20 Stunning Wedding Headpiece Ideas

We’re going to let you in on a little secret: Great wedding hair can make or break your big day look. After you’ve put tons of thought into your wedding dress, your bridal makeup, your bouquet, and your accessories, why should your hair and hair accessories be the after thought? Sure, you’ve likely imagined that you’ll wear your hair back in a soft bun, down with loose curls, or in a sleek updo, but have you envisioned the final result?

Just like the right jewelry puts the finishing touch on your wardrobe, the perfect hair accessory can entirely change your hairstyle. Upgrade soft curls from date night to wedding night with a gorgeous, eye-catching gilded hairclip. Transform your half-up ‘do with a unique headband or accent a simple bun with a glitzy clip. Whatever you do, know that these seemingly small accessories can make a seriously big impact on your style.

While there are countless aesthetic reasons to complete your wedding day hairstyle with a headpiece of some sort crown, headband, hair comb, or hairclip; there’s one practical reason that will certainly sway you toward one of these pretty hair embellishments. On top of being beautiful, they’ll also keep loose strands out of your face, which is something especially crucial for long-haired brides-to-be that are considering leaving their locks down. Flowing waves look great, but pushing your hair out of your face throughout the day certainly does not.

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10 Things To Do With Your Bridesmaids

One thing I’ve absolutely loved about planning my wedding is how much closer it’s brought me to some of my best girls, my bridesmaids. Let’s face it, the lovely ladies who will stand by us on our Big …

One thing I’ve absolutely loved about planning my wedding is how much closer it’s brought me to some of my best girls, my bridesmaids. Let’s face it, the lovely ladies who will stand by us on our Big Day? They’re kind of a big deal. So to show them how much we appreciate them, here are ten fun ideas for things to do with your ‘maids before you say “I do”!

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Take a cue from this a-dorable boudoir bridal shower from Je T’aime Beauty and invite your gals to a bridesmaids boudoir session! It’s sure to be filled with lots of laughs, bubbly and pampering.

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Photography by Abby Jiu Photography

FLOWER ARRANGING CLASS

What’s better than playing with pretty flowers? Gather your girls for an afternoon of blooms and vino like this sweet soiree from Style Within Reach. If you’re planning on DIYing your florals, this is a great way to get your bridesmaids involved in the process!

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Photography by Cambria Grace Photography

COCKTAIL CLASS

Get mixin’ with your ‘maids at cocktail class. This little shindig from Lauren Wells Events, Flask & Funnel and Cambria Grace is just about as cute as it gets.

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FANCY GETAWAY

If you really, really want to treat your girls, why not plan a pre-wedding vacation to relax and spend time with your besties? Consider it a sort of bridesmaids honeymoon. Cambria’s gorgeous Italy trip is all the convincing we need.

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BRIDESMAIDS ‘ASK’ BRUNCH

We love the idea of a Bridesmaids ‘Ask’ Brunch to initially invite your girls to be a part of your Big Day. This one from Caitlin of Style Within Reach is complete perfection.

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CALLIGRAPHY CLASS

Do something for your girls that they’ll be able to use beyond your wedding! We’re big fans of calligraphy classes around these parts, especially Laura Hooper’s lovely workshop. And bonus? You could even recruit your ‘maids after to help with your wedding invitations!

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DRESS SHOPPING

This seems like a no-brainer, but you’ll definitely want at least a couple of your girls with you when dress shopping. You might already know exactly what you want, but having a second opinion is always a good idea! And trust us, they’ll SO appreciate being included on their bridesmaids dress selection.

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DIY DAY

Gather up your gals for a bit of DIY action. From popsicle stick creations as little girls to these fab watercolor makeup brush jars as lovely ladies, a craft day is always fun! See more DIY ideas right here.

