10 things the groom can plan for your wedding

10 things the groom can plan for your wedding

Traditionally,  the bride tends to do most of the wedding planning (flowers, dresses, jewelry and color schemes) however, there are a some pieces of the planning process that the groom may be more inclined to enjoy.

Here are some of the ways a groom can plan for a wedding and he can put his personal stamp on the wedding day:

Groomsmen Attire

Brides spend countless hours (possibly years!) dreaming of, looking for and trying on dresses.  Grooms no longer have to go to the rental store and choose the standard black tux.  Today’s grooms have many more options in color, cut and style.  Whether it is a sunset beach wedding or in a beautiful cathedral, why not have the groom select the suiting for himself and the groomsmen?

Bar Menu

One quick way to get the groom involved in the wedding planning is to put him in charge of the bar menu (certainly better than licking stamps).  Instead of just the standard liquors, the groom has options when it comes to microbrews, cocktails, signature drinks and fine wines.  Or maybe he has an original idea of his own! This can be a great way to work in your wedding theme as well, particularly if it focuses on a local theme.

Wedding Reception Fun

When grooms take the lead in planning some wedding reception fun & activities, you are sure to get a few surprises (in the best possible way!)… Shutterbooths, cigar rolling stations, and cocktail entertainers top wedding reception trends.

Groom’s Cake

It’s very common to have two wedding cakes; one for the bride and a separate groom’s cake.  These cakes can vary hugely depending on the groom. Sports and hobbies are very popular choices for the groom’s cake.  The cake can be served to guests or preserved for your one year anniversary.

Wedding Theme

Why not come up with the theme together…Dream up your wedding day vision as a couple!  Color choices, special details and wedding themes reflect more of the couple’s personality than just the bride’s choice.  Be sure to ask your groom if he has any ideas or preferences. Personalization, & creativity are huge!

The Song List

Many grooms have a strong opinion on what songs they want to hear (or not hear) at the wedding reception.  Choosing the playlist for the wedding reception together is a great way for groom’s to get involved.  Work with your wedding DJ to plan the music for the wedding reception you both want. Music matters, take the time to this together!

Rehearsal Dinners

Traditionally, the groom’s family is responsible for hosting and paying for the rehearsal dinner.  More recently, this event has evolved into a special evening for the families and bridal party.  BBQs, themed catering trucks or sports centered outings can replace formal sit down dinners. This night can be truly special with some thoughtful planning.

Wedding Images

While we see lots of inspiration images for brides, it’s likely that the groom has an idea of how he’d like to look in wedding day images too.  (Check out this Pinterest board just for the guys!)  Discuss poses that he’s comfortable with (and not) with your wedding photographer and videographer as you form the plan for your wedding photos and wedding video. His buy in ahead of time will help ensure that you both get what you are hoping for!

Wedding Day Transportation

If a wedding day is built on dreams, a Ferrari can shift it into overdrive.  Oh yeah! When looking for wedding day transportation, a muscle car, Hummer limo or a high-performance sports car are at the top of a groom’s wish list.  Have fun, make some memories! Consider self driving the car of his dreams on your wedding day- talk about smiling ear to ear!

Absolute Musts, Seriously. 

Even if the groom is comfortable with the bride doing most of the planning, it is important that he be involved with setting the budget, picking the venue, choosing a date and creating the guest list.  The choice between roses and peonies might not be that important to the groom, but the budget should be.  The way you plan your wedding together will begin teaching you how to work on future projects too (think bigger picture).  Define some guidelines that you both agree on and then let the planning begin and have fun!!

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One of the biggest regrets we hear from the over 25,000 couples we have served is that they didn’t get a professional wedding video made. Don’t let that be your regret! Like our photographers, our videographers can create cinematic wedding videos that spotlight your love. Whatever you’re looking for, our videographers will deliver a wedding video that you’ll be able to enjoy for years and share with future generations.

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In order to capture photos and videos of the touching, hilarious and memorable moments at your wedding reception, you’re going to need the right music at the right time. The final piece of the ultimate wedding package, our DJs will bring your wedding celebration to the next level. Pick the music, don’t pick the music, create a “do not play list”, or give us no list at all, we’ll get to know you and your guests and construct a playlist that fits just right. But our DJs do more than just play songs, they bring energy to your wedding with engaging announcements, introductions and more.

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