The groomsmen who your other half has chosen to stand by his side on your wedding day deserve to be recognized for all of their hard work and support. These guys have played a part in making your big day go off without a hitch – show them how special they are to you and your spouse-to-be by presenting them with any of these unique groomsmen gifts:


Beer flight sampler paddle
Do your groomsmen love craft beer? If so, give them a sampler paddle personalized with their name, and include a few craft brews for them to try out. They’ll love being able to whip out this item at parties.

Cuff links
Give the groomsmen something that they’ll actually wear on your wedding day, like cuff links! Each set of cuff links can be personalized with each man’s initials. The best part about this gift is that it’s something the groomsmen will actually use long after your wedding has passed.

Engraved mason jar
Have mason jars engraved with each groomsman’s name on the front. You can choose to have the wedding date etched onto the glass as well. Each guy will be able to cheers to your new life together using these glasses, and you can be sure he’ll use this personalized mason jar for years to come. (You can personalize beer mugs, flasks or shot glasses, too!)

Personalized bag
A personalized bag will come in handy for the wedding weekend, but your guys will continue to use this bag after your nuptials. They can use it as a gym bag or when traveling on business. The custom monogrammed bag will be super easy to spot at baggage claim.

A man can never have enough socks. After all, more socks means less frequent trips to the washing machine. Pick out a pair that matches your wedding theme – this way, the guys can rock them on your big day.

Tie bar
Complete each groomsman’s look with a tie bar. You can actually personalize every bar with a nickname for each of the guys. This is such a simple way to make them feel special and set them apart from the rest of your wedding guests.

Quick note for the guys: The appropriate placement for your tie bar is in between the third and fourth buttons of your dress shirt.

What are you and your other half getting the groomsmen? Share your thoughts with us!


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Destination weddings are a great options for couples of all budgets and backgrounds, but just what goes in to planning one of these long-distance events? We caught up with Claire Baxter, a destination wedding planner at The Wedding Company with years of experience in the tourism and hospitality industry around Ireland and Scotland.

If anyone can tell us what really goes into planning a destination wedding, it’s Claire. Read on to hear her advice for couples, destination or otherwise.

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