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The Groomsmen Jumping Photo: Enough is Enough

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

We’ve all seen it: The groomsmen jumping picture.  Sure, it was a tradition created with good intentions, designed to show off how “real men” take pictures, full of spontaneity and excitement.  But face it guys, its been done a thousand times over, and every stuffy photographer out there is suggesting the pose. Honestly, the pictures rarely turn out that great anyway.  There is always the guy who either can’t get off the ground, has to stick his tongue out, or actually believes his jumping skills are going to impress the brides maids. Rule of thumb: If the photographer is suggesting the pose, it’s safe to assume it’s not that original.

The infamous groomsmen jumping photo

The infamous groomsmen jumping photo

In 2010, let’s create some new trends and leave the “jumping picture” behind.  If you’re really looking for something different that justifies spending a lot of money on a picture of your guy friends, try something like:

* All wear dead president Halloween masks
* Quickly switch to AC/DC khaki shorts, or
* Jump off the second story balcony into the bushes

Let’s push the envelope this year and make some memories worth paying for.

Ben the Groom is a master of all things groom and is pumped to be onboard as a GroomsAdvice guest blogger. Ben is constantly searching out inspiration for style, ways to appease your fiancé, and tips to ensure smooth wedding planning. He is also dedicated to helping grooms across the globe be more involved, more capable and more prepared.

Manning Up in the Women’s World of Weddings

Friday, January 15th, 2010

I’ve learned that becoming a better fiancé doesn’t mean you have to throw all masculinity to the wind nor does it mean you need to fall in love with color Inspiration boards and the latest wedding trends of 2010.  Your bride to be doesn’t need your detailed opinion on chair covers and ring pillows. What she really wants is to see you manning up to the occasion.

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Eating healthy & staying in shape will make this wedding planning thing a lot easier.

Dedicate more time these next few month to your health and style. Your bride will love watching you eat healthier and exercising more regularly.  She’ll assume the changed you is in preparation for the wedding (fitting into a suit, pictures, more energy). She’ll be happier, you’ll be looking better, and you haven’t had to give one thought to what salt shakers to register for.

This is also an excellent time to work on your image and wardrobe.  Go in for a fresh new haircut and try something different.  Ask your fiancé what she thinks and how it would look on the big day.  Start shopping for new cuff links instead of opting for the generics that come with the rented tux. Spend sometime working on yourself and it will go a long way in the eyes of your bride.

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Ben the Groom is a master of all things groom and is pumped to be onboard as a GroomsAdvice guest blogger. Ben is constantly searching out inspiration for style, ways to appease your fiancé, and tips to ensure smooth wedding planning. He is also dedicated to helping grooms across the globe be more involved, more capable and more prepared.

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