Weddings Preparation; A dummies guide to being a Groom.
Dummies guide to being a Groom
Look I know, your not a dummy, right? But still do you know what it means to be a groom?
No, well please keep reading.
Many of us try and blunder through events we have never been taught. It might be our first kiss our first sexual experience. It might be the first date. There are so many things where were left totally unprepared for the role
Often one of these is being a groom. Thee is a lot of preparation in being a groom to make things such as the wedding ceremony to run smoothly.
Firstly she's the one, right ? Good
Next. How many cattle is your bride bringing to the wedding reception. Years ago this would not have mattered as the brides parents (Dowry) would have taken care of the Bill. Now this is uncertain. More likely you and your partner may well have to bear the cost!
A Groom takes on the role as Groom as soon as he becomes engaged.
Your engagement . Whats in store.
Wedding setting a date
setting a budget
Introducing parents to each other
Choosing your best man
for the wedding party.
Attending an engagement party
Creating a guest list
Wedding day seating plan
Registering for gifts
Choosing a ceremony site
Choosing a reception site
Decorations & flowers
Choosing tux style
Transportation for the wedding day
Reception menu items
Wedding band for the bride
Wedding gift for the bride
Acquiring a marriage licence
Choosing a honeymoon venue.
You need to decide who pays for what and why kind of wedding ceremony you are going to have. Usually a stressful but exciting task if you do yourself.
Next you need to set a wedding date. To make sure you have enough time and it does not conflict with other important events. New years eve, Easter Christmas etc..
As a guide, these are thetimelines
6 months before
Appointment with clergy. Guest list, best man choice. Plan honeymoon. Check passports & Visas.
4 months before
Buy wedding rings
Select formal wear
Find a new place to live.
Set a date with fiance to get a marriage licence
Reservations for rehearsal dinner
Select brides gifts and gifts for the attendant
Confirm honeymoon detail reservation
Move belongings into a new home
Have a bachelor party.
Confirm time & place of wedding
pick up wedding rings
pick up formal wear
Pack for the honeymoon.