Yesterday I shared a tutorial on crafting a ‘Will you be my bridesmaid?’ box and today I thought I’d share my take on the boys’ side of things. Most guys would probably never think of creating a custom box as a way of asking their buds to be their groomsmen … but I bet most potential groomsmen would be pretty thrilled to receive a thoughtfully curated box along with the honor of the request. So, I decided to put together a “model” box to share some fun ideas:
1 | Beer. This is probably a no-fail inclusion for 99% of guys – just make sure to include their favorite brew. To up the customization, attach a paper straw with washi tape. Granted, I doubt most men will sip their beer from a straw but it adds visual appeal! 😉
2 | Vintage and/or decorative wine cork. I picked this hand-carved wooden wine cork up at a flea market in Germany and I love the guy’s whimsical face. I think it has the right masculine tones to be included. ps. If you like it, I’m happy to sell! Just e-mail me at sarah[at]classicbrideblog.com with an offer.
3 | Alcohol! I’m not sure what it says about me that I crafted such an alcohol-heavy basket for guys but it somehow just seems right – am I wrong here? Anyway, I love the idea of getting some mini-bottles of your bud’s favorite liquor for the box.
4 | Vintage trophy (or the like). If you played sports together, it makes sense to include a nod to that in the basket. I love the preppy vibe of this little antique trophy but you could also include another sort of reference to your shared love of sport (pennants or mini-helmets, etc.). ps. If you like the little trophy, I’m happy to sell! Just e-mail me at sarah[at]classicbrideblog.com with an offer.
5 | Izola flask. I am seriously obsessed with this sleek little flask and have brought it out on the town more than I care to admit. You can choose from several cheeky sayings to make it more of a personal statement.
6 | French soaps. Because boys need to be clean and smell good, too – amirite? Just choose a scent and color that is a bit more masculine than a floral note. 😉
7 | Vintage book. I love the idea of making a vintage book with a fun cover and title the centerpiece of the basket. If you grew up playing football together, Flying Footballs would obviously be a perfect fit. And this darling book is for sale – if you’re interested, just e-mail me at sarah[at]classicbrideblog.com for details.
This book wouldn’t be the right choice for every guy but I found the cover so charming and the title so curiously funny, I couldn’t help but purchase this and I think for the right guy and the right inside joke, this would be a hilarious hit.
[This book is for sale! If you’re interested, just e-mail me at sarah[at]classicbrideblog.com for details.]
If you have a doctor (or a med student) in your group, I think it would a neat touch to include a cool vintage medical-themed book like this one!
[This book is for sale – just message me at sarah(at)classicbrideblog.com for details]
Photography and styling by Sarah Darcy of Classic Bride blog.