9/1/17

Planning Jobs Best Left To The Groom




Traditionally, a bride takes charge when it comes to planning the wedding. It may seem old fashioned, but she’s the one who’s been dreaming about this day since she was young. As such, it’s important to let her take over in some aspects. After all, she probably has a much more distinct vision of how she would like the day to be.

But, gender roles are changing all the time. There’s nothing wrong with the man getting involved a bit more in the modern day. That said, it’s important you choose your roles carefully so that you don’t step on her toes. The good news is, there are some parts are perfect for the groom. Here are just a few of them.

The Technical Questions

As the right wedding means so much to your bride, she may let her heart lead her head during big decisions. Never is this more important than when it comes to the venue. A bride is more liable to fall in love with a space because it looks right. It’s your job to keep her feet on the ground. You can do that by asking technical questions about whether the space is right. It’s crucial you ask yourself, or the person in charge, questions such as:

  • How will you guests get there?
  • Is the space large enough?
  • What is the cost?
  • Is there anywhere for photographs?
  • Would you be able to host your reception here?
  • If you can stay there, how much extra would you pay?
  • What food options are there?

And so on. There are many things to consider before you set your heart on a place. While you bride may roll her eyes at your pragmatic approach, someone has to do it.



The Tux

Naturally, your bride can’t sort tuxedos for you and your best man. So, you need to do it for yourselves. This can be tricky because you don’t know what your bride’s dress looks like. Get her to give you a color scheme, and an idea of what she’s after. Otherwise, you may find that the two of you don’t match at all!

If you’re not used to delving into the fashion world, it may be worth booking an appointment with a company like Chookhare & Sons, who offer consultations to ensure you’re picking the right thing. Such companies also offer custom tuxedos which are sure to look amazing.

The guest list

When it comes to choosing your wedding guests, your bride may struggle. She wants everyone there, after all. How can she take great uncle Tony off the list when he’s been so good to her? This is where you come in. Being more removed from the situation will ensure you can make the right decisions. If you’re working with a limit, you need to be ruthless. Get her to write down a list of everyone she’d like there, and whittle it down for her. Oh, and make sure to run it past her before you send those invites!