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10 Fun, Totally Unexpected Ways to Surprise the Groom

Posted October 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

Brides: your wedding day allows for plenty of sweet, thoughtful ways to surprise the groom. Giving the groom a gift is one way to shower him with affection on your wedding day, but we’ve found some other awe-inspiring ideas we know he will love. To inspire you, we’ve hand-picked ten of our favorite ways to surprise the groom before the ceremony and during the reception. There’s a first look, a love note, and a mascot, just to name a few. People like to say the wedding day is all about the bride, but we think that’s outdated: it’s time for the groom to share some of the spotlight, too! Which of these serendipitous ideas seems to suit your groom best?

1. Surprise the Groom with… a First Look

When you surprise him with a first look, he gets the opportunity to see his Bride, all dressed up and for his eyes only. He’ll love it; make sure your photographer is ready to snap those candid smiles.

Blindfolded Groom - First Look - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

before the first look! – photo: mint photography via my wedding

2. A Love Note

Whether given to him by the flower girl…

Surprise the groom with a note - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

photo: dnk photography

… or before the wedding.

Love note before the wedding - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

photo: rick redd

3. A Mascot

Favorite sports team mascot? College mascot? He’ll love it.

Surprise him with a mascot - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

via pinterest

4. A Note on his Tie

Hand-embroider a secret message…

Embroidered Tie - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

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… or have a tie patch sewn on.

Tie Patch - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

photo: janae shields

5. A Garter of His Favorite Team

Surprise him with a garter with his favorite team - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

photo: lorie chambless

6. An ‘I Love You’ as he puts on your Ring

'I Love You' on ring finger for when he puts on the ring - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

photo: freshly wed

7. A Scotch Bar

scotch-bar-surprise-groom-wedding

via martha stewart weddings

8. Socks (in case of ‘cold feet’)

In Case You Get Cold Feet Socks - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

silkscreen express

9. A Choreographed Dance

Surprise him with a dance - 10 Ways to Surprise the Groom #wedding

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10. Surprise the Groom with… a Groom’s Cake

Pick something he’ll love… whether he’s an avid golfer, video game player, or Star Wars fan.

Groom's Cake - Golf Themed

photo: dayna mae photography via weddingstar

*FUN IDEA

Want to travel to the ceremony with the entire wedding party? Just blindfold the groom so you can hang out before the ceremony (without him seeing your dress!) Love.

Blindfolded Groom - Travel together but blindfold the groom so you can hang out before the ceremony

photo: cjk visuals via bayside bride

Ready to Surprise the Groom?

We’re giving away a pair of ‘In Case of Cold Feet’ socks to surprise the groom! We’ve teamed up with the lovely folks of Silkscreen Express to give away one pair to a lucky reader. Between 10/31-11/6, enter for a chance to win a pair of ‘in case of cold feet’ socks. Value: $35. No cash value. Free shipping included to US only. Must ‘order’ socks within 6 months. Winner randomly picked and announced on 11/7/13. Respond to winning email within 72 (business) hours. Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win. Use entry form below to enter. Good luck!

Entry Form

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Happy Planning!


-E.

BRIDES: How will you surprise the groom? Tell us below!





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  • Meagan

    Hey, that’s Big Red!!! He’s my university’s mascot!!

    • http://emmalinebride.com/ Emma | Emmaline Bride

      That’s awesome, Meagan! What university is it?




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