He might not care if you get table runners, or if the vases are square and short, or you choose tall cylinder vases. He does care about what kind of skis or board he rides on, so eventually he's gonna realize and care about what he's wearing on the big day. You can simple, flashy or totally off-the-hook if you want to. We'd say most of the mountain brides we work with gravitate towards a classic look for the guy, with lots of dark suits, with bursts of color from boutonierres or even bowties.
Here is an interesting way to get the groom-to-be, or groom-er as we like to call'em around here, involved in the overall style of the wedding. Use Pinterest. Yep, we said it. If he's a fan of using his smartphone, ipad or laptop, ask him to try out this new social inspiration board builder. You can use it for practically anything, but it makes planning weddings and events a lot of fun. We're using it now with our brides, and you can use it as a couple to build an inspiration board that shows your style as a couple. You can then share this board with your other vendors, so that they can see what you're into.
Hand him the controls from your profile to get started. Start a board called, "stuff I'd like see to my guy in on our wedding day", or "our couple style" and it might not be such a bad idea to create one called "NO WAY!" Show him what you're attracted to, and ask him to bring out his style on a board, to pin some stuff that he might consider, or even have him create his own profile to start his own boards.
Contact us for invite to Pinterest, as it's officially in beta. Send us an email, mention this blog post, and you'll be pinning in no time. And if you're a pinner yourself already, then please practice your good pinning habits and give photo credit and links. Thanks for reading!
If you know of any good groom-related wedding boards, please add a comment to this blog post. Thanks for helping create an awesome online wedding community!
P.S. - We were just contacted by a national trade publication about our use of Pinterest for our business, and they wanted to use screenshots of some of our boards in their read! We'll share more as this story develops into a print article.