Best Man Tricks: Helping the Future Groom Propose!

Best men wear many hats, they are the groom’s best buddy, sidekick, stylist and personal assistant. As the best man your duties don’t just start and end on the wedding day. The groom might request you to run small errands like picking the best groomsmen gift or he could ask you for help with the most crucial event prior to the wedding: the proposal. Here are some great tips from Groovy Groomsmen Gifts

The groom put you above everyone else in the wolf pack. You have been given the rare honor of being his right hand man so be prepared to deliver. Here’s how you can help your friend propose to his beloved:

Give the Groom a good pep talk

The future of the groom’s love life hinges on the outcome of the proposal so expect him to feel very nervous. He will need all the help and support he can get. Your encouragement doesn’t have to be grand and complicated, though. A good pep talk before the proposal can go a long way in making the groom feel more confident. Remind him of all the great moments he had with his future bride and how this is the best thing that is about to happen to him. Better yet, bring the whole gang together for drinks the night before the proposal so all of you can put your friend at ease.

Help him find the perfect ring

No proposal is complete without a ring for the groom to give to his fiance. If the groom isn’t a regular wearer or shopper of jewelry then he will probably need your help in looking for the perfect engagement band. With the day of the proposal drawing close, your friend probably has a lot of things in his mind and will need someone to help him find a ring that fits best. First learn how to determine ring size and then ask the groom other details such as his budget and what features he would like the ring to have.

Help organize the get-together

Offer to help the groom arrange the get-together so he can focus on the most important part of the event: professing his love to his fiancé. The venue of the proposal is essential because it will set the mood of the occasion. Make a list of the various places that are especially meaningful to the couple such as where they had their first date or their favorite restaurant. Once you have picked the venue, coordinate with the staff on how you can make the place more romantic. Some restaurants are often very accommodating to special requests like this and may offer special services like setting up a candlelit dinner for the couple or even have musicians play a romantic song.

Document the proposal

Your best bud is about to make one of the most meaningful decisions in his life so this is definitely something worth immortalizing. Offer to document the proposal so the couple can look back to their special day. Assuming the proposal is a surprise, you should be very subtle so use smaller gadgets like a camera phone that will let you easily take pictures of the occasion.  On the other hand, you can also pull out all the stops and use a camera drone to create an unforgettable video documentation of the proposal. Go the extra mile and add dramatic music and some heartfelt messages from friends to the video.

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Grooms and Groomsmen Alike Love Groovy Grooms Gifts!

Looking for the perfect gifts for the Groom and his squad of loyal Groomsmen? Look no farther, Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is here!

You know you want to honor your men in the wedding in a way that reflects what they mean to you, but often don’t know where to start or have the time to research. Groovy Groomsmen Gifts was founded by a guy who was part of many wedding parties and noticed a consistent theme of tacky gifts and a total lack of creativity.  Knowing that a lot of men aren’t natural shoppers, he saw a need for one comprehensive stop to make everyone's lives easier during what can be an amazingly challenging and task filled process: wedding planning and gifting.  Here are a few of our faves:

The Vegas Box
Ante up boys! The Vegas box turns any place into Vegas! The Vegas box comes with 4 stainless steel flasks, 100 poker chips, 1 deck of poker playing cards, 4 stainless steel dice, 1 stainless steel bowl for snacks or poker chips and a wood box. The flask and wood box are personalized as shown; however you can can also print anything you'd like to memorialize the good times you're bound to have. Find this popular gift here.

Shake It Up Kit
Bond....James Bond. 007 would have a few of this classic, stainless steel cocktail kit stashed away ready for cocktails! The Shake It Up Kit is a 5 piece set that comes complete with its own wood storage box. All pieces, including the wood box, are monogrammed engraved with anything you want. The shaker holds 18 ounces and the set comes with a wood box that is 4" x 4" x 11". Get your James Bond 'shaken not stirred' cocktails with the boys on with this great gift here.

Dopportunity Rocks
Dopportunity Rocks can tuck away all your travel needs in a nice compact form. This incredibly high quality toiletry bag is constructed from premium full-grain leather with brass zippers and is available in a range of colors. Your guys will love this classic masculine kit for any travel, get it here!

