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BRIDAL GUIDE 2017

CHOOSING A GIFT REGISTRY, WISHING WELL OR DONATION? Help guests choose the perfect gift by specifying what you need

GUESTS want to pass on their best wishes to the bride and groom and usually do that in the form of a gift but how do you make sure that gift is something you need or don’t already have? That is where gift registries come in. Gift registries allow couples to lay out what they want and need. There are many registry services available through department stores, services like Amazon Wish List and more.

TOP TRENDS IN GIFT REGISTRIES IN 2017

■ Outdoor equipment: Australians love spending time outside. Portable grilling

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equipment and barbecues are some of the most popular wedding gifts at the moment. ■ Retro appliances: Everyone likes having appliances that are pleasing to look at. Retro appliances can make a great wedding gift. ■ Food and wine: From wine subscriptions to ways to serve cheese, anything food and wine-related is easy and always a win. ■ Experiences: This could include activities or sports the couple wouldn’t usually take part in. Experiences could include things like a couple’s spa day, race car driving, hot air balloon ride or a cooking class.

■ Wishing well: Often people might prefer a gift of money to help with the cost of a honeymoon or house deposit. Have a special wishing well set up in the reception area where people can place in cards and cash. Including a short poem about why you are having a wishing well can be a good way to get people to donate. You can find heaps by Googling “wedding wishing well poems”. ■ Charitable donations: Sometimes people have everything they need and want to try and make a difference in the world. Create a list of charities you support and ask your guests to donate to them instead of giving you a gift.

South Burnett Bridal Guide 2017  

You’ve found love and here you’ll find everything you need to know in this guide to planning the perfect wedding in the South Burnett

South Burnett Bridal Guide 2017  

You’ve found love and here you’ll find everything you need to know in this guide to planning the perfect wedding in the South Burnett