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A Grooms Guide To Their Wedding Day - Part One

No pressure, but while all the eyes are likely to be on your other half on your wedding day, the groom still has some big responsibilities to get right. That’s why we decided to write you a two-part guide to make sure you’re fully prepared. From rings to speeches, from the bachelor party to the evening do, we’ve got your back.

First of all, before we even get into the wedding details, we want to emphasise that as the groom, you need to take it easy and relax in the run-up to your wedding. If you’re laid back and chilled, you’ll be helping everyone. If you’re tense and uptight, that will communicate to others. So. Play some golf, take off for the day, get the sleep you need, and take care of your own stress levels. Make sure you’re mentally and emotionally prepared in the run-up to the wedding because that will help everyone.

The next tip is to invest yourself in being supportive and encouraging to your partner. Demonstrate your love by showing interest, and pitching in where helpful. Make sure you’ve discussed the plans and expectations so that you both know who is organising what. It’s especially important that you find out any information on colour themes or details that might have an impact on your choices.

You’ll probably want to pick some groomsmen to support you too. Choose wisely. It might be worthwhile diplomatically to ask a few particular close friends and relatives, but weigh up those altruistic ideas against the need to have at least one or two who you know will definitely back you up on the day if there’s a problem. You don’t want too many either. Five is probably an optimum number, although you could choose a few extra ushers if you like.

Linked to the choice of groomsmen is a little advice on handling wider family wishes and issues regarding the guest list. Every family is different, but you and your partner will probably want to make the final choice as to who comes. That means, if you prefer to confine the invites to friends rather than your parents’ peers, you should be able to make that choice. However, especially if they’re helping to fund the celebration, it’s worth keeping your new in-laws on the side. Really show your warmth and gratitude at the rehearsal dinner. Compromises on your wedding day could build some great foundations for life ahead.

So that's part one, and so far it's mostly about wellbeing and great relationships. Those priorities will set the stage for the rest of it. Stayed tuned for part two.

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