wedding gift…. brides to be tell me what you think!!! how would you react to this?

April 3rd, 2010

So i’m really crafty, and my co worker is totally crushed that her family took all of her invitations and she has not a single one left to so anything scrapbookish with, so i decided to do something neat, (well i think it’s neat) I took the invitation that she sent to me, and i reduced the size and made two duplicate copies, now heres the plan.

i have the large invitation, and two smaller ones, with the large one i’m putting that one in an 8×10 frame and the background i found some paper that has “i love you” in all sorts of different languages, putting the invitation in there with a copy of her engagement picture, and since there is a 3 hour break between the wedding and the reception, i’m going to try and get a great picture of the two of them to rush over to walgreens and put that one in there too. the two smaller ones i’m doing the same thing, but in 5×7 frame and giving those to her parents and soon to be inlaws..
sound good?
i have a digital camera and with their photo machines in walgreens i should be able to get the prints that i want and put them right next to the engagement photo.

also i know that she’s using different kinds of flowers in her wedding so i found some prepressed dried flowers (from a craft store) that i’ve put into the frame too…. and no it doesnt make it look tacky!
Last part… is it acceptable to be giving her parents and inlaws gifts too?
the I LOVE YOU paper is black & gray writing on red paper. Red and black are their wedding colors. and it’s not that I’M saying ” I LOVE YOU ” its representing the love between the two of them!

29 Responses to “wedding gift…. brides to be tell me what you think!!! how would you react to this?”

  1. christine a says:

    this sounds so wonderful……your a kick ass friend!

  2. Justme says:

    Sounds perfect!!!

  3. javajunkie says:

    sounds wonderful personal gifts like that are always a big hit

  4. ofethrd1 says:

    How thoughtful and creative of you! She’ll love it not only for how it looks, but the time and thought you put into it.

  5. Amanda M says:

    If i were the bride i would really appreciate that. Thats a neat idea

  6. boo says:

    yes. good job.

  7. adviseekr says:

    That sounds so nice! I would really be happy to get something like that..

  8. Angela says:

    Wow, I wish I was as crafty as you. That sounds awesome!

  9. sweetiepi says:

    that sounds awesome, someone framed my initation and we still have it haning in our room, been married for 8yrs. you go crafty girl!!

  10. itilian_2 says:

    i would ripp ur invitation into shreds….day of wedding hire extra security to not let u in……if yuo temepted to cross the yellow line…u will recieve the worst GDAW of all time!!!!

  11. bubbles says:

    I think that is a totally neat idea. since she was upset about not having one for her scrapbook, she will really enjoy your gift and display it in her home.

  12. wildladyreba says:

    That is a great idea!!! Very original and very clever. Extreemly thoughtful. She should love and cherish it

  13. goal01achiever says:

    Awe that sound so sweet your such a good friend.That’s one the most touching idea of a gift I have ever heard.

  14. ridersinthesky11 says:

    Awww.. You’re definitely a special friend! Wow, way to pay attention to the details. I’m am most certain she’ll adore it! That’s one thing I kept (and a wedding program) so that I could scrapbook it. And had I run out, I’d definitely want a friend like you! Keep on being so considerate gal! Best wishes!

  15. Jocelyn L says:

    I think hand made gifts are the best gifts to receive.

  16. Dolphin Lover says:

    Thats sounds very cool, I would love it if my friend did something like that!! You want to come to my wedding?

  17. John C says:

    Get a 20 sack of some dank as chronic, MANGE!

  18. Acceptance says:

    I think that the idea is right, but I REALLY don’t like the “I Love You” paper. “I Love You” messages should come from the spouse, not the friend. I think it would be better with a wedding paper of some sort behind it. It can mention love, but “I Love You” just isn’t right coming from you unless you love her romantically.

  19. cseehausen says:

    I just got married in December and I wish that someone would have done something like this for me. I think that she will love it and always cherish it. Good luck.

  20. jessicahall9383 says:

    That is so sweet – it is a gift that is from the heart and she will cherish that forever. I would not give gifts to the parents, but she will love that. It should be a wedding shower gift and not an actual wedding gift that way she can open it while you are there instead of after getting back from the honeymoon.

  21. glitter3317 says:

    I was just a bride myself, and I love scrapbooking and crafty things. As a bride I would have really apprecaited that. My photgrapher made us a photo album with all of our pictures, but I am making a scrapbook myself. The thing is, it is really hard because I work FT and we are busy. That is the best thing you could ever do for a bride is something personal. The bride and groom will feel so special. She is lucky to have a friend like you.

  22. Dumplin says:

    You’re the coolest… sounds really nice.

  23. maigen_obx says:

    Gosh, what did you do for your best friend’s wedding if this is what you do for a coworker? You are so nice, I’m sure everyone will love these gifts.

  24. lani g says:

    knowing that you rushed out to use a picture of my husband and i from that day would make me break down in tears when I opened it. How creativity, thoughtful and loving.

  25. littletrisa says:

    I would loooove it!!!!

  26. jenna says:

    that sounds wonderful.

  27. just4funyall says:

    I think that it is a REALLY great idea. Not only is it very personal and something that they will cherish throughout their marriage, but they will be able to tell that you put a lot of work and effort into it.

  28. mom of girls says:

    What a wonderful idea. You will have given her the best gift and one that her parents and soon to be in-laws a wonderful gift as well. There is nothing wrong with giving this gift to them and their parents. It just shows that you are wonderful person who really cares for her friend.

  29. Patricia D says:

    Definitely a very nice touch. I’m sure she’ll appreciate your thoughtful gesture and proudly display it in their new home. Great idea.

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