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The Best of the Web for Grooms – August 28, 2015

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Want to create the ultimate wedding video? If you’re a habitual one-upper, you’ll have your work cut out for you after seeing this. These newlyweds managed an impressive feat by recording an 8-minute group dance video with their 250 reception guests — all in a single take.

PrimeStyle offers a wide selection of popular engagement rings, wedding sets and men's bands with lifetime warranty and free returns within 30 days.

Looking for an engagement ring or wedding band that won’t break the bank? We recently discovered PrimeStyle, a diamond jewelry manufacturer that eliminates the middle man and sells direct to customers at prices up to 50-78 percent off retail with free U.S. shipping. PrimeStyle offers a wide selection of popular engagement rings, wedding sets and men’s bands with a lifetime warranty and free returns within 30 days.

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Who says flower girls have to be under the age of 10? If you’re looking for a unique way to incorporate special family members in your wedding ceremony, this may be the best idea we’ve seen. Instead of simply being escorted down the aisle, these two adorable grandmothers had a ball taking on the flower girl role.

You'll be the MVP of the tailgate with this handy 2-in-1 engraved NFL team money clip bottle opener.

Want to be the MVP of the tailgate? Vow to never go searching for a bottle opener again with this handy 2-in-1 engraved NFL team money clip bottle opener.

Feel like you just have to get in a good workout on the wedding day? You’re not alone. This Norwegian groom, who met his bride on the water, swam across a fjord to make his grand entrance at their ceremony.

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6 Perfect Picks for the Groom’s Wedding Day Gift

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Hunting for the best gift to give your groom on the big day? Here are six of our favorite picks to consider.

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1. Reasons I Want to Marry You Handmade Leather Journal, $27.95. This handsome leather journal is perfect for penning your fiancé a sentimental love note to read on the wedding day. Pour your heart out and have one of your bridesmaids deliver the keepsake to your groom before the ceremony.

2. Personalized Midnight Pocket Watch, $34.95. He’ll be right on time and looking even more dapper with this classic pocket watch tucked into his jacket pocket on the big day. Engrave it for free with three custom lines of text for an extra personal touch.

3. Personalized Men’s Shaving Set, $119.95. Pamper your groom-to-be by treating him to a close-shave with this deluxe shaving set, which includes an authentic badger hair brush, razor with Gillette Mach3 blades, and a stainless steel stand. Add his initials or a three-initial circle monogram at no extra cost to the top of the stand.

4. Carpenter Watch, $150. A great gift for the rustic groom or modern-design lover, this earth-friendly watch features an innovative bonded wood-and-leather strap made from lumber off-cuts and a solid hardwood body. He’ll love wearing this classic timepiece on the wedding day and beyond.

5. Personalized Secret Agent Hidden Message Cufflinks, $44.95. The ideal gift for any international man of mystery, these sleek cufflinks feature a hidden compartment, perfect for stashing a sweet note from the bride to the groom to read on the wedding day. Personalize them with his initials for free.

6. Personalized Men’s Leather Watch Case, $57.95. This attractive black leather watch case, which includes free personalization, is perfect for housing his growing watch collection and more. The case features 10 removable velvet watch cushions, a glass lid and a polished nickel lock to securely display his valuables.

 

Which of these gift ideas would be perfect for your groom? Tell us in the comment section below.

8 Amazing Baseball-Themed Groom’s Cakes

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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Got baseball fever? Who could blame you this time of year? A baseball-themed groom’s cake can be a perfect way to incorporate the groom’s (and bride’s) love of the game or favorite team into the wedding day. Check out our top picks here for inspiration for your own wedding.

Any NY Yankees fan would love this classy groom's cake.

1. The clean lines on this sharp baseball jersey groom’s cake strike the right chord for a wedding.

This baseball glove groom's cake showcases amazingly realistic detail.

2. The detail on this baseball glove groom’s cake is amazing.

This three-tiered Boston Red Sox groom's cake is as sophisticated as they come.

