(Closed) What can the boys do day of?

posted 9 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

sleep in, read the paper, hang out. if he’s w/ his buddies, he’ll find something to do.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Our boys went swimming until about 30 minutes before picture time.  I heard that some of them even shaved in the river.  Ewww!  I think they were also enjoying a few cocktails.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I know that what we’re doing is not very common but I think they will have a great time! While the bridal party and mom’s are getting ready with me, all of the groomsmen, dad’s and a bunch of Mr. Librarian’s army buddies are going to my dad’s rod and gun club. They are going to have shooting contests (don’t ask me, I’m not into the gun or hunting thing) and then have a big lunch at the club. They’ll get back to the Inn just in time to shower and get dressed for the wedding! While I would assume most of your FI’s will not be off shooting weapons the day of (gotta love the army) there is probably something they (dads, groomsmen, friends) can do to blow off some steam together! Maybe set up something silly like a flag football game, bridal party vs. friends or something? Just a thought!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

My husband and all the guys in our family went out to breakfast and then set up the reception.  Can they go to a beach or rent a boat?  What about video games?  Is there something they love to do together that is more laid-back or relaxing?  That’s what I would suggest.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

I can’t tell you how many photos I’ve seen of the groom and his guys playing XBox until about 30 minutes before the wedding.

Is there an activity that your Fiance and his buddies love but don’t ever have time for?

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think mine are going to go to lunch and hang out at Jillian’s. (Is that only an Upstate NY thing?  It’s like a bar and grill that has video games, sports, etc.)

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Boys love video games! I imagine my fiance will be doing that with his groomsmen the day of.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Just tell them to hang out. Perhaps find a nice upscale sports bar in town they can all go to lunch to & hang out – invite only sort of lunch, etc.

My FH has a stag’s golf game planned for the night before with all his out of town buddies.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Mr. CurlyQ is taking the Best Man & Groomsman to a Barber Lounge for a fancy shave as part of their gift.  (Picture leather furniture, cigars and cocktails.)

I would be afraid of them doing an outdoor activity and showing up sunburnt looking like raccoons. 😉

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My husband got a hair cut (and a style included, thank god – you’d understand if you saw his hair) and then spent the rest of the pre-ceremony time tying bowties and pining boutonnieres. We had a first look and pre-ceremony photos too 🙂

Post # 13
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Helper bee

Our guys just ordered pizza and drank beer by the hotel pool.  Must have been nice.  Me & the girls got up bright and early at 8 am to get our hair done!!!

Post # 14
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Helper bee

my (now) husband and the rest of the boys took a surf lesson – we did have a destination wedding in Hawaii though.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

OMG, my fiance is always so slow at getting ready for things.  Like if we’re going out at night, it takes him at least twice as long as me to get ready, so we’re always late to things.  I have no idea what he and his groomsmen will decide to do the morning of the wedding… (maybe golf?) but if he isn’t dressed and on the alter on time, I might just have a teeny tiny meltdown. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My husband & our fathers went out for a fancy shave at a barbershop. 

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