Amid all the other aspects of planning your wedding – some of which may cause you real stress – an element of organising your nuptials that you are likely to enjoy, is putting together the wedding gift list with your sweetheart. It might even feel like being a kid again!
On the other hand, there may be certain aspects of compiling your wedding gift list that you find daunting. Maybe you’re worried about the impression you might give to those looking to buy gifts for you, if your gift list is ‘too long’ or seems to have a lot of more expensive items?
Here at Sweet Gibraltar Weddings, we really don’t want you to feel intimidated by the task of assembling a wedding gift list – so, let’s take a look at some of the things you can do to make your own gift list perfect for you, your beloved, and prospective attendees of your wedding.
Mix things up in terms of prices
We touched on this a little above; it’s best not to only include pricier items on your wedding gift list, not least because your would-be attendees will differ in terms of their own budgets. So, ensuring a nice spread from inexpensive to pricier gift ideas on your list will help make it fair and accessible to everyone.
We’re sure you won’t want to put any pressure on your guests to spend more on you than they can afford – but also, some attendees with deeper pockets may actually want to buy you something a bit more expensive. So, it’s a good idea to present options to suit all budgets.
Don’t worry about your gift list being ‘too long’
It’s not as if there’s a rule stating that every item on your wedding gift list has to be purchased, so there’s no need to feel guilty about having a list that might seem a bit on the long side.
A lot of couples worry that a lengthier wedding gift list might make them seem a bit rude or greedy – but if anything, a longer list just gives your attendees more options.
As we mentioned above, your guests are likely to vary in terms of how much they are able to spend. So as long as you’ve got a good variety of price points represented in your wedding gift suggestions, this will give your guests more possibilities for what to buy you, as well as give you a greater element of surprise by making the question of what you will receive less predictable.
Give your guests enough time to buy for you
This might seem an obvious enough tip to some of you reading, but some couples can definitely be guilty of creating their wedding gift list far too late.
Remember, after all, that certain items can be harder to come by than others, and some guests will be in a tighter financial situation than others. So, not everyone may be in a position to purchase something for you the moment you confirm your gift list to them.
As a guideline, we would suggest you have your wedding gift list ready about six months in advance of your ‘big day’, so that everyone has ample time to buy something for you.
Hopefully, the above will have given you a decent appreciation of some of the things you most need to be mindful of when you are putting together your wedding gift list. It is, of course, just one aspect of getting married in Gibraltar that you will need to think about, but it’s also not one you will want to get wrong.
Do you know who else knows a thing or two about getting married in Gibraltar? Our team of experts here at Sweet Gibraltar Weddings! Get in touch today to learn more about how we can make the task of organising your nuptials that bit less stressful for you.