Stunning Wedding Dresses That Prove You Don’t Have To Wear White

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While we’d certainly never say a bad word about a white wedding dress (after all, it’s a classic for a reason), not all brides envision themselves walking down the aisle in something so traditional. Looking for that wow factor? Consider a colorful confection. Yellow is sure to add sunshine to your special day, while pale pink feels delightfully feminine, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg—err, the color spectrum.

Here, real brides who broke with tradition and looked absolutely beautiful!

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After sending postcard invites to friends and family while on a road trip, Amanda and Mark eloped at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado, in late September 2016. The bride’s golden-yellow gown, designed by Sarah Seven, paid homage to the spectacular landscape and glorious sunset of their desert vows.

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In June 2016, Laura and Roland married at Birtsmorton Court—famed for its exquisite formal gardens—in Worcestershire, England. The bride looked like a true English rose in her Sassi Holford “Marilyn” gown, complete with organza overlay and shoulder detailing.

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Launa looked downright dreamy in her dip-dyed Janay Marie dress when she married fiancé Nate in a garden-style ceremony at the Liberty Park Greenhouse in Salt Lake City.

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Contrary to popular belief, a black wedding dress doesn’t have to be gothic or even edgy. The combination of bright blooms against Molly’s black lace Carmen Marc Valvo gown epitomized her romantic southwestern wedding theme.

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Inspired by the almost candy-like sunsets in Kotor Bay, Montenegro, Olga opted for a custom pink Jelena Marteni gown for her seaside ceremony.

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While the wedding venue (the Four Seasons Scottsdale) may have been classic, the dress was anything but. Stacy eschewed tradition by opting for a navy strapless number designed by Tara LaTour. The bold shade looked absolutely striking against the soft hues of the Arizona desert.

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Caroline and Mike’s backyard bash took place at a private residence in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, in June 2016. Instead of wearing a classic white wedding dress, the bride donned a two-toned blue and floral creation from local designer Frank Agostino.

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Everything about Michelle and Johnny’s wedding at Borgo Pignano in Tuscany was pure Italian glamour. And the bride’s custom lilac lace Julia Needlman gown—and matching veil—was certainly no exception.

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The vibe of Amanda and Scott’s springtime wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, was beachy-elegant. In keeping with theme, the bride wore a two-piece ensemble (an intricate appliquéd bustier and ball skirt) in a beautiful blush hue.

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Best 5 Wedding Venues To Get Married In Sydney

Planning to get married in Sydney? Then check out our best 5 places to get married in Sydney, below.

For any couple, the venue is almost everything about the wedding because as soon as the guests enter, they will already get an idea of how the actual wedding will be. They can only imagine, but now it’s the real thing and the beauty of the place is the first thing they are going to notice. From interiors of the venue to the decorations, your wedding will surely be memorable if the venue is excellent. These are Celebrant Match’s best picks of venues in Sydney to get married at!

Boat House, Palm Beach

If you want a rustic and vast view of pittwater and the beach, this Sydney wedding venue has a very fantastic, lovely, and simple atmosphere that will make your day. Welcoming you is a variety of beautiful flowers that they personally grow which can make up for some of your flower decoration needs. Weddings can be held at the main venue area or one of the beaches surrounding the area or they also have a Bible Garden that can capture your heart. If you are looking for a relaxed wedding, this is perfect for you.

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Fairground Follies, Sydney

For a couple who wants to try something a bit different and unconventional, Fairground Follies one will give you a feeling as if you are in a circus. They have a carnival hall that has a carousel for guests to enjoy and can also provide clowns and novelty freak shows for entertainment. But be warned, this Sydney wedding location isn’t for everyone.

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Sergeants Mess, Mosman

Set in a waterfront location, it is a Sydney wedding venue that will stun you with awe. It is very sleek, modern, and stylish. If you have a lot of guests, their dining area can accommodate up to 250 guests that gives you a view of Chowder Bay. Bradley’s Head is one of their amazing areas where ceremonies can be held. There is also Clifton Gardens, and Sirius Cove which are both equally beautiful.

