When it comes to weddings, it’s a common misconception that brides are the ones in charge. In actual fact, the role of groom is every bit as important. You may not want to steal any thunder from your blushing bride as she walks down the aisle, but this doesn’t mean that you can rest on your laurels during the preparation and planning.
If you’re about to get hitched and are looking for some tips on how to step up to the mark as a groom, here are some top tips from Franc, one of Ireland’s most renowned wedding planners.
Franc’s Top Tips for Grooms to Be
• Help with the planning. Even if your bride has firm ideas about the wedding, don’t let her take on the burden of planning the big day on her own. There is a huge amount to organise, and she’ll appreciate any help that you can offer. At the very least, aim to assist with the tougher aspects of preparing for the big day; including finalising the guest list, setting the date, filling out the invites and establishing the venue.
• Good grooms are well-groomed. On your wedding day, it’s likely that your wife-to-be will get a substantial amount of attention. However, it’s important to remember that all eyes will also be on you. Make sure you look your best for your fiancée on the big day. Get your hair cut, establish a good skin-care regime in the lead up to the wedding and make sure your suit is immaculate.
• Don’t get drunk the night before. It goes without saying, but if you’re looking for a final night of ‘freedom’ out with the boys before you get married, the evening before your wedding is not the time to do it. Your future wife will not be impressed if you have a hangover and smell of stale alcohol!
• Make sure your team know what they’re meant to do. When it comes to the best man and ushers, they are firmly your responsibility. Ensure that they know exactly what to do on the day.
• Make a romantic gesture. Your wife-to-be will be incredibly touched if you get her a little gift or memento ahead of the wedding. Some great ideas include; arranging for some flowers to be delivered to her on the day before, buying some jewellery and asking her mother to give it to her on the morning of the wedding, or buying some champagne for her hen-do!
• Keep communicating. Above all else, it’s important to keep talking to your partner through the entire planning process. If she seems at all stressed, ask how you can help, and let her know that you are willing to get involved as much as possible.
Arranging for a Wedding Planner…
If you or your partner are worried about planning your big day, you may benefit from the assistance of Franc and his team. They’ll offer a great blend of experience, creativity and practical solutions, to ensure that your wedding day exceeds your expectations. To find out more, simply call on +353 (0)25 46803.