Groom's guide to wedding planning
Are you the kind of groom who wants to plan every step with the bride? Are you the strategic groom who suggests to the bride to hire a wedding planner to do everything for her?
Will you be the groom who is overwhelmed and worried about the cost of everything? Will you be the type of groom who is not worried about the costs but just wants to have fun? Would you like to just elope with your partner? Are you the type of groom who would do anything for your partner because you love her so much?
There are more types I haven't talked about, but no matter what type of groom you are, know this: you won't be able to repeat your wedding, and your choices will affect the outcome, whether in the short or long term. You have this one day to celebrate your union with your life partner.
Before you read about gifts, suits and many other preparation details, think for a moment about your future wife. It is unbelievable how many things a woman takes on when she has been proposed to.
You may have chosen one of the best wedding venues in the mountains or will it be a destination wedding in Italy? From this moment on, many brides continue to work alone or with their bridesmaids. Get involved and support your life partner. If you both feel overwhelmed, consider eloping or hiring a wedding planner to help you with your plans.
If you've come across this article and are wondering why should I hire a wedding planner, be clear about how relaxed you want to be about your wedding preparation and big day and whether you want to worry about every little detail yourself. Okay, that was a little bit away from the actual article, but I always notice that future grooms often ask us about the purpose of a wedding planner.
When it comes to prices, the bride often knows how important it is to hire a wedding planner. The groom sees a price tag and wonders if it is necessary. It is important to know what is involved in the price, what the service is and most importantly what value it adds, especially if you are a groom who thinks professional planning is unnecessary or expensive.
My little guide for the groom on planning and preparing the wedding day should help you to make the decision easier.
Wedding planning can be stressful.
Marriage is a partnership and that includes wedding planning. It brings stress and pressure, but with the right support you should be able to handle all the details. The more you get involved with the details, the better everything will work out.
Good communication can help you get all the details sorted out.
If you feel overwhelmed at any time, just talk to your partner. Explain to her how you are feeling. Preparing for your wedding day is a daunting undertaking. If friends and family offer you their help, accept it. You will need them. Even if you prefer to do everything yourself, I've found that grooms often underestimate how much work planning a wedding is. For these men, I suggest getting a wedding planner.
Even though planning a wedding involves tasks like picking out flowers, choosing a venue, or picking a color scheme you both like, ultimately the day is about celebrating your relationship. Enjoy the preparation, the memories of it will always make you smile.
Do NOT take charge on your wedding day
One of the biggest mistakes you can make is to think that you can organize your wedding by yourself, taking care of tasks like flower delivery or setup. If you don't delegate properly you will be absent from the celebration over and over again and miss so many emotional moments. Your bride also doesn't want to have to keep looking for you during the celebration.