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How to Propose to My Groomsmen?

Written by Courtney Baldwin July 24, 2019
Question:
Hi TGS! I just proposed to my fiancee a month ago and we are so excited to begin our wedding planning!  I have three buddies and my future brother-in-law that I will be asking to be my groomsmen.  What's the best way to ask them? My fiancee is having a ladies tea to ask her girls but of course that's not our style...lol... Can you provide any suggestions?
Answer:
Hello! Congratulations on your engagement! In this instance, a simple "Will you be my groomsman?" text just will not do! Consider doing something special to ask your guys as you mention that your bride-to-be is planning with her future bridesmaids.  If they are all local, consider inviting them out for a guys night of pool or another activity and present them with a small gift asking them to be one of your attendants.  There are a lot of fun personalized gifts available nowadays to ask your groomsmen with or present them with a "Will you be my groomsman?" card and a small gift.  Personalized gift options include beer and whiskey labels, flasks and shot glasses, socks, or cigars.  If you decide to go the card and gift route, consider a card from Marrygrams  and a unique gift from Gentlemen's Hardware.  A gift that is not only fun but practical is a great idea!
Good luck and happy wedding planning!

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About the Author

Courtney Baldwin - The Groomsman Suit

Courtney Arrington-Baldwin is the co-author of GROOMS: A Professional Stylist’s Guide to Wedding Planning for Every Budget. She has a seasoned background in menswear styling and provides style advice and wardrobe planning for TGS couples and their wedding attendants. Living in one of the fashion capitals of the world, New York City, she has a sophisticated understanding of wedding style, fit, and budget.