Groom’s Survival Kit

While searching for wedding things on Pinterest, I found many groom’s survival kits.  Since I knit I really liked the idea of making socks for my groom, so he didn’t get cold feet.  I put my own spin on the rest of items.

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The typical groom’s kit list comes with a piece of paper that says something similar to the following:

Groom’s Day-Of Survival Kit

  • Socks to keep cold feet away
  • Lifesavers to keep you from drowning in emotion
  • Small bottle of alcohol to calm your nerves
  • Mints to ensure a fresh kiss
  • Ring pop in case you forget the essentials

Looking at the list, there were lots of things I didn’t like about it:

  • Socks–Loved the socks idea
  • Lifesavers–Neither one of us are emotional people.  I’ve been called a robot by several people, and he isn’t any better.  He got me a shirt for my birthday that says:  “Feelings are boring.  Kissing is awesome.”  Lifesavers were off the list.
  • Small bottle of alcohol–I wasn’t sure when I would give this to him, and we got fined if we got caught with outside alcohol at the ceremony site.  A small bottle of alcohol was off the list.
  • Mints–This implies that he NEEDS a mint.  I didn’t want to imply that he had bad breath.  That seemed in poor taste.
  • Ring pop–Apparently the essentials are that he buys my jewelry and/or candy?  I didn’t like this one either.

That left me with one item.  Socks.  I decided to replace the items with different items that matched our personalities better.  I wrote a note on a tag on each item.  If you click on the pictures above you can see them.  Otherwise, each note is listed below:

  • Socks–So you don’t get cold feet
  • Lip balm–For the perfect first kiss that tastes like me (I wear Burt’s Bees all the time.)
  • Flask–In case you need courage of the liquid variety (that won’t get us fined…he could fill it at the venue)
  • A bottle opener key chain that says:  “I’LL LOVE YOU UNTIL THE ZOMBIES GET YOU”–So you know exactly how long I’ll love you
  • 52 REASONS CRAIG IS AWESOME–So you remember where we began and why we are doing this

Each of the items (except the lip balm) was hand made, not necessarily by me:

  • Socks–I made the socks.  See my Don’t Get Cold Feet post.
  • Lip balm–I actually had an unopened lip balm laying around because I buy them in bulk.
  • Flask–The flask came from Scoutmob.com.  Scoutmob is a site that features products by independent makers.  It’s pretty cool.  Check it out.
  • Key Chain–The zombie key chain came from Etsy.  The maker, FleurDesigns, was great to work with.  I got the key chain crazy fast.
  • 52 Reasons Book–I made the book during our first Valentine’s together.  See my 52 Reasons Book post.
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