The marriage list has its source in a North American tradition very pragmatic to alleviate any material difficulty of young people. In France, where we get married more and more later, often after having lived together, the lists evolve to the extent of the new dreams and needs of the newlyweds.
The marriage list is submitted to suppliers two to four months before the ceremony. The family pays an average of € 80 to € 150, usually less friends. It is therefore a question of thinking of each other’s purchasing power by choosing wedding gifts in a very wide range of prices.
Guests are increasingly inclined to make a financial contribution, but many people like to select a particular wedding gift. We must not neglect the choice of objects even if it is fictitious since the grooms actually buy what they want, at least in department stores. For all intents and purposes, they propose a standard marriage list that corresponds to generally shared needs.
A veritable commercial bonanza, the wedding list has been emulated in boutiques of all styles. Department stores largely occupy the niche but it is also possible to file a wedding list in specialized shops. The interest is to combine his wedding gifts in one or two points of purchase to better manage the variety, to avoid duplicates and wedding gifts of different tastes … but also to take advantage of the small advantage offered by the traders.
Department stores, full services
In general, they all offer a Minitel service or Internet to view and order on the wedding list, free delivery, free parking hours, notices of regular wedding gifts and warranty prices over one year. They offer a whole range of benefits, such as discounts, advance purchase vouchers, gift vouchers, service provision and other advantageous terms from their partners …
The financial bouquet of the newlyweds.
There are classic wedding gifts that feature prominently in all wedding lists. But there is also another way to reward the bride and groom in hard currency and without losing elegance. It involves making payments that will be used to buy financial securities (shares and bonds) under a multi-asset life insurance policy, opened for the occasion. It is a flexible investment that allows you to capitalize savings and later dispose of them in the form of a capital or an annuity. The newlyweds will be able to realize their projects and have, for this, a financial mattress (travel, real estate purchase, retirement project, etc …). Especially since the taxation is soft: beyond 8 years, a levy of 7. 5% on interest, but only after an annual reduction of 9150 € for a married couple. It is also possible to combine this type of contract with a death / disability guarantee that will protect the couple against the vagaries of life.
In smaller but more specialized stores, the future couple has the opportunity to refine their list, especially if their tastes or needs are oriented towards a specific niche: cooking, decoration, furniture, art … and, choice more and more frequent, trip!
Here again, we offer many benefits and welcome gifts. The specialists propose to the couple to file several marriage lists, limiting them to a certain sum, and to link one marriage list to the other once the sum is reached. These are mainly furniture, tableware, leisure, tour operators …
Some brands, present throughout France, have largely confirmed their expertise while continuing to improve their services.
Art galleries are becoming more and more receptive to the possibility of buying a canvas or sculpture through wedding lists. Still need to be sure that the price will be paid by donors, otherwise the couple will supplement and sometimes expensive.