Donaghy Bros Wedding Blog

Should we have a Wedding Gift List?

Should we have a Wedding Gift List?

Should we have a Wedding Gift List? The Age old question… “Wedding lists are outdated”, “We already live together”, “We don’t want the hassle of a Wedding list” – Some of the things your thinking when deciding whether or not to have a wedding gift list? Yes, traditionally a wedding list was the only option brides and grooms but times have changed (a lot!) since 1971 when the average age of a bride was 21 (yikes!). Over the past decade there has been a surge in couples asking for cash gifts due to changing lifestyles. However some guests haven’t adjusted and can still feel very awkward when asked for cash gifts (even if they are asked with a cute poem). Some guests prefer to give the married couple to be a tangible present (we often find this is the case with guests in the 50+ age bracket). So whether you have a wedding gift list or not the chances of you ending up with presents are pretty high. So maybe it’s better to choose what you want, rather than end up with 3 toasters, 4 sets of personalized champagne flutes and a cat tooth brush holder that will never see the light of day (Thanks Aunt Margaret!). Over the past couple of years we have seen a huge trend  in “Luxe” Wedding lists – the new Mr & Mrs are not wanting your bog standard staple items anymore. You can say goodbye to boring bed linen and drab towels. Companies like ourselves offer the opportunity to add TV’s, large appliances and high end cookware to your specialized list. So in answer...

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Why pick us?

Why pick us?

Welcome to our NEW Wedding Blog! We will be writing about all things Wedding every other Friday, to give all you budding Brides and Grooms out there some inspiration and advice on the lead up to your big day. So let’s kick things off with a little something about us. We are Northern Ireland’s leading independent electrical retailer and have been since 1964. We have two stores based in Northern Ireland, our flagship store in Kilrea and our Coleraine store which was opened in 2012. Our original store in Kilrea went through major refurbishment in 2015 which allowed the addition of our Cookshop and our Wedding Gift List Service. So, we’re going to assume you have stumbled across our wedding website as you want to know more about our Wedding Gift List Service? Well let us tell you what we can offer you… A private one to one consultation in our spacious new store in Kilrea (where you will be guided through the mind field of gift choices by one of our Wedding Specialists who will then become your point of contact from then onwards) An extensive collection of tableware & ovenware by world renowned brands such as Jasper Conran, Vera Wang, Canvas Home, Le Creuset and Joseph Joseph An endless supply of electrical appliances from KitchenAid mixers to American Fridge Freezers A great range of Televisions and surround sound options for your home Gifts stored away to ensure availability Online access to your Wedding List for you and your guests Email updates when gifts are selected from your list Free delivery of all of your purchased gifts at a time...

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