The wedding planning process can be as stressful as it is exciting. Traditionally, most of the planning process falls on the bride or the wedding planner, but it can be beneficial for the groom to step in and relieve some of the pressure. There are multiple benefits to having the groom involved. Keep reading to find out what they are.
Staying on the Same Wave Length
Planning a wedding can be a blur. One day you’re choosing the wedding date, and then the next, you’re walking down the aisle. Although some brides have been planning their wedding day since they were little girls, weddings contain an extensive amount of minute details. It’s crucial to stay on the same page as your fiancée while you navigate these details. From catering decisions, to planning the wedding itself, it is imperative for the groom to check in from time to time to give their input and opinion; after all, it is their wedding too!
Some easy ways for the groom to help their bride stay organized and on the same page is by utilizing organizational apps such as Wunderlist, todoist, or even creating a shareable Google Drive folder. Look into wedding planning books to keep the process fun and stress-free and make it easier to save all receipts, ideas, and important dates all in one place.
Keeping the Bride Grounded
It is easy to get overwhelmed and stressed when planning a wedding. Organizing the guest list, choosing the flower arrangements, organizing the honeymoo, picking the dress, etc.; a bride and groom can get lost in the sea of tasks and forget the “why” behind the wedding. As a groom, it is important to take a step back and understand the bigger picture of what this special day symbolizes and relay that to the bride, as the majority of the pressure falls on her to make all the decisions regarding the wedding and reception.
As a voice of reason, the groom can help his bride calm her nerves and enjoy their wedding planning experience by being proactive. Some ways to feel less stressed about planning a wedding include prioritizing what needs to be done, communicating thoughts and concerns and creating a plan B for when things don’t go as planned. A groom must not only help in the planning process, but help their bride feel relaxed, supported, and excited for their future life together. Even though a wedding can be one of the most stressful events to plan, it is important to remember the new beginning you are creating with someone you love.
Offering His Advice and Talents
The bride might not be voicing that she needs help, so it is the groom’s job to step in and offer an extra set of hands even if she hasn’t asked. Like mini research projects on easy ways to save during the planning process or having him brainstorm honeymoon destinations. It is always better to put two heads together rather than just one when you are trying to plan.
Does the groom have any wedding planning-related talents of his own? Have him address invitations, create the seating chart, or build decorations by hand. The best part about utilizing his skills are that they are unconditional as this is his wedding day too.
It is crucial to take a step back and see how your groom can contribute. As you begin to plan your new life together, the wedding planning process is a sweet way to learn each other’s preferences, planning styles, and learn valuable compromising and communication skills. The groom deserves to be involved with the wedding just as much as the bride and that can easily be done with Bradford Catered Events. Let BCE assist you in achieving the wedding of your dreams, with a rich history of professional experience, customizable menus, and food service options. We make planning everything you need for your special day easy and stress-free. To book Bradford Catered Events for your wedding or event, give us a call at (865) 522-5552 or visit our website.