Like any surprise, planning is everything! A beautiful friend of mine just got married on the 6th of June to a wonderful man. I’m sure that was one happy surprise for her and I know that they will be very happy together. Before the wedding, a group of us wanted to make something special to surprise our lovely bride-to-be so we came up with some thoughtful gifts for her wedding.
There was only one problem. No wait, make that two!
Before I jump on to the problems, let us backtrack our story a little bit so you get the whole picture.
As soon as our friend became the official Mrs by the end of April, we jumped into gossip sessions on Whatsapp and Facebook. There was so much excitement, we had to come up with some darn thoughtful gifts for our special friend! A genius thought up a very good idea of making a personalized handmade gift – a photobook which contains greetings, photos and wishes for the lucky girl.
Thank the heavens, we live in a digital world and we were such a cooperative team! I received all the files through email by mid-May so I was able to quickly put everything together into a book. I arranged the pages and enhanced some of the photos too.
The book was printed and hand-bound in time by the end of May. All the while, the bride never found out that we were planning some special gifts for her.
Another guy who was a really funny person wanted to give a unique wedding gift as well. He is the kind of guy who gifts rocks to everyone on their birthday when we were in high school. It was kind of special because it is so memorable everyone still remembers their birthday rock and we still laugh about it now.
However, for this wedding, this is what he came up with. He got hold of an empty can and requested me to design a stencil for him.
The guys had fun doing this. They spray-painted an empty can with the stencil I made for them. It’s not the prettiest job in the world, but hey, guys will be guys. I believe it’s still considered a thoughtful gift from the guys.
I love my friends dearly and I am so happy that our plan came through. No matter what, we are there for each other and share all our joy and our sorrow. We have managed to come up with some really thoughtful gifts and the most unique wedding gifts ever! We sincerely wish that the newly wed couple will live happily ever after! ♥