Will You Be My Groomsman + Gift Ideas
August 7, 2015
RusticSummer Weddings
Fellas, it's time to go shopping because we've got the goods on what to get your groomsmen. It's a creative package that'll have your guys grinning and geared to celebrate. From the vintage cigar boxes filled with custom bottle openers, to the little libations added in, Dana Fernandez Photography captured it all in a gallery that'll have you gifting the ultimate honor.
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From The Groom... When I started thinking about whom I envision standing next to me when I get to marry my beautiful fiancée, Ashley, I knew that I wanted to ask my groomsmen and ushers in a fun and creative way. I began looking into different things I could do that they would appreciate and enjoy. The goal was to set the tone not only for the wedding itself, but also for the process leading up to the wedding. My goal is for them to have the time of their lives as they help me to prepare for my journey with my wife-to-be. Ashley and I started by going to Manready Mercantile; a place I knew I could find masculine and unique “goods.” While there, I found really cool decks of cards as wells as toothpicks soaked in flavors such as “Six-year-old barrel aged Kentucky straight bourbon” and “Single Malt Scotch.” I also found natural soap with scents like “Bay Rum” and “Cedar Citrus,” and wax-dipped whiskey glasses. Included with these were little bags and stickers with the Manready logo. As I was checking out, Ashley along with the one of the owners thought of the idea to present these groomsmen gifts in Cigar boxes filled with a shredded Wall Street Journal. The owner scrounged up some unused cigar boxes from the closet, and Ashley and I left with a great start to what would become by groomsmen invitation. I added to the box custom bottle openers with each groomsmen’s name and position (Groomsmen/Usher), a book entitled “Stuff Every Man Should Know,” a shooter of Gentleman Jack, and a hand written card formally asking each person to be a part of my wedding party. I enjoyed putting this together for some of the most important guys in my life and I look forward to celebrating our wedding with them by my side.

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