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10 Best Groomsmen Gifts | Outstanding Advice

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Hello Grooms! Although sipping champagne and getting your hair done is fun pampering for us ladies, your groomsmen would likely prefer something more “manly”. These men have had your back forever, now it time to let them know how much you appreciate them. We have selected The 10 Best Groomsmen Gifts that are simply unbeatable. Groomsmen out there, you are welcome!

1. Practical yet affordable, this gift is made to impress. Let’s be honest, donning formal attire is just part of life once you get to a certain age. This gift is personal, stylish, and will stand the test of time. This wooden box includes customized cufflinks, tie bar, and money clip. These stainless steel (very manly) additions will add some class to any suit.

To The 9′s Tri Pack, $39.99.

2. Talk about sunny skies and outdoor bbq’s, this is the perfect summer day tool. Call your family and friends and let your groomsmen show off their customized bamboo grilling set encasing: spatula, fork and tongs!

Bamboo BBQ Set, $49.95

3. Simple yet realistic, give your groomsmen their new favorite Hydro Flask Tumbler. Perfect for the morning after the wedding much-needed cup of coffee, or an afternoon ice tea, this cup will keep the temperatures just right! This is a gift that your groomsmen can use on a daily basis.

Hydro Flask 22 oz Tumbler, $29.95

4. Not into physical gifts? Try an experience or good old boys night out! Look on sites like Groupon, Top Golf, iFLY, Octane Raceway. Try to find experiences near your wedding and take a night to have some old school fun. This kind of gift will definitely be a memory to last! Plus, who doesn’t like a little competition here and there.

5. Travel toiletry bag, done and done! There is nothing better than receiving a travel item that will be your go-to for every weekend getaway or long distance vacation. Better yet, this case is leather and comes with the option of a personalized initial. No one will be mistaking this customized gem as their own.

Ace of Case travel bag, $69.99

6. Want the classic groomsmen gift? We suggest you go for the sleek stainless steel flask that every groomsmen is bound to want on a wedding day. Spice it up with a monogrammed initial on the front for that extra thank you touch! (Hand out day of wedding at your own risk!)

Shiny Monogrammed Hip Flask Gift for Groomsmen, $17.98

7. Want your groomsmen to look extra sharp on your big day? Gift them with a customized shaving set! You can find all types of shaving kits such as monthly kits, one time, or heavy duty. We suggest a customized Heavenly Shave Set. Gift your friends with a sleek razor, personalized box and boar hair shave brush. Your soon-to-be wife will thank you that the boys look sharp on the wedding day!

Heavenly Shave Set, $54.99

8. You know your groomsmen are looking to have a good time at that open bar, why not prepare them with a simple survival kit for the next day. This kit includes night-of and morning-after supplies such as: DrinkWel, Izola Flask, E-boost, Scope (mouthwash), Bloody Mary Mix. Help your groomsmen survive the morning after!

The Best Man Groomsman Essentials Kit, $38.00

9. Micro-brewing beer kit, yes please! Condoning another night of drinking by possibility turning it into a hobby, this is your perfect groomsmen gift. Try having a brew-off at your next game night.

Mr. Beer American Lager Craft Beer Making Kit, $39.99

10. Last but not least, a versatile cooler! Whether your groomsmen are heading off to a day of fishing, camping, the beach, or a tailgate, a cooler is always an essential. This cooler we picked out for you not only fits the perfect lunch and must-haves but it doubles as your personalized seating!

Pop & Stand Vera Cooler, $39.99


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The Week of Wedding To Do List | Outstanding Advice

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With seven shorts days until you finally say the words “I do,” the major plans have been well established. The big details are taken care of, but it’s the little ones we tend to forget. There is nothing worse than enjoying the most magical night of your life and then realizing you didn’t pack all your essentials for your honeymoon suite. Don’t worry, we have gathered the last minute to-do’s for you!

Pack Your Bags:  This is one of those tasks that you definitely don’t want to leave until the last minute. Remember the times you thought you would just wake up early and get it all together? We all know this is when you forget your toothbrush, only bring the top to your bikini, and end up regretting it the second you leave the house. Write a checklist, carefully lay all your items out, and if you’re like us, try everything on to make sure it still looks perfect! Then zip up those bags and breathe a sigh of relief. Don’t forget that night-of wedding lingerie that your girls specially picked out for you, eye makeup remover (trust us!), and possibly your passport if you are headed straight to your honeymoon!

Re-check Your Beauty Appointments: Call your nail salon, hair salon and makeup artist to confirm your appointments both before the wedding, and one the wedding day. This is especially important for those nail and hair color appointments you schedule just a few days before the wedding. For wedding day hair and makeup appointments, be sure to share the  schedule with your bridesmaids and mom so they can arrive on time to get glammed up. AND, don’t forget to tell your photographer so they can snag some get ready pictures! (If you have a wedding planner, she’ll take care of a lot of these confirmations for you so you can relax!)

