Before you set off in the department stores, it is recommended to make an initial list to avoid being waylaid or overwhelmed. (It will also help to avoid any arguing over things you don’t actually need!)
Some couples prefer to ask for contributions to a fund, which will cover something big like the honeymoon or a new car. There are stylish online options now though which mean your wedding gift list can be completely tailor made. There is nothing selfish or greedy about making a gift list; it is a sensible and rational way of specifying the things you would appreciate as a couple.
Always ask about shipping costs and returns.
Asking your guests to contribute to your honeymoon fund or activities for you to enjoy whilst on holiday has become an increasingly popular choice in recent years due to the number of couples living together and setting up a home before being married.
Do factor in time (as soon as your presents start arriving) to prepare Thank You notes for all gifts received. This is traditionally a personalised and hand-written letter or card, which means this can be a time consuming task.
Thank you gifts:
It is customary for the Bride and Groom to buy Keepsake Gifts for their Bridesmaids and Groomsmen as a thank you for their help and support.
Often a bouquet is presented as a thank you to significant others at the time of the speeches.