If we’re honest, most men aren’t all that interested in wedding preparations. Sure, we want to marry your sweetheart, and we want our big day to be a good one, but choosing the perfect wedding invitations and writing out a guest list aren’t exactly our idea of a good time. Despite that, it is important that we get as involved as we can, in the right way, to support your bride to be and help to ensure the wedding goes off without a hitch.
If you’re soon to tie the knot, here are some simple tips for preparing for your wedding as a guy:
It’s Your Day Too
A lot of men wriggle out of getting involved in their wedding preparations by telling themselves that it’s the bride’s big day and that planning a wedding is something that women love, so why not leave them to it right? It’s true that women get much more into the little details than the average guy, but the fact is, it’s your big day too and you need to remind yourself of this is you have a hope of getting into the process.
Weddings are a rite of passage for men and one of the defining moment of their life. Publically declaring your love for a woman and committing to spend your life with her is a big deal, so act like it.
Do Your Duty
As the groom, there are several duties that should be yours, from choosing the best man to picking the perfect suits for you, the best man and the groomsman. Make a list of these duties and start working on them, so that your bride-to-be has a few fewer things to worry about and you can start to get more into the process.
When it comes to your best man, it is important that you drum into him what will be expected of him, and ensure that he takes his duties seriously on the big day. It’s not all about planning the bucks night, although that is something you can both have a great time doing. Just make sure that he knows what you have in mind and how far he cannot go!
Organize Some Fun Things
So, you might not be interested in table settings and wedding favours, but if you want to help out your girl and make sure she doesn’t have too much on her plate, why not take charge of some of the duties that’ll probably be more fun for you? Thinks like choosing the perfect transport to take you to the church, arranging a great band for the reception and tasting the food are all important parts of the preparation that you can get behind.
Plan the Honeymoonme
Of course, planning a wedding is something that you and your bride should do together as much as possible and organising the honeymoon is the perfect task for this. You’ll have lots of fun, looking at all the great places you could travel too once you’ve said ‘I do’ and your girl will be pleased that you’re taking an interest in the arrangement.
There are lots of things you can do to make preparing for your wedding less of a drag and making an effort to do so will set you apart as a caring modern man who doesn’t just leave it all to the bride. Just know your limits and choose your tasks wisely.