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Purchasing a gift for the happy couple

FAQ's for gift list owners

How is Marriage Gift List different?

At Marriage Gift List, we believe in transparency and fairness for both couples and guests. We offer a genuine value by ensuring your loved ones have a stress-free gifting experience.

Here's what sets us apart:

  1. Transparent Pricing: Your guests pay the exact price listed on the retailer's website – no hidden fees or markups from us.
  2. Unlimited Choice: Your wishlist isn't restricted to a specific range of items. You have the freedom to choose a product from any online store, all we need is a web address.
  3. Free to Use: Creating and managing your gift list is completely free. There are no hidden costs or subscription fees.
  4. No delays: While other gift lists typically deliver your gifts around 2 months after your wedding, we offer something better. You can choose to have your guests use your address when purchasing from the retailers, or you can opt for them to bring the gift with them on your special day, ensuring you receive your gifts promptly and hassle-free.
  5. No commitments: Start creating your gift list without signing up. You can experiment by adding a couple of gifts, then save your gift list to begin sharing.

With Marriage Gift List, both you and your guests can enjoy a fair and transparent experience. Create your free gift list today and experience the joy of stress-free gifting!

Marriage Gift List sounds great! But how does it work?

Ready to create your dream gift list? Here's how Marriage Gift List makes it easy...

  1. Adding Gifts: Find an item you love online? Simply copy the web address (URL) and paste it into our "gift grabber" tool. You can add as many gifts as you like from any online store.
  2. Sharing Your List: Once your gift list is complete, share it with your family and friends. They can easily access it and browse the items you've chosen.
  3. Guests Purchase Gifts: When a guest finds a gift they'd like to purchase, they'll be directed to the retailer's website to securely complete their transaction. Guests pay the exact price listed on the retailer's website – there are no hidden fees or markups.
  4. Marking Purchases: After completing their purchase, guests should return to your Marriage Gift List and mark the gift as 'Purchased.' This helps avoid duplicates and ensures you receive everything on your list.

As for delivery: Guests have the flexibility to choose your preferred method:

  1. Shipped directly to your address: Simply specify your address on your gift list.
  2. Brought to the wedding: Guests can bring the gift along to celebrate with you on your special day.

Are there any hidden costs?

Completely Free to Use:

Creating and managing your gift list with Marriage Gift List is entirely free. There are no hidden fees for either you or your guests.

Transparency in Our Earnings:

To maintain a free service, we earn a small commission on some purchases made through our website links to specific retailers. This commission is paid directly by the retailer as a way of thanking us for connecting them with potential customers. This does not affect the price your guests pay for the items they choose.

These commissions help us continuously improve the platform and ensure a smooth gifting experience for everyone.

Can I add a honeymoon / cash fund?

Absolutely! Easily add a custom fund to your registry and allow guests to contribute towards your honeymoon, a cherished household item, or any other special goal. View our guide on adding a cash fund to your wedding gift list.

Can we ask for experience days?

Of course! Find the experience you would like and copy & paste the URL into the "Add a gift" box.

Here are some popular websites for experience days:


Can we ask for charity donations?

Absolutely! Supporting a cause you care about is a wonderful way to celebrate your special day.

Here's how you can easily add a charity donation option to your Marriage Gift List:

  1. Copy & Paste the Charity Link: Locate the URL of your chosen charity's donation page.
  2. Add it as a Gift: Simply paste the copied URL into the "Add a Gift" box on your Marriage Gift List.

Please note... Marriage Gift List won't be involved in handling any financial transactions

Can multiple guests contribute towards a gift?

Make your dream honeymoon, home improvement project, or that special gift a reality! You can easily add a custom fund to your registry and allow guests to contribute towards it. Find out how to create a custom fund here.

A guest purchased a gift card for us, how do we redeem it?

If the guest that purchased the gift card does not send it to you, you will need to contact them directly. Check the thank you manager to see who has purchased the gift card.

Please note... Marriage Gift List serves as a platform for creating and managing gift lists, and we don't have access to the physical gift cards or their redemption details.

What happens if guests purchase the same gift by accident?

In the unlikely event that this happens, we suggest you ask one of the guests to return the gift to the retailer and select a different gift from your list.

To avoid unwanted duplicate gifts - guests need to make sure they return to Marriage Gift List after purchasing the gift to mark their purchase as complete. We make this very clear.

What is a list manager?

Our website has been designed to be very user-friendly, but we recommend that you add one of your details down as "List Manager" so you can assist anyone who is having difficulty purchasing a gift.

Can we turn off gift purchase emails to keep it a surprise?

