GROOMS TABLE !! HELP

posted 2 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 16
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Helper bee

Sometimes I wonder if a lot of things are about materialism, marketing and money just like cardshops and all those special days to celebrate it is about consumerism. Attitudes need to change about weddings and the groomsman. I am not sure a groomsman table is the answe but if you want then go for it some memoribilia, photos in frames suiting his personality ie made of twigs and bark if he is outdoorsy, sports theme if a jock,rocks if he is into that kind of thing whatever, some trophies, a little right up. I personally think like when there is a whole table of stuff for the bride and groom or even just a bride table that it looks like someone died – sorry I know that sounds mean. (No pun intended – getting married is something wonderful and lively) I try to get the bride and groom to use the term Wedding Party because it is not the Bridal Party really when including groomsman. I try to distinguish the groom – now admittedly most men that I have worked with don’t want a sequinned suit or tux or a satin and velvet with lace outfit. I have not had the privilege or honour of working with say Prince (RIP), Michael Jackson (RIP) or Johnny Weir. But a different suit, tie, ,boutonierre, sox etc. I even have done thematic boutonieres ie with lego in it or hot peppers for the grooms love of hot food or a mini pineapple because he annually goes to Hawaii etc. The groom can be integrated better – drinks and even the decor – But if you have a table make it fun and the cake is a good thing – just try to make it look like he isn’t dead.

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee

I’ve heard of a grooms cake, but have not heard of a grooms table before.

Post # 20
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

I live in Mississippi and I’ve never heard of a Grooms table but I think it’s a cool idea 😀 My Fiancé hasn’t picked a grooms cake yet but I know it’ll be sports related. He’ll probably go with his favorite football or basketball team. I can’t wait to hear the ideas y’all came up with 😀

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I personally have never seen a grooms table but if it is common in your area just ignore all the Debby Downers! I also can’t see your picture because the bee is being weird today but I’m curious what a grooms table actually looks like! If it were my Fiance it would probably revolve around hunting or fishing. Does your Fiance like any certain sports teams or outdoorsy things?

Post # 25
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Sugar bee

Is there a bride’s table too? Seems funny that the guy gets a table devoted to his personality and hobbies if the bride doesn’t as well. I’ve seen people have tables at weddings that are devoted to telling the story of the bride and groom, like each of their personalities and hobbies and how they came together. But I don’t really understand the groom specific one.

I’m not berrating – I get that there are different regional traditions. I’m just genuinely curious because I’ve never heard of it before. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

tlane95 :  I love your brother in laws table 💙❤️ I’m an Ole Miss fan! I’ll show my Fiancé (he’s a Memphis Tigers fan so we’ll be a house devided, lol) and he may do something similar with his team. Thanks!

Post # 28
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Sugar bee

tlane95 :  Ahhh right, that makes sense. My husband was equally involved in planning the details of the actual wedding so it never felt more like my day than his, but I know in a lot of couples that’s not the case wedding-wise! 

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