Both the groom and bride have great roles to play in planning their wedding. Although the bride is expected to carry much of the weight of, it helps if the groom knows what’s expected of him. It’ll help reduce the pressure that comes with wedding planning if the groom knows these do’s and don’ts.
It’s not fair that the groom remains clueless with the planning. Remember that you too can pull off the wedding planning as perfectly as the bride can.
Well, you may not be the one choosing the color scheme or wedding thing, but at least voice your thoughts. This is especially if you’re the one footing most of the wedding costs. It’s only fair that you get a say on how the money will be utilized. Help her create your dream destination honeymoon with an online wedding registry. Give plenty of ideas and search for them in advance.
Do this without sounding authoritative but leave room or discussion with your bride. However, when it comes to the drinks, let this be your area of concern. For flexibility on the budget, avoid buying individual beer bottles.
Consider ordering whiskey in real bourbon barrels. It’ll save you a big chunk of your budget in the long run.
2. Make a List of Your Assigned Tasks
Once you decide to get involved in the wedding planning, some tasks will be assigned to you. Don’t trust your mind to remember each one of them. You should list them down and decide which one to delegate to your groomsmen or best man.
Having the tasks listed down helps with time management. It also becomes easier to track overall progress.
3. Dress Your Groomsmen
Grooms usually are never in a hurry with their outfits, but this doesn’t have to be you. Don’t leave the task of ensuring your groomsmen look their best to chance. Start planning for their outfits as early as possible.
Arrange or where and when they can do their fitting. If you don’t want their attire to be 100% uniform, add a bit of personalization to each. Discuss this with the men in your team beforehand and agree to incorporate some color.
Yes, you read that right. Accessories are not a women-only affair. There are tons of options for finger rings, necklaces, and brooches for men. Just ensure you don’t go overboard with accessories, but a little of it never hurt anyone.
The time during planning or a wedding is quite sensitive. This is when the bride and groom tend to fight and disagree. To be on the safe side, here are some things to avoid.
1. Don’t be Rigid on Your Wedding Plans
Wedding planning requires a certain level of flexibility. This is because what you today think will work may not be very viable tomorrow. The only sure thing about the wedding is that you’ll go home with a wife; everything else is bound to change.
For example, the venue might become unavailable a week before the ceremony. This doesn’t mean that you’ll call off the wedding but you’ll instead quickly look for an alternative. Both you and your partner have to compromise at one point or another.
2. Don’t Forget to Thank Your Groomsmen
You don’t have to wait until after the wedding to express your appreciation to the groomsmen. Letting them know that you’re grateful for their involvement and input in the planning will make them go a step further. Don’t for a moment make them feel like you’re taking advantage of their kindness.
After the wedding, don’t forget to arrange a small thanksgiving party for the wedding party.
3. Don’t Copy Your Vows from the Internet
Don’t hurt your wife by reciting vows straight from the internet. Be creative and craft your own lines, straight from the heart. This is the time to make it known how you truly feel about her.
When all is said and done, ensure you’re well prepared for your big day and life thereafter.