For once, this article isn’t about me. Something old, new, borrowed, blue – I had it all. But what about my poor groom? Here are a few ideas of how to make your groom feel special with gifts and goodness. Here are my suggestions of gifts for the groom:
A little pampering
While the ladies have every excuse for a facial, massage, manicure and everything in between… the grooms can sometimes be left behind. Yes, they are rugged and manly and covered in hair – but a facial or massage will generally always be appreciated (or needed!). If the thought of going together makes you a little uncomfortable, there are many spas that specialize in male grooming – some even offering whiskey and cigars.
Perhaps the most traditional of groom – gifts and for good reason. For most men it’s the only piece of jewelry they will wear, along with a wedding ring. With the option of also getting it engraved, it can become a special memory every time he looks down to check the time. With great watches available from between R1000-R2000, it’s unlikely to break the bank.
The BIG day attire
Why not buy him his wedding day-wear as a gift? Spend the day together suit shopping, with a lunch in between and just making him feel special. A groom can easily be left behind when most of the wedding hype and excitement is about the bride. From shoes to a shirt, socks to a suit make him feel special and like a truly hottie-husband-to-be.
A little adventure getaway – if you are brave enough to go with, or maybe spoil him to a night away with his groomsmen. Whether it’s a night away camping with his friends or a weekend fishing – it will give him a little time to miss you and some manly bonding time with his closest friends.
Read more from Candice as she planned her wedding in our Bride to Be section.
Photographs courtesy of Tiffany Burnham Photography ©
Happy Wedding Planning!