Wedding Gift Registry 5 important things to consider before placing your order

Before you get carried away and start ticking off every product available, stop and think about what you really need - and what the wedding list is actually about.

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Creating your gift registry online is one of the most interesting aspects of wedding planning, where couples get free reign to add anything they want to their wish list.

However, before you get carried away and start ticking off every product available, stop and think about what you really need - and what the wedding list is actually about.

The list is meant to set a couple up for their new life together. Here are four things you should consider before setting up your online gift registry:

  • Be original: A wedding list gives you the opportunity to define your style as a couple. Remember to add on special, personal pieces as well as the essentials. No list should feel pre-ordered, but be bespoke and tailored to the couple.

  • Choose presents that can stand the test of time: No matter how tempting the latest trendy electrical gadget might be, it will soon be superseded by an updated model, whereas some gorgeous Egyptian cotton sheets or Le Creuset kitchenware will be loved and enjoyed for a lifetime. Of course, be aware of current trends and the latest technology and pop one or two on your list, but also ensure you choose gifts that will last your future life together.

  • Don't focus on only one room in the house: Some couples tend to get stuck in the kitchen and bedroom, without thinking about the whole house. A wedding list should add character to your home, as well as provide you with the essentials, so don't forget about things like furniture, pet accessories and games to entertain those many guests who will be coming over to see their presents in pride of place.

  • Look at and touch the presents you choose: Visit a showroom or shop first to touch and see the presents you choose for your list. Although much is done online these days, it's worth meeting with the experts who have done it all before and envisaging the home you are about to create as a couple.

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