Written on: 16/05/2013 by Rosanna_Mike (1 review written)
It was great to be able to select whatever we wanted for our gift list, from individual items to buy, to trips for our honeymoon. It was also handy that we were able to break down expensive items into several smaller purchases to make them more affordable. Afterwards, we were able to buy whatever we wanted from any shop (affiliated or not affiliated to the site); so all in all great flexibility. The list was easy to set up, new items could be added at any time, items could be moved up or... (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2012 by BigJim2002
This is a great way to produce a gift list that is both helpful to your guests (it lays it all out for them to make it easy and almost fun), and for you (once your guests have made their choices the team are extremely helpful). I must admit at first we took this option just to give ourselves some slack when dealing with everything else, but in fact the process and the team at Bottom Drawer have been helpful throughout. Recommended (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2012
We used The Bottom Drawer for our wedding gift list and it was fantastic. So flexible in the way that you can put together gift options. We used it to put together all the elements of our honeymoon and used top drawer holidays for the honeymoon. All our guests commented on what a great idea it was and they all felt a part of the honeymoon by purchasing parts of the trip from $10 taxi rides in New York to 75 EUR spa treatments in Iceland. Top Drawer Holidays helped make the honeymoon unique... (read more)
Written on: 09/11/2012 by K8TY_BYRNE (1 review written)
We booked both our Honeymoon and used the gift list service from Top / Bottom draw. They assisted in the whole process and were excellent. We were happy that we had the freedom to list whatever we wanted and our guests liked the option to purchase an experience, drinks, dinner, travel costs etc.. rather than just giving money. I have no hesitation in recommending either company for any occasion. (read more)
Written on: 19/10/2012 by SolidGuy (1 review written)
We used both The Bottom Draw for our wedding list and The Top Drawer to organise and book our honeymoon and were delighted with both services. We found the process of organising our wedding quite daunting and somewhat stressful at times and this service made it so much easier. We loved the flexibility of the service - we could present our guests the option to contribute to specific items, make a cash contribution to our honeymoon or we made up some specific meaningfull gifts like - a... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2012
A friend of ours recommended The Bottom Drawer as they had used them for their honeymoon fund. We are so pleased we used The Bottom Drawer, we were able to make little bundles of gifts for our guests to contribute too, accompanied by little funny comments to make our guests feel involved. Our guests found the service easy to use. I thoroughly recommend The Bottom Drawer - it is easy to use and easy to personalise. (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2012
A wonderful way of having a list from different places. We have lived together for ages so it was a really good way to update when we didn't need the basic start up as well as treat ourselves on our honeymoon. Well liked by our family and friends. Loved being able to see peoples comments and keepingban eye on our listThank you! (read more)
Written on: 20/07/2012
If you want to avoid the usual boring gift lists this is the one for you, you can choose presents, honeymoon adventures etc rather than the usual John Lewis plates that you probably already have. It's easy to set up and easy to use. It's also free if you book you're honeymoon with them, we did and had an amazing time in Vietnam. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2012 by g3mm4h
My husband and I decided to use the Bottom Drawer for our wedding gift list as we'd already been living together for over 2 years before we got married. As a result we had already purchased most household goods that we needed and indeed wanted. To avoid receiving duplicates of products we already had, and indeed to avoid the danger of people buying us gifts we certainly didn't want, we decided to pull together a more diverse list through the Bottom Drawer which allowed us to pick a number of... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2012 by costaricahoneymooners
We used The Bottom Drawer to ask our wedding guests to contribute online to our dream honeymoon in Costa Rica. Our guests loved the idea of being able to buy us parts of the honeymoon (e.g night in a hotel or beach horseriding),which is so much nicer than just handing over cash without knowing how it'll be spent. We found the service good, especially when it came for the funds to be transferred to our account as this was done expediently and without any hassle whatsoever which meant our... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2012 by usernameany
Well worth doing. Good site, easy to use, clear instructions and guidance, clear pricing and options, no nasty hidden surprises. Regular and prompt communication. High level of personalisation possible, site is flexible to your needs. Site looks and performs professionally, slick and stylish. we were getting marreid having lived together for years, so a conventional gift list was not appropriate. We wanted to buy a camper van so were essentially asking for donations towards that. The Bottom... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2012 by SteveUK1978 (1 review written)
