Got enough towels? Don't need a fancy knife set? If you like the idea of having a more personal gift list, then check out Wedding by Design. This alternative gift list service has been set up by the designers and independent shops at the Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf on London's South Bank. There are 50 outlets to choose from, with products ranging from photographic prints to gadgets, contemporary lighting and funky kitchenware - all at a range of price points, starting from £15 for a hand-blown glass vase and from £25 for an original piece of artwork. For something extra special, you could even commission a one-off piece, such as a wall hanging or screen, and ask guests to contribute to your bespoke gift.

Visit the shops - the full list of shops is available at - register your interest in items with each shop, then create a list for friends and family to select what they want to buy or ask them to contribute to a general pot.

Wedding by Design launches on 9 June at an open evening (5-9pm) at Oxo Tower and Gabriel's Wharf. While you're there, get inspired for your big day - check out dress shops such as Candy Anthony and Lauren Shanley, ring boutiques, plus florists, hairdressers and more.