Man oh man, the groom and groomsmen are really lucking out these days with these gift ideas and giveaways at Emmaline Bride! For example, yesterday we shared this custom fishing lure up for grabs, and now we’re giving away an awesome leather beer holster for the groom or his best man! If you love these drink holders as much as we do, you should get an entire set for your crew — aka “Best Dudes”, as shown on these holster examples. For a little extra, you can have the names of the groomsmen engraved into the leather or the Texas star. Enter for a chance to win below!
Emma here! Tell me if this sounds familiar. Your fiancé loves fishing. He hunts (or he goes to a cabin and drinks with his buddies, ha). His ideal day might include hiking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, hunting, or camping — pretty much anything related to being out in the woods, on a river, in a rustic cabin, or on a mountain. He can easily build an awesome fire like it’s no big deal, has a natural affinity of woodworking, and mowing the lawn or general outdoor yard work doesn’t bother him in the least (because at least he gets to be outside). He might have a boat, on which he takes fishing trips on the weekend or for a Saturday afternoon and gives it a clever name; he also brings back some seriously awesome catches because it comes naturally to him. He might have a beard — or, he doesn’t, but he rocks some pretty awesome stubble on the weekend. And he probably owns at least one flannel shirt and a favorite pair of very worn-in jeans.
If any of these sound familiar, you are about to marry a true outdoorsman, a guy who loves to be surrounded by nature, go on adventures, and explore the great outdoors. And you’re lucky because if you’re not outdoorsy yet, you will be soon enough — or you’ll at least discover an appreciation for new hobbies you can do together (i.e. kayaking, hiking in the woods, or rustic camping, all of which I’ve acquired as wife to Andrew). You’ll also notice that with your outdoorsy groom, he has probably picked a crew of outdoorsy groomsmen who happen to hone the same hobbies as he. Today We’re tackling some of our favorite attire ideas, beard tamers, outdoor groomsmen gifts, reception ideas, and more, all for that adventure-seeking dude you love oh-so-much (and his pals). In this post, we’ll show you how to apply some of the best outdoors-themed wedding ideas for your big day to surprise him. Enjoy!
Hi, loves! Okay, so you have a beautiful sparkling engagement ring, but you’re probably wondering what the heck you’re going to pair with it as your wedding band, right? When I was planning my wedding, I had NO IDEA what kind of wedding band to pick. I looked at dozens of rings but I wasn’t sure what kind, shape, or style I was “supposed to” pick. I opted for a simple gold band — to be honest, I’d pick the same one today because that’s totally my style. Andrew and I wanted to figure out a way to make our rings unique, so we had them engraved with a favorite song lyric inside both bands (half on his, the other half on mine). In this way, our wedding bands were made perfectly just for us!
Whether you know what kind of wedding band to pick or you’re completely lost on the topic, we’re here to help! In this post, we’re sharing our top 7 do’s and don’ts for picking a wedding band. We’re also sharing some gorgeous rings from the incredible LilyEmme Jewelry. Get ready to be inspired!
How will you surprise the groom on your wedding day? Have a love note delivered to the room while he gets ready, a cooler at the ready with his favorite beverages to enjoy with the groomsmen, or something sweet stitched to the back of his tie? There are many ways to surprise the groom on your wedding day, but a pair of groom cufflinks is one of our favorites! A pair of cufflinks he can wear on the wedding day and beyond makes a great keepsake gift. Pick a pair that says something sweet or sentimental, wrap them up in a box, and have the ring bearer or flower girl deliver them to him right before the ceremony. Here are a few we spotted at Over The Moon Bridal to give you some ideas…
Happy Monday, loves! We have a jam-packed week of wedding ideas, handmade finds, Real Weddings, giveaways, and a special holiday announcement ahead of us! (Pssst. Get on the list so you don’t miss it!) To kick things off, we’re sharing a set of unique bottle openers for groomsmen gifts — and now bridesmaids, too! These bottle openers by Bottle Breacher not your average bottle openers. These are handcrafted 50 caliber bottle openers — made by military veterans — and made 100% in the USA. As they say, “open your next cold one in style” — and inspire your wedding party to do the same! Check out their new designs including some new colors and styles for bridesmaids. There’s even a new product called the Wine Breacher which includes a corkscrew so you can open wine or beer/soda bottles. Read on for more…
P.S. Do you see them on Shark Tank? We’ve had the pleasure to work with Eli and Jen — Bottle Breacher founders — for a few years now and they’re the BEST to work with. Highly recommended!
Bottle Openers for Groomsmen Gifts
It’s giveaway time! This week, we’ve teamed up with Bobbleheads Etsy Shop to offer a free custom bobblehead to one lucky Emmaline Bride reader! The lucky winner will send a photo to the shop and will receive one single pre-made bobblehead design in her image and likeness. This makes a great gift idea for you or a bridesmaid! Read on for the details!
It’s time for another Ask Emmaline wedding question! This comes from Trish who asks,
Baseball Wedding Ideas
Great question, Trish! I love that you want to surprise him with some baseball inspired wedding ideas! There are tons of ways to do it without taking over your theme, so to speak. For instance, some of the easiest ways to do it are with a cake topper, groom’s cake, ring pillow, or even your shoes or garter. I’ve rounded up some ideas for you below to inspire you. They’re all handmade, too, making them extra-special! Take a look…
1. A baseball wedding cake topper
If you haven’t ordered boutonnieres for your fall wedding, you’re in luck! We’ve found five which your groomsmen will love to wear. These boutonnieres are special: they’re handcrafted without the use of fresh flowers, so you don’t have to keep them cool (or worry about them wilting). They’ll look perfect for photos all day and all night — plus, they’ll last forever. We spotted these boutonnieres over at The Sunny Bee and I was instantly smitten with the pine cone bout shown below. I think it is my #1 top pick for fall boutonnieres ever. Quite a tall order, no? Take a look and you’ll see why!
Boutonnieres – Fall Weddings
1. Woodland Pine Cone Boutonniere
Leather and friendship both get better with time; that’s just one reason why a gift made of leather is one of our favorite picks for groomsmen! Leather is a popular material used in the making of messenger bags like these, key fobs, toiletry kits, and wallets, just to name a few. Our favorite? The wallet. You just can’t beat a high-quality, completely functional gift that everyone needs, wants, and uses.
In today’s post, we’re sharing a collection of leather groomsmen wallets by Mr. Lentz. This shop has it all when it comes to leather and his groomsmen wallets are unlike anything we’ve seen yet. We’ll tell you why these wallets are extra special. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Mr. Lentz to give away a wallet to a lucky reader as a gift for a groomsman, Best Man, or the groom himself! You’ll be impressed by the hard work and dedication that goes into each handmade piece — we sure are! Enjoy!