Gifts for Grooms

by | Gifts and Favors, Groom


The Sydney Wedding Registry
A collection of Top Gifts for Grooms from The Sydney Wedding Registry*

Let’s face it, there is a tendency to forget that the big day is actually about TWO people, and not just about the bride! Allowing the groom to have input in choosing the gifts is not only important, but probably one of the tasks he will be more likely to enjoy! He can rest assured with a great online registry that he doesn’t even have to leave the sofa, but can happily browse through gift choices from the comfort of his own home, with his feet up and a beer!

Knives – Whether he is a regular Jamie Oliver or he can only manage a few snags on the BBQ, men LOVE knives. Cook’s knives, Knife block sets, Steak knives, Carvers, Home sharpening kits and for the ultimate in knives The Swiss Army Knife! Let him choose these… he’ll appreciate it.

Barbecue –Top of the blokes’ gift list has got to be the good old Aussie Barbecue. They come in many shapes and sizes for even the tiniest of balconies or the largest of backyards and have lots of great coordinating tools. Perfect for on the go – have a look at the travelling style barbecues. Simply throw them in the back seat and you’re good to go!

Games – A good way to add some fun into your gift registry is to add some games, and boy don’t the Blokes love games! There are lots of favourites to choose from including Scattegories, Jenga, Monopoly, Twister, Backgammon, Chess, Quoits and of course…Poker!

Camping Gear – So looking for adventure after the Wedding? There are many fun and exciting journeys yet to be had in the great outdoors! The Sydney Wedding Registry has an excellent range of outdoor equipment and camping gear for avid campers and new enthusiasts alike, including Caribee and Mountain Design Tents, Sleeping bags, Travel rugs, Packs, Eskys and Swiss Army Tools.

Tools – The perfect weekend hobby for the newlywed Groom: DIY! All those pesky little chores that need to be done around the home can now finally be completed with a fabulous range of tools to get you started.

Dining and Travel Packages – From deluxe camping a Romantic weekend in the Hunter Valley, inclusive of award-winning meals, these packages offer a great excuse to keep the Honeymoon going on after your Big Day!


Ms Gingham says: Some great ideas! After all, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach… and the way to a man’s stomach is through his barbeque. Brilliant!

The Sydney Wedding Registry: Although we’re relatively new in Sydney, our Melbourne store has been around for 6 years and we’ve helped hundreds and hundreds of couples with their lists, so we know exactly what you want (and what you don’t). We know that this is a very busy time for you, so our team goes to great lengths to make this process as simple and enjoyable as possible for you, and for your guests. So relax, and let us take care of all your gifts!

*Products From the Top Left to Right: Fired Up- No Nonsense Barbecuing by Ross Dobson RRP $34.95, Caribee 47L Cooler RRP $120, Vacu Vin Instant Marinator RRP $69.95, Gasmate Galaxy Grandeur 4-Burner Hooded Barbecue RRP $1015, Bosch Cordless Drill RRP $195, Scattergories RRP $54.95, The Travel Book Hardcover RRP $80, Spiegelau Pilsner Glasses- Set of 4 RRP $59.90, Burgon & Ball Secateurs RRP $50, Wusthof 8-piece Knife Block Set $909 (RRP $1069), Caribee Kestrel 4-Person Tent RRP $320, Supatool Premium Toolbox Kit RRP $154, Patio by Jamie Durie RRP $35, Hark BBQ Utensil Set RRP $39.50

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Suit Up

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Gingham

I know that a groom’s suit hasn’t been given the same status as the show stopping wedding dress. The experience though, of being fitted by a master tailor like Patrick Johnson is something that should be of high importance for the Grooms and BBs (Best Blokes) out there and quite frankly is a treat that shouldn’t be missed. The question is, can a well fitted suit really be all that different from a less expensive version? You betcha! A good suit will play to your physical strengths and camouflage the inevitable weaknesses. Not just that, but a great suit will be worn again and again which is more than can be said for a wedding dress. An investment in comfort, style and general spiffiness is a no brainer really!

On that note, you may remember Julian’s post Well Suited from a few weeks ago, in which he spoke to us about visiting the talented P. Johnson for his BB’s suit fitting. Here are the photos from that visit, taken by the equally talented Scott Ebsary, showing a glimpse of the creative process and art that is excellent tailoring.

Thanks to Julian for sharing his story with us and of course to Scott Ebsary for the beautiful photography.

Read all about Julian’s wedding planning journey and engagement here.

Dress codes can often be one of the more confusing parts of wedding etiquette- not only for the guests but for the bridal party itself. I thought we’d have a bit of a gander, a bit of a look at the dress codes and how you, as a groom can dress to suit.

Kicking off with White Tie – the most formal dress code of all normally reserved for evening weddings. White tie involves a formal dress coat (or tailcoat), cuffed white shirt, white bow tie, and can even be accessorised with a top hat, gloves and cane.

1.Fred Astaire, Photo by Sarah Janes Photography via Bridal Musings 3. Photo by Twin Lens Photography via Style Me Pretty 4. Photo by Judy Pak Photography via Style Me Pretty 5.Photo by Sergius Bruce Photography 6. Ebony and Andrew by Marzena Wasilewska.