Selecting attire for our bridal party was not quite the ordeal I have heard it to be. Matt went to a popular rental store and selected a tux that looked great. It turned out to be a bit pricey so he changed it to a very similar but more affordable option before sending his groomsmen the details. The guys got measured and picked them up without a hitch. They all looked very handsome and dapper when the big day rolled around.
I chose to ask my bridesmaids to select their own dresses. I provided each with a piece of ribbon in the color Matt and I chose together and asked them to find something close to that shade of blue. It was a great decision for our situation for quite a few reasons.
1. We had four beautiful women in our wedding of different heights, shapes, and sizes. There was no way I could have found one dress that would be flattering on all four of them. By letting them choose their own dresses they could each pick something that was made for their body type.
The wedding day is a whirlwind of stress, family, friends, joy and beauty. Sometimes within all of this it’s nice for the bride- and groom-to-be to have something that is just theirs. Whether it’s a secret love note or a not-so-secret flash mob, these 18 grooms have really stepped up their romance game and surprised their brides with some of the cutest gestures that will definitely make you say, “Awww!”
1. Secret love notes
This groom surprised his bride by collaborating with one of her bridesmaids to give her secret love notes throughout the day – one each for when she woke up, when she got ready and when she was about to enter the church.
Bridal couples love to create unique wedding favors to make amazing and memorable gifts for their guests. Some favors are intended to be a small but tasty treat while others are more expensive and are meant to last a lifetime. Whatever the case may be, brides and grooms today have an amazing array of choices that can make their receptions spectacular.
Personalized Wine Glasses
Both the best man and the maid of honor are usually called upon to give toasts. In addition, other guests may chime in with congratulatory remarks during the reception. Some couples like to give the wine glasses that have been used for the toasts as their wedding favor. Although this may be a more expensive option than other favor ideas, the cost for an individual glass first depends upon the style. While some couples like a champagne flute, others prefer a stemless glass that is hard to spill yet retains a traditional look. While these types of glasses can be found everywhere from discount stores to department stores, the Internet provides the greatest variety. The price for a stemless wine glass is generally around $1.10. A champagne flute can be as low as $0.98. Some couples prefer their glassware to be monogrammed using traditional or modern fonts and embellishments. Some sites that offer monogrammed glassware charge an additional fee of about $1.50 for each glass. Other sites charge a one-time fee of about $40 for a complete set of monogramming services.
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