If you are getting married soon, chances are you have an entourage of best friends that you’ve selectively chosen to stand by your side on your big day. It’s a celebration for you, but it is also a celebration for them as they send their friend off to married life. And nowadays, bridal parties aren’t just about the bride and her maids, it’s also about the groom and his brood of gentlemen!


If you or your groom are looking for the perfect groomsmen gift to thank the boys for dressing up and acting right for one day, then look no further. Groovy Groomsmen Gifts has exactly what you’re looking for! And the name says it all!

From caricatures to kegs to pocket knives, Groovy Groomsmen Gifts will help you showcase your creativity and thoughtfulness without hurting the budget. And if you want to make sure that they don’t forget dress socks for the suits, then gift them as a way to keep them from getting cold feet!

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The happiness of your bridal party is essential to a flawless wedding and it’s time to show the boys just how thankful you are to have them by your side. And ladies, these gifts are not groomsmen specific, they can also serve as the perfect Father of the Bride or Groom’s gift! Groovy Groomsmen Gifts is ready to help you create something memorable, so contact them today and get your creative juices flowing before it’s too late and you have to buy them a gift card!

If you need some more convincing, which we don’t know how you could, check out a few of our faves and then look no further!


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Check out their website today or contact them at for help or ideas!

You’ve been Super Bride for months now, planning your big day, delegating tasks to various friends and family members and not really slowing down to enjoy the process and excitement of your upcoming nuptials. That is why you deserve to let loose and celebrate your “freedom” before you tie the knot. You know what that means… BACHELORETTE PARTY TIME!

Recently, there has been a trend of full on bachelorette weekend celebrations. 2-3 days of debauchery and girl talk that will leave you wearing sunglasses in your cubicle on Monday morning.
This post is geared more towards those weekend-long celebrations, but can be used for a one-day rendezvous as well!bachelorette party wilmington nc photo 2

To start off, here are a few questions (and our answers) to get you started with the party planning!

1. Who is going to plan it? You can take this on yourself, or you can pass it on to your maid of honor of one of your bridesmaids. Ultimately, the entire group will have to agree on when, where, what you will be doing, but having one “go to” person will keep things organized and less stressful. Remember, this weekend is about de-stressing the stressed out bride-to-be!

2. When will the bachelorette party take place?  It’s best to plan your bachelorette party long before the big day. Having it the day before of even the week before leaves you vulnerable to hangovers and exhaustion that can affect those most stressful final days and hours. One month before your wedding weekend gives you just enough time to detox your system and run off all the carbs you filled yourself with during the farewell brunch. Make sure that whoever the “planner” is reaches out to the attendees early on so that you can all check your schedules and work out a weekend that everyone, or most of you, can attend.

3. Where are you going to go? Are you ready to take a cross country trip to Vegas or Los Angeles? Perhaps you want to stay on the East Coast and visit New York or Miami? You could always stay southern and celebrate in Nashville, Savannah, or Charleston. There are countless locations to choose from, but you need to make sure you keep everyone involved in mind when making this decision because not everyone’s budgets can afford a cross-country caravan. Not that we have to tell you, but weddings are expensive! And if you can’t make the funds work to book a flight and hotel in your favorite city, then keep it local and have a No Fret Bachelorette! Also known as a Staycation, this option allows you to enjoy all of the excitement you could experience elsewhere while keeping your budget on track! If you’re a local bride, you can save money from not having to travel and be able to enjoy more of what Wilmington has to offer. And if you’re a destination bride, this is the perfect opportunity to remind yourself and your friends why you chose to get married in Wilmington!

