Soft-shell versus hard-shell. Shoulder strap versus backpack. Gym bag and cooler combo versus chair and cooler combo. Who knew you had so many options when choosing a cooler? Where do you even begin? Look no further than The Man Registry’s Cooler Buying Guide to help you find the best cooler for your specific needs. Read More
Chris Easter is a co-founder of The Man Registry. He is recognized as a national expert in the groom’s niche of the wedding industry and has appeared on and been quoted by a variety of TV shows, magazines, and wedding industry panels. Some of his favorites include The New York Times, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Inc., The Knot, Wedding MBA and ABC’s 20/20. Chris is the author of Be The Man: The Man Registry Guide for Grooms which was published by Alpha Books in 2012. He has served on the board of Children’s Mercy Hospital Ambassadors and has helped raise thousands of dollars for this Kansas City institution. When he’s not working, Chris enjoys reading, traveling, watching sports, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Best part about working at The Man Registry?
I love providing our customers with world-class customer service. There’s a huge difference between saying you’re driven by customers — and practicing it. At The Man Registry, it drives what we do every day.
Favorite gift on The Man Registry?
As a bourbon lover, I can’t recommend our mini bourbon aging barrel enough. It’s a unique, functional gift that allows you to age your own custom blend of bourbon. The barrels make great groomsmen gifts because it’s something that not a lot of guys already have.
Top piece of advice for grooms?
Work as a team with your bride-to-be. Scheduling weekly or bi-weekly wedding planning date nights are a great way to kick back and relieve stress while still making some progress.
Blog Posts by Chris Easter
Have a cool gift for Dad yet? Father's Day is just around the corner on June 20th. Our 2021 Father's Day gift guide features 15 unique and personalized gift ideas that Dad will love. We also haven't forgotten about the husbands and grandfathers. Creative gift options are available to thank all of the special men in your life who have left a lasting impression. Read More
For the man on the go, The Man Registry has a select collection of the perfect mens duffle bags, weekender bags, and travel essentials ready to join you on your journey to anywhere in the world. Read More
The right pair of cufflinks will complete any guy's look. Cufflinks are well-known as an accessory for formal and semi formal outfits. They add an element of attention to detail to any button down shirt. And with hundreds of thousands of options available online, finding the right set is sure to be a daunting task. Because of this, we've handpicked our favorites for you to consider. Read More
Rehearsal dinner planning is often the largest responsibility for the groom and his family in the wedding process. This event, which immediately follows the wedding rehearsal, is an opportunity to honor the bride and groom one final time before they take their vows. It also gives the couple a chance to thank their families and the wedding party for their support and for being a part of the wedding. While the reception will be the biggest party of the weekend, there’s no reason the rehearsal dinner can’t hold its own. Read More
While things can go wrong on the wedding day, it’s important to understand what you can control and what you can’t. One of the things you can control is ensuring that the wedding party and your wedding attire is ordered and ready in time for the big day. Read More
You've searched far and wide, but the hunt is over! We hope this helps narrow down your shopping list so you can get something great for the guys. Here's our list of the 20 best groomsmen gifts of 2021. Read More
If shopping for the men on your holiday list typically leaves you perplexed, exasperated, and/or hunting for the nearest bottle of wine (no judgment!), you’ve come to the right place. Don’t spend another minute contemplating whether he needs another “tool” or “something” for the yard. We’ll level with you: The answer is almost always no. So save yourself some stress this year, and check out these fun, dude-approved gifts we’ve rounded up instead. It’ll be our little secret. Read More
It isn’t easy making such a large, emotional and financial commitment. Before you go engagement ring shopping, it pays to do some research to make sure you know what to look for and what to expect. Read More
When we launched The Man Registry in 2008, we never thought we'd be navigating the company through a global pandemic. And yet, here we are. Our thoughts are constantly with our customers who have had their lives disrupted by Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our business doesn't exist without you and we're committed to doing all that's in our power to assist during this difficult time. Read More
Wedding planning has consumed you for the past several months. You have spent endless nights going over details and arrangements. On more than one occasion you‘ve probably wondered if the stress will ever end. Well, you can breathe easy because it does. A week of relaxation, dining and cocktails await you after the big day. Read More
So, you have finally come to your senses and realized she’s the one for you. You want to tie the knot. Get hitched. Join your two households. Whatever you want to call it, the process of proposing can seem like quite the feat, but luckily for you, we're here to help. From secretly finding her ring size to knowing when to propose, we're here to ensure the entire process of proposal planning and getting engaged goes as smooth as possible. Read More
There are only a handful of companies in the country that specialize in personalized groomsmen gifts. Coincidentally, two of us are based right here in the Kansas City area. Recently, the other Kansas City groomsmen gift company was reported to the Better Business Bureau for failing to ship orders to their customers. This led to them being negatively featured in a local news segment. Because of the similarity of our businesses, this caused a few of our friends, colleagues and customers in Kansas City to wonder if this segment was about us. We’re taking this opportunity to respond and assure everyone that this isn’t the case. The Man Registry team remains dedicated to providing world class service to each and every one of our valued customers.
Your groomsmen and best man have been with you every step of the way — through good times and bad. Now, they’re ready to stand beside you on your wedding day. Your groomsmen will be renting tuxes, planning your bachelor party, making toasts, and helping out on the big day. It's customary (and necessary) to thank them with gifts as a token of your appreciation. The following is a detailed guide that covers the ins and outs of groomsmen gift shopping and groomsmen gift etiquette. Read More
One of your best buddies just got engaged and asked you to be best man or a groomsman - congrats! As part of the wedding party, you're an extension of the groom and one of your first responsibilities will be to help coordinate the bachelor party. We’ve got your back for planning the ultimate bachelor party with this playbook of bachelor party ideas that you can follow so you don’t forget anything important and be on your way in planning the greatest party you’ve ever thrown. Read More
Pets can be like a part of the family, and sometimes even a cherished part of your wedding day. First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure your bride-to-be and both families are on board with the idea. Read More