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.
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.