I’m so excited to share a new wedding list innovation from our friends at Prezola, the UK’s leading wedding registry, and the only gift list service in the UK we hand on heart recommend. I think we’d all agree that the best gifts don’t always cost money, and Prezola’s found a fantastic way to facilitate gifting the precious resource of time.
That’s why I think you’re going to love social gifting, which allows you to register for meaningful experiential gifts that don’t need to cost guests a penny. Now, in addition to traditional gifts from hundreds of retailers, a honeymoon fund, cash contributions, and charity donations, Prezola’s enabling your guests to promise to do something, not just buy something, to commemorate your special day.
WHAT ARE SOCIAL PROMISES?
Prezola’s Social Promises can be anything close to your heart — you can choose from a selection of pre-created promises, or create your own.
Whether it’s volunteering at a charity that’s meaningful to you, helping you move house, or looking after your pet while you’re on honeymoon, you can create and add Social Promises to your gift list just like any other gift, completely free of charge.
Social Promises put the focus of gift-giving squarely on sharing time and experiences with loved ones. It’s also a great way to reduce the pressure for guests to spend a lot on attending your wedding — such a win-win.
SOCIAL PROMISES INSPO
We polled the members of our Facebook group for Jewish (and Jew-ish) brides about what kinds of social promises they’d like to receive — here are some of the responses:
- Promise to help with moving house
- Promise to babysit
- Promise to make the wedding cake
- Promise to design thank you cards
- Promise to maintain the garden for a year
- Promise to go on a walk or hike together
- Promise to walk your dog
- Promise to be gym buddies
- Promise to cook dinner together
WHY WE LOVE PREZOLA
Social gifting is just one of Prezola’s wonderful features — when it comes to conventional gifts, we love that they work with brands like The White Company, Kelly Hoppen London, LSA International, and Soho Home. I’ve even worked with them on a curated collection of stylish Jewish gifts.
They’ve got wonderful personal shoppers on hand providing impeccable customer service as you find the perfect gifts for your home, and they’ve long been a pioneer in guest list innovations, offering options like experience gifts, charity donations, and cash contributions, all of which can be combined on the same list — and now social gifting can be, too. Prezola also offers members of Smashing The Glass’s Brides Club an exclusive upgrade to Prezola Platinum (worth £250).
What do you think about social gifting? Would you register for the gift of time? Let me know in the comments!