Wedding planning is always stressful. But it’s worse when the groom isn’t engaged. Here are six simple and fun things to engage your groom, reduce stress, and help you get started. 

Wine Country Wedding at Sonoma's Hotel Depot Restaurant | Venessa and Marlon_0034

  • Generate the guest list together: This is one of the easiest and most fun activities to start with. All you have to do is think of your common friends together.  Then, make it into a competition to see who has more to invite. Or see how you can get to a lower number fast.  This will all depend upon how many guests you want to invite total.
  • Create a Pinterest board for Boutonniere together:  I really can’t tell you how many times we’ve had Grooms see their bout for the first time and say oh wow that’s cool!  This is because sometimes the Groom has never seen it.  A great way to get your Groom involved is to create a Pinterest board with bouts you like and show him how to find new pictures and add to that board.  Then together, you can narrow down to the one that you will get for your big day.  
  • Pick wedding favors together:  Wedding favors are an extension of your personalities.  You want to ensure that you have both your personality and your Groom’s personality in the wedding favors. Brainstorm together to see what he likes and what you like and narrow down the choices until you arrive at one agreed-upon favor.  This is a way to show appreciation for your guests coming and sharing your big day.  It doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny, it only needs to be a good mix of both of you.
  • Pick a honeymoon destination together:  Everyone has a dream honeymoon. So, communicate your dreams out loud together and figure out the best place both of you want to be.  Don’t forget that you will need to still use your maiden name on the ticket and hotel room as you won’t have your new I.D.’s by the honeymoon if you go right after you’re married.
  • Pick household items together:   One really fun way to get your Groom involved is to create your wedding registry together.  Make sure that you include items that are in a varied price range for your guests who are on a tight budget, as well as those close family members that might splurge.  My husband loved picking out BBQ stuff and garage items and he does the cooking in my household, so he LOVED adding items for the kitchen to our registry.
  • Get prettier together:  If everything else fails, at least you can both pamper yourselves at an at home spa day! Ask him to try an anti-aging kit with you a few months in advance so that he can look his best on the wedding day. Then you can pick out his wedding-day look together.  Pick out his suit, tie, pocket square, and socks together. And, don’t forget that accessories make all the difference!

Make the process into a fun competition—the winner gets the remote control for a week or he gets to choose the beer for a week! These things are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to wedding planning, but they’ll help you both get started.

santa cruz wedding photographer at lexington ridge venue with bride and groom wedding portrait in 20181010WedDeneaCory-308

 

Are you getting married and looking for a photographer?

I'd really love to chat briefly to learn about you and your sweatheart and what you have planning for your wedding.  Click HERE to schedule a free consultation by phone or video chat!!

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Garter Toss or Not to Garter Toss – That is the Question!

To Garter Toss or Not to Garter Toss – That is the Question!

The Garter Toss like the Bouquet toss is a traditional part of a wedding that some brides are choosing to not do.  I always advise my brides to do whatever they want to do as it’s their wedding. Whether you do things traditionally, or completely modern, or as most of my brides – choose to do a bit of both, you “do you boo”!  You and your fiance can make that decision.