The Groom’s Perspective: All Quirk and No Plain

The Groom Speaks IconThere’s been a lot of talk of quirk in these quarters and I think it’s only fair that I chip in with my thoughts on the matter…

I don’t know if people would describe me as quirky - and I probably don’t really want to know what people say about me anyway – although I definitely had a bit of an extrovert streak in me when I was younger. That may have mellowed with age, but I think I can still bring on the quirk when needed.

Having looked at Lisa’s recent posts on quirky grooms, I do like the idea of having custom-made unusual cufflinks for the Big Day, instead of the run-of-the-mill ones you usually see at weddings. In fact, you don’t usually see them at all at weddings, which kind of defeats the purpose of having them, so having quirky ones would definitely set me apart from other grooms and could be a good ice-breaker. I like the look of the ‘Penny for your Thoughts’ ones featured. I think I’d go for something that had a personal meaning for us, like maybe Mickey Mouse because I proposed in Disneyland.

Luckily, I’m not much of a macho man (otherwise I wouldn’t even be writing a blog post – writing is for wimps) so I wouldn’t have a problem with wearing a flower in my boutonniere. A cactus would be pretty cool though – and it would put a whole new spin on the phrase ‘looking sharp’! And as regards my socks appeal, I could channel my inner extrovert again and get away with a pair of bright yellow ones, I could even pull them up over my trousers a lá the youth of today… I don’t think that idea would fly!

There are countless other things a groom could do to quirk himself up on the Big Day… Shoes could be pimped up maybe with a brightly-coloured trim, you could accessorise with a monocle and pocket watch if you wanted a Ye Olde English look, at a Christmas wedding you could wear one of those musical Christmas ties… OK, that last one may be a step too far and may be definite grounds for jilting.

Live to quirk, don’t quirk to live.

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