The wedding gift list
Choosing a wedding gift list can be very time consuming but luckily enough, with the help of the world wide web you can this from the comfort of your own sofa (soon to be accessorized with plush new throws if you so wish). Which gift list company should you choose? What happens if you want physical gifts or contributions to your (desperately over budget) honeymoon fund?
The rise of social media has meant that the concept of a wedding registry, where bride and grooms select the gifts they would like, makes it far less stressful and simpler for all parties involved as most people have busy lives with little time to hunt gifts.
Irish-Palestinian Sara Farah launched White Almonds back in 2014, tailoring the site to the local region. According to their market research, while weddings in Europe invite between 100 and 200 people, in the UAE they are bigger affairs, catering to up to 1,000 guests. Invitees spend anywhere between Dh60,000 and a whopping Dh500,000 on gifts per wedding! A three-month summer job at a London wedding shop gave Sara Farah the idea for her business, they have now featured in elite magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar and are extremely well established.
At White Almonds, an engaged couple can create a wedding list free of charge that includes household goods, furniture and art etc. They can even put their honeymoon on the registry. Guests can log in to contribute money towards the list of the desired gifts featured in it. Contributions can be made four months ahead and closed a month after the actual event.
Meanwhile, the money is held in a non-interest bearing trust account. After the list is closed, the accumulated money is uploaded on to a debit card valid for a year for the couple to then redeem against gifts.
We adore this luxurious pair of silver plated champagne flutes by Robbe & Berking.
As well as this unique and eye catching tray by Rablas.
Check out their site White Almonds
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