Check Your Alterations and Wedding Attire: Brides, have your dress steamed one last time and ready in the bag for the big day. Make sure you practice walking around in your shoes to break them in, maybe turn on your favorite song and try out a dance! We also recommend bringing a comfortable pair of shoes (sparkly Toms, flips flops, slippers – we’ve seen it all!) to stash under your chair at dinner for late-night dancing. Grooms, pick up your suit and do one final fitting. You don’t want to realize the morning-of that the dry cleaner left your pants out of the bag. Also confirm that you have your cufflinks, shoes, tie and shirt.

Read Vows Aloud: Practice reading your vows out loud to make sure they are prepared and that you feel confident. It’s nerve-wracking to recite vows in front of hundreds of people on your wedding day!

Make It Legal: Of course you can’t forget this step! You will need to go as a couple to get your marriage license. Remember to bring your ID’s, and definitely look up the marriage license fee and hours with the city to ensure you’re not showing up on a holiday or after-hours. We recommend also paying for a certified copy of a marriage license if you plan to change your name after the wedding. Ensure your marriage license gets to your officiant on the wedding day, as it must be signed by you, the officiant, and two witnesses to make it legal.

Communicate The Wedding Day Timeline: Be sure that your bridal party, groomsmen, family members and wedding planner are all on the same page as to how the schedule will run throughout the day. Ensure family members know what time to arrive for photos, Bridesmaids know when hair and makeup begins, and Groomsmen know this day is serious and they really do have to be dressed by a certain time! Having a timeline in place will cause less stress for you on the wedding day, because you will know that everyone is aware of where they need to be and when. (Helpful hint – creating the wedding day timeline is a huge part of what wedding planners do for you, so if you’re worried about the schedule on the wedding day, we highly recommend you meet with a planner).

Vendor Confirmations: Double and triple check that your vendors know the exact arrival time, start time, end time, and location for your wedding, and be sure to ask any last questions you may have. Let the vendors know of the venue specifications such as parking, loading areas, access to building, and prepare a contact (preferably not yourself or wedding party) that they can call for last minute questions. Over communicate with the vendors to ensure the band knows the playlist, your photographer knows the shot list, and you feel comfortable about everything being set in place. Don’t forget to prepare final payments for each vendor at the end of the night. (This is another area where a wedding planner is extremely helpful, as she will handle all these confirmations for you).

Post Wedding Escape Route: Whether your are fleeing to Bali or heading to your home, make sure to plan transportation for your next stop. If you are providing transportation for guests, make a specific pick up and drop off list with names, locations, and phone numbers.

Last, just remember to enjoy the day and everything will work out!

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Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

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Wedding season has finally arrived! Our Outstanding Occasions team is overjoyed for this October weekend and to watch another love story come to life!  This Saturday, we celebrate Sarah and Joe during their romantic evening at the gorgeous Royal Palms Resort and Spa! The guests will head to a lavish outdoor cocktail hour at Vernadero Lawn to mix and mingle under the Arizona sunset, followed by a breathtaking reception in the Estrella Patio. Ensuring that Sarah and Joe’s magical night will last a lifetime, Rachael Koscica Photography and Something New Media will be capturing the smiles and laughter this Saturday night! Our Outstanding Occasions team could not make this night possible without the helping hands from our incredible wedding professionals: Sweetwater Strings, Royal Palms Resort and Spa, Petal Pusher, La Tavola Linens, Lucky Devils Band, and Classic Part Rentals! Be sure you stay tuned on our Instagram story @outstandingoccasions for some special sneak peaks and behind the scenes!

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Outstanding Occasions Wedding Weekend | Outstanding Weddings

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Autumn leaves are starting to fall, but our wedding season is just beginning to bloom. Outstanding Occasions is delighted to announce our first wedding at the beautiful Mountain Shadows Resort! This Saturday, Erin and Bailey will say “I Do” on the Mountain Shadows Lawn South, followed by hosting their cheerful guests at the Mountain Shadows Lawn North to enjoy an intimate cocktail hour capturing an elegant modern Palm Springs feel. Joshua Aull Photography will be there to photograph the glistening night, including the grand reception at the Mountain Shadows Camelback Overlook for a romantic, mid century wedding look! We can’t wait to watch this lovely couple tie the knot and to work with our amazing team of wedding professionals including: Inspired Environments FloralsLa Tavola LinenSweetwater StringsMountain Shadows and Piece of Cake. Head over to our Instagram story @outstandingoccaions for all the behind the scenes sneak peaks!

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The Outstanding Occasions team is so excited to kick off our fall wedding season with a romantic wedding weekend! On Saturday, Brea and Neil will tie the knot during an intimate ceremony held at Brophy Chapel. Their magical night will be followed by an elegant reception under the stars at the beautiful El Chorro, surrounded by friends and family, for  breathtaking and fun-filled evening! This night would not be possible without the help of some of our incredible wedding professionals including, Rachel Solomon Photography, Inspired Environments, La Tavola Fine LinensThe Instant Classic, Carte Blanche Design, Celebrations in Paper.We can’t wait to see Brea and Neil share their love story and watch their future come to life. Stay tuned on our Instagram @outstandingoccaions to get a glimpse of their special day!





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