Sometimes I feel bad for the grooms. Brides get a shower (sometimes multiple!), a bachelorette party, and really almost the whole wedding…but what about the guys? Aside from the bachelor party they sometimes get left out of things (which yes can also be their fault). Until now. Enter, the Groom Roast! I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of this before but it seems to be the guy’s version of a bridal shower…and I’m not talking about the typical “office man shower.” Check it out…
What Exactly Happens At A Groom Roast?
1. You play some games.
Depending on the groom this could be poker, various sports, a team-building activity, Wii and/or groom trivia (every wrong answer means he has to drink … or something like that).
2. You open gifts.
These should be practical gifts that are home-improvement related.
3. You roast the groom.
The roast is meant to poke fun at the groom with funny insults, one outlandish but true story and an uplifting tribute. Jokes used in the roast must be suitable for all ages attending. Groomsmen must prepare a roast (others are optional). Those that prepare a roast should remember that they may receive some of the same treatment in return.
Who Plans The Groom Roast?
With the bachelor party falling on the shoulders of the best man, this one goes to the groomsmen. Typically, a groomsman is not called on to do very much prior to the wedding, so this is the perfect event for them to host. They can pool their dollars and share in the planning.
When Is The Groom Roast?
If possible, it will be the same afternoon the bride is having her bridal shower. If that doesn’t work, it’s good to make it as close to that date as possible.
What Is Served At A Groom Roast?
This does depend on the groom’s taste, but something from the grill usually does the trick. Don’t want to break the bank or have it be too formal? Something simple and easy is the best plan.
Where Does A Groom Roast Happen?
The event is held at the home of one of the groomsmen (roastmaster for the evening) or a third-party location chosen by the groomsmen.
More than anything, this event is meant to get the older and younger guys in both families together, so they can get to know each other better. Since some of important family members like dads, grandpas, younger cousins and brothers usually don’t go to the bachelor party, a groom roast is a great addition to help make them feel included, and at the same time have a little fun, at the groom’s expense!
Source: Huffington Post Weddings