We’ve done plenty of articles for easing the stress of the bride for the wedding, but the grooms out there may be feeling just a bit neglected. And hey, it’s their wedding too! So this one is for the fellas; if you’re planning on getting married in the near future, here are a few tips to helping you keep your sanity, even if your bride is losing hers.
1.) Don’t procrastinate with the tux. Your bride has most likely been dreaming of the wedding dress she’ll wear for years, while you probably have a general look in mind and will go with that. However, that doesn’t mean you can put off the process until the last minute. You should be giving yourself 4 to 5 months to find a tux. Maybe even a bit longer if you’re planning a spring or summer wedding as it’s the busiest time of the year and other grooms will be doing the exact same thing.
2.) Keep the lines of communication open. Planning a wedding should be a job for the two of you, not just the bride herself. After all, you both are getting married. So offer to help with the little things and make sure you’re educated on planning updates. If she’s freaking out about something, knowing exactly what the problem is will be the first step in solving it.
3.) Know the right time to shave. You definitely don’t want to be walking around on your wedding day with a harsh case of razor burn. But then again, having her face nearly sanded off during your first kiss is probably something your bride isn’t looking forward to either. So choose your shave time wisely; most people recommend shaving in the direction of the hair just moments before you get dressed for the ceremony.
4.) Go easy on the booze. This should be one of the happiest days of your life, so of course you’re going to want to have a drink or two. Look out though, since free booze tends to be a slippery slope for everyone. Besides, this isn’t your average Saturday get-together; this is your wedding. You’re going to want to remember this one. So by all means have a few drinks, but keep it classy. Besides, how rough would it be to end up passed out or puking at the end of the night in from of 250 of your closest friends and family? Not great. Especially when they all have camera phones.
5.) Relax. Know that all the planning you have done has led to this point, so sit back and relax, the planning is over! Now is the time enjoy the fact that you’re getting married. Appreciate the company of your friends and family and if something goes wrong just let it slide. No one will remember the little snafus anyway since they probably didn’t know what was expected in the first place. All anyone will remember is how amazing your big day turned out to be.
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