Choosing a wedding gift that will truly be appreciated by the newly weds can be a bit of a headache.
A gift for the home perhaps or maybe something a little more unusual. There are so many options. When thinking about what to buy, consider your relationship with the couple and your budget. If you find something a little more expensive, you could even consider splitting the cost among a group of friends.
Whatever you choose and however much you may or may not spend, just remember that a wedding gift is a token of affection you have for the happy couple, nothing more, nothing less.
Here’s some great ideas from businesses offering wedding gifts based in the Capital, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your London Wedding magazine when contacting a wedding gift supplier.
How to save money on your next wedding gift
Receiving an invitation to a wedding is always an exciting time. However, deciding what gift to buy the couple, and especially how much to spend, can be daunting - now more so than ever due to the increased cost of living. Data from VoucherCodes.co.uk reveals guests will spend an average of £113.39 for each gift they buy when attending a wedding which, for many of us, is a hefty amount. Anita Naik, Savings Expert at the UK's most trusted savings site VoucherCodes.co.uk, has some great tips on how to save money on your upcoming wedding gifts without skimping on the sentiment:
Posted: 3 March 2023
Brand new to the wedding scene, April & Bloom have a vision to redefine wedding gifting, by providing a range of elegant gifts for engagements, the bride-to-be, bridal party proposals and for 'the morning of'. The luxe gifting brand promises on-trend products and 'insta-worthy' moments, through its carefully curated range of signature floral gift boxes, wedding planners & notebooks, bespoke gift box service and wedding favours. Filled with stylish products from a range of desirable brands – including Whispering Angel, Pale Fox, Charbonnel et Walker, Chalke Valley and more – April & Bloom's signature keepsake gift boxes are unlike anything on the market, and come adorned with preserved posies, all wrapped up with luxurious ribbons and bows for those precious "wow" wedding moments. There are 13 signature keepsake gift boxes available from the April & Bloom website (aprilandbloom.uk), in blush, cream and neutral colour schemes.
Posted: 28 November 2022
Wedding gift list ideas from designer Emma Britton
Decorative Glass Designer Emma Britton has launched a new glassware collection, Exotic Floral, which is proving very popular amongst guests looking for wedding day gifting ideas.Exotic Floral adds a touch tropical splendour to your table featuring dahlias, red hot pokers, canna lilies and digitalis firebird. This new floral design is inspired by the geometrics and structural beauty of these flowers and is etched on to various glassware items such as high balls, tumblers, wine glasses and champagne coupes - the latter is the perfect gift set of two for newlyweds.
Posted: 9 September 2022
Budget friendly ways to propose to your bridesmaids
Weddings are one of the costliest events in life which get more expensive year on year. Asking your besties to be your bridesmaids is undoubtedly one of the most exciting parts of the process, however, this can soon chip away at your budget when looking at personalised presents or expensive goodie bags to pop the question to them. To help save some costs, greetings card specialist thortful (thortful.com) has shared five budget-friendly, yet fun and creative ways, to ask your besties to be your bridesmaids. From having a spa day at home to custom fortune cookies, these bridesmaid proposal ideas are sure to get the reaction you want without breaking the bank.
Posted: 29 August 2022
Limited edition wedding gifts from Ladurée
Ladurée London, Covent Garden, the definitive French Maison for delicious macarons, celebrates the summer season with a unique partnership with Château d'Estoublon to make the chicest pre- or post-wedding gift: the Roseblood Rosé and Roseblood Macarons.Château d'Estoublon's 200-acre estate nestled on the southern slopes of the Alpilles, in the heart of Provence, has been renowned for its exceptional olive oils and wines since 1489. The star of the gift collection, Château d'Estoublon's Roseblood Rosé, is a bottle of pale eau de rosé with notes of pomegranate and apricot with a great freshness of blackcurrant buds.
Posted: 7 July 2022
Bespoke wedding gifting for celebrity-loving couples
Wedding season is here and to mark the occasion Cameo, the celebrity engagement platform, has analysed data from the site over the past 12 months, finding star James Buckley as the most booked when it comes to helping a couple pop the big question, nail a cheeky hen/stag party video, or to help deliver the perfect message for a wedding gift. Buckley, known best for his performance as Jay Cartwright in the hit comedy series The Inbetweeners has been involved in hundreds of wedding-related Cameo messages, making him the most booked celeb on the platform across all three occasions (engagements, stag / hen parties, wedding gifts).
Posted: 25 June 2022
Big-day gifting with Chelsea retailer
Launched in April 2020, Rebecca Arts is an online lifestyle platform offering hand-sourced ceramics and glassware. The collection is driven by contemporary and meaningful aesthetics which includes servewear and decorative household objects - perfecting for adding to your gift list! Made by skilled artisans and sold in small quantities, all products are curated with both appearance and function in mind. The selection of glassware features drinking tumblers made in Murano. Deriving from one of the most sought after and practiced forms of glass blowing, Murano glass promises the highest quality. The Floral Murano Tumblers are moulded with canes in a furnace to complete a striking look, ultimately adding a splash of colour to drinkware.
Posted: 18 June 2022
Last minute ideas for Father’s Day 2022
From the gardens of Staffordshire to the streets of London and the Devonshire coast, it's not too late to plan a special treat for dad this Father's Day on the 19th June. Whether looking to mix up gifting with a bespoke travel guide or feeling the urge to splash out with a Michelin starred tasting menu, here are some suggestions from all corners of the UK on innovative ways to say thank you this year for their help in the wedding planning.
Posted: 16 June 2022
Gift etiquette: top tips from Denby
As many couples can finally get married after two years of disruptions, wedding planning is once again underway. If you and your partner are unsure about how to make a registry or ask for contributions to the honeymoon fund, Carole Robinson — Head of Retail at Denby — has shared some top tips and gift etiquette to help your day run smoothly. When it comes to wedding planning, some tasks can be more enjoyable than others: while you may not get too excited about picking out the colour of your napkins, making a gift registry with your partner is more fun! However, as with most big celebrations, there's always an element of etiquette and expectation that surrounds wedding gifts. Read on for our top tips on making the ideal wedding list for you and your partner.
Posted: 1 June 2022
Prepare for wedding season gifting with Viners
There will be a whopping 350,000 weddings in 2022 due to two years of cancelled and postponed plans. With guests likely to be attending more than one event this year, as well as the happy couple themselves tying the knot and needing a gift list - where do you begin with choosing multiple presents?
Viners is a highly distinguished, trusted and much-loved cutlery brand with over over a century of cutlery manufacturing experience. Here's their gift guide for some much-need wedding gifting inspiration.
Posted: 19 April 2022