Did you finally propose to your other half? Are you excited for your wedding now? Of course, you are. Weddings are a wonderful celebration showing love for each other. And if you want to keep your heart, your spouse-to-be calm and unfrazzled you will take on some wedding planning decisions like a gentleman. Gone are the times when you’d be a lazy, laid-back groom and spend your time chilling out. Now, both partners get equally involved in the wedding planning and throw a fabulous party celebrating their love and care for one another.
We have made things easier for you and made a simple but effective groom checklist you can follow to make sure that your big day is one smooth ride.
FIGURE OUT THE VENUE AND GUESTLIST
First things first, decide on the venue where your wedding ceremony will take place. Make sure that your partner is happy with the location; you don’t want to have a semi-sad fiancé. Also, provide a list of the friends and family you want at the wedding and don’t forget to add their contact information so if the list is divided for sending out invitations, your partner does not get worried. Make sure the guest list is all done and RSVP’d because seating mishap at the wedding day can put a dimmer on the festivities.
HAVE YOU GOT YOUR GROOMSMEN
As a groom, you not only have to choose your groomsmen but also ensure that their suit fittings, wedding duties, and everything fun is on track. You can ask your best man to help you, after all, he has that “glory of a title”. But you as groom yourself need to make sure that your partner’s friends and family are all accommodated and taken good care of.
STYLE YOUR WEDDING LOOK
Amidst all your tasks, you can’t forget one of the most important ones i.e. picking out your wedding suit. There are quite a few fancies, schmancy wedding suits for men available but you need something which fits your wedding style. Don’t go overboard with the design and pick something slim and elegant. Whether you go for a traditional and classic tuxedo or a modern one, choose a colour that will look perfect when you stand next to your partner. For the most ideal finishing touches, go light on the accessories with a smart wristwatch, folded pocket square and some festive socks because why not?!
LEARN TO DANCE AND PLEASE PRACTICE
The first dance at weddings is quite special and memorable. If you want to avoid looking like a penguin and dance like a pro, sign yourself up for some couples’ dance lessons. Not only would it be a fun thing between the tiring wedding planning but you’ll also be able to enjoy your wedding dance. Even if dancing is not your element, the lessons will help you have a decent, accident-free whirl with the love of your life.
FIGURE OUT YOUR WEDDING VOWS
So you and your partner have decided to write your vows. That is a splendid and really special decision. Take out the time, sit down and write something loving and meaningful. Your vows should express your joy and gratitude towards your other half. Now, whether you go for traditional vows or something of your own don’t leave them as a last-minute thing. make sure that you read them several times to avoid any speaking accidents like Ross from Friends!
GET YOUR LOVE A THOUGHTFUL GIFT
There’s a lovely wedding tradition of gifting small presents to each other. Search for something sweet and special and wrap it up with love and attach a personal note to it. You don’t have to be extravagant and look for something mighty lavish, just go for something your partner would love and appreciate. You can have it send a day before the wedding or give it to your loved one on the wedding day. Your gift will add that magical touch to an already special occasion.
STAY ALERT ON THE REHEARSAL DINNER
Rehearsal dinners can be tough if you haven’t sorted out all of the details. So make sure that your wedding officiant, parents(special protocol for your in-laws) and wedding-party people have all the right information and show up to the rehearsal dinner. Be responsible for the entire rehearsal dinner and let your spouse-to-be have a relaxed time. It will be a very caring gesture from your side and your partner will adore you for that.
PLAN OUT A SMASHING HONEYMOON
Honeymoons are one of the most awaited after-wedding surprises your new life partner will look forward to. So as a fantastic groom find out the places your fiancé would love visiting and spending quality time in. Figure out fun activities and lovely dates and make sure that all the preparations are done before the wedding. With all the new wedding bliss and your careful planning, your honeymoon will be a success!
So here you go, your simple but insightful personal wedding checklist. It is designed to help you be the most loving and helpful groom to your spouse-to-be. After all, you are planning for your most important day and everything has to be the best. Now roll up your sleeves and get to your wedding planning. There are lots of things to do and time is of the essence. Here’s to the most beautiful wedding!