How to get your groom involved in wedding planning

How to get your groom involved in wedding planning

When it comes to weddings, the groom is often relegated to honeymoon duty. But there’s so much more your beau can take charge of – and he may even enjoy it.

If you’re struggling to encourage your partner to take an active role in wedding planning, the best thing to do is to start small. Here are ways to get them talking.

The food

We all know the saying ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’, so what better way to get him into wedding prep than by roping him in when it comes to your reception menu. Whether you’re having a totally over-the-top do or a rustic country affair, he’s sure to have dishes in mind that he’d love to sink his teeth into on the day.

The bar

Cocktails may be your cuppa, but a pint or two may be more to your male guests’ liking. This is exactly why you should have your significant other organise the bar. He’ll add drinks that he knows you love (hello, basil and cranberry mojito!), as well as ensure there are plenty of craft beers and single malts for the boys.

The suits

Your beau will want to make sure you have your dream wedding day, so tell him exactly what you are planning for your and your bridesmaids’ dresses, and ask him to coordinate his groomsmen accordingly. You’d be surprised how stylish he can be when left to his own devices.

The gift registry

Many couples who’ve been living together may not need – or want – gifts for their home, but whether or not you do, it’s important to allow your guests the option of getting you something. Decide what types of gifts you’d like together, then have your beau register and select them or set up a honeymoon fund where guests can deposit monetary gifts.

The vows

If you plan to write your own wedding vows, present your fiancé with mementos that will remind him of your relationship. This will help spark some memories that could kick-start the process for writing his own vows.

The music

A DJ or band might be the last thing on your mind right now, but your man will be counting on some tunes he won’t need to waltz to. Make sure he knows the type of atmosphere you envision for your reception, then let him have at it and be surprised when the DJ hits play.

The ring

The ring is perhaps the most important item on this list as it is a symbol of your love for each other. You might have given him the inspiration for what you’d like, but it’s his duty to hunt down the perfect one and take care of logistics and safekeeping before he finally slides it on to your finger.

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