5 Tips For Getting Your Groom Ready For Your Wedding Day

[Groom’s Wedding Planning Tips]

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When it comes to wedding planning, it’s safe to say that you’re always going to have a lot going on. Even when you allow yourself plenty of time – years even, you can find that something will just creep up on you. And no matter how much time, attention, and effort you put into your wedding, there always seems to be something else to do. And even these days, a huge part of what needs to be done still seems to be focused toward the bride.

Because it’s your wedding day, you want to make sure that you look just right. But at the same time it’s his wedding too, so your husband-to-be looks needs to look the part too. Like some men (not all, but some) he may not really have a clue how to get himself ready for a wedding, particularly his wedding. And when you want him to look a certain way, you may need to help him keep on track.

Know Where His Stuff Is
It’s likely that you’re going to be picking out his suit and the rest of his attire with him, or at the very least have some input on what he and the men in the wedding party will be wearing. You’re definitely going to want to make sure it’s in line with your theme and color palette.

But when this is sorted, you’re not done. When you’ve got the suit for the groom and groomsmen, you then need to make sure you know where it is, and store it well until the big day. While you’re there, do the same with shirts, shoes, cufflinks, and everything else. You may even want to make sure he gives those shoes a fresh shine before the big day too, just in case.

Book A Hair Appointment
You can only hope that he will know this needs to be done himself, but you may just want to double check. First off, there’s the hair cut. Even if he’s never really fussed with his locks, now is the time to get them sorted – even a trim can freshen up his look. Book a hair appointment for the right time before the wedding, so he can sport a fresh cut. A few days before the wedding day is sufficient – you don’t want his hair cut to look too fresh.

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Consider Extra Grooming Too
But that’s not all, he may need some extra grooming measures. You could look into beard grooming, a pedicure, and even a massage to help him relax. Why not make that a couples massage? A pre-wedding pamper could be what you both need right now.

Hold On To Those Rings
We know that traditionally the best man holds the rings on the big day, but this doesn’t mean you can’t hold onto them until the last minute. If you want to make sure they’re safe and keep them in your possession, go for it.

Keep Him Calm
As much as you may be stressing right now, he probably is too. If not stressing, he’s bound to be nervous at the very least. So try to stick together. Remember that you’re both in the same boat and try to enjoy the experience together, rather than turning on one another when times are tough.

* This is a contributed post

I hope you found this information useful!

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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Not All Money Saving Ideas Are Good

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I love saving money just as much as the next person. And I love it when the money I’m saving belongs to my brides and grooms. (Believe me, nothing is better than staying on, or under budget!)

But not all money saving ideas are good ones.

Recently read an article that suggested couples skip appetizers, since the guests would be filling up on dinner during the reception.

Bad idea!

These days, most couples have their wedding ceremony and reception at the same location, and schedule the reception to immediately follow the ceremony. This makes sense, as it would be rude to expect your guests to leave then come back.

Even if your ceremony and reception are at two different venues, most guests appreciate not having a lag time between the ceremony and reception.

Usually the happy couple and their wedding party will be busy with photos right after the ceremony, so a majority of wedding receptions start off with a cocktail hour, since the reception can’t “officially” start.

What does this have to do with skipping appetizers?

Think about this – what are guests to do while waiting for the bride and groom to arrive?

Enjoy some beverages and little nibbles during a cocktail hour. Offer a cocktail hour and your guests will happily stay occupied until you arrive (with DJ or band playing some light music in the background).

With nothing to drink or snack on, after about 10 minutes or so, they will become antsy and bored. Giving them alcohol to drink but nothing to eat, is a bad idea. Alcohol on an empty stomach is asking for trouble.

The only way that skipping appetizers will work is if there is no time lag between ceremony and reception.

Appetizers don’t have to be fancy. Inexpensive cheese and crackers, fruit and veggie trays, chips and dips will do nicely.

And no, you don’t have to serve alcohol during the cocktail hour if you prefer to have a dry wedding. Sodas, iced tea, lemonade, and flavored waters will work.

Have any questions or looking for fun ideas? Weddings From The Heart can help. Contact me today at at 937-235-2586 or 937-581-3647 or jean@weddingsfromtheheart.net!

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Jean

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10 Easy (and Invisible) Money Saving Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

Planning a wedding requires more than just money. What gets remembered is creativity and the unusual that is meaningful to the couple.

We can help you plan a memorable event without putting dents in your budget. Here are some tried and true budget savers:

  1. Avoid peak season dates. Being married mid week instead of a weekend or in less popular months can save upwards of 20% off location costs.
  2. When you make adjustments to the guest list, make cuts in groups. For instance, if you are planning round tables that seat 8 or 10 guests, cut by that number or multiples of that number.
  3. Try to find a venue that hosts both ceremony and reception events in one place. Look for an all inclusive venue.
  4. Have a smaller wedding party (VIPs) – have two instead of six bridesmaids.
  5. Serve four appetizers instead of ten.
  6. 11 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding That Actually Work

  7. Have your photographer stop at a specific time. Tell him when the formalities are done and the party is underway rather than expect him to stay till the last guest turns out the light.
  8. Make a grand entrance or a grand exit but don’t pay a limo to stay for both.
  9. Consider earning extra cash to assist in paying for the wedding. Get a part time job, sell some items on EBay or Craig’s List. Don’t use plastic!!!!
  10. Save on postage by including a post card RSVP.
  11. Make choices based on your personal style – choose a cocktail party reception rather than hosting a sit down dinner.

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Jean

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