Weddings are glamorous events where the bride and bridesmaids, steal the show for the day. Unfortunately, the groomsmen get overlooked amidst all the excitement. Even though they play integral parts in making the big day happen, from ushering in the guests to walking the bridesmaids down the aisle. It’s for these reasons the groom traditionally is expected to give tokens of appreciation to his men. Listed below are some tips to guide you as your shop for your groomsmen’s gifts. (Image Credit: Free Photos/Pixabay)
Everyone is unique, and so are your groomsmen. They have different interests, personalities, and tastes; that’s why getting the same gift for all of them is not such a good idea. It will be your chance to show how well you know them personally. You can pick your gift from Groomsshop; you will have a wide range of items to select. Make sure to get them a gift each one will use if necessary, enlist the help of someone close them like a girlfriend on which type of gift you can get them.
Have a Realistic Budget
Weddings are usually expensive affairs, and groomsmen gifts may not be given a priority in the initial planning. It’s up to you as the groom to make sure you keep them in mind. Having a realistic budget in mind will aid you to narrow down on the type of gift to get for each one of them. Make sure to get quality gifts as they show how much you value their effort. You will have to spend more on the best man’s present.
Packaging the Gifts
It’s essential to make sure the gifts you purchase are well packed. Invest in a good quality packing bag as you buy the gift. You can look up packaging techniques on YouTube and Pinterest; you are sure to get some unique tips. If you don’t trust your packaging skills, you can have them well packed at the store when you buy them. Most retailers offer these services. Bear in mind presentation is everything.
When to Buy the Gifts
Planning a wedding can prove to be a hectic ordeal. You may get caught up with other things forcing you to do last minute shopping for the gifts. Make sure to purchase the gifts early in advance. It will give you enough time to select the best possible gift for each man. While there is no set timeline, buying them at least one month in advance will give you plenty of time to have them shipped, personalize, and, if need be, have them exchanged.
Giving Out the Gifts
There are several occasions where you can give out the gifts. During rehearsal dinners is when you will gift the groomsmen. It also presents you with the chance to thank each man personally. During the bachelor party might be an opportune time to hand out the gift as it will be just you and your boys. You can also give out presents during the wedding shower if you decide to have one. As you will be sharing time with your boys on the morning of the big day, you can also choose to give out the gifts, especially if they are wearable accessories.
Giving gifts to your groomsmen is a show of appreciation for being there with you on your big day. It also shows that you are thankful for their help in preparation for the wedding. Remember to get high-quality gifts which they will have use for and shop early in advance.