Ten tasks for the Groom to do

Unfortunately for you modern grooms, the days of “just show up on time and make sure your shoes are polished” are over. We’ve compiled a list of ten ways for the groom to assist in planning the  wedding day. Contrary to popular belief, the boys can get involved too!

1. Honeymoon: Your honeymoon can be the light at the end of the tunnel after months, maybe even years of wedding planning so it’s vital you are both happy with your choice. Ask your groom-to-be to look up potential destinations and find the best deals before you both settle on the perfect honeymoon. Leaving this task up to the groom will allow him to arrange any surprises along the way, without you knowing his plans.

2. Budgeting: Budgeting can be a really important aspect of your wedding day. Nobody wants to go so overboard that they’re starting their new life off in debt. Ask your groom to set up some wedding spreadsheets so you can keep an eye on what you’re spending, and rein it in if you’re going over the top.

3. Guest Accommodation Options: Depending on your venue, it’s possible that not all of your guests will be able to stay in the same place. Ask your groom to source alternative places for your guests to stay that are close by to your venue so you can include these suggestions on your invitations.

4. Quality Time: It’s important that in the run up to your wedding, that you don’t let the planning and organisation take over. Ask your groom to organise a weekend, or even just a day away for the two of you to spend some quality time together before the big day. A spa break might be exactly what you both need!

5. Suits and Accessories: It can be a time consuming task contacting everyone in the groom’s party and organising a day that will work for everyone to try on suits. Ask your groom to round up his nearest and dearest on a day that is suitable for everyone so that the only thing the bride has to do is show up and either say yay or nay.

6. Wedding Band: There are so many potential wedding bands to choose from, you can spend days or even weeks researching the perfect choice. Ask your groom to assist with choosing a band and make a shortlist of the best ones before making your final decision together. YouTube is full of wedding band videos, so he won’t even have to leave the house!

7. Speech: This task is probably the most traditional of them all, but is one that will stand out in people’s mind if not done properly. The groom should start to write his speech early so he has plenty of time to work on it and make any necessary tweaks along the way.

8. Transport: Depending on the size of your wedding party, and also your budget, a number of cars will need to be hired for the journey from the bride’s house to the ceremony and then to the reception. Ask the groom to work out how many cars will be needed, and then to source the best places to hire from. It’s important for the bride to see her mode of transport before it is booked so she can make sure it is suitable for her, depending on the style of the wedding and also the size of her dress.

9. Table Plans: Ask your groom to help with your table plan. While you might have met all of his family members, your groom may have insider info on who speaks to who, and who would cause a scene if they were sitting at the same table. Keeping the drama to a minimum will be high on your priority list on your wedding day, and this way you will be able to keep everyone happy.

10. Surprise your bride: Let your bride-to-be know you’re thinking about her on the morning of your wedding by organising a surprise to be sent to her house. A simple bunch of flowers and a card letting her know you can’t wait to see her walking up the aisle will earn major brownie points and get your new married life off to a flying start!

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