Let’s face it, when it comes to weddings, it’s all about the bride. But if you checked out my blog post, 4 Popular Wedding Trends from 2016 That Aren’t Going Anywhere In 2017, then you know that weddings aren’t quite what they used to be. One thing is (and always will be) the same though – and that is that a marriage is the joining of TWO people, so it’s time to give your husband-to-be some of the recognition he deserves!
1. Find a venue that has a Groom’s Suite
While you’re getting ready with your gals, what is your groom doing? While their glam routine may not begin at 8 a.m., your man and his crew deserve a comfortable and relaxing space to spend in the hours before the big moment. Finding a venue that can provide a space for both you and your girls, and him and his guys is a great way to incorporate his needs into your venue selection. Stock your room with mimosas and their room with whiskey.
P.S. – Keep an eye out for my list of favorite Virginia Wedding Venues! Sneak peak – one includes a fabulous groom’s suite!
2. Craft – Together
You want to get your fiancé involved in the crafting madness that has taken over the garage and the kitchen table for months now? My advice: don’t ask him to heat up the hot glue gun, but fire up the power tools instead. There are many decorative elements to a wedding that require more than some mod podge and spray paint. Consider using tree stumps, wood slices, or repurposed pallets to add a rustic vibe to your décor!
If your man is really into creating things, consider having him design and build the altar the two of you will stand under when sawing your vows. What could be more special! Asking your man to use his talents in this step of the process should leave him feeling valued and useful.
3. Appeal to his tastes
I may be making a generalization here, but what man doesn’t love food? This is quite possibly the easiest way to get your guy involved in the wedding planning process – by bringing him along to catering meetings and cake tastings.
Do y’all have completely different tastes? A wedding trend that we love is having signature drinks that were chosen by the bride and groom! You choose your favorite drink to sip on, and he chooses his. At the very least, make sure to have a keg of his favorite beer, and yours! What’s the best part about wedding cakes? They (typically) have multiple tiers. That way, you can ensure you both get your favorite fix of sweetness!
4. Let him dress himself
To all the brides reading this, take a deep breath at the mention of that idea. I am willing to bet that he wants to look great and feel comfortable just as much as you do on your special day. Chances are, he will ask for your input and you should reply honestly, but allow yourself room to be pleasantly surprised by what he picks.
At the very least, allow him to pick out some of the accessories to his outfit (these also make great groomsmen gifts!) whether it be tie clips, cuff links, or socks. You give him the freedom to incorporate some of his personality into his outfit, and it takes a responsibility off your plate!
5. Incorporate his family
While the wedding trends may be changing, it is still special to incorporate family traditions into your big day. If your groom can’t think of any family traditions right away – do some research. Ask grandparents, parents, aunts, and uncles and you might find out some fun ways to incorporate these things into your day.
It’s looking like Spring is here to stay! Not only am I soaking up the sunshine and warmer temperatures, I am booking brides for the wedding season that is right around the corner! Inquire today at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would love to meet you!