Asking Your Groomsmen: 5 Great Ways to Pop the (Other) Question

Brittny Drye Founder + Editor-in-Chief of Love Inc. Magazine | On-Air Wedding Expert | LGBTQ+ Inclusivity in the Wedding Industry

So you’re engaged — the hard part’s over, congrats! Now that you’re probably in full-swing planning mode, it’s time to start checking things off the list. Venue, flowers, cake, menu, groomsmen, invitations, wait … groomsmen. Totally forgot to ask them didn’t you? It’s easy to overlook, because you assume your best dudes would just know they’re going to be in the wedding, right? Well even if some of them do know it’s probably best to ask them anyway, and we have some killer groomsmen gift ideas on how to make it awesome!


Personalized Beer Labels: Whether you’re watching the game or having your monthly boys’ night, creating a personalized beer label is a fun addition to the night of festivities. Labels available at for $9.90


Old School Shaving Kit: What guy doesn’t love a good razor? Beard or not, most use a razor in some capacity, and what an awesome way to ask your closest friends to be groomsmen then with an old school shaving kit. Available at for $46


Cigars: Traditionally cigars are given at big celebrations and your wedding day is probably the biggest. Take this opportunity to enjoy a humidor with the guys and reminisce. Take it up a notch by adding a customized message when presenting to your groomsmen. Available at


Monogrammed Gift Set (Tie Bar, Cufflinks, Money Clip): The Monogrammed Gift Set is a great way to keep your groomsmen uniformed at the wedding, and the personal touch for each is perfect for after wedding wear. Available at, $50

personalized shot glass

Personalized Shot Glasses: Need to calm your nerves the day of? Pull out those personalized shot glasses you bought for each of your groomsmen to take the edge off.  Just don’t take too many; you still want to be able to say “I do!” Available at for $12.95

By Michael Dougherty


Ever since I was a little boy I could be found sketching beautiful gowns and dreaming of love. Over the years I have helped design and write other couple’s stories all while cultivating my own chapters in love. With a background in fashion, I hope to inspire couples’ fashion on their very special day.


Love Inc. is a leading EQUALITY-MINDED® wedding publication, devoted to creating original content targeted to both hetero and LGBTQ+ couples, setting us apart from other publications in this swiftly evolving world of weddings.