Posted on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 at 1:21 pm by Aaron
Let's hear it for the boys!
Most brides-to-be may have been planning their weddings since they were 8 years old, but chances are, their fiancés haven't thought much further than the proposal. Some guys might be perfectly content with just showing up in a tux, but most would actually like to be included in the planning.
Get Your Groom Involved
These days, more grooms are helping with Do It Yourself Projects: An extra set of hands speeds up making invitations or assembling party favors, and he'll be really helpful when it comes to big projects like building your own arch or creating a photo booth.
Here are other ways your groom can help plan and prepare for your wedding, based on his talents and interests:
Good with math?
Have him manage the wedding budget.
Have him help with the reception menu. Better yet, the wine and bar menu! Many couples add a personal touch by including signature drinks and you'll have fun creating those together.
Is he artsy?
Have him design your wedding invites or program.
Does he love music?
Ask him to take the lead on finding a band or DJ. Have him put together a list of "must plays." (Be sure to look it over and make sure Cotton-Eyed Joe isn't on there!)
Is he good with words?
Then chances are he'll want you two to write your own vows. He might also be interested in selecting the readings.
Have him create a powerpoint or video with photos that document your relationship together.
Does he like cars?
Have him pick out the big-day transportation. Whether it's a classy limousine or a funky trolley, be sure it fits the theme.
Wear it well
Even though he may not be a fashionista, your groom will likely want a say in the groom's and groomsmen's attire. Let him take the lead on this, but be there to make sure nothing will clash with your gown or the bridesmaids' dresses.
Even though you may want to take total control of your big day plans, remember your wedding is meant to be a reflection of the two of you. Since marriage is about partnership, the wedding planning should be a partnership, too. If you know of any other ways to involve your fiancé, we'd love to hear them in the comments!