If you want a mix of things on your gift list as we did (some cash contributions to honeymoon costs and some actual "stuff") and don't want to be limited to one supplier like John Lewis, then I would highly recommend The Bottom Drawer. The site is easy to use and set up, their communications were good and the charges were modest given how useful the site was throughout our wedding planning process. We shopped around quite a bit for an online gift list and just felt this was the most... (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2012
Used this site for our wedding gift list so that our friends & family contributed to our honeymoon. It was easy to use, you could make it very personal with pictures and we got the money as soon as we asked for it. Couldn't have asked for a better service - thanks so much! (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2012 by LCowlingThomas
I found Bottom Drawer from a wedding magazine, had a quick look and wasn't sure if it was for me as rather than a normal 'gift list' I needed cash donations towards my honeymoon (but did not want to sound that rude!) - I decided to email Bottom Drawer and was so glad I did as they got back to me that day and told me that, for their standard admin fee (£89) I could make up a honeymoon 'gift list' (e.g. "drinks by the pool at £10 each" etc) and get guests to contribute that way. Everyone... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2012 by Ian-H (2 reviews written)
The bottom drawer was a great way for us to split up our wedding list into actual items and money towards our honeymoon without simply asking people for money. It gave our guests the feeling of buying actual presents rather than the rather businesslike process of transferring money between bank accounts. It was simple to use for both us and our guests and any communication was always quick and clear. It's also a great way to get items from different stores if you don't necessarily want to... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2012 by fiona83
Very good service, the gift list cards are great we put them in with our invitations and allowed all my guests to have easy access to my gift list. We were able to make up our own list based on what we wanted to do with the money from our guests, it was all for spending money for our honeymoon, but it allowed people to buy as an actual gift, like 'trip to the grand canyon', instead of us just asking for money, which some people do not like to do. it was fun and original and very easy to use. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2012 by JENN__
We used 'The Bottom Drawer' as a gift list for people giving presents for our recent wedding. Before deciding on The Bottom Drawer we looked at quite a number of different gift list options, including the traditional Lists in stores such as John Lewis. Having looked through all of these, bottom Drawer was the only service we could find which allowed us to combine the more traditional gifts such as homeware (crockery, vases, cutlery etc.) with the more modern and quirky gifts such as... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2011
We decided to use The Bottom Drawer for our wedding list, having seen it used by our friends. It was excellent as it meant we were totally unrestricted with our choices of wedding gifts. We had a selection from the traditional household items to gifts towards our honeymoon (eg. afternoon tea at Raffles / poolside milkshakes). The site was easy to use and once we closed our list and requested the funds, they were with us by the next day! Perfect - very friendly team too if you have any... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2011
We booked our honeymoon through TopDrawer holidays so got the use of the BottomDrawer for free. Was really easy to use and lots of our guests really liked the idea plus we felt more comfortable asking our guest to contribute to trips for a honeymoon than just asking for cash. Would definately recommend to a friend. (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2011
We got married in the UK where all our guests were based and live in Australia. We found the Bottom Drawer was great value when comparing all the wedding registries in UK and Australia. All of the others had hidden costs in percentages, packaging and delivery and we just wanted something to only charge for the gift. We thought of a money wishing well but wanted to be more personal and the bottom drawer gave us that. We made a list of gifts that our guests loved buying for us (the same... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2011 by lhooper
Such a great way of raising funds for weddings, as the funds come in they can be attributed to actual goods brough through the website or just used as a way of banking up money.....'£20 gift towards cocktails on the beach' etc We found a holiday with Kuoni, and bottom drawer gift list guys brought if through their sister company top drawer holidays. Free use of gift list!!!!! Great service, cannot recommend highly enough (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2011 by Chrismauritius
