The Most Common Mistakes Grooms Make (And How To Avoid Them)
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Yes, we all make mistakes. But having said that, your wedding day is one of those times when you may want to avoid making mistakes as much as you can. To all the grooms out there, we know it’s tough, but you know what they say: happy wife, happy life!
Most grooms tend to let their bride make all the decisions when it comes to the planning and execution of the ceremony and reception. While your bride may enjoy having the control over your special day, it can often lead to misunderstandings revolving around your lack of interest. All you grooms out there, get involved! Your future wife will love the fact that you are taking an interest, and for the brides; be sure to ask for his input to ensure he is also getting a wedding he’ll love.
Up All Night
A Hollywood nightmare, the groom is running late to his wedding because his bachelor party was too wild. This is a major mistake that grooms must avoid. To do so, organise your celebrations weeks or months ahead of the actual wedding date, and avoid drinking away last minute jitters. Instead, surround yourself with supportive groomsmen and make sure you are rested and relaxed when the big day arrives, rather than handling a horrible hangover.
Just Wing It
The reception speech should also take time and effort to make perfect. Winging it can leave you flustered when you’ve run out of things to say or haven’t mentioned something crucial. Make sure you’ve got a tear-jerking and entertaining speech prepared. You’ll have the wedding guests in awe of your beautiful relationship.
Joke’s On You
Certain questionable joking can create awkward pauses and will have you wondering what to say next. Joking about something your new father-in-law does that annoys you or an inside joke with your bride probably won’t land the way you want it to. Stick to the speech you prepared!
Once you have your first ‘yes’ from your fiancé, it can be tempting to start saying yes to vendors in the hopes of creating your and your loved one’s perfect day. Step back and plan a reasonable budget before you actually begin the planning, and make sure you can both stick to it!
Word Of Mouth
If you’re after a low-key wedding, you may not see the necessity of an official wedding invitation. However, as your bride-to-be will certainly inform you, wedding invitations are super important as they let guests know the date, time, dress code, and other important information. Get involved in designing a physical invitation together!
Whilst you may trust that your bride will make the right choices, you should always be present in meetings with wedding vendors. Not only will it get you more involved in the process, but it will de-stress your fiancé and make for quality bonding time. Grooms tend to make this mistake quite a lot, so it will always reflect extremely well on you to show up.
Present For Their Presence
Some grooms don’t understand the gesture of giving a gift to their groomsmen as something compulsory. If your groomsmen have helped and supported you with the planning and choosing of your suit, as well as bachelor party, giving back to them is a great way of saying thank you.
Husband For Hire
It’s hard to focus on your actual wedding experience when you are very concerned with that of your guests. That being said, make sure everything has been planned well so that they can organise themselves easily on the big day. Avoid leaving your bride on the dance floor to help your cousin find his seat. Instead, let one of your groomsmen handle small situations like those, so you can enjoy your celebration with your bride!
Stop And Smell The Roses
On your wedding day, you are surrounded by friends and family who love you unconditionally. Stop stressing about minor things and remember to enjoy the moment. Be present, because your wedding is as much about you as it is your bride. Make the most out of this day, you’ll only live it once!