I’ve gotten a few questions lately from brides seeking the perfect offbeat groomsmen’s gifts. I’ve resisted weighing in because no two dudes are the same — and I really don’t dig the gender-normative trends in groomsmen gifts. It seems like it’s assumed that groomsmen are interested in booze (flasks!), titties (pin-up cufflinks!), tools, and sports. […]
So you’re thinking to yourself, “Self, if a rockabilly bride gets the hot pin-up hair, then what does a pychobilly groom to do keep up with the hotness?” Answer: Mofo rocks a mohawk! And then you’re thinking, “Self, what about the shoes? Those rockabilly brides get all the cute shoes — what would a hottie […]
My fiancé and I are looking to have an informalish wedding and don’t want anyone to have to wear a tux. We both think suits/sports coats/tweed jackets would be more appropriate for the groom and his men. But we also don’t want the groom’s men to have to dish out for new suits. I don’t know if I’m comfortable with four men putting together an outfit on their own, even with guidelines. I’m not obsessed with them being 100% matchy, but I would like them to wear something coordinated, clean, and pressed. What other affordable options are there for men not renting tuxes?
Our wedding was subversively quirky. We both went back and forth about certain traditions and our families had some say in that. I was in a big pouffy white dress with a veil for the ceremony and the boys were in tuxes. But there were puppets. Lots of them.
Our wedding party consists of Matt’s brother and two of his buddies, and my cousin/childhood best friend (as “the best woman”) and my four brothers (as my “bridesmen”). Any tips on how to incorporate 9 men into a wedding? The only chicks are me and my best woman, Jenna, and my baby cousin (she’ll be […]