3. This three-tiered baseball groom’s cake is a sophisticated show stopper.

This sophisticated asymmetrical baseball groom's cake is a subtle way to tie baseball into your wedding.

4. This asymmetrical baseball groom’s cake celebrates the couple’s favorite pastime in a unique and subtle way.

This Chicago Cubs groom's cake highlights the groom's favorite team and how long the couple's been dating.

5. This impressive baseball groom’s cake is perfect for commemorating the newlyweds’ favorite team and how long they’ve been together.

This intricate Target field groom's cake is perfect for any Minnesota Twins fan.

6. The intricate details on this baseball stadium groom’s cake make it really stand out.

This fun baseball groom's cake is a great pick for baseball-loving couples.

7. A perfect choice for any baseball-loving couple, this cake showcases the bride and groom playing baseball together.

These colorful Boston Red Sox cake pops make a great groom's cake alternative.

8. Prefer the less traditional route? These colorful baseball-themed cake pops make a great portable groom’s cake option to show off his favorite team.

Which of these ideas would make the perfect groom’s cake for your wedding day? Tell us in the comment section below.

Great Catch: A Father-Daughter Dance for Sports Fans

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

If the conventional father-daughter (or mother-son) dance just isn’t for you, take a cue from this sports-loving duo, and think outside the box by putting your own personal spin on the wedding tradition. Bonus points: cleverly incorporating baseball into your wedding. This sweet, nostalgic moment is definitely one to remember.

Would you consider a non-traditional father-daughter or mother-son dance at your wedding? Tell us in the comment section below.

 

The Best of the Web for Grooms – April 17, 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015

This couple got an epic surprise when the bride’s parents arranged for the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile to make an appearance at their wedding.

Best wedding transportation ever? One Columbus, Ohio, couple got an epic surprise when the bride’s parents arranged for the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile to make an appearance at their wedding. Sporting flowers, tulle, a garland of mustard and ketchup bottles and a “Just Linked” sign, the famous Weinermobile arrived to take the bride to the ceremony and reception venue, and stayed afterward for photos with the guests and wedding party. First spied here.

SOAL lets you hear the stories behind your photos, such as how you met your bride, asked for her dad’s permission, an audio guestbook and more.

We recently discovered a fun way to add audio to your wedding photos via a free iPhone app called SOAL (short for “sounds of a lifetime”). Use the voice archiving app to record a voice or sound, attach it to a photo, tag a caption and theme, and automatically save it in your timeline. SOAL lets you hear the stories behind your photos, such as how you met your bride, asked for her dad’s permission, your engagement, stories about each groomsman, your vows, the best man speech, first dance song, an audio guestbook, and more. SOAL recordings can be posted to Twitter or Facebook, or shared via “Soal2Soal” messaging, email and SMS.

These handsome custom cutting boards from Black Canyon Woodworks make a great one-of-a-kind wedding gift.

Looking for a one-of-a-kind wedding gift? Check out the handsome custom cutting boards from Black Canyon Woodworks. You can design your own cutting board by adding personalized text and choosing from a variety of hard woods, including hard rock maple, cherry, walnut and mahogany. Each hand-sanded piece is conditioned to provide a durable finish and bring out shine.

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Planning to surprise your significant other with an amazing wedding proposal? More importantly, want to do it on TV? If so, nominate yourself or someone you know to be cast in “Anything Can Happen,” a new major network show from Simon Fuller, the creator of “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance”. To apply, email danny[at]kasstinginc.com with the nominee’s name, phone number, email address and a brief description.

Citizen’s e-Cigars offer the flavor of a cigar without the smoke or mess for your bachelor party or wedding reception..

Want to spice up your bachelor party without stinking up the joint? Citizen’s e-Cigars offer the flavor of a cigar without the smoke or mess. Containing only four ingredients individually approved by the FDA and ranked as food-grade quality, the e-cigars simulate a stogie by producing an alluring vapor resembling smoke.

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