Grooms Planning

Grooms Guide to Wedding Planning

The grooms planning process can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. Regardless of how much you want to get involved, there are a few key things you should keep in mind to ensure a smooth-sailing wedding planning experience.

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Listen up...Here's How To Make a Great Toast!

If you’re the best man at your friend’s wedding, you’ll have to make a toast. And if you’ve been to a few weddings, you probably already know that the thing about toasts is that they’re only memorable if they’re really good or really bad. We all know that your personality is way too sparkling to be in the latter group, so ensure your spot in the former by following these guidelines.


a shotglass and pocket knife engraved with a name packaged in a brown customized wood box as a groomsman present
Still Trying To Figure Out Your Best Man + Groomsmen Gifts?

Whatever you decide to give your Best Man and Groomsmen, give them something that reflects their individual personalities/tastes and memorable at the same time. 

And, yes, we know it’s hard to choose gifts for men, so we looked around, asked questions, and checked out stores and boutiques for gifts we think will please your best buds. Here are some of our ideas that you can call your own.


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Do The Groom & Groomsmen Have To Match?

The answer is absolutely not. Our experienced wedding planners know that mismatched groomsmen are trendy, fashion-forward, and personal, meaning they’re a great solution for couples looking to put their own unique touch on their day and celebrate the individuality of all their loved ones as well.


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The Most Popular Ways TO Accessorizing Your Groom’s Style

You've personalized your wedding decor, you've personalized your venue and your bridal style, too. Now it's time to personalize your groom! From bow ties, neckties, suspenders - we pulled a few looks we love from the most pinned groom styles on Pinterest. Let us know which look is your favorite in the comments below! 


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Ultimate Boutonniere Ideas For Groom

 Instead of having the traditional boutonniere flowers, have it reflect his taste, style/personality. If he likes sports have his boutonniere show just that. Whether it's golf, football, soccer, baseball, etc., let them have fun with their desired pick; you can always add the chosen wedding color to his boutonniere. So, check out these crazy and unique ideas!


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Groom’s Cake
While brides may think that grooms don't want to be included in the wedding planning, well, guess what? They really do want to! They want to splurge or have a say so just as much as you! Maybe on their cake, maybe on their boutonniere (see our post on boutonniere ideas), maybe the invitations, they want to have as much say in what goes in the planning as you (see their video at the bottom of the blog)! Here are some groom's cake ideas to get you started! Each of these cake ideas, show off a personality, hobby, and style of the groom.👊

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10 Fun Things Your Groomsmen Will Enjoy

What better way to let off a little steam and enjoy some fun activities with your best friends? You want to let your groomsmen know that you appreciate their friendship and you’re glad they will be there to encourage you and give you support as you make an important life decision.


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Groom’s Checklist

Now that you put a ring on it, you might be wondering what's next? Well, we are here to help you with that. Here is a list we collected from Tony Lagauda at 'Tony Laguda Formal Wear' and he recommends this 'to-do list' to help you on the way.

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Attention Grooms: Find Your Wedding Style

If you plan on renting your tux, Black Tux Rental has you covered! They offer custom designs and easy shipping back and forth. We have a few of our favorite looks below, but before we get started there is a very important question you need to answer:

Are You A Tuxedo or a Suit Guy?


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The Ultimate Guide To Being A Best Man

You were chosen for the job because you are a great friend, reliable, trustworthy and got his back. Now it's time to make sure you really got his back by knowing what you should do to ensure that the couples day runs super smoothly. Not exactly sure what being the best man entails? See below for your list of to-dos!


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The Groom’s Duties In Wedding Planning - What You Need To Know

More and more men are starting to take on big responsibilities (listen to what they have to say) when it comes to planning their weddings, so our wedding planners have put together a checklist of eleven important things every groom should remember in order to contribute to the perfect wedding!


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Here's The Secret To Planning A Great Bachelor Party

The key to a successful bachelor party is thorough planning and organization. To get the ball rolling, you will want to speak with the guest of honor about your intentions. Discuss the guest list and any activities the groom should know about. 


 wedding tuxedo - wedding planning - K'Mich Weddings Philadelphia PA This standout tux has horizontal white pinstripes on the jacket, contrasting vertical pinstripes on the pants, and bold satin peak lapels. Delivered with matching pinstripe wool and satin pants.
Groom’s Guide To Tuxedo Shopping

Ignore anyone who says that there's a rule you must follow! Just follow what your taste, style leads you to. It could be The Peak Lapel Tux, The Westwood Tux or maybe Shawl Collar Tux! Let's see what your style might be.


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Top 7 Formal Wear Tips For Grooms

To make sure your formalwear fits correctly, check the following: (1) with arms at sides, the jacket hem is not longer than the tips of your fingers; (2) your shirt just peeks out from the jacket sleeves; (3) the jacket sleeves hit the tips of your hands; (4) your pants touch the heels of your shoes and have a small fold in front over the shoes; (5) you can squat without splitting the seas; and (6) you can comfortably lift your arms to just below shoulder height.

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