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Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking and far too much work for one person to handle alone. Luckily, there are two of you in your relationship!
As the groom-to-be, there’s no reason why you can’t share some of the planning load. Besides, you want your wedding day to reflect who you are as a couple, which means you need to be involved in plenty of big decisions and some of the little details too.
With this in mind, here are our top wedding planning tips for grooms…
Many people tend to think women spend their entire lives mentally planning their wedding before they’ve even met Mr Right, so it’s easy for men to feel like they have no part to play when the real planning begins. However, it’s important to have your say, seek out your own inspiration, and establish which elements of a wedding really mean something to you.
Get involved in the venue search, start researching photographers and make a mental note of the type of suits you’d like to try on. If you decide to divide up tasks between you, embrace your role and excel at it. If you’re not offering your partner practical help, provide plenty of moral support.
Weddings involve a lot of logistics, so excellent organisation is essential. Carefully plan your movements the night before the big day and create a checklist of things to remember for the morning of the wedding.
Calculate the travel time to your chosen venue in advance and add a contingency in case of traffic or poor weather. The bride can be late, you cannot! Get to know the schedule of the day and keep your best man informed so he can get you back on track if things go awry.
There are a handful of traditional tasks most grooms will have to tick off their to-do list. Choose your best man wisely. It’s an important role with a lot of responsibility. You can read up on the various duties involved here.
Practice your first dance so you’ll feel confident when the time comes. Write your speech and rehearse it well in advance. Treat your bride to the odd surprise and don’t forget to organise gifts for your best man and groomsmen too.
Until next time,
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