Choosing Cufflinks for Your Wedding Party
Cufflinks can make a great addition to your wedding party's look. Plus, they make great gifts for your groomsmen. Before you buy cufflinks, though, you should consider what will look appropriate during your wedding and what your groomsmen will actually want to keep long after your wedding has passed.
Antique and Vintage Cufflinks
If you're willing to spend a couple hundred dollars per person, then you might want to consider antique or vintage cufflinks. Vintage jewelry will vary by designer and time period, but it's hard to replicate the aesthetics of a year gone by. Finding a set of antique cufflinks, therefore, can give your wedding party a special appearance that will help them stand out from all of the other suited guys attending your event.
If you like antique cufflinks, look for those made of
Each material has its own appealing qualities.
Unique Cufflinks for Your Wedding
You should always consider style when buying cufflinks or any other kind of bling for your wedding party. That doesn't necessarily mean that you have to go high class, though. Unique cufflinks can say a lot about the relationship you have with your groomsmen.
In addition to buying unique cufflinks (the Internet will help you buy anything from patriotic cufflinks to Guitar Hero cufflinks), you can ask designers to make customized items for your wedding party.
If you all met at college, then you might want to use your school's crest or mascot.
If you all love the same basketball team, then you might have the logo imbedded in your cufflinks.
You could even get cufflinks proclaiming your love for beer or bourbon. If it's something your group feels passionate about, then you can make it work. Just choose a designer you like and trust them to do the job well.
There is a right way to wear cufflinks. You can just shove them through any old cuff and expect them to look good. This might mean giving your groomsmen a crash course in looking excellent. If you plan meet with a stylist in the morning (stylists aren't just for women these days, guys), find out whether he or she can help your crew tie knots, button all of those important buttons, and fasten cufflinks.
You don't have to spend money on a stylist to make those cufflinks look good, though. Ask the older women in your family for assistance. What, you think you should ask grandpa? Who do you think has been making him look good for the past 60 years? Go straight to granny. She's the one with the right experience.
Posted by Matt T.