July 21, 2004

Not Gonna Do it


To answer the person who recently asked if I would wear a t-shirt with the word "Groom" across the front over the wedding weekend, here's the short answer:


Honestly, if there's anyone at the pre-wedding festivities who wouldn't be able to pick me out of a line-up without me wearing some kind of identifying T-shirt, then why the hell would they be at our wedding in the first place?

Before the person who emailed me responds by calling me a hypocrite and noting the infamous "Taken" t-shirt - conveniently for sale at my online shop - remember that it was created as a joke response to the fact that men don't get any sort of engagement token.

Posted by The Groom at July 21, 2004 10:38 PM

Those always struck me as such a waste of money.... what would you do with it after the wedding anyway? I suppose in some nostalgic way you will always be a groom but... to wear a t-shirt with that on it? And they have them for the entire bridal party. It's bad enough that we make our friends and family wear uniforms on our wedding day, but to try and impose yet another on them in the days before is just.... silly.

At least you will truly always be "Taken."

Posted by: Mrs. Trevor.net at July 22, 2004 11:23 AM

I actually like it. Alot. I already bought one and H is going to wear one that says "Bride" on it. NOT!

I agree that this is one of the tackiest things I have ever seen. Another ploy of the wedding industry juggernaut.

Posted by: Tim at July 22, 2004 12:34 PM

I understand that a lot of women wear veils or "Bride" t-shirts during the bachelorette parties, but I just can't imagine any guy wearing this while he's out playing paintball or hanging at a strip club with the guys. Doesn't jive.

Posted by: The Groom at July 22, 2004 12:38 PM

Hubby recieved a "Just Married" hat, yet he conviently forgot to bring in on the honeymoon...hmmmm

Posted by: E from Michigan at July 28, 2004 12:28 PM