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Let's Hear It For The Boys!


At Marquette Avenue Events, we wholeheartedly believe in telling the unique story of your event from the early conception stages to the final bittersweet moments of your special day. We believe in making your entire journey timelessly detailed, seamless, personalized, and most of all - FUN! We recognize it’s easy to get lost and even a bit overwhelmed in the wide stratosphere that has become events and weddings these days. This blog is a continuation of providing insight, wisdom, and inspiration into throwing you the best celebration, and helping you make memories that you’ll hold onto long after the night has ended. Come on in, grab a beverage (or pen and paper), and even bring a friend! We look forward to continuing the conversation and hearing from you very soon!

Let's Hear It For The Boys!

Janet Fernandez

Let's face it, groomsmen are typically the comic relief every wedding. These guys have been with you through thick and thin and you wouldn’t want to get married without your posse egging you on, right by your side. Showing them some genuine bromance can be hard and choosing a gift that isn’t only meaningful, but useful, is even harder! Keep in mind each individual bud when trying to choose the perfect present. Beyond the custom bow tie, pocket square and engraved flask, we have rounded up other options that are sure to satisfy your #pic and his lifestyle. 

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Misty Winter Photography

Have you found this friend in line waiting for the new iPhone or maybe risking being trampled at Best Buy to get those Black Friday deals? The newest technology trends may be the way to go when choosing a gift for this guy. He will be so excited to try out his new toy that you will know you've made the right choice! 

This sports enthusiast knows how to party! Whether it is watching the match in the comfort of his own home or with a hundred thousand of his best friends at the game, this man is his favorite team's #1 fan. Team gear is a safe bet when trying to satisfy this guy, but don't be afraid to think outside of the box with other unique items that will have people lining up in his man cave to watch along with him!

Your pal doesn't just love a good meal, but he wants to be the one making it too. Look for spicy accessories that will help him bring the heat to the kitchen! This foodie loves trying different cuisines as much as he loves cooking them so gifting this friend anything from kitchen tools to tasty treats will be sure to satisfy his palette. 

No one can slow this guy down when he is trekking through to his next adventure. Whether he is climbing the highest mountain or simply exploring through his city, this dude needs gear that can withstand anything! Give him equipment that won't just survive his many travels but will also keep him looking cool all along the way.

A well-kept man has an eye for the trendier items in life that will have him looking sleek & stylish. This friend's outfits are always on point whether he is hitting the gym or attending a swanky soiree. He is always put together from head to toe no matter the occasion, so help him achieve the most composed look by gifting him the hottest items in fashion and grooming!

MAE's Tip: Shopping at local boutiques is a great way to ensure you gift your best mate unique items that he will love. Stores like Frank + Oak and Mildblend Supply Co. have a wide variety of items ranging from one of a kind leather journals to trendy threads and everything in between. No matter what your homeboy is into, these stores will allow you to find individualized gifts for each pal all in one place!

xoxo Janet + Team MAE

To see how Marquette Avenue Events can help you with all of the finishing touches of your special day, like groomsmen gifts but, most importantly, assist in making your dream wedding come to life, please visit us at or call us at 312-585-7265.