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9 Tips for the Groom

February 23, 2023

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Tips for the Groom

Congratulations! You’ve found the love of your life and you’re getting ready to tie the knot. While it’s true that wedding planning can often feel like it’s geared more towards the bride, as the groom, you have an essential role to play in creating a memorable and special wedding day. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed or excited, there are many things you can do to help make the planning process go smoothly and ensure that your wedding day is everything you’ve ever dreamed of. In this blog post, we’ll explore 9 tips specifically for the groom, covering everything from how to help your partner plan the wedding, to ways to relax and enjoy your big day.

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Make sure your suit fits well

Achieving a good fit for your suit is crucial to exuding confidence and looking polished. Keep in mind that various suit styles are tailored to suit different body types, so choose one that flatters your physique. To attain the ideal fit, seek out an experienced tailor with a reputation for excellence in the local area. Wearing a suit that does not fit properly can affect your mood and confidence throughout the day, and it will be evident in photographs as well. If you’re in the Detroit are, check out Tailored Detroit.

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Learn your tie and pocket square

As a groom, it’s important to look your best on your big day, that includes mastering the art of tying a tie and folding a pocket square. You’ll feel more confident and put-together with these skills under your belt. So go ahead and make it a fun challenge for yourself. Practice in front of a mirror as many times as you need to. Showing up on your big day confident in those skills will help tremendously.

Razor Burn

Razor burn can be both uncomfortable and highly visible in photographs. If you’re concerned about razor burn showing up in photos, I recommend experimenting with different products and techniques in the months leading up to your event. Doing so will not only help you minimize razor burn on your big day but also in your day-to-day life. By taking the time to find the right products and techniques, you can ensure that your skin looks and feels its best, no matter the occasion.

Control your groomsmen

While it’s understandable that groomsmen can get a bit rowdy on occasion, it’s important to ensure that everyone is enjoying themselves while also keeping your wedding day running smoothly. To keep control of your groomsmen, there are a few strategies that can be helpful. Firstly, make sure that your groomsmen are aware of their roles and responsibilities for the day. Set clear expectations for their behavior and attire, emphasizing the importance of being respectful and well-behaved throughout the day. In addition, having a schedule for the day that your groomsmen are aware of can help ensure that everyone knows where they need to be and when. By using these strategies, you can help ensure that your wedding day is a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

Keep alcohol in check

Although uncommon, excessive drinking on your wedding day can result in adverse effects that could potentially spoil your special day, particularly if consumed too early in the day. Drinking excessively can lead to embarrassing behavior, such as slurring speech during the ceremony, stumbling, or being overly emotional, especially during significant moments such as exchanging vows or delivering speeches. This behavior can be very awkward and potentially cause embarrassment in front of your family.

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Know the timeline

A wedding timeline helps you manage your time effectively, making sure that you don’t run behind schedule. This will help you avoid unnecessary stress and anxiety and ensure that everything runs smoothly. Sharing your wedding timeline with your wedding party (especially your best man), family, and vendors helps them know what to expect and when. This allows everyone to be on the same page and ensure that everything runs smoothly on the big day.

Help your partner

In any relationship, it’s common for one partner to take on more responsibilities, and in heterosexual weddings, it’s often the bride. During the months leading up to the wedding, it’s crucial to help your partner as much as possible. Identify aspects of the wedding planning process that you can take charge of, such as researching and booking musicians or transportation. Additionally, you can plan the honeymoon by researching destinations, making travel arrangements, and booking accommodations. Above all, it’s essential to prioritize your partner’s requests and fulfill them as quickly as possible. Wedding planning can be overwhelming and stressful, so it’s critical for both partners to work together to make the process as smooth as possible.

Get in the mindset to enjoy yourself

A wedding can be stressful and nerve-wracking for the groom as well. In particular the photoshoot portion, especially if you’re not used to being in front of the camera. Remember that the wedding and the photos are about you and your partner, not about the camera or the photographer. Focus on your partner and the love you share, and let that emotion show. Remember to have fun and enjoy the experience! This is your special day, and the photos are just a way to capture those memories forever. So, embrace the moment and have fun with it.

Communicate

When it comes to planning your wedding, communication is absolutely essential. From my conversations with brides, a common concern is that their partner doesn’t offer enough opinions or input. To get more involved in the decision-making process, the groom can share their thoughts, offer suggestions, and be willing to compromise. This can apply to everything from picking the venue to choosing the menu and music. In terms of photography, it would be incredibly helpful for grooms to communicate their desires for specific shots. For example, would you like a photo of your mom pinning on your boutonni√®re or sharing a drink with your dad? These types of requests are often made by the bride, but not always by the groom. So, please don’t hesitate to communicate your wishes so that I can help capture those important moments for you.

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