How to Ask Groomsmen to Be in Your Wedding


The bride and her bridesmaids may get most of the attention when it comes to wedding party “proposals”, but the groomsmen deserve a bit of the spotlight, as well! If you’re a groom thinking of asking your friends to be your groomsmen, here are a few ways to pop the question.


Use Custom Drinkware

Custom drinkware is a great gift to use as part of a groomsmen proposal, as it’s something they can cherish for years to come. Get your friends together, and then give each of them a personalized shot glass or beer stein so you can make a toast to your friendship and future marriage!


Ask with Their Drink of Choice

On theme with the suggestion above, buy a bottle of each of your groomsmen’s drink of choice, and attach a note asking them to be a part of your wedding. This is great if you can’t meet with all of your future groomsmen together at one time


Give Them Socks to Wear to the Big Day

A nice pair of socks will do the trick when popping the question! You can buy socks that say “groomsmen” on them, or simply send a pair with a note. It’s a gift that will last long beyond the actual celebration.


Pick the Perfect Wedding Day Cufflinks

Another wearable groomsmen proposal option is gifting cufflinks that they can wear on your big day. This is a great gift, as they can continue to wear them for special events for years to come.


Help Them Keep Track of Time with a Groomsmen Watch

Make sure they’re on time for the big day by giving each of your groomsmen a watch. You may even want to personalize them with a message on the back asking them to be a part of your big day.


Take Them to a Concert or Sporting Event

Do you enjoy spending some quality time with your friends at games or concerts? Then buy some tickets, get all of your closest friends together, and ask them before or after the event.


Take Them Out to Dinner and Drinks

Looking for a classic way to ask your buds to be your groomsmen? Then simply take them out for a meal at your favorite restaurant and pop the question.


Get Down on One Knee

Thought you already did that? Think again! If comedy is your style, take a goofy approach to your groomsmen proposal and get down on one knee to ask them in an over-the-top way.


Send Them Flowers with a Note

Another funny way to ask your friends to be groomsmen is by sending them a bouquet of flowers with a note to their place of work. It’s a great way to get a laugh (and maybe embarrass them a bit – but they’ll still secretly appreciate them!).


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