One for the fellas!
The wedding day is traditionally all about the bride, with the main duty of the groom being simply to show up. This isn’t fair to either half of the couple, since she gets the lion’s share of the work and he can end up as a supporting player at his own wedding. These days, the duties and the glory are becoming more shared as more and more men are ready to have a say in the planning and get into the action. Here are some ideas for the boys!
Before the Wedding, plan a Groom’s Day Out!
Your fiance has put up with your bride-to-be moods and stresses, so he deserves some attention! A lot of grooms are opting for a groom’s day out in place of, or along with, the traditional bachelor party. This day can center around the groom’s favorite hobbies (e.g., bowling fishing, jet-skiing), and he gets a day to relax and have fun with his friends. If the groom’s day out is planned on the same day as the bachelorette festivities, everyone can meet up in the evening!
Try a Groom’s Cake!
A Groom’s Cake is a Southern tradition, but why not try it wherever you live? A Groom’s Cake is a cake (or any other baked good!) made to celebrate the groom — his favorite sports team, his college, his career, his hobbies, etc.
Macho Wedding Favors!
Men like things they can use, so consider multi tools, keychain screwdrivers, anything edible (one man came up with the idea of ingredients for s’mores in a bag tied to a stick), or heavy, masculine pens (e.g., the Parker Jotter click ballpoint).
A Mobile Cigar Lounge!
Many men (and some women) like to celebrate with a cigar — but some guests/venues might not appreciate it! This is why the mobile cigar lounge came to be. It can be brought to your event and cigar smokers can celebrate as much as they want in real style, without disturbing the non-smokers!
Don’t Worry About Flowers — Unless You Want to!
Modern grooms want to help, but can be overwhelmed when asked for opinions on flowers, decorations, etc. They do, however, want to help — so give your man responsibilities in an area he cares about. Honeymoon planning, photography, DJ, transportation, and budgeting are parts of the wedding planning that men are more likely to enjoy, so try to give him duties that he’ll be enthusiastic about!
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