Have you been named best man? WOW congratulations! The choice of groomsmen is an important decision for every bride and groom and is not made lightly.
Traditionally, the groomsmen are the people who stand by the couple for their entire life and to whom the couple can always turn with the important questions in life.
So if the two of them have named you as their best man or maid of honor, that’s a big vote of confidence! And of course the groomsmen want to thank them for this great honor with an appropriate wedding present.
There only remains the big question: Which wedding gifts are suitable from the groomsmen for the bride and groom?
10 surprising wedding gifts from groomsmen
1) Guest book – classic or creative
The first idea for a gift from the groomsmen is a real classic: With a guest book at the wedding party, you create a unique memento for the bride and groom! This allows the guests to creatively record their wishes for the marriage and loving thoughts on the wedding.
How you design the guest book is up to you: From a large screen on which the guests sign or, for example, perpetuate themselves with fingerprints in different colors, to a collage of Polaroids taken by the guests at the wedding reception, to the classic book in which the guests can register. The imagination knows no limits!
2) Self-cut video
One of the more unusual wedding favors is a video that the groomsmen film and edit themselves. This could, for example, be congratulations from friends who cannot be at the wedding. Or recordings of the friends and families of the bride and groom, in which they talk about what connects them with the bride and groom or what crazy stories they have already experienced together. Laughs and touching moments guaranteed!
The content of the video could also be that the groomsmen, families and friends of the newlyweds re-enact their acquaintance story and the major milestones of the relationship such as moving in together and the wedding proposal.
3) Cookbook with friends’ best recipes
A cookbook is a classic and rather dated gift for a wedding. If the bridal couple are not the absolute hobby cooks, a cookbook as a gift looks rather trite and not really creative.
But wait a minute: that can be changed! Just make the cookbook yourself and therefore personal! Gather the favorite recipes of closest friends and family members. Or recipes that you associate with the bride and groom. For example, does the bride love her grandma’s cherry cake? Or your best friend’s and maid of honor’s vegetable casserole? Then of course these recipes have to be in the book.
To give the recipe collection a nice look, you can have it printed as a book in any copy shop. And don’t forget to mention the names of the prescribers next to the respective recipes!
4) wedding game or speech
Wedding gifts don’t always have to be material. A special moment on the wedding day that you give the bride and groom is also considered a gift and sometimes has a more lasting value for the couple than an object.
For example, a wedding game implemented by the groomsmen, in which the guests also take part, is sure to be remembered by the bride and groom. Or you can have a nice moment at the wedding reception to give a speech with your congratulations for the bride and groom.
5) Let balloons rise together
The next idea for wedding gifts for the groomsmen creates a special moment at the wedding reception that the bride and groom can remember long after the wedding. With helium balloons to which postcards with the wishes of the guests for the bride and groom are attached, you will definitely make them both happy. In order for the bride and groom to get the cards back, their address must of course be on the postcards.
Not only letting the balloons rise together is a wonderful moment. Even if one of the postcards is sent back to the bride and groom weeks later after the wedding, the two are happy about this beautiful memory. This sends her the joy of the wedding day into the distance and let many others participate in it.
6) Voucher for hotel accommodation or activity
After the wedding, every bridal couple needs a little relaxation. The weeks or months of planning and especially the intensive phase right before the wedding day leave a mark on most bridal couples.
How about a wedding gift with a voucher for a weekend in the wellness hotel, where the newlyweds can finally relax after all the stress?
Or are the bride and groom heading straight for their honeymoon? Then give them a voucher for an activity that they can do for two on their honeymoon. For example, a couples massage in a honeymoon hotel, a canoe tour or a cooking class. Of course, it also depends on where the two of them are going on their honeymoon.
7) Photo show with shared memories
In a long relationship, the couple naturally collects many images of experiences with friends, trips together or special moments. A photo show with all of these memories might not be the fanciest idea, but it is a true wedding favors – a classic that never goes out of style.
Many of the pictures have certainly not yet been seen by all the guests and also for the bridal couple they are wonderful memories that they will certainly like to remember on their big day.
8) Gifts of money nicely packaged
Most couples actually have everything they need for life in a material sense before they get married. Since a wedding and of course the honeymoon are always expensive, many of their guests want financial support as a wedding gift.
But not only the white envelope with a few bills should serve as a wedding present. There are so many ways to make gifts of money even more interesting! At Pinterest, for example, there is an almost endless selection of creative ideas on how you can beautifully wrap the gift of money.
Have fun doing handicrafts!
9) Name tag with the married name for the front door
In fact, statistically, most couples still choose a common married name when they get married. Probably the two of them hadn’t thought of getting a new name tag for their house or apartment door before the wedding, on which the married name is written and that they can put on after the wedding.
Give them such a sign! There are many ways to have name tags made or to make them yourself. Let your imagination run wild! And if you stick to the style that the bridal couple used to decorate their home with the sign, you can hardly go wrong.
10) Polaroid camera for the wedding day
The newlyweds will be photographed from all sides on their big day. The guests pull out their mobile phones at any time and of course a photographer will be there to capture the important moments with professional shots.
A very personal memory, however, are Polaroid photos that the bride, her groom and the groomsmen take themselves during the day. Since the groomsmen are usually close to the bride and groom at any point during the wedding day, they may be able to capture moments that would otherwise not be recorded. The Polaroid camera can also be pulled out when getting ready or when driving to the location.
If you give the bride and groom the Polaroid camera right at the beginning of the wedding day, you can use it to accompany them all day!
Photographers and real weddings:
Bernhard Luck – Wedding in the vineyards of Austria
Jule and Daniel von Undorf Photography – DIY wedding in grandma’s garden, confetti & icing – summer wedding in nature
Hanna Witte – Cool, modern, urban city wedding by Katarina & Jörg
Julia Basmann Photography
Christine Juette – A colorful summer wedding with a horse
Are you newly appointed groomsmen? Are you looking for the right wedding present?
Did our 10 surprising wedding gifts from the groomsmen help you in your search? Excellent!
Do you have any other extraordinary ideas? Then leave them in the comments.