ONE: Caricature Beer Mugs || TWO: Monogrammed Cuff Links || THREE: Grooming Kit
FOUR: Whiskey Subscription || FIVE: Money Clip || SIX: Whiskey Wedge
SEVEN: Sunglasses || EIGHT: Classic Pocket Knife || NINE: Leather Toiletry Bag Kit
TEN: Monogrammed Flask
Weddings…ours seems like it was so long ago. It was definitely way before Pinterest. And I think TheKnot.com had only been “live” for a few short months. My inspiration for planning came in the form of magazines. When it came down to selecting groomsmen, I gave the reins to my husband and let him handle all of it. I knew I wanted my brother to be an usher and he and my husband were not all that close and well, it just seemed a lot easier to let him pick who he wanted to stand up there beside him, than for me to do the deciding. I can remember he was a bit excited to do the selecting and the phone calling. I recall him drinking a few beers before he made a few of those phone calls…it was almost like re-watching him call my dad and asking my dad’s permission to marry me. Ha! His nerves over the asking part were something I never thought I’d witness. It was kind of odd because he was also excited to ask them. Once his groomsmen were confirmed, I knew we needed to plan on a thank you gift (aka Groomsmen Gift). He decided that flasks with their initials engraved on them and their favorite booze would be the perfect choice. I’ve pulled together 9 other really great groomsmen gifts shown in the graphic above. There’s something for every kind of guy, from the adventure-seeker to the booze-lover.
Speaking of weddings, I can recall a few that had “highlights” that I will surely never forget. Here are some of those “highlights” for your entertainment:
Highlight 1: the Mother of the Groom decided it would be appropriate to wear a slinky, sparkly, prom-looking dress to the wedding.
Highlight 2: The Groom’s family brought coolers of alcohol to enjoy (and get wasted) in the parking lot of the festivities.
Highlight 3: One of the Groom’s uncles tried to hook up with one of the Bride’s Bridesmaids on the dance floor with a promise of a wild night.
Highlight 4: The bride’s parents fought before the ceremony and refused to be in any pictures together.
Highlight 5: Heartfelt Best Man Speech…I mean he had it all typed up, sat down in a chair to get more comfortable, etc. The Maid of Honor Speech consisted of a bunch of um’s and uh’s.
Highlight 6: One Bridesmaid decided to steal the Bride & Groom’s limo before they had a chance to use it themselves.
Highlight 7: One groom thought it’d be cool to spar with one of his Groomsmen, which resulted in the Groomsman getting a bloody nose.
And one from my own wedding that I think is too funny not to share…my grandfather officiated our ceremony. He had an amazing speaking voice (a retired minister and evangelist). And he had charisma. Oh that man could bring down the house. When he got to the part of “you may kiss the bride” he forgot to say it out loud. So my husband and I were just kind of standing there. Not really knowing what we were supposed to do. He hadn’t said it and I could see that my husband wasn’t just going to initiate it, so we were kind of stuck standing there. After what seemed like forever, my grandfather said, “Well son, are you going to kiss your bride or what?” And everyone started laughing. A memory I will remember for a lifetime.
Do you have any funny or crazy wedding stories?
The new movie, The Wedding Ringer, is chock-full of them. See for yourself (I promise you will laugh out loud!)
The Wedding Ringer Movie Synopsis:
Doug Harris (Josh Gad) is a loveable but socially awkward groom-to-be with a problem: he has no best man. With less than two weeks to go until he marries the girl of his dreams (Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting), Doug is referred to Jimmy Callahan (Kevin Hart), owner and CEO of Best Man, Inc., a company that provides flattering best men for socially challenged guys in need. What ensues is a hilarious wedding charade as they try to pull off the big con, and an unexpected budding bromance between Doug and his fake best man Jimmy.
Y’all this photo…I’m rolling on the floor over here. If you didn’t watch The Wedding Ringer trailer above, you HAVE to scroll back up and watch it. You will ROLL!
The Wedding Ringer is releasing in theaters on January 16, 2015. I’ve made my husband watch the trailer with me several times and he can’t wait to see this movie either. We LOVE these kinds of movies and this one just looks SO FUNNY!
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