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How it works

Step one

Book an appointment and set up your list

You can create your gift list online, but most couples like to begin with a private appointment in our London showroom – an inspirational two-storey space laid out like the rooms in a house. Enjoy free-flowing Nyetimber as you browse thousands of presents, with expert guidance from your dedicated Wedding List Advisor.

As experts in our field drawing on over 25 years’ experience in wedding lists, we can inspire you with a curated portfolio of your favourite brands and exclusive presents you won’t find anywhere else. Presents are arranged by room, according to where you might put them in your own home, meaning you can browse and visualise how presents might look and work together in your own home. Book your Private Appointment here.

If you can’t make it to our showroom, don’t worry. We offer Virtual Appointments that are just as tailored and bespoke. You’ll still receive the same reassuringly personal service from your Wedding List Advisor. Fill in a short questionnaire and we will send you a bespoke mood board ahead of your appointment. During your appointment, your advisor will have a selection of specially chosen present ideas to share with you, and together you can build your wedding list. Book your Virtual Appointment here.

With The Wedding Present Company, you’ll have complete freedom to choose presents you love to create a completely bespoke list. Our extensive brand portfolio covers all tastes, budgets and styles. We pride ourselves on working not only with all of the must-have brands, but also smaller artisanal designers you may not have come across. 

Over the years, we’ve answered almost every variety of request, and we handle each one with complete care and discretion. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond to help you find presents that truly reflect your personality, and that you will love for a lifetime.

Custom Presents

Fallen in love with something that we don’t have in our selection? You can add up to 10 custom products from any UK-based supplier to your list.


Want to combine presents with a fund? Your guests can contribute towards your honeymoon, a wine cellar, a special piece of furniture, an art commission or a charity of your choice. We do not charge our couples for including funds, however there is a 2% handling fee charged to guests to cover our costs. 

Once you have registered your wedding list with us (either online or in person during your appointment), we will set up your personal online account. As a couple, you can share this account, adding or removing wedding presents from your list. You can keep track of the presents your guests are buying, and see what’s been delivered to our warehouse. There’s no limit to the number of presents you can choose, and if you change your mind, you have complete flexibility to remove items.  

Step two

Make your list fixed or flexible

In setting up your gift list, we’ll ask whether you want to make it Fixed or Flexible. If you know exactly what you want to order, and you’d like your wedding presents delivered as soon as possible after your wedding, choose our Fixed option. We’ll order items as your guests purchase them (unless the item is part of a set that’s not yet complete). Through your online account, you can keep track of the presents your guests are buying, and see what’s arrived in our warehouse. As soon as you want to arrange delivery, just let us know.

With a Flexible list, you’ll finalise your present selection after your wedding. At this point, you can review all the presents bought from your gift list, and decide if you would like to make any changes (in case you have had duplicates bought off-list, or would like to complete a part-bought set, or if you've simply had a change of heart). We will then order start to order your presents for you. A Flexible list allows you to make a single order based on the total value of the presents that all your guests have given. Think of it like a bank account - the money pledged by your guests goes into one pot and you can choose how you spend this pot. 

Creating a wedding list can be one of the most enjoyable parts of planning a wedding. At each step, we are on hand to help you build your perfect gift list of presents that will last a lifetime. Both our Fixed and Flexible options give space for you to consider your choices and receive presents that you will love. To make the most of this time, we encourage you to take advantage of our relaxing showroom, and come back as many times as you like to choose just the right presents. You can also enjoy browsing our online showroom and adding presents to your list from the comfort of your own home. 

Step three

Let guests know about your list and buy

It couldn’t be simpler to let your guests know that you hold a gift list with The Wedding Present Company. We’ll give you complimentary cards to put into your wedding invitations, informing guests about your list and how they can purchase a present. Order your cards here or reach out to your Wedding List Advisor.

Alternatively, you might be planning to enclose a selection of information with your wedding invitations, such as maps and notes on local places to stay. A short sentence informing guests that The Wedding Present Company holds your list, and adding our website address works well when included with this information. We are happy to help with the wording of this, if needed. Alternatively we can provide you with a unique URL to your gift list if you have a wedding website.

Our website offers the simplest and most secure way for guests to buy you a present. To find your list and browse for a present, your guests simply go to our website and type in your surname. We can also send out your list by post and take orders over the phone.

Guests can buy presents individually, as part of a group, or on behalf of another person. As they order, we’ll give them the chance to write a personal message for you to accompany their wedding gift. 

Step four

Close your list and order presents

We close most lists four weeks after your wedding, to allow for any last-minute purchases by your guests. If you’d like to extend this period, let us know. After your list closes, if it’s a Flexible list, you will need to get in touch with us to finalise and confirm your present selections, based on the total value of presents given by your guests. We then start to order your presents. We will not order any presents until we hear from you. 

If you have a Fixed list, most of your purchased presents will likely already be on order. The only items we won't have ordered will be those that are part of an incomplete set. We'll wait to hear from you about these, to confirm if you would like us to order them, if you would like to top up the set, or exchange them for something else from within our extensive brand portfolio.

With all lists, most items should arrive within eight to ten weeks into our warehouse. Some more bespoke items, and those from further afield, may take between eight and twelve weeks to arrive. We will keep your online account updated and you can always call us for more information, and to let us know when you would like your presents to be delivered.

After your list closes, you may find that some presents on it have not been bought by your guests. We’d love you to have everything you’ve chosen, so once you’ve spent any vouchers and credit, we’ll give you a 10% discount to buy these items.

Step five

Arrange delivery, friends for life

We can deliver your presents in one single delivery, or in groups as they arrive. We also offer three months of free present storage from the date your final wedding present arrives in our Warehouse. 

Delivery is free to any UK mainland address for all lists whose value of presents bought is over £2,000. For lists with a pledge value under £2,000, we charge £25 for your first delivery. Subsequent deliveries are free of charge. We offer deliveries via our in-house delivery driver and our trusted courier company, to allow us to deliver your presents at a time to suit you, whether that's during the week, or at the weekend.

To thank you for choosing The Wedding Present Company, we’ll give you a 10% life discount on future orders worth more than £100. Any time you want, you can top up your home collection, replace broken items or buy presents for others.

We’d love you to recommend us to your friends. If a friend registers a new wedding gift list with The Wedding Present Company and mentions your name, we’ll send both you and your friend a £50 voucher to spend with us.