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Thoughtful Gifts For Friend’s Wedding In Less Than 1 Month

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.



The problem:

30+ of us live in different parts of the world

After graduating from high school, most of us went our different ways to study aboard. My friends are some of the people that I keep close to my heart. Most of them I’ve known ever since we were 13, when we were all starting out in high school as juniors.

Though nowadays all of us are all over the world contributing to their own successes in life, we do get together once in a while to celebrate our friendship, and that is why these friends are very important to me. We have been through thick and thin all those years whether we are together or not.

We only have all May to get it done

To be specific, she got engaged with her fiancé on 28 April 2014 and the wedding was scheduled to be on 6 June 2014. CRAZY! But it is their big day after all and they love each other very much, so that is what matters most.

Since I I do this for a living anyway, it is only fair that I am the one who helps everyone compile the final book. It is my second nature after all. Despite their busy schedules, my friends found the time to dig through photos, write poems and lovely wishes. We managed to get a 24-page hardcover book which is a pretty good turnout as we do have our own commitments.

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.

Can Of Air Stencil

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! ♥

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2 thoughts on “Thoughtful Gifts For Friend’s Wedding In Less Than 1 Month

  1. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this topic to be really something which I think I would never understand. It seems too complex and extremely broad for me. I’m looking forward for your next post, I will try to get the hang of it!
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    1. Hi there,

      It’s definitely not easy to think up a great gift idea! Thanks for your comment by the way :)

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