Groom's Wedding Blog from TheManRegistry.com

This Big Lebowski Themed Wedding is Far Out, Dude

September 24th, 2014

big-lebowski-wedding

Photo: Our Big Lebowski Wedding Teaser, Wistia

Sometimes there’s a groom… I won’t say a hero, ’cause, what’s a hero?  But sometimes, there’s a groom. And I’m talkin’ about the Dude here. Sometimes, there’s a groom, well, he’s the groom for his time and place. He fits right in there.

If that paragraph makes sense to you, you just might enjoy this video:


The Dude in the video is Jesse and his bride is Chelsea. You can view photos from their Big Lebowski wedding on their Facebook page. Be sure to leave a comment and let them know how that rug really tied the reception together.

—-

What movie would you theme your wedding after? Drop us a line in the comments and let us know.

The Best of the Web for Grooms – September 17, 2014

September 17th, 2014

 

Who needs another choreographed wedding party dance when you can invite this little boy wonder to dance at your wedding reception? This young man clearly marches to the beat of his own drum, and it’s awesome. Check out his killer dancing skills here, first spied on TIME.

 Peter-Tiboris-white-dinner-jacket

Photo: Tina Fineberg, The New York Times

One wedding trend we firmly stand behind is injecting the groom’s personal style into the big day. Penguin suits are no longer de rigueur for the groom and his groomsmen. This groom, for example, wore an off-white dinner jacket to his wedding, which coordinated nicely with the bride’s ivory gown. We love the idea of grooms breaking the traditional mold and wearing something a little less expected that matches his personality on the wedding day, whether it’s a different colored suit that helps him stand out from the groomsmen, a short-sleeved button-down and suspenders, or fun accessories, such as colorful socks and Converse Chucks.

 the-wedding-aerial

This groom gave his bride the moon – literally. At this Burning Man wedding, the groom presented his beloved with a custom, 3D-printed ring boasting a piece of a moon rock. While this kind of celestial ring may not appeal to every bride, this grooms scores major points for originality and personality. Top that, gents.

 wedding-reception

You’ve heard of a cash bar, but believe it or not, pay-to-eat weddings also exist. Apparently, in some areas, such as Quebec City, Canada, this is considered normal. There’s no word on this becoming a trend in the U.S. anytime soon, and “let’s hope not,” said every wedding guest ever. There are certainly plenty of other ways to cut wedding costs, without putting the onus on your guests.

See any other interesting groom-centric content or links this week? Share them with us in the comment section below.

 

Register for Your Future with Shareswell

September 8th, 2014

bride-groom-money

As any engaged couple quickly discovers, weddings are expensive. Ever wish there was a way you could register for your financial future instead of another set of matching monogrammed towels? Meet Shareswell. The secure stock gifting site makes it quick and easy for couples to register for stocks, without ever having to leave the comfort of home. Simply create a registry of selected stocks, use a brokerage account to facilitate the trades, and then share your unique Shareswell URL with family and friends or post it to your wedding website.

Shareswell Home2

Setting up a Shareswell registry is free and you can use an existing brokerage account or open a new one to register for securities. The only fees involved are the credit card processing fees (2.9% + $0.55 per transaction), which gift givers pay at checkout. Your wedding guests can select stocks from your registry to purchase as well as add a gift message. If gift givers can’t find a couple’s registry, they also have the option to send a stock gift through Shareswell Give.

Emily Washkowitz2

When a gift is purchased, you’ll receive a gift notification e-mail with details about the purchase, and the cash value of the gift (net of processing fees) is transferred into your brokerage account. Once the funds clear, you can use the funds to purchase stocks listed on your registry.

A Shareswell registry is a great way for newlyweds to start saving for the future — whether you want to save for a down-payment on your first home, add to that nest egg, or simply pair it with a more traditional gift registry. Hey, maybe you’ll need towels for that first home, too!

What types of stocks would you add to your wedding registry? Let us know in the comment section below.

 

Photoshop Takes Groomsmen Shots from Typical to Epic

August 22nd, 2014

after-vader

Thought the groomsmen jumping photos from your friend’s wedding were cool? They’ve got nothing on these guys. With a little creativity and a lot of Photoshop, one crafty wedding photographer — Louisville, KY-based wedding photographer Shane Elliott — took these groomsmen photos from typical to next level. Check out the amazing before and after shots, first discovered here.

after-dragon

Grooms, if you’re looking for a fun way to incorporate your favorite hobby, movie, artist or photo your wedding, this could be a great way to pull it off. Why not inject a little humor into some of your wedding photos?

after-washington

See any other amazing groomsmen photos recently? Share them with us in the comment section below.

 

Best Man Lets It Go at the Reception

August 21st, 2014

What’s better than the tried-and-true, traditional best man speech delivered at the wedding reception? When the best man belts out his original speech to the tune of “Let It Go” from the Disney hit “Frozen”, of course. Check out Best Man Joe’s rousing and creative number below, which we first spied here.

Witnessed or delivered your own impressive best man speech recently? Tell us about it in the comment section below.

Related Posts with Thumbnails