Absolutely! You can keep it a surprise! Head to the notications page and toggle your email notifications to "NO".

What is the "Thank you manager"?

You can use the "thank you manager" to keep track of which guests you have sent your thank-you cards to. See what gift(s) they have bought you and read any messages they have left.

Take note of their address and click the checkbox when you have sent your thank you.

How do we change the order of our gifts?

Look for this icon on your gifts - () you can click and drag this to move your gifts to any position.

You will not be able to do this on your mobile or tablet.

How do we receive our gifts?

You can ask your guests to either bring your gifts to the big day or have them delivered to an address.

If you have any problems regarding the delivery of a specific gift, you will need to contact the guest that purchased the gift (find out who marked the gift as purchased in the "Thank you manager"). They would need to contact the original retailer directly. We'd love to help but the transaction is between those two parties exclusively, so we are unable to intervene.

Some gifts have not arrived, what should I do?

We understand the concern if some gifts haven't arrived yet. Here's how you can navigate this situation:

Check the Thank You Manager: This feature within Marriage Gift List allows you to see who marked the gift as purchased.

Contact the guest: While Marriage Gift List doesn't directly handle purchases, we recommend politely reaching out to the guest who marked the gift. They might have additional information or insights.

The guest should be able to share the estimated delivery timeframe or any tracking information they received.

As facilitators Marriage Gift List provides a platform for creating and managing gift lists, connecting you with your guests.

We emphasise that the purchase agreement solely lies between the guest and the retailer. Marriage Gift List is not involved in the financial transaction or directly responsible for individual gift deliveries.

Why is data sometimes missing when I add a gift?

We do our best to grab all the information required, but sometimes we can't get everything. So if the title or price is empty you can fill it in. If the image of the product is missing you can upload it.

We continuously strive to improve our technology to capture as much information as possible when you add gifts.

How does Marriage Gift List work for guests?

Marriage Gift List makes it easy for your guests to find and purchase gifts you've chosen:

  1. Browsing Your Gift List: Guests can search for your gift list and explore the items you've selected.
  2. Selecting and Purchasing Gifts: Once a guest finds a gift they like, they'll be directed to the retailer's website to securely complete their purchase.
  3. After they purchase: After completing their purchase on the retailer's website, guests need to return to your gift list and mark the gift as "Purchased". We make this very clear to your guests so don't worry.

Guests pay the exact price listed on the retailer's website – there are no hidden fees or markups.

Guests can also choose your preferred delivery method by having the gift shipped directly to your address or bringing the gift along to celebrate with you on your wedding day.

Where do we see the gifts that have been purchased?

Marriage Gift List makes it simple to keep track of your gifts:

  1. View Purchased Gifts: In your member area, click on "View List". This displays a clear overview of all the gifts on your list, highlighting which ones have been marked as "Purchased".
  2. See Who Purchased Each Gift: If you'd like to see who purchased a specific gift, head over to the "Thank You Manager". Here, you can click on each guest's name to view the gift they chose for you.

Can we delete our account?

We would hate to see you go! But yes, you can delete your account at any time.

Before you decide:

Marriage Gift List offers the option to hide your list from guests using the switch in the members' area. This allows you to keep your list accessible but prevents others from viewing it.

Deleting Your Account:

  1. Log in: Access your Marriage Gift List account.
  2. Got to Settings Locate the "Settings" section within your account dashboard.
  3. Scroll Down: Navigate to the bottom of the settings page.
  4. Delete Account: You'll find a clear link labeled "Delete Account." Click on this link to initiate the account deletion process.

It's important to note... Deleting your account is permanent. All associated data, including your gift list and guest information, will be removed.

Will my wedding gift list expire?

Your wedding gift list will not expire, but you can choose to delete it and close it permanently. This will, of course, mean that guests cannot access it at all.

How do I make a wedding gift list in the UK?

To make a wedding gift list in the UK you simply need to sign up to your wedding registry and start building your list.

There are a number of different UK options for your wedding gift list, often referred to as a wedding registry. We think we're the best wedding registry around because we're free, we're experienced and we're really easy to use.

Is a gift registry the same as a wedding registry?

A wedding registry is a type of gift registry, or gift list. You can find gift registries that are set up for different reasons, but a wedding is almost certainly the most popular one.

There are a few names you'll find, such as bridal registry, wedding registry, wedding fit list and marriage gift list. They all provide you with the same service, which is a customisable list of gifts you'd like to receive on the big day. In the case of Marriage Gift List, it's totally free and we don't add anything extra onto the prices of the gifts.

Is there a difference between a bridal registry and a wedding registry?

