More and more grooms are now playing a key role in organising their big day! Read on for tips on getting your groom involved in wedding planning…
According to Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club’s wedding co-ordinators, Olivia Bevan and Faye Knight, the last 18 month has seen a shift towards grooms becoming more involved in the wedding planning process.
It seems that now couples are saving up for the big day themselves, as opposed to relying on help from their parents, grooms are now wanting a piece of the planning action!
“The popularity of shows such as Don’t Tell The Bride has shown grooms-to-be just how much goes into the wedding planning process and actually how fun it can be. Making it a joint effort ensures that the big day reflects both personalities, which always makes it a more enjoyable day for the couple overall,” Olivia explains.
So, take the pressure off an get your groom involved in wedding planning too!
Here are Faye and Olivia’s top tips for planning a wedding together:
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Well, not at the start anyway. Make sure the big decisions are made early on – date, budget, location and then once these are in place start thinking about the finer details such as flowers and entertainment
Know what’s important to you
…while also keeping sight of what your partner thinks is essential to the big day. Each of you will want different things, which means there will have to be some compromise along the way. At the start of the planning process both write your own list of the must-haves and the nice-to-haves, then compare – this will give you a really good idea early on of what you agree on, where tastes and opinions may differ, and where compromises need to be made
Planning the big day should be a joint effort, but naturally people are going to be better at organising certain elements than others. If this is the case, then simply leave them to it. Look at everything that needs to be planned and then work out what should be done together and what should be done individually
Don’t be afraid to involve others
Parents, siblings, members of the wedding party – they’re all there to call upon if you need help. Planning a wedding can be a stressful process, so it is definitely made easier when more people are involved
Take time away
If you and your partner are planning a wedding it can be all consuming, so remember to make time for each. Go on dates and ban any wedding talk, so you can truly relax and remember why it is you want to get married in the first place
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