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!
Guy Gift Sites
If 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!
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.
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.
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.
We’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!)