If you've just got engaged, you need to choose which company will host your gift list, so we have done the legwork for you.

Gone are the days of getting four vases, three toasters and a salad spinner as wedding gifts – things have evolved and the modern wedding gift lists can range from honeymoon experiences, charity donations or vintage wines - with ‘personal shoppers’ to help you curate your perfect inventory.

Whether you’ve got a Dyson or a week in the Seychelles on your wedding wishlist, our review of ten wedding websites will help you find the right registry for you:

The Wedding Shop


Starting with The Wedding Shop – winner of the Wedding Awards ‘Gift List Service’ 2019 - the smart navy and white site has an easy to use set up – allowing you to curate your wish-list from a directory of top brands – can’t find what you’re looking for? Their in-house buyers can seek it out, from world-leading brands on your behalf. There are exclusive collaborations that you won’t find anywhere else – plus there’s the option to add cash gifts, honeymoon funds or receive charity contributions, too. In need of inspiration? Browse their ‘expert lists’ – curated by top interior stylists, designers and taste makers. There’s a Fulham showroom too, in case you need some hand-holding to make your final choices.

John Lewis


The go-to for wedding presents – and with good reason. There are 350,000 products to choose from on their Gift List site – if you’re having trouble choosing, pop in and collate your list in store, they’ll even treat you to tea and cake whilst you do it (so civilised, so JL). Once you’ve come back down to earth after the big day, they’ll deliver it all to your new love nest, hassle-free.

Prezola


The multi-award winning gift list site, Prezola has thought outside the box when it comes to wedding gifting – there is a comprehensive directory of 50,000 products for you to create a traditional gift list from – or why not let friends and family chip in on a ‘group gift’ - a bigger item that everyone can contribute to. There’s a honeymoon fund pot that guests can add to, or their new ‘social gifting’ – where loved ones can pledge to give their time or do something for you – it could be to babysit, volunteer at your favourite charity or even help with some DIY. A great, thoughtful alternative to monetary gifts that will create memories in a way that a butter dish never will.

Amazon Registry


A simple, easy to access way of curating your gift list – the world is your oyster with the whole Amazon inventory at your disposal – create your wishlist and share it with guests who can place their orders directly on Amazon. The Universal Wishlist button is a downloadable browser application that allows you to add anything you find outside of Amazon to your list too – streamlining your gifting into our easy to track site.

The Wedding Present Company


If you’re seeking the personal touch, The Wedding Present Co. have friendly experienced advisors to help you tailor your wish list. Helping busy couples choose their gifts since 1994 from their King’s Road showroom, the team know their gravy boats from their milk jugs – let them help you choose all the homewares you need; they’ve got handy edits to suit your style whether it’s Scandi cool or Country House chic. If you’ve already set up home together they also have the clever option of different ‘funds’ that guests can pay into – from art to furniture and wine.

Virgin Holidays


Put together your wish-list trip with Virgin Holidays and allow your guests to contribute towards the costs; organise your flights, hotel and experiences all in one place – whether you’re looking to ski, cruise or head off on an adrenalin-fuelled trip, your loved ones can chip in and be part of the adventure, too.

Davy’s


Davy’s wine merchants are on hand to help couples curate their ‘perfect cellar’. Chat to their experts about your tastes and preferences and they will create your own page online, filled with your favourite tipples for guests to buy and leave a personalised note. They’ll even provide the first year of cellaring free as their gift to you. A lovely way of choosing wines to enjoy together for years to come.

Patchwork


Set up to take the stigma out of ‘asking for cash’ – Patchwork is a beautifully branded site that allows family and friends to club together to fund one gift – piece by piece. Each guest adds a piece to the jigsaw – if it’s money towards a honeymoon they can choose to buy a particular meal or activity, bringing that ‘cash donation’ more meaning and helping fund a honeymoon of a lifetime.

Oxfam


If you’re wanting for nothing and looking to create a meaningful list with a difference – why not register your wedding gifts at Oxfam instead? You can pass the love on to communities and projects that need it – guests can buy a goat for a family in need, support the honeybee population, contribute to a child’s education or support vulnerable refugees. The ultimate list with impact.

Buy Our Honeymoon


Buy Our Honeymoon has created a thoughtful and inclusive way of allowing your guests to contribute to your post-nuptials travel plans. You can add your own imagery and text to your personalised list and allow guests to choose how they get involved – it could be paying to upgrade your hotel room, treating you to a spa day or a memorable Michelin starred meal. They can even send you on a sunset boat trip, snorkelling adventure or hot air balloon ride. The world really is your oyster.

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