You will find it strangely difficult to have heated arguments when you have an arresting sensual and heady white floral fragrance in the room to keep you both calm and relaxed.
6. French Country Pair of Alphabet Bookends
You'll be amazed at how pristine and chic your pile of clutter can look once it is pushed between this pair of stylish bookends! They're quite pretty, but not so much so that he will object to having them in the house. A small gift that will mean no more nagging to get rid of that pile of bridal magazines that you can't bring yourself to throw away just yet!
7. An original piece of artwork
Choose a piece that you both love. It will be beneficial to both of you to have something to look at when you reach a point that you can't handle looking at each other.
8. KitchenAid Mixer
Let's face it, the way the every man's heart is through his stomach. Keep the love alive by surprising him with freshly baked cookies and scrumptious treats!
9. Sheridan Millennia Bed Linen
Having a down week? There is nothing more comforting than the luxurious feel of 1200 thread count bedding to come home to after a long and tiring day.. a bit of sleep therapy cures all sins, and it's obviously a lot cheaper than actual therapy.
10. Board Games
You will never get bored when you have some fun games lying around to keep you occupied, and to keep each other's minds sharp too. A little mystery and peacocking has never hurt any marriage."
Delonghi Icona Eco Espresso Coffee Machine
A Tivo Digital Video Recorder
Orson & Blake Marilyn Sofa
Floriosa Luxury Scented Soy Wax Candles
French Country Pair of Alphabet Bookends
Original piece of artwork
Sheridan Millennia Bed Linen
Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge - I must say I'd be pretty happy receiving every single one of these gifts!!
Have a great Friday Modettes!