05 5 Awesome Groomsmen Attire Ideas

First, for the most part, play it simple when it comes to the suit. Stick to dark or neutral fabrics to keep it as basic as possible before adding the following flair: Crazy boutonnieres. Many different florists and Etsy vendors... Read More

01-dress-buttons-lace-hankerchief-22501 Remember to Return Rented Attire

Before the wedding, pick a groomsmen or family member to return any rented attire, and make sure that all of the groomsmen know how to package their attire back up and who to give it to.  If you have a... Read More

orange-cushion-white-flowers-22501 Best Man and Groomsmen Responsibilities

Groomsmen Responsibilities: Attend wedding-related functions, such as the engagement party, bachelor party, and rehearsal dinner. Purchase a gift for the couple (this can be a joint gift from all of the groomsmen, if you all wish to do that) Helping,... Read More

rustic-engagement-couple-outdoors-40306 Planning a Bachelor Party?

Planning a bachelor party? Important things to remember: Don’t force the groom to do anything that he doesn’t want to do, or that his fiancée has requested that he avoid.  If she has asked that there be no trips to... Read More

closeup-white-flowers-tan-dress-22501 Choosing Readers

Choosing someone to read something at your wedding should not be delegated to anyone who simply didn’t make the wedding party “cut.”  Make sure to choose someone is naturally extroverted, good in front of large groups of people, quickly adaptable,... Read More

ivory-maroon-wedding-color-board Friends Left Out of Your Wedding Party?

Unfortunately, it is hard to avoid hurt feelings at any wedding.  Inevitably, any event with that much emotion and protocol surrounding it is going to offend someone at some point.  Which is not to say that you should shrug that... Read More

engagement-couple-kissing-apple-81469 Co-Ed Party Ideas

Afternoon tea not your friend’s style?  For some women, a co-ed couple shower makes more sense than a traditional bridal shower.  Of course, if you have a co-ed shower the event has to be as non-traditional as the guest list. ... Read More

closeup-white-flowers-tan-dress-22501 Bachelorette Party Basics

Who to invite: Generally, the bridesmaids and close female friends of the bride.  If including junior bridesmaids, the activities should be age appropriate.  Do not invite anyone to the bachelorette party that is not invited to the wedding. Where to... Read More

couple-hug-pink-flowers-field-22501 Look Original!

Looking for a way to not be yet another boring groom in a tuxedo?  There are ways for you to show your personality no matter what at type of attire your fiancée has selected for you and your buddies.  Here... Read More

vintage-engagement-couple-apple-farm-81469 How to Pick Your Ushers

Often a couple will pick men to serve as ushers  who “didn’t make the cut” to be groomsmen, or they simply ask some of their groomsmen to serve double-duty.  An usher plays a critical role is helping to set the... Read More

Groomsmen Gifts

No matter how many groomsmen you have, you need to purchase thank you gifts for each one.  The easiest thing is to buy them all the same thing, and something they can use during the weekend of the wedding.  Provided... Read More

carnival-wedding-inspiration-board Ask the Editor: Best Woman? Male Bridesmaid?

One of my fiancé’s best friends is one of his female cousins.  I’m fine with her being in the bridal party, but I know it would be more meaningful if she stood on the groom’s side.  I’ve heard it’s been... Read More

engagement-couple-holding-apple-closeup-81469 Bachelor Party Ideas

Bachelor parties, a time-honored tradition of clichéd decadence and debauchery, can be difficult to plan.  First, there is the fiancée.  Maybe she is one of those rare cool women that is completely fine with her beloved being danced up on... Read More

Best Men: Tips for the Toast

Photography by Linczak Photography The bachelor party is over and now it is time to write the dreaded toast. You knew this was coming. As best man, the trade-off for the awesome party last night (and getting your pick of... Read More