Just like the girls, you’ve chosen your nearest and dearest to be your groomsmen.
There are a lot of items out there that you can get for your bros that really say thank you for being part of my wedding and then there are some gifts that you can give that say, Here you go Bud, this is all I could find.
The whole point of a groomsman gift is that, like your marriage, it’s something that will stand the test of time.
First off, you need to decide on a budget. How much are you going to spend for each groomsman?
The amount that you spend on gifts largely will depend on your budget constraints. Weddings are expensive and some costs can sneak up on you if you don’t plan ahead.
On average, grooms spend $75-$150 per guy, this of course can change and be adjusted based on the number of attendants.
You need to determine if it’s going to be personalized or not. If yes – place your order in advance and not wait 2 weeks before your wedding. Do you want a theme - travel, golf, drinking, or poker?
These are your closest friends, you should know them best.
Below are some of our favourite ideas; maybe it will get your mind rolling on what to look for.
· BBQ/grilling gear
Great for: dads or groomsmen
· Licensed Sports items
Great for: groomsmen and ring bearers
Like a pair of cufflinks – featuring the logo of their favourite hockey team, this makes for the perfect colourful
accessory. Ideas can range from jerseys to wall signs. Want to think outside the box, consider sporting event
tickets, restaurant gift cards, or even organizing a pre-wedding trip for the group.
· Folding Pocket Knife
Great for: groomsmen
Find one with as many cool gadgets as possible, such as a bottle opener, scissors and a screwdriver.
Great for: groomsmen
It’s a memorable gift that will show your appreciation
· Travel Shaving Kit
Great for: groomsmen
For a destination wedding, gift your groomsmen with a classic travel shaving kit. Kit includes razors, shaving
brush, shaving cream and after-shave.
The Windsor Knot is a thick, wide and triangular tie knot that projects confidence. It would therefore be your knot of choice for presentations, job interviews, courtroom appearances etc. It is best suited for spread collar shirts and it's actually quite easy to do.
While just about everyone can use this tie knot to tie his tie, it looks especially well on men with longer necks as its wide form shortens the perceived height of the neck a little bit.
To tie the Windsor Knot, select a necktie of your choice and stand in front of a mirror. Then simply follow the steps below:
Suspenders have been making a drastic come back in the last few years. Whether it is for a more casual, rustic or beach wedding, suspenders class the whole attire up. Instead of the old fashion black suspenders you can now do suspenders in colours to match the theme of your wedding. You could do coloured shirts with a neutral colour suspender, or you could go white or ivory shirts with a coloured suspender to match the girls’ dresses. Which ever way you go suspenders are a great addition to any wedding attire.
Button down dress shirts are becoming more daring yet sophisticated thanks to this company based out of Montreal, Au Noir. These magnificent shirts are a cut above the rest with only the best and highest quality materials used. You can see when looking at these shirts that a lot of time and detail have been put into making each one, but touching them will have you sold with how soft and luxurious they are. Au Noir has made shirts with fashion and men’s bodies in mind. The shirts are fitted to the body without being skin tight like some cheaper brands will be. Also there are no darts on this shirt along the back so they are wonderfully smooth. Each shirt has a patterned cuff and collar that coordinates with the design. Au Noir has made their line of shirts with the smallest details in mind. Some of them have a leather cuff, so instead of using a cufflink you would use the leather cuff either long or roller up so you can see the beautiful design hidden underneath. Also a couple lines have the ability to make them a short sleeve with a tab and button. No doubt about it Au Noir will be making waves throughout the seasons with their fantastic designs and material used. These shirts will make a boring suit lively with colour or a night out a little more dapper.
Available at Collins Formal Wear.
Did you know American couples spent an average of $29,858 on their weddings in 2013, according to TheKnot.com, and that figure is already on the rise! Undoubtedly, getting married isn’t an inexpensive proposition and every couple wants the magical memory of their wedding day to last a lifetime. So how can couples have their dream day without flying 1,000 guests to a European castle or remote island?
If you really want to create a truly memorable event managing your wedding budget is key. Allocate your spending in terms of longevity. Attach larger amounts to the wedding elements people will remember or keep after the big day, such as quality photography. Additionally, catering and venue pricing can vary greatly depending on the season, particular week, day of the week or even the time of day. Ask your caterer about all of your options. Floral is another area where you can save. For example, arrangements and bouquets made from local and in-season flowers will be less expensive than ones flown in. More modern simplified arrangements can also cut down on the number of flowers needed.
Just keep in mind that the memories of some of these elements will be fairly short-lived, so think about prioritizing your budget in terms of the elements that will inspire the fondest memories and last the longest.