When you think about the wedding planning process, you may picture popular TV shows where the bride seems to be controlling every detail of the wedding. However, in reality, many grooms are also active in the wedding planning process. Here are 7 wedding planning tips just for grooms.
1. Divide and Conquer
When couples work together to plan the wedding, the whole process can be far less stressful. By diving key responsibilities and financial responsibilities, tasks get done efficiently. For example, if your bride is ordering the wedding cake, you may want to scout out great photographers in your area.
2. Work Together to Make the Guest List
Your bride will have her list of favorite people and so will you. Since this wedding is celebrating both of you, you must make a guest list of friends and family on both sides. Depending on the size of your venue and budget, there may be some hard decisions to make. Facing these issues together will prevent conflict over who gets invited to the wedding.
3. Take Notes
If an idea for an excellent wedding favor pops in your head, write it down! Ideas for groomsmen gifts, centerpiece decorations, or the kind of favors you want at your reception can come at any moment. Don’t miss these great ideas.
4. Visit Venues Together
Visiting potential venues together makes selecting your wedding location a more streamlined process. The right place will be able to accommodate your tentative guest list and have all the resources to make your wedding run smoothly.
5. Make Time for Tuxedo Day
When grooms manage their groomsmen, it takes a huge task off the bride’s plate. A men’s day out to get measured for tuxedoes can take time to coordinate, as everyone’s schedules can be all over the place. To ensure maximum attendance, give your groomsmen advance notice of when you need them at the tuxedo shop.
6. Order Your Groomsmen’s Gifts in Advance
Many quality gifts, like engraved flasks and cuff links, take time to make. Spare yourself any stress by ordering your groomsmen’s gifts at least a month in advance so you won’t be anxious about whether they’ll come in on time.
7. Stay Organized
Keep all records of your vendors, providers, and other wedding details in an easily accessible place. A binder is a good tool to store paper invoices and vendor records. Sharing a Google Doc with your fiancé can also prove useful, as information can be easily updated on your mobile devices.
By following these tips, grooms like you can make invaluable contributions to your wedding.
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