Planning a wedding can be manic and expensive, so it’s likely that at some point along the way you’ll make a couple of wee sacrifices or compromises in a bid to save money and cut down your to-do list.
But judging by the latest stats from The Wedding Shop, one thing you should definitely make time for is organising a gift list!
According to a recent survey conducted by the UK’s largest independent gift list provider, 44.7% of married couples who didn’t have a gift list in place wish they’d had one in retrospect.
The advantages of a gift list
So why do so many people regret not having had a gift list?
Well firstly, the survey also revealed that nearly half of couples are only happy with some of the presents they received at their wedding.
And secondly, couples who didn’t have a gift list in place received an average of 5 dinner sets, 2 toasters and 4 photo frames on their wedding day.
In addition, 83.3% of couples said they received more than 3 unwanted gifts at their wedding.
A modern gift list
Luckily, today’s gift lists provide a modern and easy way to prevent all of the above problems (I mean, who has room in their kitchen cupboards for FIVE dinner sets?!).
The Wedding Shop has a showroom in Edinburgh and options for building a gift list online and through their app!