You found the girl of your dreams, bought the ring, popped the question, and she said yes! Now it’s time to plan your wedding…
While many brides have dreamed of their big day for years and are happy to take charge, a smart groom will lend his hand to help ensure the planning process is as fun and stress-free as possible.
Lend a hand (and your voice)
Marriage is all about being part of a team, and planning your wedding is a great place to start. So do more than just discuss the budget – tour venues, meet the caterer, taste the menu, help choose the cake. Your bride will appreciate your input and support.
Be a peace-keeper
There are bound to be stressful moments and times when things don’t go exactly as planned. Bridesmaids may disappoint. Mothers may nag. And your intended may buckle under the pressure. Your job is to keep the peace. Be a sympathetic ear, but don’t choose sides. If your bride is truly feeling overwhelmed, hire a professional wedding planner to help her get things back on track.
Manage your men
Be the point person for your groomsmen, ushers and the ring bearer. Make sure they know what their role is and that their suits are purchased/rented on time. Help with travel arrangements and accommodations, and make sure rowdy behavior does not get out of control. You don’t want to start married life by embarrassing your new wife and in-laws.
Keep the romance alive
With all the work involved in planning a wedding, it can be easy to forget that the day is all about celebrating your love. Book your finacee a surprise spa day. Send her flowers. Write her a love note. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it should remind her how much you care.
Look your best
Your bride has probably made a big effort to look her very best on your wedding day and so should you. Book a haircut. Get a professional shave. Consider having a facial and a manicure. If you’re planning a bare-foot beach wedding, have a pedicure too! Show your guests why she’s lucky to have you.
Even though the wedding day is your bride’s day to shine, you don’t have to fade into the background. Express your personality through a colorful tie, fun socks, or a stylish hat. Just make sure your bride approves!
Remember, a relaxed bride will be a happy bride. So get your marriage off on the right foot by being her partner, every step of the way.
To learn more about hosting your wedding at Elm Hurst Inn & Spa, visit www.elmhurstinn.com