After getting a ‘yes’ from your special one, it’s time to get the ball rolling and jumpstart the preparations for your upcoming wedding. It’s a priority to ensure you and your soon-to-be spouse would look in your absolute best as you say ‘I do,’ but it doesn’t mean you’ll be forgetting the other aspects that’ll make your event even more beautiful and complete. Among these aspects would be your groomsmen, who’ve most likely been with you for most of your life.
Making your best buddies feel special throughout the journey is the best thing you can do to appreciate their presence and participation. It won’t hurt to go out of your way to make this happen, especially when you know they’ve done so much for you and your partner through the years. So, you better get started with your plans to make your groomsmen feel like kings on your wedding day. They deserve it, and you should make sure they’ll have all the pampering and special treatment they can get.
If you still don’t have any idea how to do so, fret not. Here are five ways you can do to make your wolf pack feel appreciated:
1. Shower them with unique gifts
Gifting is no longer a new concept when extending gratitude to a wedding entourage. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to give it a bit of a twist or unique touch. When looking for groomsmen gifts, pick items that you know they haven’t received yet from previous weddings they’ve attended to. Lucky for you, there are several ideas you can consider so your guys won’t feel left out or unappreciated at any point.
Here are some options you can consider: personalised cuff links, duffel bags, belt buckles, and pocket knives. If you have the budget, you may also consider giving your groomsmen a pair of stylish shoes that’ll give them a uniform look on the big day. To make it even more special, include a couple of cool socks embroidered with their initials.
2. Treat them to some pampering right before the wedding
This idea is common among brides and their girls, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give the same treatment to your dudes. On the morning of the wedding, you can invite a team of groomers who can provide you and your bunch with some dope grooming services, such as shaving and haircut.
They’ll surely appreciate an on-site barber who’ll come to take care of their hair and whatnots. If they’re up for it, the boys can also have a mani and pedi session as you all enjoy a glass (or two) of your favourite whiskey. And of course, don’t forget the obligatory photo ops to remind you of the good times you’ve shared just right before the main event.
3. Give them a matching look
You surely have seen it on magazine pages and online posts—matching looks are quite the trend among groomsmen these days. The look doesn’t even need to match yours as the groom because you can always play with colours, patterns, and styles to make your boys really stand out. Imagine how dashing they’ll look on pictures and videos. And when you all look back to that fantastic day, you’ll remember how good everyone looked.
You may gift them matching trousers, socks, bow ties, and suits. Adding suspenders to their attires would probably be a great idea if you want a more laid-back look. They can match it with short or long pants, whichever they feel like wearing. If you want to highlight a particular wedding theme, you can also incorporate some colours and elements into your groomsmen’s attires to achieve the ambience you want.
4. Rent a whiskey or brandy bar
You may have already booked a dessert station or salad bar for the reception, but what about renting a booth that’s strictly for the guys only? Your gang will be delighted to spot a whiskey or brandy bar that they can enjoy for the whole duration of the wedding. And don’t forget a station for finger foods that they’ll enjoy with their shots, too.
5. Craft the ultimate groomsman starter pack
Another brilliant idea is to craft an ultimate starter pack for your groomsmen. Make sure you pick a custom box that’ll make the presentation even more flashy. Perhaps a sleek-looking black box with monograms would be fitting for the mystery feel you want to convey. Include a handwritten card with their names to make the guys feel even more extraordinary.
The pack can include a variety of groomsmen accessories and essentials. From shaving creams to cigars, personalised lighters, bottle openers, shot glasses, and anything you can basically think of—you can add them all to the box. If you know your men well enough, you’ll have an idea what to put inside the kit that’ll excite them more than anything.
Weddings are one of those one-of-a-kind events that are best shared with people who matter the most to you and your other half. As such, there’s no way your loyal men would be out of the picture on that particular day. They deserve to be reminded how grateful you are for having them in your life. And now that you’re about to tie the knot, it’s only fitting that you think of ways to make your groomsmen feel special.