Wondering where to register your wedding gift list? According to statistics*, the high street department stores are still the most popular place to create a wedding gift list.
In 2010, John Lewis proved most popular with UK couples, taking an almost 50% share of those asked, followed by Debenhams and House of Fraser.
If you are after a wedding gift list with a bit of a difference, Bridalwave had a little scour and we’ve found these great websites that get our vote:
Back in 2007, while browsing the stalls of Spitalfields Market in East London, Alex Griffin realised that thousands of designer-makers and distinctive brands were being squeezed out by high street retailers and their generic product lines. Alex established Bouf to connect consumers directly with suppliers of unique products, making it easy to buy products that really stand out. Today, choose from thousands of original items that will make friends & colleagues green with envy!
The Wedding Shop has been helping couples create and manage their wedding lists for over eighteen years, making it the longest established independent wedding list provider in the market. It has its own showrooms in Chelsea & Fulham that have been established for many years. In 2006 the company was invited by Selfridges on Oxford Street to develop a new wedding list service in the store as Selfridges looked for a partner that could deliver the quality of service to which store aspires.
Hunting out the great and the original is second nature to founders Holly Tucker and Sophie Cornish, and it led them to have a sparkly idea back in 2006: to create a place where you could find all those charming, unique and carefully-made things that you sometimes stumble across in cool urban markets, village fairs and tucked-away boutiques. A place that was quick and easy to get to, where shopping was simple and fun, and where you could always find the most inspirational and wonderful things.
Statistics: Hitched W.I.F.E 2010
Image: The Wedding Shop