I think there’s a reason why TV Shows like Don’t Tell the Bride and Rich Bride, Poor Bride are such big hits. Brides all over the world are watching these shows pondering how these brides can sit on the sidelines and let their grooms plan every aspect of the wedding day…with NO input whatsoever. Sounds crazy right! Personally I could never give up that much control but I do believe there is room for a happy medium.
Here are some tips to get the groom involved in the wedding planning process.
Food & The Cake
Good food is not only a sure way of winning over your guests, but it is also one of the major aspects of planning a wedding, something that the bride and groom can work on together or the groom can take control of. Another food element that you can let him deal with is the cake! Choosing cake flavours might be just right up his ally.
Having the groom controlling the honeymoon planning is a great way of getting him involved in the wedding plans. The honeymoon is another major component to most weddings, so having this hurdle out of the way will give the bride more time to tackle other elements.
Managing the Wedding Budget
If he’s a whiz in maths and great with finances why not let him manage the wedding budget. With so many great online budget tools available this might make the task more appealing to him.
Bands & DJ’s
Have the groom research bands & DJ’s and arrange for the two of you to review their work and compare notes. Once you choose your musicians he can take charge of providing them a list of the music you want to hear (and don’t want to hear)
Seating charts and seating arrangements can be one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding. Between trying to please relatives and keeping the seating chart in line with any family drama its no easy feat. If your groom is great at visualizing and taking charge of diplomatic issues then is the ideal task to take on or to assist you with.