Groom Survival Guide: Bonding with Your Crew

By  The Groom Club Editors 
Updated on 09/23/22
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Groom Survival Guide: Bonding with Your Crew

By  The Groom Club Editors 
Updated on 09/23/22

The wedding day is one of the most important days in a man’s life. It’s a day when he celebrates his love for his bride with all of his closest friends and family by his side. Of course, getting to that point requires some preparation. 

One of the most important aspects of pre-wedding prep is bonding with your groomsmen. This will help make sure that everyone has a great time on your wedding day! Whether your groomsmen all know each other or are just meeting, spending time with your crew before the wedding will be essential. Joseph Green, CEO and Founder of Trinidad Birding, recommends organizing a small trip “to stay and bond with each other and create memories” as a way to solidify your crew and show how important they are to you. We loved this idea and Here are 13 ways to make sure you have a blast with your boys before the big day!

Why Bonding is Important

Bonding with your groomsmen is important for a few reasons. First, it helps to ensure that everyone knows each other and can feel comfortable around each other. This is especially important if you have friends who are in the wedding party but don’t know each other very well. 

Secondly, bonding with your groomsmen can help to make the wedding day itself more enjoyable. If you’re all comfortable with each other, it’ll be that much easier to relax and have a good time on your wedding day. 

Finally, bonding with your groomsmen is just plain fun! Spending time with the people you care about is always a good time, and it’s even better when you’re doing something fun to prepare for your wedding.

1. Have a Bachelor Party

People in a Bachelor Party

If you’re thinking about skipping your bachelor party because you’re worried about what your future wife might say, think again. Having a bachelor party with your groomsmen is a great way to bond with them before you get married. 

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to get hammered with strippers to have a good time. You can simply go out for drinks, play some poker, or even go camping together. As long as you’re spending time with your buddies, you’re sure to have a good time.

2. Play Some Games Together

Man playing videogames

Whether you’re into video games, board games, or sports, playing some games together is a great way to bond with your groomsmen. Not only will you be able to have some friendly competition, but you’ll also be able to share some laughs along the way. 

If you’re not much of a gamer, you can always go for a round of golf or play some flag football in the park.

3. Watch Some Sports

Men watching sports together

If you and your buddies are sports fans, then watching some sports together is a great way to bond. You can either go to a bar to watch the game or have a couple of guys over to your place. Either way, you’re sure to have a good time cheering on your favorite team.

4. Go on a Road Trip

Men going on a road trip

Going on a road trip with your groomsmen is a great way to bond with them before the big day. Not only will you be able to spend some quality time together, but you’ll also be able to create some great memories that you’ll look back on for years to come. Just be sure to plan your trip carefully so you don’t end up in any unwanted situations!

5. Go Fishing

Man fishing

Going fishing with your groomsmen is the perfect way to bond with them before you tie the knot. Not only will you get to enjoy some quality time together, but you’ll also get to teach them a thing or two about patience… and hopefully how to bait a hook without losing a finger. 

Fishing is also a great way to relax and clear your head before the big day. So, whether you’re looking to bond with your buddies or just need some time to yourself, going fishing is the perfect solution.

 

6. Share Hardships With Eachother

Two men chatting

Of course, not every moment spent with your groomsmen needs to be a happy one. In fact, some of the best bonds are formed when you share hardships with each other. 

Whether you’re going through a tough time at work or dealing with personal issues, talking to your groomsmen about it can help you feel better and form a stronger bond with them.

 

7. Share a Meal With Them Individually

Two hands dipping food

One of the best ways to bond with your groomsmen is to share a meal with them individually. This way, you’ll be able to have some quality time with each of them to get closer. You can either cook for them or take them out to eat. 

Either way, you’re sure to bond over some great food. Talk about what’s going on in your lives, share some stories, and just enjoy each other’s company. This is a great way to get to know your groomsmen on a more personal level. This leads into our next idea.

 

8. Share a Meal as a Group

Friends sharing a group meal

While sharing a meal with your groomsmen individually is great, sharing a meal as a group is also a lot of fun. This way, you can all bond over some great food and conversation. Go out to a nice restaurant or have a barbecue at someone’s house. 

Meals just have a way of bringing people together, so this is a great way to bond with your groomsmen.

 

9. Build Something Together

Man with tools and hard hat

Building something together is a great way to bond with your groomsmen. Whether you’re working on a project for work or just building a treehouse in the backyard, working together towards a common goal is a great way to bond. 

Plus, it’s always satisfying to see the fruits of your labor come together. Whether you’re building a piece of furniture or just putting together a model car, working on something together is a great way to bond with your groomsmen.

 

10. Go Hiking Together

Men chatting in a beautiful landscape

Going hiking together is a great way to bond with your groomsmen. Not only will you get some exercise, but you’ll also get to enjoy the great outdoors. What people like most about hiking is the sense of accomplishment that comes with it. 

After all, there’s nothing like reaching the top of a mountain and looking out over the vast landscape. And accomplishing something as a group is a great way to bond.

11. Go to a Concert

Man and drawings of musical instruments

Going to a concert together is a great way to bond with your groomsmen. Not only will you get to enjoy some great music, but you’ll also get to experience it together. Concerts are a great way to let loose and have some fun. Plus, there are a lot of affordable deals out there.

12. Take an Interest in Their Hobbies

Two men with surfboards in a beach

If you want to bond with your groomsmen, one of the best things you can do is take an interest in their hobbies. This way, you’ll be able to share something that they’re passionate about. Not only will you bond over their hobby, but you might even learn something new. Who knows, maybe you’ll even find a new hobby that you’re passionate about.

13. Do Something Out of Your Comfort Zone Together

Two people skydiving

One of the best ways to bond with your groomsmen is to do something out of your comfort zone together. This could be anything from skydiving to bungee jumping to even just going on a roller coaster. The key is to just do something that will get your adrenaline pumping. 

This way, you’ll be able to bond over the fact that you’re both (hopefully) not scared out of your minds. Plus, it’ll make for some great stories that you can look back on and laugh about for years to come.

Final Thoughts

Bonding with your groomsmen is a great way to make sure that you have a great time on your wedding day. By taking the time to bond with them before the big day, you’ll be able to form a stronger connection with them. And that’s what it’s all about. 

So use these ideas to bond with your groomsmen and make sure that you have a great time on your wedding day. Thanks for reading!