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The Grooms/Partners Guide to Helping with Wedding Planning

When it comes to wedding planning, grooms often take a back seat, leaving the burden on the bride. But this couldn't be further from the truth, according to the 2020 Brides American Wedding Study, men actually care just as much about the big day as women and have their own unique priorities, with 44% believing that incorporating special hobbies and interests is a priority! If you or your partner don't know where to begin, we are going to cover all the groom wedding responsibilities before, during, and after the wedding to ensure that your special day is everything you've ever dreamed of.

Pre-Wedding Responsibilities

One of the most important groom wedding responsibilities is to actively participate in the wedding planning process. That means attending vendor meetings, giving your opinions on decorations, and tasting the food during menu selection. You should also be involved in choosing the wedding party attire and making sure your bridal party members are organized and ready to go. It's essential to work with your partner in making decisions, but don't forget to incorporate your own interests and passions as well. An important piece of advice: don't wait for your partner to tell you what you can do to help, ask specifically to take a task on like researching and booking transportation, buying bridal party gifts, and managing your side of the family.

If your partner doesn't include any of your suggestions, you should take it upon yourself to create something special just for the two of you, like a small gift, handwritten letter, or their favorite coffee in the morning or even asking to plan your own element like a cigar bar or your own signature drink.

Wedding Day Responsibilities

The wedding day is where all your planning and hard work will come into play, and it's crucial to have a proper timeline in place! You and your groomsmen should spend the morning together, hanging out and preparing yourselves for the day’s activities. Remember, this is a day you will cherish forever, so take some time to have fun and enjoy each other's company. You can go watch a game, take a walk or just spend the time chatting. Don’t forget to have someone document these moments before leaving for the ceremony! Don't forget to give your photographer and videographer a list of preferred shots and poses you would like to capture.

During your wedding, it is also iportant to be present at the Ceremony. This is your big moment, so don’t lose sight of it by being nervous or overwhelmed. Take a deep breath, look around and enjoy the moment. Your partner is walking down the aisle, and your family and friends are watching. This day only happens once in a lifetime, so be present! You can even add some personal touches to the ceremony by sharing your vows or anecdotes about your relationship that’ll make the day more memorable for both you and your guests.

Post-Wedding Responsibilities

Your wedding day may be over, but there's still work to be done! The couple should make sure to send thank-you notes to all the guests who attended, and make sure the vendors have been paid and everything is wrapped up. You should also gather all the wedding photos and videos and create a memorable album or video to cherish for years to come. If you received any gifts, take the time to write personal thank-you notes to each of the guests who bought them. It's also essential to plan a getaway trip with your bride to relax and destress after the wedding chaos. All of these things you can help with! If your handwriting is bad, offer to lick and stick the envelopes or drop them all off at the Post Office on your way to work.

As a groom, wedding planning can seem overwhelming, but with the right mindset and a willingness to participate, it can also be a fun and exciting experience. By following these groom wedding responsibilities before, during, and after the wedding, you'll help to ensure that your special day is everything you've ever dreamed of. Remember, the wedding day is not only about the bride; it's also about you and your ultimate happiness. So, step up to the plate and make sure your wedding day is unforgettable for both you and your bride!

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