Tips for the Groom
When it comes to weddings, the spotlight typically falls on the bride. True you guys probably haven’t been dreaming about this day since you were eleven, but regardless you play a large role in the process and it is your day too. Moreover, the role you play indicates to your bride how your partnership is going to work from hear on out. Show your wife to be that you value the partnership that will be celebrated and declared on your wedding day. Below are a few suggestions to being a successful groom.
1) Be Involved
Be with your bride every step of the way, where she wants you. It’s important that show that you are interested in planning and preparing for the wedding. Go with her to pick out a cake, flowers, etc. Share your opinion, it does matter.
2) Just Ask
If you aren’t sure what you should be doing to help prepare, just ask! If she tells you that she’ll handle it all herself, it never hurts to call her mother and see if there is anything she needs help with. Even if she doesn’t, you’ll definitely get credit for making the effort. If you do find yourself with a to-do list, just get it done and get it done on time.
During the reception dinner, make a toast to your parents thanking them for all they’ve done for you. Include your future in-laws too. Thank them for raising such a wonderful daughter. Your wedding day is a big deal for them too, and it’ll mean a lot to them to have this recognized.
4) Plan Ahead
Waiting until the last minute to do anything when it comes to your wedding is ill advised. Make sure your honeymoon plans are booked months in advance and are confirmed the day before your wedding. Get your haircut prior to your wedding day, and make sure you have everything you need to wear as well. You want everything to go smoothly, and not taking your responsibilities as groom seriously is a good way to annoy your future bride!
5) The Gift
Don’t forget the bride’s gift. This is another thing where you definitely shouldn’t wait until the last minute for. As long as you put a lot of thought into the gift, and work hard to make sure it’s special then it will be received well.
6) Keep the Romance Alive
Just because the two of you are spending a lot of time and energy on the wedding doesn’t mean that all romance and fun goes out the window! Take your bride out for dinner, or treat her to a massage at the end of a particularly busy day. She’ll appreciate your caring, and these sweet efforts will make her happy when she’s stressing out over wedding plans.