No, these are the same types of service. It's really just down to preference in terms of how a gift list service refers to itself. We often use the term gift list at Marriage Gift List (it is in the name, after all), but we are also a bridal registry and a wedding registry.

How do honeymoon wedding funds work in the UK?

They are just like wedding gift lists, but the wedding presents are replaced with cash! Honeymoons are often pricey endeavours, and also a once-in-a-lifetime event, so couples really appreciate money towards theirs.

You don't really want to hand a load of notes over in an envelope on the big day, so a honeymoon fund in the UK is a great way to put the cash somewhere safe and online. Marriage Gift List can offer this service, but does not handle the cash.

You can get your honeymoon fund set up via your own PayPal.Me link, which you paste into your Marriage Gift List as you would with other gifts.

Is Marriage Gift List a UK gift registry?

Yes, Marriage Gift List is a free-to-use UK-based gift registry service. It is specifically designed for wedding gifts and wedding registries, so you wouldn't use Marriage Gift List for a baby gift registry (you can however use our sister site Baby Gift list for that).

How does it work when you use a UK wedding registry?

UK-based wedding registries work in the same way as ones in other countries. A couple choose their bridal registry service, hopefully Marriage Gift List, and then build their list. In our case it's free to do this, with no charges added onto the prices of the gifts, and once the couple is ready they can share the list ID with friends and family.

How easy is it to use a wedding registry website?

Wedding registry websites are very easy to use. You simply start a list, find a gift you like, and then copy and paste its web address to get it added. Sneak in that weird garden ornament that only one of you likes, or add the dishwasher you 100% need. What you get is really up to you (and then your guests, of course).

How does a wedding gift registry work?

A wedding gift registry works in the same way as a wedding gift list. You select a gift registry service, create an account, build your customised list and then share it with your guests.

They are often free, but the stores available can vary depending on the service you choose. Marriage Gift List does not limit the stores you can use, whereas others can steer you towards gifts that pay them commission. Our wedding registry is designed to be a free, flexible and fun service first and foremost!

Is it normal to have a gift registry for a wedding?

This is really down to the couple and their preferences. Some people don't mind what they receive and enjoy the surprise, even when they unwrap a bizarre photo of a slipper. Others, however, prefer to know that they're getting gifts they'll love. Wedding gift registries remain a very popular choice in the UK for couples looking forward to getting hitched!

What is a wedding gift list called?

A wedding gift list may also be called a bridal registry, wedding registry or marriage gift list. They all offer the same type of service, which is a way to choose the gifts you receive on your wedding day.

Which stores are available when I use Marriage Gift List?

There is no limit, so you can add a gift from any online store.

Marriage Gift List doesn't restrict you when you make your list, and that's what makes us different from many other UK wedding registry services. They may focus entirely on ones that pay commission, whereas we want you to add whatever you like!

Still have a question?

If you can't find an answer above, feel free to contact us

FAQ's for friends & family

How do I buy a gift?

You'll browse the couple's gift list here, but you'll be purchasing directly from the retailers' websites.

  1. Find the gift you want to buy on the couple's list.
  2. Click the gift and carefully read any instructions or delivery requirements.
  3. Click "Visit Retailer & Purchase Gift" to be directed to the retailer's website.
  4. Add the gift to your basket and proceed to checkout on the retailer's website.
  5. Make sure to use the delivery information provided by the couple and complete your purchase on the retailer's website.

Here's the important part… Once you've purchased the gift on the retailer's website, return to the couple's gift list. A confirmation box will appear where you can mark the gift as purchased by completing the form.

I have already purchased the gift, how do I mark it as purchased?

Didn't see the purchase confirmation popup? No worries! You can still mark your gift as purchased.

  1. Find the gift you bought on the list and click on it again
  2. Below the 'Visit retailer & purchase gift' button, you'll see a link for 'Mark as purchased.'
  3. Complete the short form to confirm your purchase.

Why was I taken to another website when trying to give a gift?

Marriage Gift List is designed to help couples easily create their dream gift registry. We provide a platform where they can add gifts from various online stores.

When you choose a gift, you'll be directed to the retailer's website to complete your purchase. We don't sell the products ourselves.

In some cases, we use an affiliate link to send you to the retailer. This simply means that the retailer might thank us with a small commission if you make a purchase using that link.

For cash gifts, you will be redirected to the couple's PayPal.Me account. We don't handle any financial transactions directly and there is no fee from us.

Where do I send the gift?

The shipping address will appear at the top of the couple's gift list and in the pop-up of your chosen gift. Simply copy and paste the address when you go through the checkout process on the retailer site.