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Pier One, Sydney Harbour

Why not have the Sydney Harbour as your view? Pier One, located on Dawes Point has the most breath taking views on the harbour anyone could ask for. Spread between two rooms, Pier One’s guest numbers can range from 60 to 200 making it an ideal location for any wedding.

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Kangaroo Valley Bush Retreat, Kangaroo Valley

A very laid-back venue for a small wedding of 68 guests, but there is 100 acres of bushland and riverside property. They have pretty spots where wedding ceremonies can take place and they are the Rock Cathedral or have it on the deck where you get a view of a valley and the river.

These are you top 5 picks of wedding locations in Sydney but it’s time to take your pick and make your wedding something that everyone will be talking about!

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The Bachelorette Party

The number one goal of the bachelor and bachelorette party? Have as much fun as possible. Plan a weekend away or stay local and plan an amazing night out on the town. Think outside-the-box too. A guy’s camping weekend or a ladies spa day could be the best way to go. See our favorite new bachelor and bachelorette party ideas to throw a party no one will forget.

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CAMPING

Earn your country credentials without giving up the amenities all the girls have grown accustomed to in California’s great outdoors.

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WINE TASTING

Napa Valley is synonymous with wine country in the U.S., but that’s not the only destination for sipping among friends. Venture to some more unusual vineyards and have an equally toast-worthy time. New Mexico has been quietly producing its own wine and bubbly for centuries. The region is the oldest wine producer Stateside, and now home to 42 wineries. The unusual desert climate (think hot days and freezing nights) makes for a unique and delicious taste.

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POOLSIDE PARTY

Invite the bride-to-be to bid adieu to single life at the Four Seasons in St. Louis . The hotel’s rooftop pool has amazing views over the Gateway Arch, and is the location for a range of summer pool parties and live music.

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PRIVATE CRUISE

Make them your best mates, literally, and set sail in a private yacht through Sunseeker (from $500 per person per night, chillisauce.co.uk), which charters the waters of exotic Mediterranean locations. A fully trained and friendly crew is there to look after every need, whether the ladies want to spend the day being pampered by an on-site masseuse and beautician or simply sun themselves on the deck. For a memorable day out, drop anchor in Costa Smeralda in Sardinia to sample irresistible Italian cuisine and wander the stretches of gorgeous coastline before returning for a sunset bubbly in the yacht’s Jacuzzi and a midnight dip in the ocean, with the boat’s underwater lights illuminating the calm seas.

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ROAD TRIP

Invite the band on tour by renting a convertible, piling in, and taking off for a quintessential American road trip on Route 66, ending in sunny California. Although sections of the route have now been lost to byways and inner state roads, many stretches remain untouched.

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THE MUSIC FESTIVAL

Channel your inner Jane Bond or Ms. MacGyver and learn spy skills, while rocking some killer heels, at Manhattan- and LA-based Stiletto Spy School (StilettoSpySchool.com). You and your closest girlfriends can choose from a variety of missions like hand combat basics, martini mixology and deception detection. Looking for something nearby? Get everyone together and get tickets for a local music festival. Rent a house for a few days and you’ve got all the entertainment you need.

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Where to start planning your Vegas wedding

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Setting – and Keeping – a Budget

In this city, the sky is the limit, with amazing venues, incredible entertainment and vendors with the world at their fingertips. Luckily Las Vegas is just as kind to those looking to get creative with their budget as the high rollers.

Destination weddings are unique, and Style Me Pretty has a guide on what you might want to factor in for your budget including things you may not have considered, like meet and greet parties, day after buffets, transportation and subsidizing wedding party members and their travel.

Don’t be afraid to have frank discussions with your husband or wife-to-be and family members about what people can contribute if they would like to. Money is difficult to talk about, but the earlier you talk about it the less chance people will be disappointed. And once that budget is set, stick to it!