The Weekender
The Weekender is a personalized military style weekend travel duffel made of 100% cotton canvas bag with leather accents. With well constructed brass hardware and slick personalization, it makes for one awesome gift for anyone and is perfect for years of use on trips, at the gym or camping, anywhere you guys may look for adventure! Order one for all the boys [don't forget the dads!] here.

Four Snifter Gifter
Whiskey is one of the top 10 drinking trends according to Beverage Dynamics and whether it's Irish, Single Malt or Blended, you won't want your boys to miss out on the fun tasting this old fashioned drink brings! The Four Snifter Gifter comes with 1 whiskey decanter, 4 snifters and 1 wood box. Decanter comes with a solid 100% glass stopper.  It's a set meant to impress and one that will go a long way. Order your gift sets here then sit back and enjoy the gratitude!

Barber Box
All men need a little cleaning up before a wedding [all those photos!] and The Barber in a Box is a thoughtful gift your guys will use for the rest of their lives. With a sharpening stone, a unique barber style razor (ready to use!), scissors, and comb packaged inside our rocking wooden gift box.  All items are high end in terms of quality. No red and white striped pole or appointment needed. Get your in home barber kit here.

Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is one place with a constantly growing cache’ of great gift possibilities for any type of man.  Oh yeah, and amazing customer service. Their staff is constantly searching for sensational groomsmen gift ideas that embody a balance of tradition, creativity and functionality.  The Groovy credo is to ensure that whatever they sell, it doesn’t end up in your groomsmen’s basement box. 

Find the perfect modern wedding suit or tuxedo on Stitch & Tie by Friar Tux Shop

Modern wedding suits and tuxedos are now available with the ease of online shopping through the new online rental destination Stitch & Tie by Friar Tux Shop.  The site offers a curated selection of suits and tuxedos for men, women and children! Whether you are a groom, bride, groomsmen or wedding guest Stitch & Tie has you covered with one of the largest section of color/pattern options and sizing in the online market. 

Stitch & Tie carries everything from slim fit black tuxedos to trendy and unique colors like burgundy and cobalt blue and grey.  The women’s tuxedo is a stunning black shawl lapel tuxedo available in sizes 0-22. Every suit and tuxedo is expertly styled for an effortless shopping experience or each look can be customized with over 100 tie and vest options. 

The easy-to-use platform guides you through the rental process with access to knowledgeable stylists for any step of the process. Consumers experience the same personal customer service that only the devoted team at Friar Tux Shop with over 40 years of experience could provide. Stitch & Tie has highly accessible price points on some of most fashionable formalwear on the web with designer brands like Michael Kors and Ike Behar. Rentals start at $119.95 and discounts are given when booking a group for weddings and black tie events. 

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Orders arrive a week before your event giving you plenty of time to try it on and if for any reason you’re not satisfied with the fit, a replacement order will be sent for free. Return shipping is simple using the prepaid label provided with the order. Customers also have access to Friar Tux Shop’s over 30 locations.

A Groom's Hipster Essentials by Hey Sir Men's Wedding Accessories

We just love the latest groom's fashions for weddings! Suspenders, bow ties, pocket squares and all! Hey Sir, a great shop we found on Etsy, has all the hipster grooms essentials in one spot! 

Love is timeless... and so is this hot style of jewelry by becomb

When you’re dedicated to what you love, time becomes irrelevant...introducing becomb.

Founder and Designer Levi Maestro says "Growing up, the only “jewelry" I ever felt comfortable wearing was a watch. It was the one item that I put on to feel dressed up as opposed to utilizing it for function because I always got impatient with how long it took me to register what the actual time was. When it occurred to me one day to create my own version of a watch, I knew I would prefer the piece aesthetically if it had no parts or markings. I took into consideration how much money our world spends on jewelry that for the majority has no significant meaning. I combined my love for minimalism with my love for symbolism and the Infinity Piece was created to serve as a reminder that when you’re dedicated to what you love, time becomes irrelevant." 

don't worry ladies  becomb  has you covered too! 

don't worry ladies becomb has you covered too! 

We love it and think this hot style of 'not a watch' jewelry will soon be the talk of the town!