Hopefully you've put some time into finding the perfect groomsmen gift ideas, but if you haven't done that yet then we've got you covered -- you can browse through nearly any section of our site and probably stumble upon something that's a good fit.
(This page would probably be the best place to start, though).
Several times each week we get calls from customers who are looking for our advice on what to have engraved on their groomsmen gifts.
Having done thousands of custom engraving jobs on our .50 Caliber Bottle Openers during the 5+ years that we've had our laser engravers, we thought we could offer up some suggestions on what you can put on your groomsman gifts.
One note up front since this is BY FAR the most common mistake we see on submitted orders...
The singular form of Groomsmen is Groomsman.
That means each guy in your wedding party is a Groomsman, not a Groomsmen.In other words:
If the on-screen preview function doesn't help and you want to get an idea of how things will look, you can create a text box using the appropriate dimensions within Word or PowerPoint then play around with different layouts to see which looks the best for your font of choice.
One other note -- this functionality does not work on Internet Explorer, so you'll need to use another browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge if you want to see the on-screen mockups.
A few considerations...
Now, as for a few engraving options...
Simple and classy -- you can't go wrong with initials for each member of your wedding party, and your groomsmen and best man will always treasure this gift.
Since it's only a few letters, we'll be able to go very large with the text and can accommodate fancier-looking fonts if you prefer.
You can always keep things simple on the bottle openers then add more text in the form of names, dates, or titles on the gift boxes.
See the below screenshot for an example:
Nice and simple, clean-looking, and you could also substitute the first name or a nickname in place of "GROOMSMAN" or "BEST MAN" and it would still look great.
Also keeps things simple and allows for a large font, though we will have to shrink things a bit on some of the openers if you include a "Father of the Groom" and "Father of the Bride" since they have many more letters than "Groomsman." If you go with this option you can always add names, bride/groom names, or wedding location on the gift boxes where there's much more space to work with.
They typically look just like these, which also show a slightly different option on the gift boxes -- remember, you can do different engraving on the boxes and on the openers.
These have the first name (or first and last names, if you prefer) on line one and their title on line two and will result in a fairly large font unless any wedding party members have extremely long names.
First name followed by title on lines 1 and 2, then the wedding date on the third line. Not a bad option, but as you can see it will require a smaller font to fit everything if you go with 3 lines rather than 2.
To reduce things to two lines, you can always substitute initials in place of names and bump Groomsman and Best Man to the first line -- but you may find yourself bumping up against the limits on horizontal space depending on number of characters in each line.
There you have it -- that's our rundown of some of the best options for your custom engraved bottle openers.
If you have any other questions or suggestions please ask away in the comments and we'll post updates if there's enough demand.
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