Is your FI taking care of groomsmen gifts (Poll)?

posted 2 years ago in Grooms/men
  • poll: Who took care of the gifts for the groomsmen?
    FI did : (28 votes)
    70 %
    I did : (6 votes)
    15 %
    Other? : (6 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 2
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    3084 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    We both kind of did. He was the one who bought them though, but I suggested the idea of the gift. He didn’t really have an idea of what to get. He did buy it far in advance though, so it wasn’t really any issue for me

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  FoxyBride14.
    Post # 3
    Member
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I am leaving it up to him, and I excpect he will do nothing. I have decided to accept this as his choice and am moving on. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    951 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    MechEBee:  Mr. S did it.  He came up with the main idea and I found something small that was pretty cool – a man card bottle opener that has a mustache.  He liked that idea but found iffy reviews – he likes to be an informed consumer.  😉  So he got instead a Man Card bottle opener that has a beard on it instead.  Which I think is funny because Mr. S can’t grow a beard… 

    Post # 6
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    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I kind of lead my DH to do it.  The idea was somewhat his, and then I did a bit of the leg work in looking at pricing options.  Once I found the best one for us, I took him to the store, and we bought it.  This seems to be the way our marriage is going to work, as this is how we got my engagment ring as well.  🙂

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    My husband took care of them himself. He does graphic design so he made each of his groomsmen individual prints based on their favorite superhero in Photoshop (or maybe Illustrator). But, he did wait until pretty late in the game to get to it (he had 3 groomsmen) so I think it was only when he was really feeling the pressure. He picked them up from the printer the day before our wedding!

    Post # 8
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    5421 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    MechEBee:  I could have written your post myself lol. We’ve upgraded their rooms for them, but beyond that I don’t know what he’s doing. I don’t want him to not get them anything, but he’s so disorganised so I know I could end up getting them myself and honestly, I’m kind of loathe to do that as I’ve done WAY more than  him for this wedding. Urgh! 

    Post # 10
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    4810 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would just tell him you’d like him to have the gifts at least 3 weeks before the wedding. If he hasn’t gotten them, then sit down with him and figure something out. You would still have time to order online.

    My husband is not a planner, but he did a great job with the groomsmens’ gifts. He refurbished and fixed old pocket watches for them and they all wore them at the wedding. He didn’t have many “jobs” for the wedding, so it wasn’t that hard. I selfishly loved it because we got some great pictures with them!

    Post # 11
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    5421 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    MechEBee:  Yup I’m with you there! Literally the only things my OH has had to sort out were asking the groomsmen to be in the BP, getting their gifts and a gift for ‘his’ witness, and getting his outfit. Well, he left asking the groomsmen until about 4 months before, he left his suit until 3.5 months before (I should point out he’s getting a made-to-meaaure one with a production time of 8 weeks..), so, yeah, I’m not overly optimistic about the groomsmen’s gifts.. Problem is I don’t know them that well; I got cufflinks for his witness (his brother) as he collects them and wears them every day, but I have no clue what to get the others. 

    Galling as it is, if I were you I’d probably go with the flasks and alcohol just so you know it’ s done and aren’t stressing. I just know I’ll be really embarrassed if he doesn’t get them anything. 

    Post # 12
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    889 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

    We talked it through of what we are doing for the GM and BM’s to make sure we kept the value around the same amount.  He got on my Pinterest account to look up ideas for the guys and he will be ordering all the Gm gifts with the exception of one item (Lenox glasses to be engraved) I found a great deal on at Marshals and picked up for him. He’s so funny asking me Which version of this should i do or do you know where i can get a better deal on this?

    My FI has been great with planning and even pestering me “when can we go do the Tuxes???”

    Post # 15
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    3866 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We collaborated on gifts because both of our sides were mixed genders. Honestly, though, I’m pretty sure I picked a few ideas and he just gave his opinion on them – so really, I did most of the work.

    Yes, it’s rude if he doesn’t get them gifts – but I also suspect the guys won’t really care on way or another. If you want to help out, the same gifts for BMs and GMs is fine!

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