Broke-Ass Category: The Groom


Affiliate Disclaimer NewPersonalized Beer Cooler from Etsy seller HeritageWedding
Personalized Beer Cooler, $30 from Etsy seller HeritageWedding

Gifting is hard. Gifting on a budget is really hard.

Especially when it’s for your favorite dudes. You want to get your groomsmen something awesome, yet thoughtful — but holy crap everything always seems so expensive. While it would be nice to be able to get them all big screen TVs or spring for a dudes’ trip to Vegas, that’s just not always something your bank account can muster. Have no fear, fellas! Even under a tight budget, you can find a wide variety of gift items that are perfect for groomsmen, whether they’re techies, foodies or just love lookin’ good. Here’s our list of gift ideas for your best buds so you can show ’em you love ’em without breaking the bank!
Personalized Pocket Square by Etsy seller DVKzKrafts

Personalized Pocket Square, $10 from Etsy seller DVKzKrafts

Engraved Cuff Bracelet by Etsy seller Braceletshomme

Engraved Cuff Bracelet, $39.95 from Etsy seller Braceletshomme
Tie Bar Set from The Tie Bar

Tie Bar Set, $45 from The Tie Bar

Cigar Box Shave Kit from Etsy seller OrangeFuzz

Cigar Box Shave Kit with Beer Shaving Soap, $48 from Etsy seller OrangeFuzz

Monogrammed Wallet from J. Crew

Monogrammed Wallet, $45 from J. Crew

iPhone Projector from urbann outfitters

Smartphone Projector, $30 from Urban Outfitters

There you have it, our list of gift ideas for the groom on a budget. You can share your gift ideas with us on Instagram or in the comments below!

  • 10/7

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewEtsy MyScrapbookDesigns Myrtle Beach Overlay

    Scrapbook overlay available from Etsy seller MyScrapbookDesigns

    Hello, beach babes. This post is all about one of the most temperate beaches in the U.S., Myrtle Beach. It’s a great honeymoon destination because of all the amusements, parks, entertainment and dreamy sunsets. It’s also a great place for the low-cost honeymoon, since there are so many things to do under a tight budget.

    Alright, fellas. You’ve got the itinerary, events are booked and now you’re just left daydreaming at the office, counting down the days until you get to smell the salt in the air. There’s only one thing left: What to pack. Below are a few items we recommend adding to your suitcase to make sure you’re prepared.

    Old Navy Faux Leather Boat Shoes

    Faux-Leather Boat Shoes, $13.99 from Old Navy

    Etsy EmblemEyewear Classic Half Frame Vintage ClubmasterHalf- Frame Vintage Clubmaster Sunglasses, $6.95 from Etsy seller EmblemEyewear

    J. Crew Panama HatPanama Hat, $60 from J. Crew


    Old Navy Flannel Lined CoatFlannel-Lined Canvas Jacket, $65 from Old Navy

    Mens Wearhouse Calvin Klein Blue Linen Extreme Slimfit Sport CoatCalvin Klein Sportscoat, $79.99 from Men’s Wearhouse

    Amazon Neutrogena Men Triple Protect Faace LotionNeutrogena Men Triple Protect Face Lotion with Sunscreen, $9.25 from Amazon

    It’s always a good idea to check the weather in advance, in case you need to get an umbrella or a good sunscreen when you arrive.

    Do you have any awesome Myrtle Beach memories to share? Any recommendations? Share in the comments below or on Instagram with #brokeassbride!

  • 9/23


    Dudes, let’s face it. When it comes to saving money for your wedding, every single penny counts. One of the easiest ways to trim down your budget is to cut down the costs of small things, like fashion accessories. Our friends over at The Tie Bar have an immense assortment of pieces for guys, in a wide range of options. Here’s a list of items…

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    Nordstrom Classic Cashmere Sport Coat

    Classic Cashmere Sport Coat, $348.98 from Nordstrom “To achieve the nonchalance, which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match.” – Hardy Amies, Fashion Designer Patterns can be a tricky style element—do it wrong and you might end up looking like a character from Alice in Wonderland. There are some pretty simple rules regarding patterns, and how to mix them,…

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    Mens Whiskey Barrel Wood Wedding Band

    Hey there, dudes! It’s time to talk about rings. We've covered the baubles for the ladies, and now it's time to focus on you. I won’t go into a long diatribe about their significance, the symbolism of eternal love and blah, blah, blah. Instead, I’ve done a bit of shopping and I’m gonna share the loot I’ve found. The list is separated into three categories:…

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    Real Wedding- Penelope & Mikiya's Charmingly Creative Campground Commitment

    Credit: Emily Takes Photos Alright grooms, I'm gonna give you a quick and dirty lesson about your shirting. Don't worry — it's not gonna be that brutal. However, before we get into styling, it's important to note a few key things when the shopping for the right shirt, especially when it comes to a wedding. And while it may seem that shirts can run on the…

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    Photo: Persimmon Images It's no wonder these distant islands are a popular trip destination; it's always beautiful, the climate is fairly temperate year round, and there's TONS to do! When you're packing for your Hawaii honeymoon, be sure to consider all the activities you'll be doing. Bring appropriate footwear, outerwear, and swimwear. And as always, I recommend bringing at least one outfit that's dressy enough…

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    Real Wedding: Tiffany and Justin's Geeky, Goofy, Sweet Brewfest Wedding

    Alright guys, let’s be honest, dressing up kinda sucks. There's all the fussy jackets and ties, not to mention the stiff shoes. Have you ever been to a wedding where the groom and groomsmen looked like kids in their dad’s suits? Yeah, not fun. That’s why it’s important to make sure you dress not only to fit the occasion -- whether it’s formal or otherwise…

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  • 11/20

    Etsy TheWildlands Chicago Art Print

    Chicago Skyline Print from Etsy seller TheWildlands Ahhhhh, the Windy City. It's definitely one of the most romantic cities on the continent. All the aphrodesiac-inducing shopping, the sparkling lights, the snuggle-worthy breezes — it's no wonder couples choose this location for their honeymoon. Plus, there's tons to do, from museums and gallery shows to view, live performances, to cuddly strolls through the town. No matter…

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