Three Essential Tips That Every Groom Should Know

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The wedding day is notoriously known as one of the biggest days in some people’s lives. Some will spare no expense and want the preparations handled by an expert wedding planner, while others may decide that their financial priorities are elsewhere and will stick to a budget or go DIY.

What we’ve discovered is that men usually don’t realize how weddings can have so many complications. With all the wedding fails freely viewable on YouTube, it’s best if you are more hands-on with the wedding preparations so fewer mishaps and surprises happen.

Don’t be the star of the next wedding-fail video on YouTube. With these simple groom tips on what to do before, during, and after the wedding, you should be good to go!

Groom Duties

Wedding preparation, at minimum, is a two-person job. Granted, it may be time-consuming and even arduous, but at the same time, it can be quite enjoyable because you’re pooling your ideas and working together with the person you just asked to spend the rest of your life with! Although there are certain specifics that a groom traditionally should avoid interfering with, such as fashion, hair and makeup, bridesmaids (no, don’t even go there), and the flowers, you and your significant other should, for the most part, agree on the following logistics: the date, location, budget, reception, cake and catering, registry, accommodations, guest list, and invitations.

As groom, your main responsibility is coordinating your tuxedo with your fiance’s outfit, writing your vows, and getting both your wedding rings. You get in shape, plan the honeymoon, and make sure your groomsmen will be at the wedding.

You Can’t Please Everyone

From food to decorations, people tend to want to have a say in your choices. Although you can’t please everyone, you can compromise. So when it comes to food choices, try providing variety. Not everyone eats meat, and some may have religious or dietary restrictions.

Some guests may also have allergies to gluten, seafood, peanuts, or poultry products. Consider having your guests RSVP with their food restrictions to avoid day-of surprises.

In addition, you can’t invite everybody you know, and this may inevitably upset some people. A wedding is a grand yet intimate event. If you’re having a small wedding, remind your friends that they can’t bring a plus-one. Some couples even set in bold “no children” or “no plus one” in invitation cards. The guests may get upset, but ultimately, it’s better than upsetting your budget.

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Giving Thanks

Although it doesn’t necessarily happen at every wedding, it’s become a trending courtesy to reward the people who helped you on your wedding day. Many couples give a token of appreciation in the form of fun, unique gifts for their groomsmen and bridesmaids.

For your fiance’s parents, consider sending them on a weekend getaway. If you’re working with a tight budget, consider options such as offering to shoulder some home improvements or a much-needed appliance.

One last reminder…

Consult with your significant other if you will be exchanging wedding gifts to each other. Although it’s not a usual requirement, it’s better to not risk being empty-handed when your fiance decides on giving you something during the rehearsal dinner or on the morning of the big day.

The wedding day is the celebration of the union between two people in love, and while it is a lot of work, you just might be amazed at how rewarding the planning experience is when you work hand in hand with your partner on the details! You’ll end up with a party that you’ll thoroughly enjoy, and it will feel all the more magical when you exchange your vows and revel in the fruits of the hard work you’ve accomplished with your life partner!

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