Presents vs. Presence
Posted on 12th December 2016 at 20:40
I’ll be honest here, the gift list was one of the planning tasks that I was most looking forward to. Our favourite American rom-coms often depict happy couples scanning to their hearts’ content in a fancy department store, and as a self-confessed shopaholic, I couldn’t wait to get in on the action! Whether you’re opting for a traditional gift list or donations towards your honeymoon or house fund, there are a few things that are worth keeping in mind during the planning stages and after your wedding.
Be grateful. After our wedding a couple of my friends asked me if I was upset that we didn’t get the coffee machine, I guess I was a little bit disappointed that I would have to carry on drinking instant coffee, but I was on such a high after my wedding and honeymoon that it really didn’t matter to me at all. We were surprised by the generosity of our friends and family and certainly were thankful for the lovely cards and shiny new household gifts we received.