Unique Groomsmen Gifts, tips from Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist

Feature Image – Personalized Flask From Groovy Guy Gifts. Knots ‘N Such, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist.

If you spend a lot of time around weddings, you begin to see that the wedding party adds some spice to the wedding day.  A great set of groomsmen and bridesmaids will make the celebration a party for all involved. The bride and groom should really thank their wedding party with a small token of their appreciation.  This gift in no way has to be boring! Today on Poppy Belle Design, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, we are talking unique groomsmen gifts. Check out Groovy Guy Gifts because we are big fans of their personalized and memorable gifts to the guys standing by your man on the big day; they made the featured flask with my caricature and title on it! (Why, yes, I do consider myself a goddess! haha!)

Groomsmen Photo

Photography by Kate Pope Photography

Some Unique Ideas Gleaned from The Groovy Guy Gifts Website

  • Personalized Flask, Beer Mug, Shot Glass, Decanters, or Other Fancy Barware Related Gift
  • Coffee Mug for the House or To Go
  • Money Clip or Wallet
  • Travel Gear like a Shaving Kit, Duffel Bag, Backpack, or Other Bag
  • Sporting Equipment like a Bat, Hockey Puck, Football, Etc.
  • Knives or Axes (don’t bring these to the wedding! lol)
  • Cool Set of Sunglasses (might even make a cool group photo!)
  • Something for the Cigar Lovers Out There like a Box or Lighter
  • Wooden or Pocket Watches
  • Individual Bobbleheads

Three Things to Keep in Mind for the Gifts:

  • Personable
    • You want the gift to speak to who you are and who your groom is.  Engraving and personalization will go a long way to making the gift unique and special.
  • Memorable
    • You want it to be something that the recipient will want to keep.  When they look back at the gift, you want them to remember your wedding day and your relationship to them.
  • Relatable
    • You want to, as much as possible, make it connect with the recipient.  Do: give a personalized football to the person who you spend every Saturday with watching the game.  Don’t: give an engraved shot glass to a non-drinker. Maybe that means everyone doesn’t get the same gift and that’s okay!
Groomsmen Cheers

Photography by J.P. Lord Photography

It is important to show your gratitude to the people that are standing by you on your big day.  Taking time to shower them with a personalized gift will speak volumes to them. Groomsmen gifts don’t have to be boring.  Thanks again to great businesses like Groovy Guy Gifts who help us all out with that unique touch.  

Sometimes details like the gifts can be forgotten.  Feeling like you’re forgetting some of the details? Contact Poppy Belle Design, Raleigh Wedding Planner and Florist, today, and we would love to help you with the details.




Choose Your Squad with These 7 Questions: Bridal Party Tips from a Raleigh Wedding Planner

Feature Photo by Jocelyn & Ryan Photography. Knots ‘N Such is a Raleigh wedding planner and florist.


First comes the engagement, then comes the question: I found the groom, now who do I choose to stand alongside me on the happiest day of my life? You don’t want to leave anyone out, but you also want to make sure you emphasize the most important people in your life! So, skip all the head-scratching and ask yourself these 7 questions:


Question #1: How big is your wedding and venue?

First things first, you need to know how big the space is that you’re trying to fit all of your friends in! The venue will likely have some input on this, so contacting them first is always a good idea!



bride & bridesmaids in bridal suite

Photo by The Nixons



Question #2: Who do I consider to be my family?

Oftentimes close siblings will be included in the bridal party. But what about not-so-close siblings? Or extra close friends who may as well be your siblings? The lines are often blurred, so put some thought into who you truly consider to be your family (and don’t feel obligated to add your second cousin twice removed just because your aunt asked nicely).



Question #3: How responsible and supportive are they?

We all have that friend who we love, but isn’t exactly known as the reliable, responsible one. And some of us have friends who love us, but never got completely on board with the marriage. These friends can be wonderful, but may be better suited as guests, rather than bridesmaids.



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Question #4: Does my fiancé have any people he wants to add?

You also have to keep in mind any women your fiancé may want added as a bridesmaid. It could be his sister, it could be his friend who introduced you, it could be his brother’s wife. Regardless, remember to consult with your fiancé to see if he has any input (and maybe make a deal to get your brother in as a groomsman).



Question #5: What do I need and expect from my bridal party?

Your bridal party will be your go to for all kinds of support! Consider what you’ll need from them before finalizing your decision. Maybe you want your level-headed friends to keep you calm, or your fun-loving friends to keep you motivated!



Outdoor Ceremony Fall Colors

Photo by Chris Harburg Photography



Question #6: What will their situation be around the time of my wedding?

We generally assume that everyone we ask will shriek with excitement and readily accept, but while they may truly want to, sometimes life can get in the way. Has your friend been dealing with an illness, either for herself or a loved one? Maybe one of your friends is struggling financially and taking on extra shifts, and the added expenses of dresses, bachelorette parties and beautification may be more stress than she can handle. Or even a friend who has a baby due to arrive the same month as your wedding! Nevertheless, be mindful of where your friends are in their lives, and maybe just an invitation will do.



Question #7: Where will she be in the next 15 years of my life?

These ladies will be in your wedding photos forever, reminding you of the wonderful day you married your sweetheart and the great company you kept. Can you see them being in your life when you’re looking at your photos on your 15th wedding anniversary? If not, they may be able to help with invitations, greeting guests, or DIY projects. And of course, the more the merrier at the bachelorette party! Good friends now can be great help now, but you want to reserve the spaces in your forever photos for your forever friends.



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Photo by Casey Rose Photography




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