Post # 1
I’m suprising the groom and bridal party with a two hour boat trip the afternoon of the wedding. I’m sending the photographer along and plan to make all the boys small photo books for them to remember the trip by for Christmas.
I plan to give them sunscreen and a note to remember to apply it before going on the boat (so reduce the risk of sunburnt boys coming back)
I thought about just getting the basic black “groom” and so on tees. The groom and best man would wear them no problem. But I’d never put my brother in a “Man of Honor” tee and the lone groomsman doesn’t wear t-shirts because he can’t find them in his size.
I’ve though about just getting a black groom’s tee, and black shirts for everyone else. Or just leaving them to pick their own clothes.
They all look really bad in baseball caps so I tossed that idea out early.
This is a destination wedding so they’ll be limited to what they packed.
Post # 3
My concern would be the black. If its warm enough to need sunscreen its probably too warm to put the boys in black shirts on a boat. Dont dark colors absorb more heat?
Post # 4
I’m not really sure guys “do” matching outfits.
Post # 5
Thanks. I hadn’t even thought that black would be a bad idea.
Well the groom and groomsman dress a lot alike, so putting them in the same color wouldn’t surprise anyone. The best man is so awesomely easy going he’d wear anything (maybe not a chicken suit). My brother I don’t think would mind, and if he did well I have blackmail. (hehe) I’ll let them choose their own pants or shorts.
I’ve also thought about just putting the groom in a special shirt and leaving it at that.
Post # 6
Okay, SapphireSun said it so I’ll chime in. Everyone’s different… but if my fiance sent me and my boys on a little excursion and had us in matching outfits and hired a photographer to document it… it would be pretty emasculating. I think you’re better off getting your man some nautical themed hilariousness and leaving the poor groomsmen alone. I don’t mind having to wear something, but if my fellas were forced into wearing something they thought was stupid/cheesey, then I’d feel like a total whipped hubby because they’d all look at me with the, Do-We-Really-Have-To-Wear-This-Sh*t faces. Most men don’t like playing dressup. Especially coordinated dressup. This is why our bachelor parties are much less themed in terms of clothing. If your groomsmen went to the bachelor party in wigs and matching t-shirts with little wedding-themed sayings on them, then maybe they are the rare types of fellows who will enjoy being sent off in matchiness.
I don’t know—it sounds like you’re sending them on a cutesy photoshoot instead of actually providing them the gift of a fun man-day. The most I’d do is get them a hat to protect their faces from the sun and maybe something fun/special for the fiance.
Post # 7
…to say nothing of the note to remember to apply sunscreen.