Gift Ideas: Thanking the Wedding Party

Are you on the lookout for a unique groomsmen gift, but don’t feel like giving a pocket knife or money clip? Believe it or not, there actually are some alternative options out there that make for a unique way to say “thanks” to the people who will be sharing in your special day.

Take my friends Anthony and Erin for example. They’re getting married in a few weeks and they recently shared how they went about creating some original wedding party gifts.

To get started, they bought bottles of the favorite wine or liquor of each groomsman and bridesmaid. They then fired up their computer and created some custom labels for each bottle on Photoshop (any design program will work).

The labels went something like this:

Matt’s Best Man Scotch

Beth’s “Straight from the Bottle” Chardonnay

Kenny’s “Rough Night Ahead” Rum

They printed the new labels onto a sticker and replaced the labels on the bottles with the newly created works.  For a bonus touch, they ordered engraved shot glasses to accompany the bottles.  The gifts will be presented at the rehearsal dinner on the night before the wedding. Hopefully everyone will be able to fully function the next morning for their wedding day duties!

What other unique wedding party gift ideas do the readers of have? We want to hear from you. Share your ideas in the comments section below.


Chris Easter is co-founder of – the leading source on the web for grooms. The site   features a wealth of content aimed at helping men survive the wedding planning process. Chris is also the co-host of the ‘That Wedding Show‘podcast which is a joint venture between The Man Registry and

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