Have you found a gift for your Groom yet?

As the bride, you want nothing more than to make your groom truly happy – especially on a day that bears such a huge significance for both of you. How to offer a gift your groom will truly love? What are some of the very best groom’s gifts ideas to consider? Here are some wonderful suggestions to inspire you:

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• Traditional gifts. Nothing beats a beautiful watch, a pair of elegant cufflinks or a tie that goes just perfectly with his wedding day attire. These are classic touches all men love – especially on a day when they want to feel at their handsomest and at their most stylish!

• Honeymoon gifts. If your groom has everything sorted out for the big day, you might want to consider buying something he can use on your honeymoon. For instance, if you plan on going somewhere exotic, he will be more than happy wearing a new pair of designer sunglasses!

• Meaningful gifts. This is going to be a very emotional day for your groom too (despite what the “stereotypes” may say about it). Why not brighten up his mood with a truly heartfelt gift – such as a small box with 10, 20, or 30 things you love about him? Or a collage of your favorite photos? He will surely love it!

• Hobby gifts. Do you know your groom to be a huge fan of something – such as a movie, a character or a sports team? Offer him a gift related to that and there’s no way he will not appreciate your gesture! In fact, it is more than certain he will absolutely love it!

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Should the Groom Help Plan the Wedding?

It used to be the standard practice that a bride’s family would pay for the wedding. This, combined with many brides’ pre-planning of their dream wedding, meant that the groom was often left out of any wedding planning. However, with many couples now paying for their own wedding, is it right that the bride does all the planning?


Most grooms do want to be involved, at least in part, in the wedding planning. They know that this is an important day in their lives and want it to be everything they dream of. Whether this is making sure that there’s great music, choosing the menu, or finding a fantastic Washington DC wedding venue, they want to have some input on how the day will go.

Of course, there are some grooms who don’t have much interest in the planning. This can be for any number of reasons, and brides shouldn’t feel discouraged if their fiance doesn’t really seem to care whether there are roses or hydrangeas in the centerpieces. Encourage the groom to be involved, and make sure he knows what decisions you’re making, but don’t pressure him into weighing in on every element.

Oftentimes, the best way to plan a great wedding is to have some give and take between the two of you. One thing that you can both get involved in is finding an excellent venue. To find out how to have your wedding here onboard one of our boats, give us a call today!


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