5 Things to Avoid in Your Bestman Speech

Posted on Aug 11, 2014. 0 comments

Having signed on to be the best man for a friend or family member means taking on a number of duties, and one of the most important of these is giving a toast at the reception. The Best Man toast is an expected part of the evening, and it can be one of the most memorable parts of the event. If you want to be sure that your Best Man speech is remembered for all the right reasons, be sure to avoid these all-too-common mistakes.

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5 Gifts only a Beer Lover will Love

Posted on Aug 06, 2014. 0 comments

Many credit Ben Franklin with saying, "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Even though the true origin of the phrase is up for debate, there is still plenty of wisdom to the saying. Nowadays, beer lovers are as distinguished a bunch as wine connoisseurs. If you know someone with a true passion for lagers, stouts and ales, giving him one of these beer gifts is sure to make for the perfect birthday gift, Father's Day present, groomsman gift or gift for any other occasion.

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10 Hottest Celebrity Brides

Posted on Jul 08, 2014. 0 comments

When it comes to brides, they are truly gorgeous. Finding the top celebrity brides, however, is no easy task. They are already beautiful, now add the celebrity factor and the iconic dresses that they wear down the aisle and you have something that is right of a holy book. Angelic, beautiful, and amazingly sexy, these are the 10 hottest celebrity brides that you're going to remember for a lifetime. Their husbands are no doubt lucky, lucky men.

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Score A Hole in One With Golf Themed Groomsmen Gifts

Posted on Jul 05, 2014. 0 comments

Your groomsmen are going to be with you for the big day, and there’s no better way to thank them than to get them some solid gifts. Not just anything will do, however, get them personalized items that will allow them to takeaway something functional and grand. For instance, you could select one of the many options from the world of golf. That’s right, a little bit of golf can be grand and if your groomsmen are willing to go for a few rounds with you, then you might as well treat them right with a few gifts that will sure get them chuckling. The following are just a few ideas that you can go forward with.

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Why Personalized Groomsmen Gifts are the Gift to Give

Posted on Jun 27, 2014. 0 comments

Giving gifts to your wedding party is a way of expressing your gratitude for everything they've done. In the case of groomsman, a gift is a nice way to thank them for planning the killer bachelor party, and donning a tuxedo. While most people know a groomsman gift is a necessity, picking them out can be really tough. Most wedding experts agree that you can’t go wrong with personalized groomsmen gifts, especially those that are engraved with names and initials. Before you go ahead and get down to shopping, consider these important tips before purchasing a personalized groomsman gift.

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5 Groomsmen Gifts to Consider

Posted on Jun 10, 2014. 0 comments

Your groomsmen are an important part of your wedding. After all, they help keep the stress out of planning the wedding, and they're with you every step on the way. You want to thank them properly for being a part of your wedding. However, you do want to avoid gifts that aren't as likely to appeal to them.

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Modern Groomsmen Gifts to Give your Groomsmen

Posted on Jun 01, 2014. 0 comments

There are a lot of details to take care of with your wedding, honeymoon, and bachelor party. One thing you don’t want to forget is groomsmen gifts for your buddies. Your friends are nice enough to be with you on this big day, so you are going to want to make sure you get them a thank you gift that is unique and expresses your gratitude. And you’re going to want it to be better than those baggies of candy coated almonds or scented candles the guests are getting. Personalized items add that truly special touch. Here are a few different, more modern options for groomsmen gifts your friends will appreciate.
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5 High End Groomsmen Gifts that Will Separate you from the Rest

Posted on May 19, 2014. 0 comments

Your groomsmen are an amazing group of guys, otherwise, they wouldn't me your groomsmen. They may be a long-standing group of friends from elementary school, your buddies from college, or your or your wives family members. Over the course of your engagement and right up to the big day, they will be supporting you and helping you through one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking times of your life. Not to mention they will be the ones planning the end of your single life celebration. 

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5 Things Don Draper would give his Groomsmen

Posted on May 09, 2014. 0 comments

Don Draper, in 2009, received the distinct honor of being named the Most Influential Man by Ask Men, ahead of real life individuals. The mysterious and expertly crafted fictional character from Mad Men  is, in many ways, the epitome of masculinity and adulthood. He is guarded, but sophisticated; he is intriguing, yet ordinary. His style is high class, and his charm, intellect and intrigue bag him the biggest clients and a career that boggles the mind.

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Groomsmen Gifts for a Destination Wedding

Posted on Apr 23, 2014. 0 comments

Your wedding is coming up and fast, and you still need to figure out not just what to get your groomsmen, but how to transport it to your destination wedding. Unless you want your wedding to be mostly shipping costs to get those gifts there, chances are you are going to be looking for something on the smaller side.