Choosing a Date

Obviously Las Vegas is a special destination that can be rocked by insane amounts of visitors during holidays, concerts and certain conventions. Although the city is well set up to deal with huge influxes of people, you may want to choose a wedding date that avoids major holidays and conventions as hotel and flight prices go up and venues and restaurants get much busier during these times. This calendar lists major conventions in town – use it!

Weather is another factor in choosing a date. The city does get some rain, but boasts close to 300 days of sun a year. The traditional wedding “high times” of May through October can be very hot in Las Vegas, with July and August being killer, and you may choose to avoid those months. Autumn and spring are absolutely gorgeous, but are busier for those reasons. Winter can be a bit windy and rainy, but is still warm, especially if you are coming from a place covered in snow! This weather chart may come in handy to guide you.

If you are having trouble booking your dream venue on your preferred date, consider flexing your date a bit by choosing another day of the week in the same time frame, or switching the time of day. Friday and Sunday evenings often offer better availability than Saturdays, sometimes with better pricing. And have you considered an afternoon wedding with a reception luncheon? Also keep in mind New Years Eve, Valentine’s Day and special dates.

Your Wedding Planning Timeline, Vegas-Style

Most traditional wedding planning timelines will recommend you begin planning your wedding 18 months or longer out. Because of the sheer amount of choice, Las Vegas is a bit more forgiving, but be warned that the most popular venues and vendors get booked up early as the city hosts 100,000+ weddings annually. If you have a specific location on your wish list, book it quickly to avoid disappointment!

On the flip side, if you are planning a spur of the moment wedding, the city has many options, so don’t be afraid to contact the wedding photographer or venue of your dreams at the 11th hour. Literally, or figuratively! Many Vegas destination weddings are easily planned in as little as 6-8 months, with a smaller percentage done spontaneously, as the city is so famous for.

Most planners will suggest starting with a general guest list count, then securing the venue and date next before finally moving onto the details like vendors, decor and colors and wedding day attire.

Create a Guest List

Las Vegas is unique as a wedding destination in that it encourages people from all over the United States and North America – heck even the world – to convene. It’s a city with a range of affordable hotel accommodation pricing for all budgets, there are lots of activities to do outside of the wedding and it’s easy to reach with direct flights from most cities.

That being said, steel yourself for guests who must decline. Factor in that approximately 50-65% of your invited destination wedding guest list will be able to attend, with the likelihood rising for those coming from Utah, California and nearby states. There is not much clear data on average wedding sizes in Las Vegas, but the size of many destination weddings featured on LVW run in the range of 25-40 people and elopements are generally under 10 people.

You don’t have to have all the details figured out, but do try to give your guests a lot of notice with a save the date card, to allow them to figure out vacation days and budget money to travel with. This will also give you a general idea for how much space you need to book for venues, and will limit or open up your search accordingly.

Choosing a Venue Location and Style

If you are searching for unique wedding venues for ceremonies and/or receptions, you need to start with this list of Vegas wedding venues. Las Vegas is more than drive-thrus and chapel weddings…so much more! Do you want an all-inclusive experience? Quick and quirky? Formal? Indoor, outdoor? Answering these questions will help narrow down the search in what might be the most overwhelming part of your planning.

The city boasts a huge array of venues that are suitable for intimate elopements all the way up to week-long parties with over the top events. And think outside of the box. Restaurant receptions, in-suite ceremonies and cocktail parties, nightclub buyouts, historical museums, desert weddings, even vows in a helicopter are all popular choices. The city is full of options, both on The Strip and off, so do not limit your search to one or the other.

Collect Ideas and Inspiration

Collecting wedding ideas is fun, and it can help you keep your budget in line if you give time for your wedding style to take shape versus buying everything you see the second you see it. Your concept for your wedding will flex over time as you see new things, so it’s best to wait until you are completely sure you are ready to start buying decor and locking in colors or themes.

