Wedding gifts do not have to be an item from the Bed Bath and Beyond registry.

I have an amazing friend that I met in high school. She is by far the most creative, inspirational, and all around wonderful person I have ever met. I hadn’t spoken to her in a while, but recently, we reconnected.

A few months ago, I received an invitation to her wedding.

I didn’t know what to get her and her fiancee. I wondered what she could actually use; something that she would need. Something both of them could make use of. And then a thought came to me.

Toilet paper.

I would get them a year worth of toilet paper.

But I didn’t want to bring a huge box of toilet paper to the wedding. I couldn’t imagine how much space a year worth of toilet paper would take up.

I decided to write them a check.

But the idea of just handing them a check really bothered me.

So, I decided to write a wedding letter to go with it.

close up of toilet paper with writing on it

I wrote and wrote.

(I am certain now that you are getting your money’s worth with Costco’s Kirkland brand toilet paper.)

close up of toilet paper with writing on it

I even wrote my own wedding certificate.

close up of toilet paper with writing on it

I wrote for three days straight, watching a ton of movies (thank you Netflix Watch Instantly).

piles of toilet paper with writing on it

425 sheets later, I finally finished.

I included a check for a year worth of toilet paper,
which they won’t find until they read to the end.

toilet paper roll has check at the end

The hardest part was re-rolling the toilet paper.

end of toilet paper roll

Rolling

close up of toilet paper with writing on it

Rolling

close up of toilet paper with writing on it

Rolling

close up of toilet paper with writing on it

Meta rolling

close up of toilet paper with writing on it

Finished!

rolled up toilet paper with writing on it

Unfortunately, the rolled up toilet paper would not fit in the original plastic cover that I had carefully taken apart.

the rolled up toilet paper is bigger than a traditional roll

I didn’t think it would be appropriate to just bring a loose roll of toilet paper to the wedding.

close up of toilet paper roll with writing on it

I decided to create an original label using left over construction paper.

image of cover of toilet paper roll

I used Martha Stewart’s lovely “Foil and Parchment in one” sheet for the cover.

image of toilet paper roll and completed cover

Using superglue, I put together the toilet paper roll.

toilet paper roll on its side

This is the finished product. Happy Marriage Mel and Marc!

Completed gift - a toilet paper roll with writing covered with original wrapping

One response to “Wedding gifts do not have to be an item from the Bed Bath and Beyond registry.

  1. I will buy it if that’s for sale… I am joking. I am joking. I am joking.

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