Monday 25 January 2016

Wedding gift ideas to request

Your wedding is the most wonderful time of your life, but there’s a lot to think about. Many people remember all the important areas of the wedding, but they forget about gifts. It’s important to give people some idea of what you would like as a gift. A lot of couples choose to provide an online account of items where guests can log in and select a gift they want to buy.


This is a great idea because it allows people to get an idea of what you want, and gives them a range to choose from. But, you also need to consider other ways of requesting gifts. The first thing you have to do is figure out what you want from people, and this can be tricky. So, I have compiled a list of things you could request as wedding gifts. You can thank me later!


Crockery is something that you’re always going to need as a married couple. You’ll want to start a family, and have children. So, to prepare for the future, it might be worth requesting a lot of tableware and crockery. This will keep you well stocked for when you do have children. Maybe even things like a toaster or a microwave would be good choices as well. You may be moving into a new home, and, as such you might need a lot of stuff to kit it out with. So bear this in mind when you request your gifts.


Because it’s your wedding, you can use this as an opportunity to upgrade a lot of your linen. Think about things like towels, bedding, tea towels and upholstery. Can you upgrade it by requesting something better? Have a look at The Linen Works and see the sorts of things they have for sale. Quality linen always goes down well, and will help you add some quality and luxury to your married life.

Cash for Honeymoon

A lot of married couples don’t actually request any gifts, and instead, they ask for a contribution towards their honeymoon. Now, this is something you might want to consider doing. Honeymoons can be very expensive so you need help wherever you can get it. Another benefit of requesting money is that people will be able to give any amount. There’s not that obligation to spend a lot because the gifts are expensive. And people will feel more comfortable with that in mind. So, for your wedding, you could do a lot worse than requesting cash for the honeymoon.


These days people are becoming more and more interested in experiences of material possessions. So, you might think about requesting a couple of experiences as wedding gifts. These could be anything because there is bound to be a lot of choice. So have a think about the sorts of things that most appeal to you, and add those to your gift list.

When you’re requesting wedding gifts, you need to make sure you are sensible. Don’t take advantage of people by requesting frivolous or expensive things. Instead, you should think about stuff you need for married life. You can use the ideas I’ve listed here, but there will no doubt be plenty of other ideas as well.

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