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Wedding Gift List - Which is the best one?
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I have only contributed to a list as i am not getting married, yet!!!!
Hope it helps
Got married on the 26th April 08!!!!!!!:j:T
Bumpy Bean was due 20th Nov 2010, born 15th Nov :j:j:T
I think the paying towards the honeymoon might be down the shoot. My MIL to be was telling me about how another relative of hers is doing the same thing and how she thought it was a f***ing cheek and was ranting about it for ages. Last thing I want is to start off on the wrong foot with the new MIL.
I'll certainly take a look at Debenhams.
We a renow asking for B&Q vouchers. We have been together for 11 years when we marry and we still need to do a fair bit to the house. Plus when we return for honeymoon, it should be the end of the summer sale so might pick up a few bargins!!
You can get National Garden Gift Vouchers from garden centres too. My brother bought me some for Christmas, as I had a new drive put in and the front garden landscaped, but they just laid some turf. I've got the vouchers ready to buy shrubs for the border when the weather gets a bit warmer!
We also had a second gift list, where we got people to 'buy' an activity for our honeymoon - eg horseriding, whale watching, wine tasting or tango class. (Our honeymoon was several months travelling in South America - all saved for!). We worked out the cost for each and so allowed ourselves to have a really good variety of prices. We actually found this was much more popular than the JL list!
The negative thing is the length of delivery after the wedding. Our list was closed in the middle of September last year. As we had a small list (we combined the value of the gifts to get larger items), we expected to ge the gifts within 6-8 weeks after. Not so, we got one delivery after approx 12 weeks, containing TWO gifts. The next delivery was done just before Christmas (I had to take a day off), but still not all the gifts arrived.
In Februay, I had enough, so after a lot of discussion, we got a refund for the last two outstanding gifts so we could buy them elsewhere.
I am still waiting for an exchange of a faulty gift, it was notified in December, and was due in early February!!
Sorry for the rant, but this is one part of a wedding that you do not need the stress... Maybe we were very unlucky ?
was at 01/01/07 now 03/07/07
overdraft was 1500 now 1360 must try harder.
loan was 13705.24 now 9791.62 due to be paid off 01/02/2011 but gonna aim for 01/05/2009!!
amex cc was 4210 now 3650.48 lobt at 4.9% due to be paid off in 01/02/08
total owed was £19415.24 now its £14802.10 going down!!!:money:
I am proud to be dealing with my debt!
just one day at a time, dont take on ANY NEW debt.