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5 Classy Ways to Thank your Groomsmen

Posted on Apr 13, 2014. 0 comments

While it is common practice for wedding goers to buy nice gifts for the bride and groom, the soon to be married couple should also reciprocate the favor. Groomsmen deserve a classy gift that says “thank you” in a respectful and sincere manner.

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Top 5 Groomsmen Gifts That Aren't Lame

Posted on Apr 04, 2014. 0 comments

As a groom, there are more important things on your mind than what to give your buddies as a groomsmen gift. As grooms, we’re planning color themes, look at venues, and planning a seating arrangement that keeps both sides of the wedding happy - well maybe planning is not the correct word, it's more like just saying yes.  However, it's not acceptable to let your closest friends think you don't care about them, after all they've done you a huge honor by being a part of your wedding party. The impersonal gifts many plan to pick up on the way to the ceremony aren't enough to reflect the meaning behind these tokens of appreciation. However, you should not fret. We've done the research for you and found five groomsmen gifts that your buddies won’t call lame.  

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6 winter wedding trends in 2014

Posted on Feb 27, 2014. 0 comments

Thanks to the Polar Vortex, we have a proper winter this year. And what better than a snowy white background for your winter wedding?

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A Lesson in History: Cufflinks

Posted on Feb 17, 2014. 0 comments

Today's cufflinks are a recognized symbol of elegance for men and women alike. They can be seen wearing them at weddings, dinner parties, conferences and all kinds of official events. But cufflinks underwent a long journey before they became what we know them for today.

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Wedding Gifts: From The Registry to The Weird Ones

Posted on Jan 30, 2014. 0 comments

Both wedding newbies and pros have a hard time deciding on what wedding gift to furnish. We all strive to choose the best gift out there but, in reality, we are often left rueing our selection.

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Wedding toasts - a nightmare moment or a great moment

Posted on Jan 29, 2014. 0 comments

The big day is coming and you have to get your wedding toast ready? So far, you are on the right track. This is something that can go wrong easily so initial research and a responsible attitude is important. But what else is there?

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Hiring a Wedding Planner For Your Big Day: Pros and Cons

Posted on Jan 23, 2014. 0 comments

Don't wait until you're hearing wedding bells to find out whether you needed a wedding planner or not. It might be a tad too late. Instead, once you and your loved one decide to make that important step, sit down and think about the pros and cons of hiring a wedding planner.

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Wedding Stories Behind the Whitehouse

Posted on Jan 02, 2014. 0 comments

Did you know that James Buchanan, the 15th president of the United States, was a lifelong bachelor. I guess that got him off the hood for finding the perfect best man gifts and groomsmen gifts!

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Wedding Celebrations Leading Up to the Big Day

Posted on Jan 02, 2014. 0 comments

The reception after a wedding ceremony isn't the only party that most couples that part in. Typically there is a packed schedule of events celebration the union of the bride and groom, starting with the engagement party and ending with the reception -- or sometimes even a post-wedding breakfast for out-of-town guests.

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Manly Tasks New Grooms Must Tackle

Posted on Jan 02, 2014. 0 comments

Getting married means you have to step up your man game. From squishing bugs to changing tire, find out the skills it takes to keep your new bride happy and start off your marriage on the right foot.

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Kids on Dating, Love and Marriage

Posted on Jan 02, 2014. 0 comments

Oh, kids say the funniest things, especially youngsters who are thinking about what love and marriage means because they’ve been asked to participate in a wedding as a flower girl, ring bearer, junior bridesmaid or in some other way.

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How To Mediate Wedding Conflict

Posted on Jan 02, 2014. 0 comments

Planning a wedding can be a stressful experience. And, we’re not just talking about finding a venue, planning a reception and purchasing best man gifts and groomsmen gifts.

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History of the Honeymoon

Posted on Jan 02, 2014. 0 comments

You may be looking forward to a little rest and relaxation with your bride after the stresses of getting married. But, do you know how the tradition of this newlywed getaway started? Read on to find out.

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Golf Bachelor Party Gone Bad

Posted on Dec 02, 2013. 0 comments

Throughout the dawn of man, or at least the last 100 years, a guy’s bachelor party meant it was time to eat, drink and have some rowdy fun. However, the rowdiness is typically associated with the groom and his group of friends. Apparently, that doesn’t always hold true! Recently, a bachelor party outing at a golf course in Florida got out of control, and it wasn’t even the groom and his groomsmen that threw the first proverbial punch. Read on to find out what happened, and on a saner note, find out our suggestions for golfing groomsmen gifts.