Scout It Out

If you will be having a destination wedding, you may want to schedule a scouting trip to Las Vegas see venues, meet vendors and do trials in advance. It’s not always possible with most budgets or timelines, but it will give you a better idea of what to expect ahead of your wedding. It also allows you to narrow your list of potential venues, as seeing them in person may drastically change your opinion, for better or for worse!

An alternative is to keep watching the real weddings on Little Vegas Wedding to get an idea for how a venue looks. You might also like to stalk your favorite wedding photographer to see where and how they are shooting weddings.

Stay In the Know

Las Vegas is a town that can change overnight. A restaurant or venue fully operational today might shut down suddenly and without warning tomorrow. And new places are in the works all the time! Some great resources for staying in the know on general Vegas information are Vital Vegas and Vegas Tripping. If you are into podcasts, I cannot recommend listening to Five Hundy by Midnight enough.

Have Fun

The final word is: have fun! Planning the wedding can be tear-your-hear-out, that’s why we are here! Let us take care of the stressful part and you enjoy the most important day of your life.

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Impeccable style? Check. Stunning location? Check. Gorgeous couple that is so deeply in love? Check! Brooke and Barry’s Antelope Canyon elopement is everything we love about intimate elopements and more. Amy Bluestar Photography took a wild adventure with the couple into two of Arizona’s most picturesque locations and captured some spectacular photos. The couple’s effortless boho style – particularly the bride’s All Things Dulcinea two piece ensemble – looked beautiful against the bold desert and canyon colors. Their connection and excitement to marry each other is unmistakable and, for that reason, we think these elopement photos are ones you won’t soon forget!

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Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

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Congratulations to Brooke and Barry, and thanks to Junebug member Amy Bluestar Photography for sharing these adventurous elopement photos!

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Marriage Proposal Ideas

Planning on giving your partner something even sweeter than chocolates this Valentine’s Day? We’ve got seven fun proposal ideas to help sweep them off their feet!

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A decadent box of chocolates or a dozen red roses always does the trick on Valentine’s Day, but if you’re thinking of making this year’s February 14 extra-special (as in adding an engagement ring and your eternal devotion to the mix), check out these seven Valentine’s Day–themed engagement ideas to inspire your own proposal plans on the most romantic day of the year.

Heart to Heart

Using those classic, irresistible candy conversation hearts, lay a trail from the front door to the proposal spot where you and the ring await. Add a giant candy-heart paper sign saying “Will You Marry Me?” for extra sweetness.

Count Down

Spread the love over the 14 days leading up to Valentine’s Day. Each day, give your partner a creative, heart-inspired gift that can be as simple as a pair of heart-printed socks or pajamas. On the big night, cook a special dinner, then pop the question as your fourteenth and final gift.

Snow Sign

It might be cold and snowy where you live—take advantage of it! Find a location with an expanse of untouched snow, like a field, park or picnic area. Walk the outline of a huge heart and put your initials in the center of it. Pack a thermos of hot cocoa (spiked with peppermint schnapps for a grown-up kick), then go for a winter walk together. When you “stumble” upon your snow tracing, pause and kneel to propose.

Love All Around

Buy a box of little Valentine cards (like the cute ones you gave out in elementary school), and write one reason why you love her or him, or a favorite shared memory, on each one. Plant them everywhere: in pockets, purses, the refrigerator, cupboards, the dashboard and anywhere else you can think of. Finally, present the last and biggest card that asks her or him to marry you.

Covered in Roses

You know the drill: roses. Lots of them. Everywhere. In the bathtub, on the bed, in your partner’s shoes, in the car. You can sneak and spread them around while she’s asleep or out of the house, but either way, she should wake up or come home to a surprise rose-sprinkled wonderland—and, of course, you down on one knee.

