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 People like to say the wedding day is all about the bride, but we think that’s outdated: it’s time for the groom to share some of the spotlight, too!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.
2. A Love Note
Whether given to him by the flower girl…
… or before the wedding.
3. A Mascot
Favorite sports team mascot? College mascot? He’ll love it.
4. A Note on his Tie
Hand-embroider a secret message…
… or have a tie patch sewn on.
5. A Garter of His Favorite Team
6. An ‘I Love You’ as he puts on your Ring
7. A Scotch Bar
8. Socks (in case of ‘cold feet’)
9. A Choreographed Dance
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.
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.
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!
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BRIDES: How will you surprise the groom? Tell us below!
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