Recently it occurred to me that the majority of a wedding planner’s job is communication. Our role is to facilitate open lines of communication between all involved parties: between the clients and their vendors, between one vendor and another, and even between a client and his or her family members or guests. We need to make sure everyone is on the same page about what is happening with the wedding planning process from start to finish. Yet, often there is one major participant missing from that communication loop: the groom! The wedding industry in general tends to be hyper-focused on the bride (or brides). From dresses to bouquets to special accessories for your “something blue”, the gentlemen in the equation can often feel a bit forgotten.
I thought it might be helpful to do a few posts geared toward grooms on how they can make their wedding day special as well.
Part One: What do I do on wedding day?
While women and their bridal party members typically have crack of down start times for hair and makeup activities, many men feel at a loss for what to do with their best guy friends on wedding day morning. Here are a few fun ideas we’ve seen incorporated.
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Vince hired a barber to come to his hotel room for his wedding to Whitney last spring. Vince and his groomsmen got a fresh shave on wedding day morning to make sure they looked extra dapper standing at the altar!
Mickey invited his closest guy friends to the pool hall for a few relaxed rounds before getting dressed for the big event.
Casey chose to play a game of cards with his groomsmen in the locker room of the golf club where the wedding was taking place.
What are you planning to do on wedding day?