Wedding Tips for The Groom
Wedding Planning – A Man’s Choice
Weddings – a girl’s domain – something most of them have dreamed of since they were a little girl, leave them to it….right? Wrong – it’s your day too, so don’t let tradition rule your opinion out. You might actually enjoy it. And whilst you might not care about the choice of peony or orchid for the bridal bouquet, or tulle or vintage lace for the bridesmaid dresses, you will care about having a say in the colour scheme as this will impact on your attire, you will want things at the wedding which will have your personal stamp on it, and you will care about you and your guests having a good time.
I can be speaking to couples right up to the ceremony and it’s always great to have input from the groom then on the big day to see the culmination of the planning creating a day of celebrations which represents both parties in the couple.
Nowadays it’s all to easy to “Google” the speech, or search on YouTube for some great helpful tips, this is all well and good but the speech also needs to be personal and from the heart, yes you can throw in a funny story here and there, but never forget to tell your new wife how much you love her, what she means to you and how important today is to you, Let her know how happy you are to be a part of her family and to welcome her into yours, and how much you look forward to starting your very own little family together soon.
One very happy couple I know – Jennie and Paul – are currently in the final stages of organising their Yorkshire wedding which will be happening in August. Paul was eager to create a day which represented both Jennie and himself and has immersed himself in the wedding planning…..and to his surprise, he’s loved it – here’s what he had to say:
Which parts of the wedding has it been important for you to make decisions on?
“I think it’s really important to be involved in all decisions – definitely not the dress though. The general consensus is that the wedding is more for the bride, but why would a man just want to turn up at the time allocated and not want to be involved in all of the preparation?”
Have you enjoyed the planning?
“The planning has been really good, mainly because you’re doing it with your wife to be, and let’s be fair, you’re in bother if you don’t want to do things together when you’re just months away from the wedding. I can remember choosing some ribbon and getting a buzz because it was just what we wanted.”
Are there any parts of the wedding that you are leaving solely to Jennie?
“I can’t wait to see Jennie walk down the aisle because I have no idea about the dress and the hair, but I’m certain my heart will skip a beat.”