Weddings 101: How to Invite Your Groomsmen


Groomsmen must rent suits or tuxedos, attend wedding events, prepare a speech, and work well with the rest of the wedding party. Asking your friends cleverly will immediately communicate your gratitude. Please choose the best way to question your groomsmen based on their characteristics.

Today, we gathered some helpful advice to help you invite your friends to become the groomsmen at your wedding. Read on to learn more.

Choose Wisely

Before deciding how to ask your groomsmen, consider who you'll ask. You may be happy with a new acquaintance, but choosing groomsmen with long-standing relationships is preferable. Your growing relationship may take several unexpected turns between wedding planning and the big day.

At the same time, inviting a guest from another wedding to yours is unnecessary. Weddings are unique. You may have a large family covering all the groomsmen's roles, or you could have a tiny wedding party. Be content with your choices before, during, and after the wedding. Those images are timeless.

Use Your Calendar 

Groomsmen are unimportant if you have a long engagement. It would help if you did not withdraw your offer because friendships might evolve. Ask everyone 8 to 12 months in advance.

Ignore Gender Roles

Remember, the best man can be a woman. Solicit the services of your sister, favorite female cousin, or best female friend to act as "best woman" or "grooms lady." After all, you can choose your closest friends regardless of gender.

Stop Overthinking

Don't overthink it, but don't be relaxed either. Instead of sending an email or text message, call or visit them. Perhaps you can even inject some humor and send a personal invitation with an "inside" joke that only the two of you understand. This way, the invitation is even more special.

Others prefer to say it with a full-sized bottle of a memorable alcoholic beverage and a funny or heartfelt letter. Personalized labels and engravings, floral arrangements, and more are also available. 

In the end, you don't have to formalize everything. A real friend (and groomsman) will be happy and honored that they are part of your wedding entourage!

Craft a Groomsman Care Package

Give your boys a wedding day package that includes socks, cufflinks, a tie bar, and a shaving kit. These gift boxes also may not include any wedding-specific goods. You can even use a customized tin or wooden box with the recipient's favorite drink, cigar, and personalized lighter. 

Go on an All-Boys Endeavor

Now that you have invited your wedding party, why not get together for an all-boys getaway? This ensures that all groomsmen can be acquainted with one another–they can even strike lasting friendships!


Make it fun, pretty, relaxed, or casual–these tips are fail-safe! Inviting your groomsmen can be unique in any way you want it to be! The only best trick to pull off is to make sure you have your best confidants by your side on the most important day of your life.

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