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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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What are the Groom’s Ceremony Duties?

Monday, June 11th, 2012

groom ceremony duties

While much of the groom’s wedding planning attention is focused on the rehearsal dinner and honeymoon, he’ll also have a hand in several aspects of the marriage ceremony itself. The bride’s family does historically cover the majority of wedding day costs, however there are several ceremony-related expenses and responsibilities that the groom, his parents or a combination of both are traditionally expected to provide.

Keep in mind that while the line between “his side” and “her side” duties is becoming increasingly blurred, most couples still use a traditional list to begin divvying up planning tasks.  Begin by determining how much, if any, monetary input you’ll be receiving from your parents. Then huddle up with them and go over this list of traditional groom duties and associated costs. For the wedding ceremony, the list isn’t long, but it’s quite important:

Flowers
One of the groom’s traditional responsibilities is paying for the bride’s bouquet that she’ll carry down the aisle. Some guys will roll their eyes at this, but it’s actually a key ingredient to the bride’s overall look. Take it from a married man: You’ll never forget how you feel when you see her walking toward you, flowers in hand, ready to become your wife.

Attire
The groom is responsible for selecting the tuxedoes or suits that he and the wedding party will wear during the ceremony. He’ll need to coordinate local fittings and provide instructions to out-of-towners. It’s also a nice touch to cover any rental fees for both the groom’s own father and the father of the bride.

Marriage License and Clergy Fee
The law states that you must secure a marriage license before you can get married. Tradition states that the groom is the lucky one who gets to pay for it. Before you head down to the courthouse, be sure to check your state’s laws associated with marriage licenses. If you’re getting married in a church, the groom will also be expected to pay for the clergy fee and/or cash tip.

Transportation
Arranging transportation to and from the ceremony also falls under the groom’s duties. Popular options include trolley cars, stretch limousines/SUVs and classic cars. This is truly an area for the groom to get creative.

Vows
Last but not least is something money can’t, or rather shouldn’t, buy: the wedding vows. If the bride and groom decide to pen original vows, it’s a good idea to get started writing them no later than two months before the wedding. If you’re selecting from a list of vows, review it carefully and choose the ones that most closely represent your feelings.

How will you be involved with the ceremony planning? Will you follow the duties listed above or will you be changing things up from tradition? Tell us in the comment section below.

It’s Your Wedding, Too: Ride Off Like a Man

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Be honest: Most of you cringe at the idea of leaving your upcoming nuptials in a horse-drawn carriage with your new bride. While she may have been envisioning riding away from her wedding like royalty with her new Prince Charming beside her, you’re probably thinking that leaving your wedding ceremony in a carriage is only appropriate if you’re an heir to the throne or you belong in a Disney movie. How can you find a solution to your transportation woes that will leave both of you happy (and not stranded at your wedding destination)?

white escalade wedding limo

Ambassador Limousine, a premier Tampa limo and luxury car rental service that serves the greater central Florida area, offers advice for several transportation options you should consider before the big day. If you’re looking for a low-cost or eco-friendly option for your wedding day, consider riding off on two bicycles or even a bicycle built for two. Is your fiancée cringing at the idea of riding a bike while wearing her wedding dress? No problem: Another low-cost alternative would be to rent a Vespa or motor scooter, which typically costs between $35 and $60 for two hours.

Not interested in do-it-yourself modes of transportation while wearing a tuxedo? Fair enough. There’s always the classic stretch Tampa wedding limo or vintage car like the Rolls Royce if you want to create that classy, romantic feeling your bride desires without sitting downwind of a horse. And if you’re feeling exceptionally romantic, yes, you can opt for the aforementioned horse-drawn carriage.

While selecting a ride for you and your bride is important, don’t forget about the other people in attendance you’ll need to provide transportation for — your wedding party. Because it’s unlikely your wedding party will be keen on the idea of cycling or scooting around town for your nuptials, make sure you arrange for them to get from the wedding venue to the reception in a fun and safe way. If you decide to rent your pals a stretch limo, throw in a few disposable cameras and ask your buddies to take photos in the limos on the big day. (You might want to ask them to keep it PG-rated, but that’s your call.) If you aren’t keen on having the bridesmaids and groomsmen leave the ceremony in their respective limos, consider renting them a party bus so they can grab a brew or sip on champagne while they’re en route to the reception. If you live in a large city like San Francisco or Savannah and want a more unconventional mode of transportation, see if you can arrange for them to snag a ride on a trolley or a cable car.

Once you select a preferred method of transportation, your planning isn’t over quite yet. With the Internet brimming with photos, it’s easier for companies to take photos from Google Images than it is to take original photos of their transportation fleet, which can leave a big discrepancy between what you see online and what arrives on your wedding day. Before making any commitments, check out your vehicle in person to ensure you’re getting what you’re paying for.

Ambassador Limousine is refining and redefining luxury Tampa limos and car service industry in the Tampa Bay and central Florida area. Whether you have your eye on a vintage or modern Tampa Rolls Royce rentals or a class black or white wedding limo, our expert wedding specialists plan every detail of your transportation so you can focus on the wedding. For more information, visit our website or call (727) 442-9050.

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What would your ideal wedding day transportation be? Have you booked yet or are you still on the hunt? Share your answers in the comments section below.

10 Cars That Would Make Awesome Wedding Day Transportation

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

For our wedding, my wife and I went the route of party trolley and Cadillac Escalade limo for transportation. That doesn’t mean I didn’t dream about other, more elaborate options. And I’m not talking about a Bentley or Rolls Royce.

If only I could do it over again…

The Batmobile

Tim Burton’s Batmobile

Dumb and Dumber "Mutt Cuts" Van

Dumb and Dumber “Mutt Cuts” Van

Knight Rider's Kitt (the Hoff is optional)

Knight Rider’s Kitt (1982 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am)

The Ghostbusters' Ecto-1

The Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1 (1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor Ambulance)

The Griswold's Woody (1979 Ford Country Squire LTD)

The Griswold’s Woody (1979 Ford Country Squire LTD)

The A-Team Van (1983 GMC Vandura G-1500)

The A-Team Van (1983 GMC Vandura G-1500)

Bigfoot Monster Truck

Bigfoot Monster Truck

Back to the Future DeLorean (1981 DeLorean DMC 12)

Back to the Future DeLorean (1981 DeLorean DMC 12)

1969 Dodge Charger from Dukes of Hazard

1969 Dodge Charger from Dukes of Hazard

James Bond's Aston Martin DB5

James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5

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What other famous cars from Hollywood would make funny wedding day transportation? Tell us in the comments below.

Let Your Wedding Guests Party Without Stress!

Monday, January 25th, 2010

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The last thing you want your wedding remembered for is being the night your friend got a DUI! When looking into transportation for you and your bride on your wedding day, don’t forget to check out the possibilities of shuttles, buses, or trolleys (or other unique ideas) for your guests.

If the majority of your guests are staying at a nearby hotel, you can arrange to have shuttles come at various times throughout the night to take guests safely back to their rooms. If it seems like arranging for transportation is out of your budget, ask the hotel if their airport shuttle is available for rent. At the very least you should ask the venue to make sure taxis are available toward the end of the evening.


In addition to serving as OneWed’s VP of Marketing, Jennifer Napier is a guest contributor to the GroomsAdvice blog offering a little local flavor for the grooms. You can connect with Jennifer on Google+ and Twitter.

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