Your wedding day provides the perfect opportunity to do some sweet and thoughtful surprises for your groom! And he’ll never see it coming! Giving the groom a gift is one way to shower him with affection on your wedding day, but we’ve found some other 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 People like to say the wedding day is all about the bride, but we think that’s outdated: it’s time for the groom to share in the spotlight, too!
How to Surprise the Groom on your Wedding Day
Surprise the groom with…
1. An Unforgettable First Look
When you surprise him with a first look, he has the opportunity to see you all dressed up before anyone else! 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.
Consider a custom card, like one of these we spotted from Whimsical Imprints:
3. A Mascot
Arrange for his favorite sports team mascots or college mascot to show up at the reception. He’ll love it!
4. A Note on his Tie
Hand-embroider a secret message or have a tie patch sewn on. A tie patch, like this one, can be custom made by Sew Happy Girls and is hidden on the back of his tie.
Here’s another example from a Real Wedding (patch from here):
5. A Garter of His Favorite Team
He’ll be surprised on the wedding night when you have a garter featuring colors of his favorite sports team.
We love these custom sports team garters with a team on one side and your new monogram on the other. Have the monogram done in blue thread and you’ll have an instant “something blue”, too. By Southern Ever After.
6. A Scotch Bar with Custom Drinkware
And have a “Yours, Mine” and “Ours” set ready and waiting for a toast together! This one is from Teals Prairie.
7. A Beautiful Watch
See our list for groom watches to find one he’ll absolutely love. It makes the best groom gift.
8. Socks (in case of ‘cold feet’)
Don’t let him get cold feet! Have these delivered to his room the morning of the wedding. By Cold Feet Wedding Socks.
9. A Choreographed Dance
Always a fun idea.
10. A Groom’s Cake
Pick something he’ll love… whether he’s an avid golfer, video game player, or Star Wars fan.
What’s your favorite way to surprise the groom? Are you planning to do something special on the wedding day for him? Tell us with a comment below! ↓