Just wanted to share a quick DIY wedding gift that cost me under 90aed.
My friend is getting married on the weekend and like most couples who have met in Dubai… They both are mixed nationality (French & Irish), they also have everything you can think of in their home.
I was going back and forward what to do for them as I was going to buy an experience or weekend away but I think for a wedding gift it’s nice for something to keep forever. i knew I wanted to do something that was a keepsake of the wedding day itself – perhaps playing on their initials and placing the map of their country in the relevant letter.
I looked at the bookshops for buying a genuine map, it was all defeating the purpose of a budget DIY as each map was 40aed.
Here is what I ended up doing:
1) PowerPoint display of three heart shapes – a heart for France , Ireland and Dubai.
2) Googled high resolution of map of each and inserted into the shape
3) Printed at Desco for 10aed a sheet on thick white cardboard
4) Framed it with a blue border and white frame for 75aed
If I had more time I would have liked to do nice handwriting or calligraphy as the inscription at the bottom. This type of Gift could work for engagement, anniversary and depending on the couple – change the amount of hearts or maps.
Something magical about mixing world maps with true love and wedding days 🌎💙