Join us as we chat to our brilliant Marketing Executive and Wedding List Advisor, Emily, who has shared her favourite wedding presents from our Online Showroom. Emily shares her top tips for building a timeless wedding list that you and your guests will love. We chat to Emily about her interior style, her go-to sources of interiors inspiration and her expert advice on building your wedding gift list.
Eclectic and colourful. I love collecting homewares when travelling and I am always on the look out for antique/vintage homewares around London. I could spend all my time at Sunbury Antiques market! I love Scandinavian furniture but I am also really drawn to colour and pattern.
I love brands inspired by travel and culture. Kalinko’s homewares are designed and made in Burma. There is so much I would love from Kalinko, including their recycled glass tumblers and their rattan placemats. Wicklewood produce homewares that use traditional techniques and textiles inspired by Guatemala and India. Other favourite brands that WPC supply are Penny Morrison, Pooky, Polkra, Garden Trading, Fermoie and KLIMCHI.
My favourite Instagram accounts for interiors inspiration are @farrowandball, @matildagoad, @houseandgardenuk. When looking for tablescape inspiration my favourite accounts are @the.sette, @fionaleahydesign, @lizlinkleter, @jamjar_edit. For cooking inspiration I love @spook_ldn @wildbytart @hoste.london. I also love following @collagerie, they do such great edits.
Put good quality items on that you love now and they will last. I find one of the hardest decision for couples is choosing a set of formal china. I believe you should love the design now as much as you will in 10 years time. Whilst this is hard to predict, you may want a classic, future-proof option. Some of my favourite formal china ranges are the Wedgwood Signet range with predominantly white china with a platinum band. I also love Gien's timless Pont aux Choux range with its scalloped edge and detailing around the edge. If you do like a little colour, I love Raynaud's Filet Vert range - which is slightly more delicate than Gien and has a dark green edge.
I would say a set of good quality cutlery. It is a great time to add a large set or a canteen as it isn’t something you would just go out and buy. My sugestions of brands to get cutlery from are Arthur Price, Glazebrook and Carrs. Couples are often not sure how many to get in a set. I would personally suggest to get more than you think. It is then helpful if some of it is in the dishwasher.
Probably the bedroom. I like how you can make small changes along with the weather and make the room feel different. In Winter you can make it more cozy with quilts and lamps and then in Summer change bed linen and cushions to make it feel more fresh.
Lovely traditional wedding presents could include a clock, a piece of art or rather obvious but a Le Creuset cast iron casserole dish. There is something comforting in the fact that they have a lifetime guarantee that the older generation take solace in.
Your wedding guests love buying presents that they know you will use or have on display all the time. I think as long as your wedding list is reflective of what you love then guests shouldn't struggle to choose. If you love entertaining - then buying you any china, cutlery, serveware or glassware is a lovely option. If you love being outside, perhaps some garden furniture or outdoor accessories. The great thing about The Wedding Present Company is that we can help couples tailor the list to suit your taste and lifestyle. Our expert advice is our USP.