What To Engrave On Your Groomsmen Gifts


So you’re getting married soon…

Hopefully you’ve put some time into finding the perfect groomsmen gift ideas, but if you haven’t done that yet then we’ve got you covered — you can browse through nearly any section of our site and probably stumble upon something that’s a good fit.

(The listings right up above would probably be the best place to start, though). 

Engraved gifts seem to be the trend these days, whether we’re talking about weddings or birthdays. It could be because engraved gifts are hard to re-gift because they have a name on them.

More likely, it’s a matter of the sentimental value with a gift that obviously didn’t come off the shelf at Walmart at the last minute.

We offer several lines of gifts for groomsmen and most of them will require engraving.

So that means you’ll need to put some thought into what you’re going to have engraved on each gift you hand out.

Their Names

If you are going to put someone’s name on an engraved item, make sure that you have the right spelling of their name. If you don’t, you can probably ask your bride as she would have collected spellings of everyone’s name for the wedding program or place cards.

The gift may be practical, but spelling someone’s name wrong can be awkward and indicate neglect or disrespect.

Make inquiries before you spell their name, or you can use their nickname instead to make the gift more personal. They will appreciate their name or nickname so long as both are spelled correctly.

A Date

No offense to grooms, but your groomsmen probably don’t want the date of your wedding on anything personal that you give to them. Ditto if you’re thinking of adding names of you and your bride.

That is why there are wedding favors for people to remember the date and wedding by.

If you insist on putting your wedding date and your initials on the item, make it very small.

Also, if you choose to leave out your wedding date and initials, you can put the date of the bachelor party. If you have fun groomsmen, it is very likely that the night is going to be an unforgettable one. What happens in the party should be remembered.

A Unique Quote

When engraving, you could put a unique quote that reflects each groomsman’s life or attitude. You don’t have to quote Shakespeare but just make it something really thoughtful.

If you are unable to come up with something, then you can express a memory that you shared with your groomsman or print something that he says a lot.

Some of your groomsmen will have their own phrases and words that they use often. This will show that a lot of thought and effort was put into the engraving and the memories will last a lifetime.

A Joke

If your groomsmen are all friends and you were roommates during college or afterwards, it is highly likely that you will share jokes and some of them will be inside jokes.

These can make for really funny memories, and you may have enough inside jokes for every groomsman in your bridal party.

If you lack inside jokes, you can just get some regular jokes. Something full of puns and similes. Getting jokes off the internet is not rocket science, but just make sure that it is corny. If you want to make it about the wedding, then you can get bachelor jokes.

Their Role in The Wedding

Engraving someone’s role in the wedding doesn’t necessarily scream unique or personalized. You can engrave “Groomsman

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