When we think about weddings, the bride is generally the first person who comes to mind, however, your role as the groom is just as important. If you are planning an upcoming wedding it’s now time to make sure you are doing your bit and helping with the planning process.
Just like the bride, the groom has responsibilities that will contribute to the smooth running of your big day. These responsibilities will range from selecting the groomsmen to negotiating with vendors. Here are a few quick tips to guide you through the responsibilities of the Groom on the big day and throughout the planning process.
Choosing your Groomsmen:
Before you even start making a list, consider how many groomsmen you really need and how many you really want. To do this, you’ll need to answer the following questions:
– Will the groomsmen double as ushers? If this is the case, then as a general rule of thumb, you’ll need one usher/groomsman for every fifty guests.
-How many bridesmaids are there? This is very important. Keep in mind that the groomsmen will have to escort the bridesmaids down the aisle as well as share the first dance with you and your bride. You will need to ensure that you have the same number of Groomsmen as Bridesmaids.
Once you’ve decided how many groomsmen you want, it’s time to make a quick shortlist. Think about your closest friends and relatives, but also think about the other men in your fiancé’s life. Does she have a brother that she’s particularly close with? If so, then consider him when choosing your Groomsmen.
When selecting your Best Man, make sure that it’s someone who is an important part of your life and knows you inside out. This may be a brother, a close friend or another family member. An old friend that you haven’t seen in years may not always be the best choice for the Best Man position. Your Best Man will need to be aware of his duties to assist you and your Bride on the big day and ensure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes so you can enjoy the day in all it’s glory.
Choosing your Tux or Morning Suit :
Here are a few quick tips for choosing your tux or morning suit:
– Decide whether you want to rent or buy: Generally speaking, renting a tux or suit will cost you between 30 and 50% less than buying. So, if you are looking to save money, and you don’t really feel you’ll need the suit for any occasions after your wedding, then renting will be a good option for you.
– Consider your wedding colours: You and your fiancé should have chosen your wedding colours prior to purchasing or renting your suit. Always keep the colour scheme in mind when selecting your outfit and consider bringing your fiancé with you when you go to make the final decisions (it’s important that she sees the suit or tux beforehand). You can add elements of the Bride’s colour scheme into your outfits, through matching cummerbund, tie, waistcoats and cufflinks.
– Make sure the suit fits well: Even a very well designed, expensive suit can look wrong if it doesn’t fit well. If your suit doesn’t fit perfectly, make sure that you bring this to the attention of the retailer or rental store who will have someone available to make adjustments for you in most cases.
Focus on the Big Things :
From the centrepieces to the music, there’s so much to think about when planning a wedding that it can be overwhelming. However, it is important not to get too tied up in the little things. You need to focus the majority of your energy on the big aspects of your wedding, like the venue, the guest list and the honeymoon.
Don’t forget to enjoy every minute:
While choosing the tux, planning the honeymoon and selecting groomsmen are perfect jobs for the Groom; certain tasks are best left to the bride. Brides usually want to choose their dress, their bridesmaid dresses, and the flowers, so try to stay out of those areas. If she asks for your help, then do so, but don’t try to take over.
Most of all, it’s important to relax and try to enjoy your big day, it’s a wonderful time for you and your Bride and should be a day you will treasure and remember for the rest of your lives. By helping out where you can it’s going to make the day even more special for both of you.
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