We recently used bottom drawer for our wedding gift list. A great product and service. The gift list is fully flexible so you can tailor to individual needs, we added trips for our honeymmon, household items etc - anything you want! Another benefit is that you can split big ticket items into smaller amounts - so we could spit the cost of out hotel into multiples of £20 etc - meaning friends can contribute as much or as little as they like. Other gift list also seem to take a large admin... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2011 by Azyblue (1 review written)
The Bottom Drawer was fantastic for us as we had a wedding in Africa with people from all over the world attending so it made it amazingly easy for anyone to buy us a gift! Their service was great, with quick responses and we got our money fast too. Thank- you Bottom Drawer! (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2011 by nadineandre
This is a really great gift list site and I would highly recommend it to everyone!! From the start my husband and I have been given great treatment by the team at Bottom Drawer. I've emailed several times with questions as our situation wasn't completely straight forward, and every time we received instant, comprehensive and helpful responses which made the whole process really enjoyable. The range of affiliated stores is excellent and it's nice to be able to compare prices on certain... (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2011 by chicks (1 review written)
We used Bottom Drawer for our wedding list as it gave us the freedom to put both more traditional items such as towels from John Lewis and other known department stores as well as online stores such as Amazon and it allowed us to put contributions to our honeymoon which we could write the description for. There was a lot of chances to personalise the list, putting photos of ourselves and a paragraph at the top to make it our list rather than a generic list. We booked our honey moon... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2011 by gemmamw (1 review written)
We used the bottom drawer gift list to let people contribute towards the cost of our honeymoon. We had alerady been living together for some time and thought this was a good way of people being able to give us something we would realy appreciate. The site was really easy to use and had some really helpful tips. Our guests loved the idea and enjoyed being able to pay for special parts of our holiday. I thought the charges were reasonable and the customer service was great. We were able to get... (read more)
Written on: 30/06/2011 by MarilynKR (1 review written)
I too trawled the internet and found lots of alternatives, many of which sounded great till you read the small print! Bottom Drawer, on the other hand, were very clear and upfront about their service. I was put off these sites by the charges but avoided them in this case by booking our honeymoon with the sister site Top Drawer. I too found both companies extremely helpful, prompt and courteous at all times. I took the trouble to write pieces on different elements of our honeymoon... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2011
After trawling the internet for a service which would allow us the greatest flexibility in putting together a gift list, Bottom Drawer came up top. It allows you to basically nominate items from anywhere you like, but essentially all money goes into one big pot that you can then use for anything you like, so there's no pressure to buy anything specific if you change your mind. They also send out really cute little cards to go in all the invites, and it was also easy to use for older... (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2011 by asfinch (1 review written)
We were looking for a wedding list that would allow guests to contribute to our honeymoon, but we were getting put off by many of the companies taking as much as 7% of the contributions as an admin fee. We were happy when we found the Bottom Drawer and we were equally happy with the service received from the sister company Top Drawer holidays who we booked our honeymoon through - which allowed us to use the Bottom Drawer gift list for free. We had an interim transfer which allowed us to... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2011
Absolute great website and service, the flexibility is superb and we saved money by shopping around once the gift list was closed.
I would definitely recommend the bottom drawer to friends and family as I think it is the most polite way to ask for "money" without the complications. (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2011
Does exactly what it says on the tin. We used BottomDrawer because we didn't want to receive 5 teapots and 10 sets of bed linen. Because we lived together before hand and were looking to move shortly after the wedding the last thing we wanted was a whole host of presents clogging up our apertment. This way we will be able to buy the presents in a few months when the new home comes along. Seemed easy to use and went down well with the guests. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2011
Very easy to use website. Very easy to set up.
We closed our gift list and took the cash instead. We also had two receptions one in Australia and one in the UK. As such we took some money out before closing the gift list for final. We also made them rearrange the order of some of the list for the UK reception.
The service was top notch. Quick replies to emails. Very quick action. Very reasonable fees. Very helpful.