Get a Lift

Plan a ski weekend with your partner and your mutual friends. Hop a two-seater ski lift and pop the question as you sail over snowcapped trees and mountains. Have friends ride in the seat in front of you so they can snap pictures along the way, or have them wait at the top with champagne to surprise your new fiance. Be sure to ride the lift down again if you pop that bubbly!

Charm Her

Design or make her a charm bracelet, with each charm representing a shared memory, an inside joke or a turning point in your relationship. Or choose only heart-shaped charms and inscribe each with a meaningful word or memory. The last one could be a miniature locket that opens to the message “Marry Me.”

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WEDDING GIFT CHECKLIST: GIFT IDEAS FOR THE BEST MAN

So your best man has put in a lot of work organising your stag party and you just know that he is worrying and stressing about his speech.  It’s only fair that you reward him for putting all that effort into your big day…

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While us men tend to have a fairly good idea what our mates would appreciate in the present department, we don’t tend to make good on our knowledge and actually exchange presents all too often, do we? Christmas gifts are replaced by Christmas gargles, birthday presents are replaced by birthday pints and well, you get the picture.

As a result of this, the prospect of suddenly buying your mate a genuinely meaningful gift can make you cringe, but when that mate is your best man, it’s time to step up your game.

And while you might have nailed his Christmas gift (had you actually bought one), we’re afraid the latest Assassin’s Creed isn’t going to cut when it comes to your wedding. It’s time to get sentimental, but it’s OK – you can do this.

Thankfully SmartGroom has come up with some great Thank You gift ideas to get you out of a hole…

Best Man Gift idea #1: Festival / sporting tickets

Gifting someone with an experience rather than a material object is very on-trend right now, so if you’re down with the kids (and of course, you are) it’s worth considering this approach.

Splashing out on tickets for the next big festival or on his team’s next big game is a fantastic way to show your appreciation for the support he showed you on the lead-up to your big day.

And hey, there’s nothing stopping you from going along with him, right?

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Best Man Gift idea #2: Watch / Cufflinks

As we all know, there are certain things we simply won’t buy for ourselves, but as a grateful groom you’re more than welcome to step in on that front.

A watch or a set of cufflinks are really special ways to thank your friend for performing the role of best man on your special day, so why not splash out on a new timepiece or stylish accessory?

Go that extra mile and have your thanks engraved on the back of the item you choose.

Best Man Gift idea #3: Hotel break

Your best man will have put a serious amount of effort into organising your stag night and keeping you from falling apart in the run-up to the big event – all of which requires more planning and dedication than you might acknowledge during the height of preparations.

Show him how much you appreciated his efforts by booking him and his significant other a night away after the wedding because chances are she did her fair share keeping him cool as he shouldered the duties required of a best man.

Best Man Gift idea #4: Photo collage/ memory book /DVD

It sounds girly but bear with us…

Often times, a groom’s best man is someone he has known for the vast majority of his life, and it’s likely that this is the case with you too. Remind him how much his friendship means to you by gifting him with something that acknowledges the childhood you spent together, the teenage years the pair of you stumbled through or the forgotten period that was your early twenties.

From customised photobooks and personalised storybooks to specially edited DVD’s, the options are endless when it comes to documenting the ups and downs you survived together. Let’s face it, the pair of you never laugh more than when recalling your most ridiculous moments, so why not put that in gift form?

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Best Man Gift idea #5: Leather wallet

A leather wallet is the perfect addition to any bloke’s man bag, so why not splash out on one for the man who’s kept you sane in the run-up to your big day?

A quality wallet will stand the test of time and act as a daily reminder of the special part he played in his mate’s special day.

Both practical and sentimental; you’ll have nailed it with this one.

Best Man Gift idea #6: Personalised corkscrew/ bottler opener

Think about it, how many corkscrews or bottle openers do you go through in your life? Not that many, right? So why not have a seriously slick corkscrew personalised for your best man as a keepsake of your big day?

Show your appreciation by gifting him with every bloke’s favourite kitchen utensil.