 

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Four Trendy Gifts for the Home Bar

Posted on Nov 26, 2013. 0 comments

Toast to the friendship of your groomsmen, they've been by your side during crucial life moments -- including the wedding day! Everything from champagne to shooters will go down in smooth style thanks to the assortment of barware groomsmen gifts at GroomStand.com. Find out some of the latest trends for the home bar.

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FIVE WACKY WEDDING VENUE IDEAS

Posted on Nov 18, 2013. 0 comments

Getting married causes heart palpitations, but you can make it even more thrilling by screaming your “I do’s’ on a roller coaster. At locations like Disney World and Six Flags, thousands of couples have started off married life with ups . . . . downs . . . .ups . . . downs! In 1993 at Busch Gardens, a group wedding consisting of 46 couples set a record and there is one particular minister who consider roller coaster weddings his specialty. Having the wedding at an amusement park ensures a good time for all the young and young at heart – get everyone mouse ears or superhero capes as groomsmen gifts and wedding favors!

 

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Cuoco Getting Married with a Big Bang (Theory)

Posted on Nov 07, 2013. 0 comments

The Big Bang Theory is one of my favorite television shows. The geekiness, social awkwardness and admitted intellect of the four guy characters (Leonard Hofstadter, Sheldon Cooper, Howard Wolowitz and Raj Koothrappali) is a funny matchup when paired with Penny Cooper, the aspiring waitress and actress that is willingly/unwillingly part of their craziness.

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"His" Mother Knows Best

Posted on Nov 04, 2013. 0 comments

Many times, the mother of the groom can feel left out of the loop when it comes to the details of the wedding. With very few responsibilities leading up to and on the big day, it’s no wonder she may feel like a guest at her own child’s wedding. However, there are many ways to honor the groom’s mother, beginning as early as the beginning of your engagement. Read on to find out how to make her feel more included in the planning and party. It’s always a great idea to work on having a good relationship with your future mother-in-law, the sooner the better!

 

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Until Death Do We Part

Posted on Oct 21, 2013. 0 comments

We’re putting all our talk of best man gifts and groomsmen gifts aside for a bit to bring you some timely tales of wedding disaster. In honor of Halloween, these urban legends about weddings are just for fun – or, are they? Oooooh, a little spooky!

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How to Pick Your Groomsmen and Best Man

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

“How to pick your groomsmen,” we’ve talked about this sometimes touchy issues before on GroomStand.com. But, in the scheme of wedding planning for a guy, it’s a pretty big deal, maybe one of the biggest responsibilities you’ll be charged with (along with selecting groomsmen gifts for them), so it’s well worth rehashing and elaborating upon.

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Tipping Point - Gratuity Advice for Grooms

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

The time-honored tradition of tipping can often raise a lot of questions and debates. Although tipping service providers is typically regarded as a distinctively American practice, the act was actually an Old World tradition starting back in the 1700s (or even earlier) where tavern workers were given “drink money” by patrons so that they may also have a tankard of beer at night’s end. Tipping in America did not actually take hold until after the Civil War when opinions about gifting to “inferiors” were less controversial.

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Scarlet Fever - Sexy Star Getting Married

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

Who is Romain Dauriac and how did the dude get engaged to screen siren, Scarlet Johansson? Inquiring minds want to know, I know I do! First reported by People magazine, the Hollywood grapevine was all atwitter about the pending nuptials of the Avengers star, especially since she has been seen all summer wearing diamond rings on left hand --- although dismissed each one as a fleeting bauble. If you recall, the beauty was previously married to Ryan Reynolds, so this will be her second trip down the aisle.

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Bow Tie, Neck Tie or Neither - A Groom's Quandry

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

Bow tie, neck tie or neither? This has become a common question with men deciding on their wedding day attire; which to choose, which to choose? Some men might say “neither,” and point to the fact that both are still like a noose around the neck. We say poppycock to those peeps, that’s a sad commentary on getting married

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Groomsmen Gifts Popular for Fall Weddings

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

September is the second most popular month for weddings, falling in right behind the ever-famous June. The reason so many couples get hitched this time of year is, in large part, because of the mild weather – it’s started to cool off a bit yet it’s not too cold in most parts of the country. In my opinion and in my part of the world, October and November make nice months for nuptials.

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Scarlet Fever - Sexy Star Getting Married

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

Who is Romain Dauriac and how did the dude get engaged to screen siren, Scarlet Johansson? Inquiring minds want to know, I know I do! First reported by People magazine, the Hollywood grapevine was all atwitter about the pending nuptials of the Avengers star, especially since she has been seen all summer wearing diamond rings on left hand --- although dismissed each one as a fleeting bauble. If you recall, the beauty was previously married to Ryan Reynolds, so this will be her second trip down the aisle.

