Bling for the Boys



In my post last week I delved into the world of menswear, so this week I'm going to stay on-topic and talk rings....for our men. My fiancé and I are going to our jeweler this afternoon to check them out. We already have my wedding band - he gave me his grandmother's ring and then we designed my 'engagement' ring together when we first got engaged - so this trip to the jeweler will be all about him!


I'm picturing something simple and masculine, maybe a mix of brushed and shiny silver (like the one with the oval ring above). I love picking things out, so I think the hardest part for me will be keeping my mouth shut and letting him pick the one he likes the best.  :-)

How opinionated were you in your man's ring shopping?

Suit Yourself!

If you haven’t noticed, I often use my blog post as my “prep homework” for whatever wedding to-do I need to tackle that week. It actually helps me think through what I need to get done and make a decision. This weekend, my fiancé and I are finally picking out what he and the groomsmen will be wearing. So, here comes my thought process on men’s wear… I originally wanted Niall to wear his Marine dress blues. I actually sent him a text making this request while watching Will & Kate’s wedding last year. I can’t help it, men look good in uniform!

But Niall was a little uncomfortable wearing his uniform as he is no longer active duty. We quickly decided no on the suit option – Niall wears one almost every day to work, and I really didn’t want him to feel like it was just another work day! So I think we are going with a very classic tuxedo.

As our wedding is in the evening and will be in a venue that feels more on the formal side, I think a tux will definitely be a good fit.

I’ve also have never seen my fiancé in a classic tux, and I just know he will look so debonair and suave (I actually swoon a little just imagining him in one!).

Plus Prince William changed into a classic tux for his reception and if it’s good enough for him, then I am ok with it!

What are your thoughts? Anyone else’s guy pick a classic tux for their wedding?

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