5 Ways Grooms can Help with Planning the Wedding
Wedding planning used to be the domain of the bride, but now 40% of couples plan their weddings together and three out of four grooms in the U.S. assist with the wedding registry. Here are some ways grooms can be great wedding planners, too.
- 1. Celebrate this exciting time! Post-engagement can be one of the happiest times of your life. Throw parties with your friends and family, and show your enthusiasm. Whether you have a formal engagement party or just several casual meet-ups with friends, make the best of the time before you start wedding planning. Your time spent celebrating will carry you through the busy months of planning. Thirty percent of brides actually plan their weddings over a span of seven to 12 months.
- 2. Don’t go overboard on social media. Engagement posts on Facebook are great, but countdowns on a daily basis? Not so much. Your friends are excited for you, but they probably don’t want their feeds clogged with wedding news every single day (especially if your wedding is pretty far off). Besides, it might start to seem like you’re more excited by the attention than by the wedding itself, and no one wants that! Spend the time you’d be using to post a status by studying wedding websites or researching wedding event planners instead!
- 3. Get involved with the planning, and be excited about it! Your partner will be much happier if they don’t always have to be the one who brings up “wedding stuff,” and your wedding will mean even more to you if you had a part in planning it. According to surveys, 89% of brides have budgets set before they start planning their wedding, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for you to do on the wedding checklist. Start conversations about the wedding once in a while and don’t be afraid to make suggestions. This is often the first step to cooperating in your married life together. Make it a good one
- 4. If your partner wants to lose weight before the wedding, join them! Even if you don’t think you need to lose weight, it never hurts to get in better shape. Besides, spending time together at the gym can be fun for both of you, and it shows that you’re supportive and encouraging of your partner’s hard work.
- 5. Be willing to compromise. Maybe she’s into destination weddings and you’re into outdoor weddings, or you want to look into wedding event planners and she doesn’t. Remember that this wedding is for both of you. Talk it out and settle on ideas you both like. It’s all part of functioning as a couple.
Even if you decide to consult wedding event planners, cooperation is still important. Stay supportive, patient and enthusiastic, and planning your wedding can be a great experience for both of you!