Written on: 29/12/2011
The onebigpresent website was exactly what we were looking for when we finally got round to getting married last month. We're both on our second time and had no need at all for the usual housy things so we asked for small contributions towards one big family holiday for us and for both sets of our children after the wedding. I like the simplicity of the concept and the actual service was so simple to use that it worked out brilliantly for those that wanted to use it though we did still get... (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2011 by JayNK (1 review written)
I used to be quite sceptical of this form of present giving, thinking that it may have been impersonal, but I was so wrong. 1BigPresent is actually a personable company and really very practical in today's financial climate. I don't want a handful of random gifts. Not that I am ungrateful, I have too much clutter as it is, one useful item is just perfect :) and since not one of my friends or family would buy the whole item, what better way for them all to chip in!! Easy communication with... (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2011 by ap07aaa (1 review written)
We had a brilliant wedding day at Rudding Park Hotel back in April this year and used 1bigpresent.com instead of asking for gifts which we really did not need! We have lived together for a while now in our own flat and we have all the traditional household type wedding presents people tend to buy, so we wanted something to avoid the prospect of receiving 12 toasters, 5 kettles etc etc. We came across 1bigpresent.com and it was perfect for us! It took away the "cheeky" feeling of asking for... (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2011 by DRalls
We used this service for our wedding on the 18th of June this year. More than half of our guests used this and it also gave us a list of what our guests kindly gave us (which is really good for writing thank you cards). It was very straight forward to use and when our event finished we received our money very quickly opting for the bank transfer option. Would recommend and would use again! Danielle Ralls (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2011
This service made it really easy for us to request cash gifts for our wedding, something that I was a bit anxious about. We registered a few months before the day and posted out the details wiht our wedding invitations. The different options on the site were good and we uploaded menu choices as well as directions to the church and the reception.
Feedback from friends seemed positive, they said it was easy to use and really convenient although we did still receive some gifts mainly from... (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2011
I recently used Ibigpresent when organising a present for my friend's 50th Birthday Party. The guests were coming from all over the UK so it would have been a nightmare trying to collect cash from them all. With ibigpresent, I just set up the account(easy to do)and the guests were e-mailed the link automatically. The result was a very happy 50 year old who now has her dream present of a trip in a hot air balloon for herself and her family! Many many thanks to Michelle who made it so simple... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2011 by Wendy Paperwhite flowers (1 review written)
I am actually in the Wedding Industry and can't recommend 1BigPresent highly enough to my brides! The 1BigPresent website offers couples a convenient and polite way to request money as a wedding gift whilst allowing guests to give any amount swiftly, securely and of course stress free! It's perfect for today's couples who feel that they already have everything they need! Knowing Michelle who runs the company as I do, I know that she has worked extremely hard to turn a brilliant idea into... (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2011
Great experience for us, really just did what it said on the tin. We registered for our wedding, gave the unique code to our guests and were delighted to have a generous sum of money to put to good use after the wedding when we were really skint. Loved getting updates and messages from everyone and loved the thankyou systems that 1bigPresent provides at the end. Top class idea. (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2011
I would thoroughly recommend 1 Big Present to everyone. We used it for our wedding guest list for people to contribute to for our honeymoon as we had everything we needed for our home and wanted to spend the money on a holiday to remember. It is so easy to setup and for friends and family to use. The customer service from 1 big present is fantastic too.
Really a great website and service...thank you! (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2010 by lisaauckland (1 review written)
I used 1bigpresent.com when I got married last year. I was already living with my husband so didn't need lots of household stuff. I was also pregnant with my first child and although I knew I'd like to use some of the baby bits we'd need, I didn't want to use it all on that. We really wanted to ask for cash but knew that it wasn't the done thing.
I was so excited when I found the site, it was just what we needed! It was really straight forward and simple to set up, and the customer service... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2010
My husband and I used this service for our honeymoon gift fund and thought it was fantastic. We didn't want to choose specific trips or experiences on the honeymoon, we wanted to be able to use the money as we pleased without having to specify and this site offered exactly that.
The site looks is easy to use and allows your guests to leave a message and a picture if they wish to make it personal. 1Bigpresent then send you an email every time a guest leaves a gift which is lovely if you... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2010
This is a fabulous service I came across when planning our civil partnership. We kept our invitation very simple and on it directed our guests to our gift page on 1 bigpresent.com for futher details and directions and the option to make a donation to our gift fund.
We were able to put on a lot of detail like the running schedule of the day, the menu, the entertainment, directions to the hotel and a list of other hotels in the vicinity offering accomodation.
1bigpresent.com also took alot... (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2010
Great service simple but effective as we got the cash that we really wanted for after our wedding.Our account ended up with around £1000 in and we paid £70 to use the service which was well worth it to avoid the presents that we didnt need. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2010
I was very nervous about security on a site that collected money, but when I read all their reviews that came up on google searches I was very impressed. Having used the site it was so easy and the customer service was fantastic. All my friends and Family found it easy to use too, and we ended up getting a much better present for my sons birthday than the usual tat. I have recommended 1bigpresent to my friends and they have used it too. Can't recommend them enough so if you need to save... (read more)
Written on: 08/09/2010 by jacqui42 (1 review written)
We were a bit worried about using an online gift service bt had absolutely no problems using 1bigpresent! Everything went really smoothly and everyone said how easy it was to give money this way. We were chuffed with our total money pot as we are moving into our new flat next week and really wanted the cash for furniture. We loved the messages from our friends and the fact that we always knew how much each person had given and it was always up to date no matter when we checked. (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2010
Simple site to use and perfect if, like us, you just need a cash boost instead of lots of household things! We liked that the charges were capped so we knew exactly what we were paying. It's quite a plain site but really straightforward and any queries we had were answered really quickly. We would recommend it to anyone who doesn't need lots of traditional gifts. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2009 by miss jo (1 review written)
We are all so impressed with this service! It's such a clever website which was very easy to use, even for someone with basic computer skills and it just solved everyone's present buying problems in an instant. Our bride and groom loved it and had a pretty big gift fund in the end which they planned to use for their honeymoon later in the year. Great stuff! (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2009 by joya38 (6 reviews written)
Our daughter recently found and used 1bigpresent.com for her wedding in Scotland in April. It is a cash/gift voucher based gift list and was very easy for everyone to use as well as great value for the wedding couple as there is a maximum fee no matter how much money is in the pot! We have family overseas who couldn't make it on the day and who were delighted to be able to communicate with a personal message as well as contribute on the site. we really enjoyed reading all the lovely... (read more)
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