Whether they're natives or visitors, if you're hosting a wedding in San Francisco, give the groomsmen and bridesmaids t-shirts that salute the City by the Bay (and no, I don't mean the kind that display slogans like "Alcatraz Swim Team" or "I hella love San Fran"). These silkscreened shirts from Gangs of San Francisco are packed with authentic San Francisco spirit, not to mention a fun lesson in the city's history. Each of the 15 different designs is inspired by a historic neighborhood or institution—my favorites are the Beer Town tee (inspired by the stretch of Fulton Street that was saturated with saloons in the late 1800s) and the Playland at the Beach tee (a reference to the 10-acre amusement park that sat next to Ocean Beach from 1926-1972). The shirts are $30 each, and available at gangsofsanfrancisco.com. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Northern California
Visit the Northern California Index page for more ideas and planning tips.