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We made things simple for you and compiled a list of Bachelorette-themed activities based in Wilmington and the surrounding beaches that will keep your weekend full of excitement and team building (yes, team building, because they are your team of besties and together you epitomize #squadgoals)

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Wine & Design Paint Class (Wine and Design)

Trolley Pub in the Historic Downtown District (Wilmington Trolley Pub) Private: $400 for a group of 8-14 people or Mixer: $30 per person

Paddle Boarding on the Intracoastal Waterway (Wrightsville SUP)

Yoga on the Beach (Salty Dog) as low as $85 for a group of 4-10 people

Spa Day (Kreashenz and Earthboound) Prices vary

Wine Tasting (Noni Baca Winery and Fortunate Glass)

Pole Dancing Class (Flow Fitness) as low as $35 per person

Cooking Classes (The Seasoned Gourmet) as low as $35 per person

Cruise the Intracoastal, Boat Rental (Nauti Times) as low as $275 for up to 14 people + $20/hour to have a Captain steer the ship!

Day at the Beach (Carolina or Wrightsville) FREE


The Basics – Historic Downtown Wilmington. Mango Mimosas and Crab Cake Benedict, need we say more?

The George – Historic Downtown Wilmington. Waterfront Dining, can’t go wrong there!

Boca Bay – Near Wrightsville Beach. Brunch Buffet that is a Wilmington staple

Our Crêpes and More – authentic french crêperie


Historic Downtown Wilmington – There is no shortage of entertainment in Downtown Wilmington. Here are a few of our faves:

Front Street Brewery – Brewery and Restaurant

The Husk – Billiards, Fire Pit, Indoor & Outdoor Bars

Level 5 – Rooftop Dance Club

Caprice – French Bistro with a Cozy Cocktail Bar

Blind Elephant – Modern Day Speak Easy

Wrightsville Beach – Hop on a Beach Cruiser and ride to the beach for a night of dancing and porch drinking! There are several restaurants and bars to choose from at Wrightsville Beach!bachelorette party wilmington nc photo 3Now, if you want to score some MAJOR Fiancée points, we’ve also put together a list of Wilmington-based activities for your man’s Bachelor Party Weekend that will keep him and his buddies entertained for days! Share these ideas with him and he will adore the fact that you took the time to make sure his celebration is just as special as yours!

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Offshore Fishing

Surf Lessons – $75 per person

Shooting Range – personal shooting lesson $65 per person

Brewery Tour – FREE tour and samples

Paintball – as low as $40 per person

Haunted Pub Crawl – $17.50 + tax per person

Jet Ski Rentals – as low as $45 per person

Tactical Laser Tag – as low as $32 per person


We hope that this was helpful in your planning for your Bachelorette Party! Y’all stay safe and HAVE FUN!


Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life. Often brides choose a color and style theme for the wedding and bridesmaids dresses; while grooms and groomsmen rent something temporarily to match. Why wouldn’t grooms and groomsmen invest in custom suits or tuxes that can be worn for many other occasions? One option that is available to the groom and groomsmen is ordering J. Hilburn’s custom suits. They can get just as much customization as a tux rental company. J. Hilburn’s personal stylist will also come to you with swatch books and materials to help you make the best choice for your personal style. Once your suit arrives, your personal stylist will assist with fitting and any further tailoring. We asked one of Wilmington’s local J. Hilburn stylists, Xue Athernon, a few questions about the brand.


Tell us a little bit about your business…

“We specialize in custom shirts, made to measure, as well as personalized suits, and tuxes for every man in your wedding party. We also carry accessories from belts, to shoes, to ties to complete your wedding day look.”

J. Hilburn Grooms Groomsmen Wear

Why do people love your product?

“Our suits are custom, made to measure, and personalized. This means a perfect fit and tailored to my client’s preferences. They are high quality with a wide range of fabric selection and customization – this is not just a suit/tuxe for the big day; they can be worn for many other occasions. Convenience – I go to the client to take measurements and I deliver the garments when they are ready. We guarantee the quality and fit and provide a risk free guarantee or your money back.”


Who is your product meant for?

“It’s for men at any stage in life. In this case, grooms and groomsmen.”

What is the price range for a custom a J.Hilburn custom suit?

“For personalized and made to measure suits it is $700 & up… for more information you can see exact price from the website.”

If you are interested in a personalized suit, you can contact Xue Atherton personally.

910 616 5756  + On the Website you can click contact to send Xue an email + Facebook