Let’s face it, more brides dream about their perfect wedding than grooms do. However, that doesn’t mean the groom can simply hand the reigns over to his wife to be. When it comes to wedding planning, both parties need to be on the same page. Otherwise, the groom will be stressed about the plans, the cost, and the details of the wedding once it’s way too late. In order to help future husbands start their marriage off on the right foot, we’ve put together this quick guide of 10 things every groom should do during wedding planning.
10 Things Every Groom Should Do
- While your bride may love your choice of engagement ring, your job of helping decide on colors, bridesmaid dresses, and floral arrangements is probably not up to you. Instead, every groom should handle the details on booking an officiant, DJ, photographer. Also, you should handle booking the catering– including the baker! However, the good news is that means plenty of cake tasting, and hopefully a groom’s cake!
- In addition to chipping in on some of the planning tasks, perhaps the most important wedding planning task every groom should handle is assisting with the guest list and seating chart. Yes, this will be stressful, but it is important to provide input and stand your ground on not inviting every third cousin.
- Every groom must register for gifts, even if she’s filled the registry with cutlery you’ll never use. If you decide to defer, then no complaining about not receiving that perfect tailgating cooler!
- While you’re poking around the internet for gifts, be sure to buy your partner a gift, order the wedding rings, and purchase your groomsmen some gifts as well.
Speaking of groomsmen, it is your responsibility to dress them. Try and organize all your groomsmen to be fitted at once. This typically works best if you offer to pick up the tab on some wings and beer afterwards.
- One last thing about your groomsmen is you’ll have to survive your bachelor party. When selecting groomsmen, remember to pick your best and closest friends. It will help you survive the party and your wedding day.
- In preparing for the wedding day, it is the groom’s job to take care of booking hotel rooms for the wedding guests. While you’re at it, you should book a wedding suite for your wedding night.
- While booking that wedding suite, every groom should go ahead and book the honeymoon, too. Also, don’t forget to pack for your honeymoon while you’re at it.
- Before the wedding day, the groom should get a haircut and try on the suit. This gives you an idea of how you’ll look in the wedding photos you’ll be digging through later.
- Finally, every groom needs to write their vows as well as a speech for the reception. You can keep it short and sweet, but be sure to write something unique that honors your bride. Include some thank you’s to her parents, especially if they are helping to foot the bill.
Most men don’t care about picking out wedding details, but these things a future husband needs to get right. By following this guide, you’ll be certain to start your marriage off with happiness.