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Groomsmen Gifts Popular for Fall Weddings

Posted on Sep 05, 2013. 0 comments

September is the second most popular month for weddings, falling in right behind the ever-famous June. The reason so many couples get hitched this time of year is, in large part, because of the mild weather – it’s started to cool off a bit yet it’s not too cold in most parts of the country. In my opinion and in my part of the world, October and November make nice months for nuptials.

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Limo Renting Tips for Grooms

Posted on Sep 04, 2013. 0 comments

If the bride has tasked you with hiring a limousine for your wedding, you can’t let her down. Nothing would be worse than pulling up to the chapel in some dilapidated jalopy of a limo. Well, actually, it could be worse; you could get stood up with no transportation at all if you choose an unreliable provider. But before you start stressing, we have some great tips that will keep the wheels from falling off the wonderfulness of your wedding day.

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Pinterest for Grooms

Posted on Aug 13, 2013. 0 comments

Pinterest for Grooms

Guys, have you been on Pinterest.com? You know, that social media site your girlfriend is probably totally into and creating all sorts of wedding boards. If you are a total Pinterest newbie, the idea is that people “pin” images or videos to their “boards” – it’s like a virtual visual scrapbook right on your computer. All the images link back to their original source so you can just click through to get the entire dose of information whenever you want. And, if you’re into being popular on social media (come on, I know you secretly want a million followers), the beauty of all stuff that you pin is that it can be “re-pinned” by others and get you exponential exposure as it gets repined and repined.

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A Puff of Paradise - Cigar Stations

Posted on Aug 13, 2013. 0 comments

A Puff of Paradise - Cigar Stations

It’s a trend that’s taking over the reception, some think it “stinks” others think it’s a little puff of paradise – I’m talking about a cigar bar. Cigar bars have been spotted at weddings everywhere, from casual West coast beach events to hoity-toity hotel ballroom receptions in the East coast. A number of celebrity grooms have made sure that there is a fully-stocked cigar station at their A-list event and the coolness factor has trickled down to use regular, working Joes.

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Advert Thirst Disasters with Emergency Drink Kits

Posted on Aug 13, 2013. 0 comments

Advert Thirst Disasters with Emergency Drink Kits

I was recently out of town for a wedding and was treated to a clever wedding favor. When I arrived to the hotel and trudged up to my room, inside an “emergency drink kit” was waiting to greet me. It’s not unusual for the bride and groom to leave behind a little welcome basket in each room for the non-local guests; usually it’s filled up with stuff like maps, restaurant suggestions, the wedding weekend itinerary, some snack foods and such. But this was way, way cooler considering I really needed a good drink after a long and stressful day of air travel.

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Get Your Groom On

Posted on Aug 13, 2013. 0 comments

Get Your Groom On

There is no excuse for being a slob . . . or as your bride-to-be might diplomatically say, “looking disheveled.” Maybe it’s just fine to show off shadowy stubble and a squirrel’s nest of hair on a lazy weekend morning, a late bachelor night or even at work if you have a boss with a loose interpretation of “casual Friday,” but never, ever at any of your wedding events – especially the big day.

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Strange and Unusual Wedding Traditions

Posted on Aug 13, 2013. 0 comments

When youÍve questioned the necessity of some element in the wedding, youÍve probably heard your bride say ñWe have to do (insert whatever) because itÍs a tradition.î ItÍs true, wedding are all about tradition, often customs that have been practiced for centuries. For example, todayÍs elegant white wedding dress might not be as modern as it looks; the style is an evolution of the white lace gown first made popularized by Queen Victorian during the 1800s. And, did you know the custom of having groomsmen is stems from European days of yore. Groomsmen were actually body guards for the bride, to ensure that she made it to the groomÍs home with her dowry! Now you know why itÍs expected to give groomsmen gifts.YouÍll be surprised, and perhaps scratching your head in confusion, to learn about some rather strange wedding traditions from the past.

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Ninety-Nine Bottles of Beer on the Wall - Six to Start!

Posted on Aug 13, 2013. 0 comments

It’s a guy’s dream come true, we’re talking about 99 bottles of beer on the wall. Just as the familiar pub song suggests, just “take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall.” We can’t argue that it might be fun to drink your way through 99 bottles of beer along with your groomsmen, but when you all have drained every last drop – it’s gone for good! Why not make the magic last with a bottle of beer on the wall that lasts forever. GroomStand.com has a impressive array of tavern signs, pub signs, bar signs – or whatever you call these tributes to beer. Any of your brew-loving buddies will love to hang a beer on his wall, it’s a way to mark his territory in a man cave, game room or little corner of the den. Here are six of our favorite personalized beer signs that make refreshing gifts for groomsmen, your best man, or any other beer-lover in your life.

