Hey, I was just wondering how your FI asked his groomsmen to be groomsmen. Is making a Will you be my groomsmen cards a lil too much? haha
ha. i had the hardest time getting my FI to ask his groomsmen to be his groomsmen. finally i had to sit down with him to help him write the email! he would have never gone for a will you be my groomsmen card.
but if your is into it, i say go for it. still i think a call or an email may better suit the modern male. but i'm no expert.
haha yeah, well his groomsmen are now asking me do i know if they are a groomsman or not! I can't get him to just ask them!
MY FI asked his Best Man at a party we were at... he was like can i talk to u for a sec.. and just asked real quick.. lol.. then i felt like they were about to cry they hugged! ( i was spying!!) Maybe a gathering with the guys there and have him bring it up casually... all manly and stuff... lol. My FI would never go for cards! (thats just him) I made my bridal party cards and getting them a present.... i think us girls just love to do this stuff! GL!
I had to force my FI to do something! He ended up gettting these big beer mugs and had the guys names engraved on one side & on the other side wrote Groomsman? 8-24-08.. He gave it to all the guys and the question mark thing didn't come off so well..hhaa they were like why the question mark...Fi was like well, I'm asking you to be my groomsman....they were like Ohhhhh!!! Either way it got the point across I guess! hahaaa
My FI pretended that he was doing a magic trick with a deck of playing cards, but we had previously written on the Ace of hearts ..."will you be a groomsman", "will you be my best man". It was totally unexpected and a "manly" twist on the will you be...card.
FI just asked, "hey, ya wanna stand up there with me?!" I dont even think FI's BIL knows he's the best man!! lol
My FI planned on asking his best friend to be his Best Man during a one on one golfing trip after emailing all the guys saying "so as you are well aware we are getting married and of course I want each of you to be my groomsmen. The Best Man will be decided by a round of basketball and whoever can take me down!"
Just have him send an email. I think a card is a little girly (sorry) or he can just call them. All he needs to say is "hey man, so would you be willing to be in our wedding? I promise the bachelor party will make up for the rented tux!"
ha this is so funny to me... it's somehow comforting that other guys had a hard time with it too. the strangest thing to me was after i forced him to write an email, the other guys didn't even write back. finally i had to ask their girlfriends and wives (one thankfully is my sister!) like well are they into being groomsmen and the women were like oh yeah they want to do it. then i'm like great well please have them write back.
i swear pulling teeth the whole way. hilarious.
It took my FI forever too but he just called them up and asked. He's simple like that.
I'm glad I'm not the only one having trouble getting their guy to do it! I gave him a deadline of this weekend....we'll see.
lol...a very tough task indeed....i had 12 men in 4 states in 2 different timezones, all in college with hectic schedules.....so i decided to put this little video together...its easy took me an hour ...you can use any computer with some simple editing and you have a hilarious video. this one just happened to take off amoungst my circle of friends... the link is below..enjoy and good luck