Wedding List Top Tips

Alexanders Wedding Lists NI Top Tips

At Alexanders we have been helping couples put together their dream wedding gift lists for over 25 years. We have gained a lot of knowledge over the years, and we want to share our top tips for creating your wedding gift list.

Consider the size of your wedding.

Think about how many people you have invited to your wedding and ensure that you have included enough on your list. You will be surprised at the generosity of your guests when celebrating your incredibly special occasion, so do not be worried about adding a good variety of items. You are not obligated to purchase items that are not bought for you, so why not ensure you have a broad selection of gifts that your guest can choose from.

Include a range of price points to suit all budgets.

We know the idea of asking people for gifts is awkward, but remember your guests want to buy you something they know you are going to love. Our advice is to ensure that you include a variety of items at different prices to suit all budgets, from kitchen utensils and home accessories right up to larger items like mirrors, Kitchen Aid mixers and even a BBQ. 

Think about what you need for each room in your house.

Creating your wedding list together gives you the opportunity to build your home together so make sure you think about each room in your house and what you actually need. At Alexanders we can help you choose from all the following:

Kitchen/Dining - cutlery, dinnerware, glasses, kitchen utensils, baking utensils, ovenware, saucepans, knife blocks, chopping boards, microwaves, kettles, toasters, mixers, slow cookers, air fryers and lots more.

Bathroom - towels, bathmats, soaps and body wash, home fragrances, mirrors, and lots more.

Bedroom - bedding, sheets, throws, cushions, lamps, pictures, shelves, furniture, and lots more.

Living Room - styling accessories, silk flowers, clocks, pictures, photo frames, candles & diffusers, cushions & throws, lamps, side tables, coffee tables and lots more.

Garden - Weber BBQs, Ooni pizza ovens, bistro sets, plant pots and lots more. 

Other Essentials - irons, ironing boards, clothes horse, laundry baskets and lots more.

Choose gifts that will last!

When you choose excellent quality pieces you will have them for years to come. One of the lovely things about wedding gifts is being able to look at them in years to come and remember who bought it for you, reminisce about happy memories and think back to your wedding day. Plus, your guests want to buy you items they know you will have for years.

At Alexanders we pride ourselves on stocking top quality items from world leading brands, so we have plenty of choice for you.

Don't forget you can add gift vouchers.

Gift vouchers can be another great option, guests can choose an exact amount to suit their budget and it means you can enjoy some shopping after your wedding.

Enjoy it!

Make sure you enjoy the process and take it all in. At Alexanders we want to help you as much as possible to ensure that setting up your wedding list is enjoyable and easy as possible. Let us know if there is anything else we can do!

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Wedding Gift List Guide

Create Wedding List NI Gift Guide

Putting together your wedding gift list is one of the fun parts of planning your big day. Choosing presents that you can enjoy together as a married couple is an enjoyable experience and allows you to curate a list of items that suit your tastes and lifestyle. 

While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, there are some go-to wedding gift list ideas that most of us would be thrilled to receive. Here are our favourite suggestions from Alexanders, we guarantee you’ll find plenty of inspiration as you scroll!

Kitchen Gadgets

A toaster and kettle may be the ultimate wedding list standard items, but they are everyday essentials and you will need them to be reliable. If you’ve always wanted a KitchenAid mixer or dreamed of making your own bread from scratch? Now is the time to ask. Look at your daily routine and figure out which items may prove particularly valuable: would you both love a blender to make smoothies each morning, or a slow cooker so dinner’s ready when you get home after work? We've got all the options in our Cookshop department.

Home Fragrance

Whether you’ll be moving in together after your wedding or you’ve already there, a diffuser or luxe candle is a gift you’ll get use out of every single day, and they’re not as expensive as you might think either.

Some of our favourite brands include names like Ashley & Burwood, Max Benjamin & Marmalade of London. The Ashley & Burwood Heritage Diffuser looks super stylish and will leave your house smelling fresh with high-quality fragrance blends.


Improve your amateur chef game with a high-end wok or griddle pan, or finally achieve the ultimate marker of adulthood: owning one of those iconic casserole dishes! We have an excellent range of brands to help you become a culinary expert.

Keen bakers might also appreciate cake tins in a range of sizes, or the perfect square brownie tin: ultimately, it’s just wise to play to your strengths and ask for items you know you’ll definitely use. See also: really, really good kitchen knives.


This gorgeous Weber Q 1200 BBQ is a wonderful addition to any outside area. Even if you only have a patio or a small garden for now, a quality BBQ that's made to last will move with you throughout your life, and be the centrepiece of many a fun afternoon with friends. Some guests like to buy bigger items from your list and a BBQ is a perfect to have on for that choice.


The wedding toasts may be over, but that doesn’t mean your hosting days are! There are few things that feel more special than pouring out a leftover bottle of champagne into the type of glasses you’ve coveted but never quite had the budget to purchase.

We have a range of everyday glasses from brands like Denby and Villeroy & Boch and also some beautiful higher end glasses like the Gin Journey from Waterford.

Bedding & Towels

Well, what’s a home without some cosy soft furnishings too? We have such a wide selection of the highest quality towels available from Cawo and Vossen. We also stock duvets, pillows and protectors from Fine Bedding and we were excited to recently add luxury bed linen and bedding from The Finest Linen Company to our selection. These companies produce quality staples that can last for years, so choose wisely and they’ll serve you well.


There are few gifts more personal or thoughtful than a gorgeous print or painting, and it’s something that the creatives on your guest list will be thrilled to get for you. We have lots and lots of beautiful wall art in all shapes, sizes and themes which can be used to help decorate your home beautifully. 

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