Only criticism is that it's not clear from the website that guests can... (read more)
Written on: 26/01/2011
I used this to create a honeymoon giftlist, having lived with my partner before we got married we didnt want a traditional list at a department store and this was a great alternative - everything on the entire list got bought and guests loved that they were helping to make our honeymoon a holiday of a lifetime. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2011
Great way to ask for cash from guests in a polite way!! The little cards they give you to include with the invitations are very smart and the service was good whenever we had a question. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2011
This is a great gift list website. Very easy to use and good communication / customer service. The big benefit for us was the option to take the cash directly, rather than just receiving gifts. This then gives you the flexibility to shop around for the best price afterwards, or maybe put a little extra money towards it to get something a bit better. Or if you want, you can just bank the cash that your Auntie gave you to buy a new cutlery set, and blow it on a big night out (just don't... (read more)
Written on: 02/12/2010
Really useful site, does exactly as advertised. works like a dream, choice of presents are good, a lot of guests used to give us gifts.
Would recommend it as a method of getting presents definitely.
Quick to reply and communicate to queries.
Paul M (read more)
Written on: 24/11/2010
We used The Bottom Drawer for our wedding list after reading the reviews but to be honest, we both thought it was too good to be true!
I agree with others that it takes a little more work than just picking things from one department store but we loved that flexibility and so did our guests who didnt want to just be stuck buying bedsheets or towels.
We had to get an interim transfer to get our luggage before our honeymoon but closed the list finally a few weeks afterwards.
The customer... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2010 by rosswillan (1 review written)
We used Bottom Drawer for our wedding list as we didn't want to be tied down to one store or website's stock and price list. The flexibility is amazing and with affiliated retailers numbering all the big department stores and amazon (plus many, many more!) there were many items that we could add to our list and we could shop around for the best price too. It may take a bit more effort than just selecting items from a department store's list, but trust me, it's worth it.
We'd suggest getting... (read more)
Written on: 16/11/2010 by Supaho (1 review written)
We wanted to have a wedding list for contributions towards an extended travelling honeymoon and thebottomdrawer was perfect for this.
The flexibility it offers is enormous as we have taken everything as cash but have been able to identify items for people to buy as gifts. Its was very easy to upload photos and links to activities but we've retained the flexibility to change our plans as we want to while we were away.
I'd never heard of the company before but was reassured by the ability to... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2010
If only the wedding planning had been this stress free!
Having lived together for several years we knew that we didn't want a traditional wedding list. We didn't feel comfortable asking for money so opted for a honeymoon list where our guests were able to contribute towards a particular trip or experience - and we had great feedback from friends and family.
The whole process has been completely hassle free - any updates you make are immediate and contact I've had with Bottom Drawer has... (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2010
I must admit I was extremely apprehensive at first at using The Bottom Drawer, not being the traditional 'big name' solus store option, but having read the reviews decided to use them, and am really pleased that I did. The flexibility that the site offers is second to none and the customer services team were extremely quick and proficient at responding to my countless questions. I would and have recommended The Bottom Drawer to other brides to be - you really won't regret it. (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2010
A great service and easy to use. Nice alternative to toasters and bath towels. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2010
The Bottom Drawer provided an absolutely first rate gift list service for us. Like a lot of newly married couples, we don't really have much use for typical wedding gifts - we rent a tiny place and our first priority is just trying to buy a home. We don't even have space for beautiful plates, towels etc. Bottom Drawer was the perfect way to politely allow people to give us money as a gift. The website is easy to use and all communications were timely and clear. Couldn't fault it. (read more)
Written on: 23/09/2010 by mda75 (1 review written)
absolutely spot on service - really easy to use and very reasonably priced with no hidden charges or complicated pricing.
would definately recommend to anyone and would use again if I get married again (joke)
Written on: 09/09/2010
We stumbled across Bottom Drawer when searching for a way avoid having the usual John Lewis gift list, and it's been absolutely fantastic! we've been able to choose exactly what we want, not just what 1 store provides, and an added bonus was being able to search for the items we wanted from multiple shops to find the best prices! We were extremely impressed with the free wedding list cards provided, and we've been able to print off all the messages from our friends and family to keep. ... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2010
Quite possibly the best gift list and honeymoon travel agent ever! No hassle, they took care of every single detail for us. Going over and above what was necessary to make sure everything was perfect. And best of all our guests absolutely LOVED the novel idea of having our honeymoon broken down into chunks that they could contribute towards. Highly recommended. (read more)
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