Should grooms help in planning weddings? Certainly yes! Most couples tend to argue when it comes to wedding planning duties. But let’s admit it. Brides enjoy planning weddings much more than their husbands to be. As a couple, you must sit down and agree on the important aspects of your wedding. Leaving the entire wedding planning tasks to the brides can be a stressful and risky affair.
If as a groom you do not get what you wish to have on your wedding day, the whole event might end up losing its meaning- the more reason why the groom must play his part in planning the wedding. Here is a list of things that a groom should do when planning a wedding.
Prepare Your Guest List
Picking a gown for your bride may not be the easiest thing to do considering most grooms know nothing about the fabric, brand, and style. But you obviously have an idea of who should be invited to your wedding. So why not handle the guest list and related tasks such as designing invitation cards, ensuring all guests receive their invitations, and contacting them to confirm their attendance. And if there is an issue to do with family members who should or shouldn’t be invited he should be able to handle that.
Best Man and Groomsmen
Although there is no written rule of who should be your best man and groomsmen, it’s a great experience to have close friends celebrate your best day with you. As such, you are directly involved in the business of choosing the right groomsmen, their attire and roles that each of them ought to play. You know your friends better than anyone else and therefore you shouldn’t have a problem in deciding who’s up to the task.
Participate in planning the budget
In one way or the other, the groom will have to cough up more cash to finance the wedding. It is your duty to make sure every shilling is well accounted for. Even if you have a professional wedding planner, you must ensure you are getting value for money. In any case, budget is one of the main issues of concern in any type of wedding, and making sure all expenses are taken on board to avoid last minute wedding disasters.
Choosing the perfect honeymoon destination
Even though your bride might insist on a particular honeymoon destination, it’s more romantic to make it a surprise. But if it is a surprise, it has to be consequential. Knowing your spouse’s preferences makes it easy for you.
While a wedding planner is expected to handle the tricky parts of a wedding, you shouldn’t just sit back and wait for the big day. It’s good to be involved to avoid unexpected surprises.