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One of the questions we're asked most frequently at Southern Weddings is "What should I give my bridal party as gifts?" In particular, finding groomsman gifts that are practical, personal, and special is no easy task, which is why we're happy to share one of our favorite ideas with y'all today!

Instead of asking groomsmen to rent or buy their shirts for the wedding, collect their sizes, buy them yourself to give as gifts, and have them customized with each gent's monogram. Many retailers (like J. Crew and Brooks Brothers) offer monogramming for a small fee (usually about $10), but you can also bring the shirts to a local embroidery shop. Not only will the gents look dashing on your wedding day, they'll also appreciate the dapper new additions to their closets that they can wear for years to come.

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