Getting married is going to be one of the biggest days of your life, and with that knowledge comes great responsibility. There are so many things that will be going on every day until the build-up of the wedding, and that means tons of planning and preparation that may at the time become a little overwhelming. You see, no matter how simple you set out to make your wedding, it still won’t seem that way when prepping everything. You’ll be stressed, anxious, and nervous. This is most likely down to the what-ifs. What if something goes wrong? What if the dress won’t fit? What if the suit doesn’t fit? What if your hair won’t sit in place? What if someone is late? What if you fall over when walking down the aisle? – The list goes on. But the fact of the matter is that, things do happen, all the time, and it may not go exactly the way you had planned by the book, but that’s okay! As long as your other half turns up when they’re supposed to, nothing else matters.
Now, weddings tend to be worked all around the woman, but tables are turning these days, and men need to step up their game. No pressure. So if you’re looking for some last minute touches for the groomsmen on your big day – here are a few ideas to get you started.
Cufflinks are a wonderful way of making something very plain, a lot more sophisticated and suave. Essentially, they attach to the cuff of a shirt or blazer where the button and hole goes. There is so much variety out there for cufflinks that you will be spoilt for choice. You can literally find any logo you want, be it a superman stud, the initial of a first name, or that oh so famous mustache. One fun idea is to supply all of the groomsmen with their own theme. It works out to be a very thoughtful gift for them to receive just before the events take place.
A tie clip or bar is something that is used to keep a tie sitting in place against the shirt. It’s there for practical purposes so you don’t risk ties flapping around of blowing all over the place. Having said that, that doesn’t mean that it can’t also be a beautiful accessory. There are so many different bars that come in all sorts of colours, from rose gold all the way down to gunmetal grey, so there’s no reason you won’t be able to find something that fits in perfectly to your wedding. Then comes the shape, design, and logo. You can go as subtle or as bold as you want with this, so have a look and see what will best suit your groomsmen.
Let’s face it, who doesn’t look extremely badass when wearing some shades? It’s a way of becoming cool in a matter of seconds, and it can also make a very good lad’s photo together looking all dapper. Of course, you may not want them wearing these all day because being able to see someone’s eyes is always important, but when the time is right, there is nothing wrong with getting them out. Especially if you’re having a ceremony outside – it makes sense. They also look good when not being worn by hooking them over the blazer or shirt pocket.
Jewellery isn’t only made for women you know? There’s a lot of pieces that a guy can add to their collection to stand out and look even hunkier. The groom himself may not want to add any more rings onto his fingers because this will only take attention away from the most important one, but bracelets are a nice idea. Depending on the fashion sense of the groomsmen will determine the style they wear, but it can be anything from something classic looking in a solid silver or gold. Or some multiple stack leather bracelets to add that rustic hipster vibe.
Now that you have a few different ideas, the best thing to do is speak to the groom, as he will know all of his best friends best, and see what ideas he has. Not only will all of the boys look great on your big day, but it also allows them to have a bonding experience between them, bringing them even closer together. Just make sure that they don’t end up upstaging you!