Special to GigMasters from The Man Registry
Struggling to find the best groomsman gifts for your wedding party? Since your friends and family will be dedicating mucho time and money to your big day, it’s only natural to want to thank them in a creative way. For some inspiration, we selected five of our favorite wedding songs and added a gift suggestion to go with each. Hey, this might even help you when creating your reception playlist:
- “Friends in Low Places” by Garth Brooks – This is the quintessential drinking song, so it’s a perfect fit for a wedding reception. Surely some, if not all, of your groomsmen have been there to help you through a tough time or two (with a drink in hand). Say thanks with a personalized mini whisky barrel. With the barrel, he’ll be able to create his own brand of bourbon or whisky from the comfort of his own home.
- “Ants Marching” by Dave Matthews Band – Ask any student on a college campus what the best band to see live is., and I’d lay down $100 that the most common answer you’ll receive is “Dave.” If you and your bros enjoy taking in live music, concert tickets are fantastic gift idea. If you’ve got some extra cash, consider making it a destination trip to a famous venue (like Red Rocks) or a popular festival (like Coachella).
- “I Will Survive” by Gloria Gaynor – It’s hard to think of a wedding I attended where this song wasn’t played. Whether you love it or hate it, it’s a staple. In fact, it’s as much of a staple as a guy carrying a pocket tool. To many guys, it’s impossible to survive a trip outside the home without a Leatherman tucked safely into a pocket. While to some it may seem cliché, engraved pocket knives are actually a solid choice when it comes to gifts.
- “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra – You look great. She looks great. Why the hell shouldn’t your groomsmen look great? Companies like Blank Label offer you the ability to create custom dress shirts for yourself and others. If you’ve got an idea of what your attire style will be, check out the Blank Label site and play around with their options.
“Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd – What’s not to love about the football culture of the south? The last six National Champions have all been from the SEC (including Alabama — twice). If you’re having a southern wedding, consider giving the wedding party members ties, socks or cufflinks that feature their favorite pigskin squad.