If you plan to give your gift in person, then ship the gift to your own address instead.

I purchased a gift but it has not arrived, can you help?

We understand your concern! While Marriage Gift List connects you to retailers, we don't handle the purchase or delivery of the gifts themselves.

Important to note: Your purchase agreement is directly with the retailer you buy the gift from. We are unable to intervene in disputes regarding the delivery or quality of the gifts.

If you haven't received your gift yet, we recommend contacting the retailer directly. They will be able to assist you with tracking your purchase and answer any questions you may have.

I marked a gift as fulfilled by mistake. How do I undo this?

No worries! We understand mistakes can happen. Here's how to easily fix it:

  1. Look for an email from Marriage Gift List titled "Your Thoughtful Gift for [Couple's Names]" (check your spam folder if needed).
  2. Scroll down to the section titled "Changed your mind?" and click the provided link.
  3. You'll see the gift that you marked. Click "Undo your gift selection" to make it reappear on the couple's gift list.

Didn't receive the email? Don't worry! Simply contact us at In your message, please mention one of the couple's surnames and the name of the gift you want to unmark.

Can I contribute towards a gift?

We currently offer contributions towards a cash fund to help the couple celebrate their new life together.

Looking to contribute towards a specific physical gift? While this option isn't available directly yet, we encourage you to reach out to other guests to inquire about splitting the cost.

If you decide to coordinate with another guest, one of you can simply mark the desired gift as purchased on the registry to avoid duplicates.

How do I buy multiple items from the same retailer?

To keep it simple you would want to add all of your items to the same shopping cart, so you can go through the checkout process once (which may save on shipping costs).

Here are the steps to take:

  1. Find your gifts: Browse the gift list and choose the items you want from the same store.
  2. Proceed to retailer: Click on the first item and proceed to the retailer's website. Add it to your shopping cart but don't check out just yet.
  3. Mark as purchased: Return to Marriage Gift List and confirm your purchase by clicking "Yes, I have paid." Fill out the form and let the couple know.
  4. Repeat for other items: Select the next gift from the same store on the gift list. Go back to the retailer's website and add it to your cart. You'll likely see your previous item there too.
  5. Check out: Once you've added everything, you can make the payment on the retailer's website.
  6. Avoid duplicates: If you forgot to mark any of the products as purchased you can click on the gift and click on "Mark as purchased".

I have a problem with the gift I ordered, who do I contact?

We understand that issues with your purchase can be frustrating. While Marriage Gift List cannot directly assist with these matters, we can guide you in the right direction.

Marriage Gift List functions as a gift registry platform. We connect you with the retailers where the couple has registered their gifts. However, we are not involved in the purchase or fulfillment process.

For any inquiries or concerns regarding the gift you purchased, please contact the retailer directly. Their customer service team is equipped to handle issues related to delivery delays, damaged items, returns, or exchanges.

Why is the price different on the retailer's website?

Retailer prices can occasionally change. This means the price you see on the gift list might not always match the current price on the retailer's website.

The retailer's website will always display the most up-to-date price. Unfortunately, Marriage Gift List cannot automatically update prices due to constant fluctuations.

Here's what you can do:

  1. Proceed with the purchase based on the price listed on the retailer's website.
  2. If you'd like to inform the couple about the price difference, you can contact them.

Can I send a cash gift?

Looking to contribute to the couple's cash fund but unsure how? Here's a quick guide:

  1. Select the cash fund you want to contribute to.
  2. Enter the amount you would like to gift.
  3. Complete the short form so the couple know who to thank for the thoughtful contribution.
  4. Click on the provided button to be directed to the couple's PayPal page. There, you can securely contribute your gift.
  5. Don't forget this crucial step! After completing your payment on PayPal, return to the couple's gift list and mark your gift as 'Sent.' This helps the couple keep track of their contributions.

It is important to note... Marriage Gift List doesn't directly handle any financial transactions. They provide a platform for couples to manage their gift lists and connect with guests.

How does Marriage Gift List work?

Here's How Marriage Gift List Makes Gifting Easier:

  1. Couples create their dream gift list: We provide a platform for couples to gather desired gifts from various online stores, creating a centralised registry.
  2. Guests can easily find and purchase gifts: You can browse the couple's gift list, find the perfect item, and be directed to the retailer's website to complete your purchase securely.
  3. Wide selection of stores: Couples can add gifts from almost any online store, giving you a diverse range of options to choose from.
  4. Free and transparent service: There are no hidden fees for using Marriage Gift List, neither for couples nor for guests.

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