When it comes to wedding gifts, we’ve come a long way from just buying your friends a toaster to celebrate them tying the knot (regardless of whether or not they already own one!).
And while you can still choose to add a toaster to your registry (and some pretty cool toasters at that!), couples now have a license to get a whole lot more creative with their gift registries.
From serveware and dining sets to linens and luggage, honeymoon funds, cash gift requests, and chosen charities, the options are endless, (and a tad overwhelming), to guide your guests in the lead up to your day.
Which is why we love The Wedding Shop!
The Wedding Shop is a UK and Irish gift registry that offers couples both an in-store or online experience.
Not only do they stock a vast array of homewares from some of the most coveted brands (which we’ll get to in a minute!) but they also offer honeymoon experiences, new home funds, and charitable donations – so it’s basically a one stop destination for a mix and match, bespoke registry (that will get you and your other half even more excited than you are for your wedding!).
We just love the idea of receiving a trip away or spa day for two (perfect for a banishing your post wedding blues) and we think it’s really important for couples to include a giveback element to their wedding.
But, if you’re a regular follower of Bridal Musings, you’ll know we’re also homeware obsessed and think there’s something so special about having wedding day keepsakes in your home, that you’ll either get lots of use out of or treasure for years.
So, with that in mind, we scoured The Wedding Shop website, and put together some stylish picks that we’d love to call our own, and that we reckon will kick off your married life, beautifully!
So many gorgeous picks, right?
When you’re putting together your registry, be sure to have a spread of different price ranges so there’s something for guests on every budget.
While it’s good to go with practical items you’ll get lots of use out of, don’t be afraid to indulge in special occasion serveware or decorative touches that will be serious eye candy in your home.
While we go crazy for a few quirky details (like that dinosaur cake plate or flamingo dining set), stick to neutral tones and textures like wood, glass, linen or copper that are timeless, so they’ll work in different spaces or different homes.
And if all that still sounds overwhelming, help is at hand.
With their personal advisors, The Wedding Shop will guide you as you create your list, and with free delivery, no hidden fees, and flexibility in collecting your items and closing your list, their service is second to none.
And a final detail that sets The Wedding Shop apart? They offer international delivery. So even if you (or your guests) live outside the UK or Ireland, you can still avail of their gorgeous products and great service. Pretty swell, right?
For more information on creating your gift registry with The Wedding Shop (and for more inspiration on what to add to it!), visit their website. You can also call into one of their showrooms in London or Dublin.
Oh and don’t forget to check out their honeymoon, cash and charity contributions too, to add a whole other tailor-made element to your registry.
Check out our Step-by-Step Guide to Planning your Wedding.