Groomsman gifts are a great way to let the men in your wedding party know how much you appreciate them standing up for you and your soon to be mate during your upcoming nuptials. Groomsman gifts will vary based on how close the relationship is between you and that particular groomsman. Furthermore, if the groomsman is actually the best man then his gift should be that much more personal as he plays a more important role.
First of all, http://weddings.about.com tells us that a groomsman is someone who is important to the groom and whom the groom wants to be a visible part of his wedding. He could be a close friend, a relative or better yet, he could be the groom's father. His specific purpose is more than just standing around during the ceremony. In fact his role is actually an advisor to the groom before the wedding day, he helps the groom to be organized for his big day, he helps with any wedding planning details and he helps seat guests at the wedding. The best man as you would imagine is one step above a groomsman because is the chief male assistant to the groom at the wedding. www. wikipedia.org tells us that the groom usually gives the best man honor to someone who is close to him like a brother or his closest male friend.
Now that I have set the stage let's look some options for groomsman gifts. These can range in price anywhere from average to very expensive. Some examples of groomsman gifts include (1) cuff links, (2) a money clip with the names of the bride and groom engraved on it along with their wedding date (3) jewelry (also engraved with the wedding date but instead of including the names of the bride and groom, their initials will suffice in this instance because there may not be a lot of room for the inscription here) or (4) a travel case.
Regardless of the groomsman gifts that are given by the groom or the couple, the gifts should commemorate the special day that the groomsman was asked to be a part of. After all, the groomsman's role also comes with an expense attached to it i.e. renting his tux, incidental wedding costs and throwing the bachelor party. Thus the groomsman gifts should come with as much thought as it took for him to decide to be in the wedding party.
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