In the past, men have taken a back seat in being overly involved in the wedding planning process and have let the bride create their dream wedding. Well…. Step aside ladies! Men are beginning to take a much more active role in their involvement and presence in the wedding planning and big day! I love nothing more than meeting a groom who is not afraid to share his thoughts and opinions and sneak some masculine and quirky personality into what’s been pinned as a female-focused event. Because of this revelation of a groom’s eager involvement, here are some tips to infusing the perfect masculine wedding touch to help bring balance to your wedding.
Cigar & Whiskey Bar
There is nothing more manly than cigars and whiskey and having those items in a lounge atmosphere for guests to relax and have some fun is a perfect way to infuse a masculine touch into the reception. Having a cigar and whiskey bar also provides guests with some side entertainment if you were to hire a cigar roller and create cigars on the spot. Even if the groom isn’t big into cigars or whiskey, he will appreciate the meaning and tradition behind it.
Since accessories like his boutonniere, cufflinks, and dress socks are part of a man’s fashion on the big day, it’s important for these accessories to show his personality and more often than not, his humor! It’s all about letting the man choose his own wedding day accessories! In fact, one of our 2013 weddings wore superhero action figure boutonnieres. That’s correct, you heard me right! Also, in an unforgettable 2011 wedding, we had a groom choose quirky bottle-top cufflinks and socks that made a statement! Doing something as non-traditional as this allows opportunity for the groom’s input in having a unique masculine wedding touch to call his own.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Mayo Studios.
Probably one of the most noticed additions in recent years for an easy and fun masculine wedding touch has been the groom’s cake. This cake should always reflect the groom and either his hobbies or personality. Boy have we seen some awesome ones! The look on the groom’s face when he realized you went the extra mile to get him a special treat is priceless! Check out the awesome (and yummy!) work of Dee’s Specialty Cakes!
Reception Accent Color
One of the easiest ways to balance out the feminine vs. masculine feel of the reception is to consider adding a masculine tone accent color. Some of the trending masculine color selections for 2013 are slate, leather, denim, cotton and cognac. Another trend when infusing a masculine wedding touch is adding in a texture with the decor. Adding textures like leather, wood, metal and earthy details adds a perfect touch of sophistication. Check out the masculine color swatch below, what do you think?
Since the big day is all about the bride and groom getting married and becoming one, the reception shouldn’t reflect anything different. Infusing masculine wedding touches with feminine will create the balance you’re looking for and reflect the bride and groom perfectly.
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