The Groom’s Playbook: Expert Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding
While it’s common for brides to plan and replan their wedding day, grooms have worries of their own. So if you’re about to take the plunge and you want to make sure your wedding goes off without a hitch, check out this guide to nailing your role as the modern wedding groom.
Dos and Don’ts of Being a Groom
No two weddings are the same, but these dos and don’ts are fairly universal.
The modern wedding groom should always:
Offer Your Thoughts
You may not be as particular as your partner, but that doesn’t mean they should make all the decisions. It’s your big day, too, and putting too much on them can lead to burnout.
Don’t leave anything to the last minute. Get everything done as soon as possible so that the big day goes without an issue.
Nail Your Vows
This is your moment to express why everyone you love is gathered in one place. Write something meaningful and practice it a few times ahead of time.
A modern groom should always avoid:
Drinking Too Much
Do your best not to go off the rails with the booze, or you may be hearing about it at family parties for the rest of your life.
Taking On Too Much Responsibility
It’s your big day, and you’re going to be busy no matter what you do. Delegate some tasks to your best man and maybe some groomsmen to lighten the load.
Sweating the Small Stuff
Problems will inevitably threaten your wedding day, but most of them aren’t as bad as they might seem. Be ready to brush them off as minor bumps in the road, and enjoy the day.
Wedding Day Tips for the Modern Groom
Take a look at some wedding tips that should prove useful to any modern groom.
Your look for the big day should be exactly what you and your partner want it to be, not necessarily what’s in vogue. You should sport a fresh haircut and a suit that fits.
Groom accessories can add more to your appearance than you may think. Consider quality cufflinks, a unique tie, a colorful pocket square and personalized socks.
The groom’s ring usually doesn’t get much fanfare, but there are some great-looking options that won’t eat too much into your wedding budget. Make sure you think about how your choice looks next to your partner’s.
You may also consider a rubber or silicone ring if you work with your hands, as metal rings can sometimes cause serious injuries.
Here are a few tips to consider for your big day:
Cool down after your shower and before dressing to avoid excessive sweating.
Throw on some baby powder to keep you dry.
Bring some extra deodorant, just in case.
Avoid messy foods that might stain your suit.
It’s also a good idea to bring some moist towelettes you can use in case of an emergency stain. Better safe than sorry!
Selecting the people you want by your side at your wedding can be tricky. A good rule of thumb is to match the number that your partner anticipates will be in their wedding party. So make a list of family and friends you’d like to include and start the deliberation.
Refining your wedding budget can be stressful, but remember that your primary focus should be enjoying your big day, not spending a certain amount.
You can plan a wedding on a budget. Start with an amount you’re hoping to spend and a list of needs, wants and reaches. From there, the picture will become clearer.
It’s Your Wedding, Too!
Many grooms will happily take a backseat when they’re planning their wedding, but there’s nothing wrong with giving your input and making the day reflect your vision of the perfect wedding. Hopefully, these tips can help you do exactly that.
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