10 Ways to Surprise Your Groom
With all the stress that goes into planning a wedding, it’s sometimes easy to overlook that it’s your groom’s day as much as it is yours.
He’s listened to your ivory vs. cream dilemmas, dried your frustrated tears and built that custom photobooth you drooled over on Pinterest. It’s only right that you make his wedding day just as unforgettable as yours.
Here are 10 great ways to make your groom feel special.
Throw a Man Shower
Photo: Valley and Co.
Plan a weekend getaway for him and his groomsmen. It can range from anything from a golf outing to a poker tournament to a surprise trip to Las Vegas. Or you can just arrange a thank-you party in your home, complete with unlimited ESPN, booze and snacks. It’s a way for your groom to bond with his friends and escape from any pre-wedding stress.
Engrave His Wedding Band
Photo: 4Eyes Photography
You might not be able to get away with stealing his wedding band, but you can keep the engraving a surprise. Ideas include song lyrics, your wedding date, a special quote or fingerprints.
Customize His Look
Photo: Sweet Little Photographs
He’s probably not looking forward to wearing a hot pink rose on his chest, so why not switch it up a bit? Incorporate his hobbies or interests into his bouttonneire for a sentimental surprise. This could also work for his shoes, ties, suspenders or socks. (Note: If you’re picky about color schemes, characters or objects can be painted neutral colors.)
Sew A Message
Photo: Janae Shields Photography
This bride sewed a tiny message onto her groom’s tie so that he would find it while he was getting dressed. Other brides are sewing secret messages into shirts and tuxes for their grooms.
Assemble a Survival Kit
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The morning of, he might need a little assurance and a lot of love. Put together a survival kit that includes all the essentials, and attach a heartfelt card (or boudouir photos, wink wink). For extra brownie points, gift each groomsmen a survival kit containing liquor, an engraved flask, cigars, etc.
Give Him a Sign
Photo: Ian Grant Photography
Give a him a good laugh while his nerves are building with a cute ring bearer sign. If you don’t want him to take it too literally, “Here Comes Your Girl” and “It’s Really Happening” are other popular ideas.
Send Express Mail
Photo: Sweet Iced Tea Soiree
For a surprise right before you walk down the aisle, give your flower girl a secret note to give to your groom.
Sweeten Your Cake
Photo: Vows and Cake
Of course, you can always surprise your groom with a custom groom’s cake. If having a completely second cake isn’t your thing (or maybe you don’t pull off surprises very well), hide something meaningful at the bottom of your wedding cake.
Be A Good Sport
Photo: Focused on Forever Studio
This Miami bride surprised her groom with a guest appearance from their alma mater’s mascot. Talk about a party animal.
Cook Up A Storm
Photo: Colin Miller
We all know that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. As the party starts to wind down, surprise everyone with his favorite midnight snack.
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