(Closed) paintball outing as groomsman gift

posted 7 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think its a great idea! Honestly, I think most guys would perfer that to “traditional” Groomsmen gifts.

Only issue, paintball can cause injury/brusing. Can you have it be a post wedding party? (like after you get back from your honeymoon? or several weeks before. If they do it the day of, your Hubby may have welts in your wedding pictures. Or he could sprain his ankle. 

Post # 4
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Also, I don’t think its necessary to buy them something extra to open. I don’t think they’ll mind, if they know the paintball is their present. But if you want to give them something I think a tiebar, shots glasses, or something else small is appropriate. 

Post # 5
3639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

There is no real etiquette when it comes to GM/BM gifts, you can give them anything you want as long as they will like it!

Paint ball is a brilliant idea (though can get expensive, so just check prices). 

But would you really want to do it ON the wedding day? Paintball is hugely intensive and most people just want to lie on the couch for the rest of the day afterwards. It can also cause huge bruising and make hugging/kissing painful – not something you want on your wedding day!

I was say go 1 or 2 weeks before the wedding. Or even after! 🙂

Post # 6
2496 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@MissShork: Very much agree!!

Guys tend to appreciate experiences more than tangible momento type things.  Honestly, if DH’s groomsmen weren’t so spread out across the country, he totally would have done that.  I think it’s a fabulous idea, but I do think it should take place a week or so in advance or afterwards because of the injury potential…. but honestly, in all the times Darling Husband has gone to play, he’s never come back with obvious bruises or anything.  If you have the right gear and don’t shoot point blank, they won’t have huge bruises.

If you wanted to give them something, you could ask your Fiance to have a group picture taken that day, then another at the wedding and give them each a two-picture frame to keep them in.. most guys would like that I think.

Post # 7
1690 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i think its a great idea,  the more fun they have the more relaxed they will be.

i am booking a morning for the guys to go quad biking.  my wedding isnt til 5.30pm,  so they have loads of time. 


us girls are going horse riding……i love fun

Post # 8
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think it is an awesome idea – but I wouldn’t want them to do it the day of the wedding!  What if they end up with welts and bruises in the wedding pictures?!?  Maybe go for a couple weeks before or after you guys come back from your honeymoon.

Post # 9
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

my Fiance and his crew are heading out to a paintball field a week before our wedding for an overnight paintball-a-palooza. They will have time to heal up and won’t be tracking paint through my house to clean up afterward lol I think it’s a great idea and the boys will remember it long after the wedding as opposed to a flask or something else they’ll let collect dust.

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