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Friday’s Favorites: Maids, Gents, and French Country Style

Happy Weekend! This week’s favorites include three great Etsy Treasuries: Bridesmaids dresses, Groomsmen accessories, and a collection of beautiful French Country wedding bits and bobs in pink and green. If you are looking for more, take a peek at this past week’s posts that Friday’s Favorites are based on. Take care and enjoy your weekend.

‘Sure to Love ‘Maids Dresses’ by ravengrrl

Bridesmaids dresses your maids are sure to love.


Custom make Vintage A Line W…

$177.00

Bridesmaid Dress With 3/4 Sl…

$145.00

Enchantment Dress, Navy Lace…

$239.00

Beach Wedding Bride Bridesma…

$159.00

50’s rockabilly dresses,…

$159.00

Custom Bridesmaids Dresses

$150.00

mix bridesmaid dresses / R…

$99.99

Brown and Blue Floral Cotto…

$130.00

One Shoulder Bridesmaid Dres…

$137.00

Beach Sweetheart Sleeveless …

$123.00

Black bridesmaid dress with …

$190.00

A-line One Shoulder Mini Taf…

$99.00

EXELLE Mocha Lavender Floral…

$230.00

Infinity and convertible wra…

$145.00

Vintage inspired bridesmaid …

$95.00

Soft Chiffon Strapless Bride…

$79.00

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‘Handsome Gents: Groomsmen’ by ravengrrl

Groomsmen accessories


Latte Pure Linen Men Suit

$240.00

Groom Men’s Wedding Neck…

$74.00

Wedding Mens Necktie John Fo…

$51.00

Classic Blue Beige Stripes M…

$54.00

Custom Vest, Printed with Yo…

$90.00

Custom Cravats and Ascots

$38.00

Original Crochet Bow Ties

$12.00

6 damask wedding neckties. G…

$162.00

Smart Kid – Men’s Adjust…

$30.00

6 silkscreened wedding neckt…

$135.50

Fall Necktie Set, Wedding Ne…

$60.00

Freestyle Bowtie for Men Lim…

$28.99

New Ascot Tie Cravat. Elegan…

$30.00

Skull & Crossbones black bow…

$18.00

Custom Set of Vintage Grooms…

$225.00

Black Dragonfly Silk Brocade…

$38.00

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‘French Country Wedding in Pink and Green’ by ravengrrl


Wedding Invitation Set of 10…

$52.00

Custom Vintage FRENCH GARDEN…

$61.95

Green Metal Basket-Metal Wir…

$14.95

Vintage pink blush bow comb …

$20.00

Wedding Ring pillow exquisit…

$103.00

Wedding Thank You Tags, Pink…

$0.75

Wedding Favor Cones, French …

$2.15

Pink Shabby Chic Birdcage. W…

$49.99

Bridal hair piece – LEONA d…

$39.00

LOVE BANNER hand made french…

$20.00

French Macarons – Custom by…

$18.00

Mint Green French Easel / Co…

$20.00

Marie Antoinette Style pumps…

$60.00

Summer necklace made of drea…

$30.50

Ready to Ship – Wedding Cake…

$88.00

Je t’aime I love you – R…

$27.00

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Tips or Trends Tuesday: Groom Blogs and Resources

Welcome to day two of Masculine Gender week! All this week I will have posts that are related to the masculine gender whether you consider yourself a “groom” or a “bride.” I’ll be using the words “groom” and “groomsman” to refer to those who identify with the masculine gender for convenience’s sake. Please know that I will be featuring ALL types of grooms no matter their sexual orientation and identity. If you are a reader of this blog, you will know that I believe that anyone who loves and wishes to make a formal commitment of that love are celebrated here.

On today’s Tips or Trends Tuesday, I am featuring blogs and resources for grooms. It’s great to see so many grooms becoming involved in the wedding process and the shift from the “bride’s day,” “my day,” “her day,” to “OUR day.” There are some really great grooms out there blogging about their experiences and sharing resources for grooms who want to get involved.

Let’s start with a few recommended blogs and sites:
General:
I Am Staggered
The Groom Says
The Plunge
The Groom Groove
The Man Registry
Groom’s Day
GLBT:
Prideful Engagements
Gay Weddings
So Your EnGAYged
Grooming/Spa
The Art of Shaving: Barber Spa
Spa Finder for Men
Rental Attire:
Men’s Warehouse: Check out their free tux or suit program.
The Knot’s Suit/Tuxedo Rental Directory
Custom Made/Bespoke Attire:
My Tailor
A. J. Machete and Sons
Suitopia
Designer Suits/Tuxedos:
Nordstrom
Emporio Armani
Macy’s
Suits for Butch/Trans/Androgyny:
Snagging the Perfect Suit for Your Wedding by S. Bear Bergman

Next, I want to introduce you to a great free e-magazine from I Am Staggered. “The Staggered Directory 2011,” is a comprehensive guide for grooms, groomsmen, and fathers designed to inform and encourage participation of the masculine gender in the wedding planning process. You’ll find everything from explanations of attendant roles, real grooms, gifts, and planning the honeymoon. If you read only one publication, I would highly recommend “The Staggered Directory 2011.”

I leave you today with a few boards for you showcasing some really great attire (including vintage and bespoke designs via Etsy). I hope you enjoy.

‘Groomalicious- Masculine Wedding Attire’ by ravengrrl


























Lady Killer vintage…


$49.99

Beer. Hops, barley …


$40.00

Brown and Tan Strip…


$350.00

Vintage 80s GOTHIC…


$43.00

Vintage 1960s Red &…


$85.00

Tuxedo Style Pirate…


$150.00

Vintage Cream Broca…


$75.00

New Ascot Tie Crava…


$22.00

The Space Tuxedo–C…


$980.00

100% Custom/ Hand M…


$115.00

Navy Blazer with pu…


$175.00

Pastel Gingham Bow …


$38.00

Size 44 Vintage Lig…


$125.00

Hay here Daddy-O, S…


$250.00

The Harrison Suit


$995.00

Vertigo Stripe High…


$95.00

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Monday’s Finding: Masculine Wedding Party Gifts

Welcome to Groom’s Week! All this week I will have posts that are related to the masculine gender whether you consider yourself a “groom” or a “bride.” I’ll be using the words “groom” and “groomsman” to refer to those who identify with the masculine gender for convenience’s sake. Please know that I will be featuring ALL types of grooms no matter their sexual orientation and identity. If you are a reader of this blog, you will know that I believe that anyone who loves and wishes to make a formal commitment of that love are celebrated here.

Today I am featuring groomsmen gifts. For those on a tighter budget, the first two sets are all for gifts under $50 and some even under $20. It’s not the amount you spend that’s important, but the gesture behind the gift that matters. In addition, I have two sets for those where your wedding party budget is not seriously limited. I have tried to avoid the typical flask gift. Trust me, if you’ve been a gromsman or a Man of Honor (I had a Man of Honor) in the past ten years, you probably have a flask or ten laying around a la “27 Dresses.” There is a bit of everything from humidors to a barber spa package from the Art of Shaving (the large pic with the barber chair in it) and my personal favorite is the silver plated yo yo.

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