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The Best of the Web for Grooms – June 20, 2014

June 19th, 2014

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To capture her amazing, candid reaction to the big question, our friends at bridal jewelry retailer Robbins Brothers and photography company Paparazzi Proposals have teamed to offer special pricing on proposal planning and engagement photos. Through the partnership, Robbins Brothers is offering its engagement ring customers exclusive pricing on any Paparazzi Proposals Package. Several future grooms have already taken advantage of the packages.

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Want to take your wedding day look to the next level? Enter the Wonderbund, a reversible tuxedo cummerbund that’s “business” in the front and “party” in the back (just like the infamous mullet ‘do), for the groom and groomsmen. Perfect for the ceremony, one side of the Wonderbund is traditional black satin. When it’s time to cut a rug at the reception, it flips over to reveal a variety of fun patterns, such as a gold-encrusted “Champ” wrestling belt, American flags, mustaches, lobsters, sharks and more. Go ahead now, show off your wild side.

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Ever wonder about the origins of the blessed game of beer pong? And what exactly are the official rules anyway? We’re a little foggy on that, too, for some reason. Depending on where you live in the United States, the answers can often vary. Our friends at the Thrillist break it down for you, once and for all.

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

Concertgoers Aid Marriage Proposal at Bonnaroo

June 18th, 2014

Creative, surprise proposals are the best — especially when they’re captured on video (and in photos). Check out this romantic proposal at the Bonnaroo music festival in Manchester, Tenn., in which the groom-to-be enlisted the help of concertgoers to propose to his unsuspecting girlfriend. The reaction of the bride-to-be and participating crowd is priceless.

Have you ever participated in a surprise proposal? Tells us about it in the comment section below.

[Watch] Brother of the Groom Melts Down on the Big Day

June 17th, 2014

Weddings can sometimes be a tough scene for singles (minus plus ones) to navigate. You’ll have to deal with myriad supposedly “well-meaning” family and friends asking extremely personal questions, such as: Are you next? Are you dating anyone? When are you getting married? What do you think about your younger brother getting married before you? Well-meaning, my….

If you find yourself in this tricky situation, try to sit back and relax, enjoy the free food and open bar, and let those thinly-veiled insults roll right off your bullet-proof back. Otherwise, you could end up like this poor brother of the groom, and find yourself having a meltdown in the men’s room:

Thanks to sketch comedy group Local Empire for sharing this gem.

Ever witness a similar meltdown at a wedding? Tell us in the comments section below.

 

Groom Shocks Bride with Proposal and Wedding During Flight

June 13th, 2014

Considering surprising your future bride with a creative marriage proposal? Take a cue from this Belgian groom, who won a contest and surprised his girlfriend not only with a proposal, but with a wedding — all at 30,000 feet. Bonus points: he included her friends and family in the huge surprise, making the occasion even more meaningful. Check out the amazing video here:

 

Guys, would you consider planning a surprise wedding for your bride? Let us know in the comment section below.

10 Father’s Day Gifts Dad Actually Wants This Year

May 27th, 2014

Dad. He taught you so many of life’s essentials — from playing catch and learning to pick your battles with your siblings, to how to change a tire and the importance of sitting back and relaxing when things get stressful — on a hammock with a beer firmly in hand. Thank him for his years of unwavering wisdom and support this Father’s Day (Sunday, June 15th) with one of these creative, guy-approved gift ideas. We guarantee they won’t sit on a shelf and collect dust.

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1. Home State Craft Beer Mugs, Set of Four ($47.95) – Home is where the beer is, right? If your dad’s obsessed with craft beer, he’ll love kicking back with a cold one served in one of these cool, sturdy craft beer mugs, which are engraved with the outline of his favorite state, the word “home” and come in a set of four.

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2. Motorized Grill Brush ($39.99) – The only downside to grilling out all summer long? Cleaning your behemoth of a grill afterward. If dad’s grill looks like it hasn’t been properly cleaned in ages, let him take a load off by using this little grill cleaning gem, which makes swift work of the grimy task. Throw in a few filet mignons to cement your “favorite” status in his book. Take that, baby bro.

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3. Family Distillery Personalized Whiskey Barrel Sign ($149.95) – If your dad frequently proclaims that drinking whiskey “is for real men” and will “put hair on your chest”, it’s safe to assume he knows his whiskey and will love displaying this unique sign made from the face of a real whiskey barrel. Personalize it for free with your family’s surname and year established.

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4. Personalized Men’s Leather Watch Case ($57.95) – If your dad routinely touts the importance of being early or on time to just about everything, he likely has a sizable wristwatch collection to help out with the task. Keep his precious timepieces organized and protected with this sharp leather watch case, which includes personalization and has 10 removable velvet cushions and a glass lid for displaying his watches and other valuables.

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5. Personalized Craft Beer 12-Pack Bottle Cooler ($39.95) – If dad’s always on the run, either to go get his fish on, tailgate at the big game or catch poker night with his friends, he’ll love bringing along this 12-pack bottle cooler to easily schlep his favorite beverages, you know, just in case he gets thirsty. The cooler, which holds 12 bottles or 18 cans with ice, includes his personalized initial, an attached bottle opener, removable interior divider, front storage pocket and padded shoulder strap.

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6. Overnight Leather Cigar Case ($128) – Stogie-loving dads will flip for this leather cigar case that’s perfect for home or travel. This sharp, zip-around bonded leather case has an interior mahogany tray secured with a leather strap to separate and protect four cigars and includes a jet flame lighter with a built-in punch and stainless steel cutter. Light ‘em up!

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7. Whiskey Barrel Duck Call ($89.95) – Hunters, this is no ordinary duck call. Prepare to really impress dad with this duck call handcrafted from a real whiskey barrel (your choice of Jack Daniel’s, Jim Beam or Maker’s Mark). The lightweight duck call is pre-tuned to perfectly suit every calling situation, from small ponds and marshes to large lakes. Engrave it with two lines of custom text for free.

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8. Personalized Men’s Toiletry Bag with Grooming Tools ($29.95) – If dad’s often on the road for work or play or just likes to keep things organized at home, this is the gift for him. This sleek, microfiber toiletry bag has multiple internal compartments, zippered top and bottom enclosures and elasticized grips. It also comes with all the essentials: a pocket comb, nail scissors, cuticle groomer, nail file, tweezers and clippers. Embroider it with his initials for free for a personal touch.

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9. Cast-Iron Bacon Press ($15) – If friends and family often describe your dad as the “baconator” (translation: “bacon fanatic”) who loads the delectable pork strips on top of everything from burgers to ice cream, look no further. Rock his bacon-bedecked world with this ingenious cast-iron bacon press, which flattens bacon for quick, even cooking and reduces shrinkage (‘nuff said). He’ll also love using it for grilling up sammies and ‘dillas.

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10. Bamboo Beer Growler Serving Board ($42.95) – Perfect for foodie dads and beer lovers alike, this unusual bamboo growler-shaped serving board, which doubles as a cutting board, features his engraved initial on one side and the names of nearly every beer you can think of on the other. Just add his favorite beer, pretzels and mustard to knock this Father’s Day gift out of the park.

Which one of these man-approved gifts would be perfect for your dad?

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