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Gifts For Guys: What to Buy Your Groomsmen

While many brides-to-be can easily locate the right gifts for their bridesmaids, grooms always seem to have trouble doing the same thing for their guys. My friend Matt had the hardest time picking out groomsmen gifts when he got married. He didn’t allow himself enough time to order his gifts online before the wedding, so he ended up running all over San Francisco trying to find something appropriate. Exhausting!

REI TentHere are a few websites I found that might help you shopping-impaired grooms out there.  And don’t forget to order the items at least a month or two in advance to ensure they’ll arrive in time!

Guy Gift Sites

Groom’s Shop
Jordan Gift Company
My Groomsmen Gifts
Groom Stop
Brides’ Village
American Bridal

Jordan Gift Company FlaskIf you don’t feel like any of the more typical items will suit your groomsmen, why not plan an event that gives you and your friends a little more “guy time”? Get tickets to a sporting event, host a poker night at your house, or put together a camping trip and provide all of the food and beverages. Above all, remember that these are your go-to guys; they deserve a memorable “thank you” for being there for you on the most important day of your life.

Click here for another great groom’s gift guide. If you’ve found groomsmen gifts at another site not listed here, let us know! 

Denise Posted by Denise on May 14, 2009.
Filed under Expert AdviceStuff We LoveWedding IdeasWedding Registries and Gifts

Wedding Photo Booths

One trend from 2008 that I’d love to see continue is photo booths. I attended a few weddings with them last year, and they were huge hits. Guests went bananas taking fun, crazy pictures for the bride and groom!

Denon & Doyle’s San Francisco Photo Booth has a fun alternative to an actual booth called the Photo Bar. Your guests can strike a pose and their photo bartender will project their photo shoot on a 42” plasma display so everyone can join in the fun. Partygoers can pick their favorite picture and have it mounted on a 2“x3” framed keychain that’s personalized with custom graphics.

Denon & Doyle's San Francisco Photo BoothWhether it’s a classic photo booth or the newer “booth with out a booth” style, this is a great way to entertain your guests—plus you get amazing candid shots of your friends and family.

If you’re thinking of having a photo booth at your wedding, check out our Certified By The Guide Photo Booth companies in Northern and Southern California. They’ve been through our rigorous certification process, so you can trust that you are booking with a quality company.

Denise Posted by Denise on Mar 23, 2009.
Filed under PhotographyStuff We LoveTrend WatchWedding Ideas

Party in San Diego

Consider this an invitation to a party in San Diego—the San Diego Wedding Party Bridal Show, that is! Held on March 8 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel from 12-5pm, this event features the crème de la crème of San Diego wedding professionals.

articles_altWe’ll be there giving away free copies of our 10th Southern California edition Here Comes The Guide book (and perusing the latest bridal fashion and wedding trends!).

This show’s theme is “green,” as in eco-friendly. So if you bring your own bag and register online, you get into the party for free! (Be sure to come by our booth to say hello!)

Denise Posted by Denise on Feb 26, 2009.
Filed under Bridal FairsGreen Weddings