Are Wedding Gift Lists Rude?
I may not have mentioned it too much, as my head is firmly buried in the ignoring-all-the-organising sand, but I am getting married in August.
Right, now that’s out of the way, you can expect a few wedding-y posts.
The first one raises the tricky subject of the Gift List. We feel a bit wary over the whole idea of presents, because we are getting married on the Isle of Wight, which might as well be abroad it’s such a hassle to get to and get accommodation on at that time of year (we set the date because it falls on our 7th anniversary of meeting. It also happens to be the bank holiday weekend when six thousand feckin’ Mods descend on the Island with their chicken chasing scooters) It feels a bit cheeky asking for a honeymoon contribution or having a gift list when people are paying out to attend.
Everyone I have mentioned this to though has essentially said, don’t be a dick, unless you want 45 sets of comedy tea towels and a porcelain duck trio, you need to do a gift list. You can say it’s not obligatory as presence is enough of a gift, but at least if you DO get a present you know you will like it and it will fit in your house.
Having lived together for 6 years, Him Indoors and myself (mainly myself, when we first moved in he had a suitcase and two boxes and I had a van) have got lots of house stuff. He doesn’t think we need anything. I however, after perusing John Lewis, have decided we could squeeze in a few more bits!
I’ve deliberately gone for a range of prices, nothing higher than £50, and most things around the £20 because I think that’s a figure I’d be happy with if I was travelling to a wedding but still wanted to bring a gift. It’s a lot less than Mark has always given as a gift regardless of destination so I don’t feel too guilty about it. I think I would always bring a gift to any wedding as well.
Here are a few of my favourite bits that I’ve got my fingers crossed for!
This print of Rome is £10. I wonder if anyone will pick up on the significance – Rome is where we got engaged last year, so this is fun and a lovely reminder.
This Umbra Prisma photoframe is £17.50 and I think it’s a bit different, and quite lovely – fab for a wedding photo!
This Scion Mini Mr Fox cushion is so cute and would go with the grey theme in the spare room (I’m a bit obsessed with grey!) It’s £25, so not too expensive.
This is one of the few more pricey ones at £45, which I would never actually expect, but would do a massive “yippee!” if we did get, because as anyone who’s read my 5 Favourite Things challenge will know, I’m utterly addicted to all things Joseph Joseph!
Did you have a Wedding Gift List when you got married, or would you have one? Do you think they are cheeky, or would you expect to bring a gift to a wedding?