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For the Groom


She said yes, now what?


Ideas & Advice for Grooms


All About the Groom’s Cake by Chris Easter Co-Founder of TheManRegistry.com, Editor of GroomsAdvice.com


One of my favorite ways that grooms can get involved in the wedding planning fun is taking part in the selecting and/or designing of a groom’s cake. That’s right – a cake just for the groom! This secondary wedding cake commonly features a theme or design that showcases an integral part of the groom’s life.


The idea behind the groom’s cake dates back to early American wedding ceremonies where the groom’s cake was usually a gift from the bride to the groom. According to legend, single women who took a piece of the cake home and slept with it under their pillows would soon meet their future husbands. While popular for some time, the groom’s cake trend died down for much of the 1900s as couples focused on larger, elaborate main wedding cakes. However, the trend has reemerged during the last 20 years as the groom’s involvement in the wedding planning process has grown.


Many of today’s grooms select their groom’s cake based on a hobby or major interest. If you’re a pilot, your groom’s cake might be an airplane. If you’re into fishing, a cake with your favorite type of fish might be appropriate. The great thing about the groom’s cake is that it’s all about the groom – so pretty much anything goes (disclaimer – you might want to check with the bride before ordering).


The groom’s cake is usually placed at a table near the wedding cake at the reception. However, be mindful that the focus should still be on the main cake (unless you want to start your marriage off in the dog house). Even though you’re getting your own cake, guys, don’t forget that this is a secondary cake. Also remember to use a different flavor than the wedding cake to give your guests another


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Here are some ideas and popular themes for the groom’s cake:


 Sports team logos, mascots or stadiums


 Hobbies (ex: golf, fish- ing, hunting, favorite movies, video games)


 Line of work (ex: po- liceman, firefighter, mili- tary, pilot, computer pro- grammer)


 College alma mater colors or school crest


 Hometown memories January 2011


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