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Adam Levine Marrying Man of the Month

Posted on Aug 02, 2013. 0 comments

Adam Levine Marrying Man of the Month

Like many other musicians before him, Adam Levine seems to have a thing for supermodels. You could say that musicians and gorgeous models go together like leather pants and liquid diets or shots of whiskey and cigarettes. The front man for the popular band “Maroon 5,” has officially taken his first steps down the path of, dare I say, domestication by asking is girlfriend, Behati Prinsloo, to get married. I don’t think many fans saw this coming and I’m anointing him Marrying Man of the Month at GroomStand.com.

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Big Bucks for Big Name Bands at Wedding

Posted on Aug 02, 2013. 0 comments

Big Bucks for Big Name Bands at Wedding

About this time last year, I read about a groom who thought he was hiring a music superstar to perform at his wedding and ended up falling prey to a scam. Apparently Brian Valentine, a hot shot executive at Amazon, thought he had booked Tom Petty, the artist behind songs like “Refugee” and “Free Fallin,” to rock out at his wedding reception. The performance was going to be a gift to his fiancée, a major fan of the band that rose to fame in the 1980s.

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Songs Celebrities Play at Weddings

Posted on Aug 02, 2013. 0 comments

Songs Celebrities Play at Weddings

Setting the right tone at your wedding reception is influenced by many factors, the food, the ambiance of the venue and the music. Celebrate your love with a high note by picking the right songs to play at your wedding including the praise-worthy songs played at the chapel to the dance-inspiring songs to play at the reception. Whether you have a live musicians on hand, are using the services of a DJ or have just put together a wedding playlist for your iPod (and why not), make sure your favorite songs are in the musical queue for the evening. Also, make sure your dance debut is as debonair as possible. A swank pair of personalized cufflinks, like our bow tie cufflinks, make a dashing statement in the spotlight. Also, a pair of engraved cufflinks makes a great selection in groomsmen gifts for your tuxedo-clad gang. Check out GroomStand.com for an array of other awesome groomsmen gifts that will have everyone stomping their feet Read more »

Pull it Together, Man! Get Cufflinks

Posted on Aug 02, 2013. 0 comments

Pull it Together, Man! Get CufflinksA little bit of bling, thatÍs not too over-the-top is the perfect way for grooms to show their individuality and style. Some about-to-be-married men might opt for a snazzy necktie or pocket square to add a pop of color to a dark suit, others prefer a personalized tie pin or pair of distinguished engraved cufflinks. Well-chosen accessories can help a groom and his groomsmen stand apart from the dozens of others who also wearing a similar dark suit or tuxedo. Today, weÍre talking about the cufflink.

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Worried About Mixing & Mingling at Your Wedding?

Posted on Aug 02, 2013. 0 comments

Worried About Mixing & Mingling at Your Wedding?

Looking forward to marrying your fiancée, but not so excited about the public nature of the wedding festivities. Perhaps you’re a bit of a hermit or get nervous around crowds of people; this can be a problematic during the many social events leading up to and during the wedding. Good manners for the groom don’t just involve the traditional tasks like buying groomsmen gifts and planning the honeymoon. The groom also is expected to mix and mingle with all the guests at the wedding and to thank them for their help in celebrating the joyous occasion.

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Grooms, Are You Ready For Some Football?

Posted on Aug 02, 2013. 0 comments

Grooms, Are You Ready For Some Football?

The moment many men have been waiting for is about to kick off -- football season is here! If you have a wedding planned between NFL pre-season games (the first four as scheduled for August 8th) through the Super Bowl at Meadowland Stadium in New Jersey (February 2, 2014) you really should make a plan on how to comingle your love for the two. With hopes set on elegant chandeliers, classical music and rose-covered trellises to walk under (not goal posts), most brides are going to give their grooms a thumbs down on a gridiron-inspired wedding ceremony.

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Kevin Durant Proposes to WNBA Girlfriend

Posted on Jul 13, 2013. 0 comments

Kevin Durant Proposes to WNBA Girlfriend

Here at GroomStand.com, we have another Marrying Man of the Month for July. It looks like Oklahoma City Thunder superstar, Kevin Durant, has proposed to his girlfriend, Monica Wright on July 6th. The couple has lots in common, especially shared love for professional basketball. Wright plays the position of guard the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx and the two even met in 2006 after the McDonald’s High School All-American Game. Awww, they’re high school sweethearts but all this time they have kept their relationship fairly quiet!

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