Guys in Bow Ties!

Categories Groom + Resources + Style + Wedding Attire

The bow tie has been around for centuries. Is there anything more classic? And nowadays, with the explosion of colors and patterns–the wedding bow tie can be such a flexible part of the groom’s attire. They can retain their classic mystique in formalwear or can be made to be quirky, creative, and casual. We love them! From paisley to plaid to gingham to patriotic, here are a few of our favorite picks from some of our favorite blogs …

Which is your favorite?

groom attire

Photo by B Wright Photography via Green Wedding Shoes



groom attire

Photo by Katelyn James Photography via Southern Weddings



groom attire

Photo by Lilia Photography via Wedding Chicks



southern wedding attire

Photo by Renaissance Studios Photography via The Bride’s Cafe


bow ties

Photo by Photo Pink via Ruffled Blog



groom's attire

Photo by Q Weddings via Southern Weddings


groom attire

Photo by Dixie Pixel via Style Me Pretty



groom attire

Photo by Catwalk Wedding via Rock N’Roll Bride


Tuesday Shoes-day: Wedding Shoes

Categories Fashion + Style + Wedding Attire

It’s time for another installment of Tuesday Shoes-day! Be inspired by this fancy footwear–for your ceremony and your wedding reception.

Are you a fan of low heel wedding shoes, the strappy kind, or a little something with a lot of lace?

Which wedding shoe is your favorite?

colored wedding shoes

Click to enlarge


Fancy Flats:

pink suede, white bows

Strappy Sandals:

green chain sandals, pink wedges, fuscia platforms,

Lace Lovelies:

 feather, bow platform, black bow trim, pink peep toe


There’s a Pinterest Board for that! Check out the rest of Amanda’s favorite wedding shoes!


Advice for the Groom

Categories Groom + Wedding Planning

How to choose your groomsmen:
• Choosing a brother is a given. Your fiancée may want her brother(s) to be involved as well.
• Think of your life-long friends after that.
• Cousins should also be considered.
• If you have too many groomsmen for your party, you can make the others ushers to include them in your wedding

If you decide to write your own vows:
• Write a list of reasons why you chose your bride-to-be
• Think about your favorite memories
• Make sure you’re comfortable reading aloud what you wrote (to all of your friends and family!)
• Practice, practice, practice! When the day actually comes, try to relax and take your time.

Dealing with pre-wedding day stress:
• Have a fun date night! (with no mention of wedding talk)
• Play your favorite sport with buddies to relieve stress
• Self-indulge in something for the two of you (couples massage, a special gift, etc)

Dealing with your own “Bridezilla”
• Know that an occasional outburst is normal and common!
• Give her a break. Try to take a small task off of her plate to try to relax her (homemade dinner, out for a cup of decaf)
• Get involved in the planning (even if it’s just agreeing to what the centerpieces will be)

Other tips:
• Think about what you want to add to the gift registry- no category is off limits! Electronics, kitchen supplies, power tools, etc.
• Be a peacemaker between families (Especially between bride and future mother-in-law wedding opinions)
• Lend an ear when she’s stressed.

What’s your advice for the groom?

Contributing writer: Kathryn Hagan

source: The Man Registry
Photo Credit: My Forever Images–from Anna & Valik’s Country Wedding


1 comment

Color Monday for the Groom!

Categories Fashion + Groom + Wedding Stationery

Happy President’s Day!

It also happens to be Color Monday … we thought we’d kick off this week with some inspiration for the groom. Pantone recently announced their fashion color report for fall 2012. Similar to the fall colors for women–what do you think of this palette for the guys? Being courted with these beautiful, bright colors and stellar neutrals has us smitten for sure. Let’s see what happens when we pair them with a groom style. Can these bright colors be masculine?

Mellow Energy

Here is Honey Gold, Tangerine Tango {color of the year} & French Roast paired together on “HoneyComb Cluster” photo booth style Save the Date Magnet design. We’re loving how this “robust” and gorgeous brown tempers the tanginess of tangerine–keeping this scheme mellow and perfect for fall.

Electric Vibe

A bright and optimistic twist for fall–here, Tangerine Tango is paired with Olympian Blue on “Butterfly Blossoms” Save the Date Magnet design. Here’s a man with confidence, vibrancy and a spiritedness about him.

Refined Fun

Stately, elegant yet never serious, we’ve paired Rhubarb and Titanium on “Vintage Vegas” classic Save the Date Magnet. This duo leaves you with the sense of the peaceful and easy yet rock-solid and stable! Love it!

Gorgeous, right? Did you know that you can change any MagnetStreet design to any of Pantone’s incredible colors? It’s easy … simply grab the cmyk color values below and once you’re in Design Studio–our online personalization tool–just insert the values and voila!

French Roast CMYK-

Honey Gold CMYK-

Tangerine Tango CMYK-

Olympian Blue CMYK-

Titanium CMYK-

Rhubarb CMYK-

Which is your favorite color combo?

1 comment