Hope you like these great ideas from Smart Groom.

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Incredible Wedding Day Gift Ideas For Your Groom

On a day focused primarily on the bride, it’s important to make your groom feel equally as special. After all, it’s his big day too! Many brides are starting to embrace the idea of wedding day gifts for their grooms, whether it’s a small surprise or an extravagant gift. Of course, you can purchase bridal lingerie or something that acts as a gift for both of you, but giving him something that’s just for him will make him feel really special. He’ll love your thoughtfulness and the excitement of receiving a present on this special day. Try one of these 8 incredible wedding day gift ideas for your groom.

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1. Cufflinks

Cufflinks are to a groom’s wedding day attire as the shoes are to the bridal gown; they may not be seen by many, but they’re an important part of the overall outfit. Give the gift of a special pair of cufflinks that he can wear either on the big day or to formal events afterwards. You can have them monogrammed with his initials, or find a pair that showcase his personality or hobbies.

2. Boudoir Album

Many brides are starting to love the idea of a bridal boudoir photo shoot. These sensual and exciting images are taken by a professional photographer, and then combined in a beautiful album to create a seductive and exclusive wedding day gift. If you’re comfortable with the idea of a boudoir shoot, then a boudoir album is the perfect present for your groom-to-be.

3. Watch

Every man needs a nice watch, and what better occasion than your wedding day to unwrap a beautiful watch from your bride-to-be? Watches can range greatly in terms of price, so you’ll have a lot of options depending on how extravagant you’d like your gift to be. Because you’ll be surprising him with an important accessory that he’ll most likely wear every day, make sure that you choose a style that you feel confident that he’ll like. Or, double check the return and exchange policy just in case so that he can choose one of his own liking.

4. Hip Flask

One of the most popular wedding day gifts for grooms is a hip flask. You can have these engraved with special messages, dates or his initials so that it becomes truly his. There are a lot of different kinds of flasks, from metal to leather-bound. Choose a color and style that suits him. Bonus points if you fill it with his favorite liquor before you give it to him!

5. Something For The Honeymoon

Depending on where you’re going for your honeymoon, there could be a whole host of things that you can give as a present. Tropical beach vacation? Sunglasses, swim trunks and sandals would all be great ideas. Exotic location in Europe? Passport cover, luggage tags and travel books are all nice things that most people would like to have, but probably wouldn’t buy for themselves. Be creative when thinking about what items could be useful on your honeymoon. You can even create a basket of a bunch of little things instead of one big gift.

6. Love Journal

For those who want to go the romantic route, a journal filled with love notes and letters is the ultimate wedding day gift. There’s nothing better than being reminded of all the wonderful reasons why you’re getting married in the first place, especially if he happens to be jittery with nerves the morning of. This could be a collection of letters you’ve written over a period of time, or just notes and lists of all the reasons why you love him. This is the type of heartfelt and personal gift that is absolutely priceless.

7. A Fun Activity

If none of these ideas really suits your hubby-to-be, you can book a fun activity for him. Whether you choose to make it a date for the two of you or an excursion for his best friends, planning an experience rather than giving a tangible gift is a great idea for the man who has everything (including you!). Rock climbing, beer tasting, a day on the golf course – choose something that you know he’ll love for an unforgettable gift.

8. Breakfast

Sometimes the best present of all is a good meal. After all, as the saying goes, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! Make sure your groom and his groomsmen are well-fed the morning of the wedding, whether you order them room service at their hotel or have someone deliver a brunch spread. This will be a nice surprise that will definitely show him how much you care.

There is an endless number of possibilities when it comes to wedding day gifts for your groom. Whatever you choose should be a personal and thoughtful present, no matter how expensive or extravagant it is. Remember that it’s not a requirement to give a wedding day present to your partner, but it’s a nice touch and sweet reminder of why it is he loves you so much in the first place.

Con Amore.