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Here Comes the Groom! February 18, 2009

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Every groom should look fabulous on his wedding day. Here are some ideas to make that happen.

 

I love this dramatic splash of color. It’s fun to draw colors from your wedding into the groom’s attire. Just be sure your boutonniere matches perfectly.

 

Available at After Hours Formalwear

Available at After Hours Formalwear

 Brown is everywhere right now. Brides are realizing that they aren’t stuck with black. Brown has a softer, more comfortable look. But, how does a groom get away with wearing a black tux to a brown wedding? Solution:

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At London’s National Wedding Show, there were two trends for the groom–white tuxes and top hats with tails. The white tux, especially coupled with a brilliant color is so clean and modern. Notice the matching sash the bride has in the background.

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I have always loved kakhi at weddings. But, it isn’t reserved for beach weddings.

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What are some unique ideas you’ve seen on grooms?

 

The Groom of her Dreams January 20, 2009

Filed under: Groom — jamiemae @ 9:31 am
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Our guest blogger today is a bride-to-be who couldn’t help but to tell us all how wonderful her groom-to-be is. Jennifer Robison is a graphic designer who is tying the knot in October. The following is her description of the man she’s going to marry:

 

“Can I just brag on my future husband for a second here? Maybe you don’t care, but I wanted to share how terrific he is being with wedding plans. 

Devin has taken so much of the burden of wedding planning off my shoulders. The week after we got engaged, he saw how stressed I was about finding a reception location, so he offered to take it over. He did all the leg work researching locations, prices, features and then presented me with a narrowed down list of about 3-4 that fit our needs and budget. 

He has also found our DJ, photographers and just a couple of days ago, OFFERED to completely take over all of the planning for the food! The very next day, he presented me with a excel spreadsheet filled with different options, prices and details (which really spoke to my hyper-organized, type-A personality!). What a way to show me love – a perfectly organized, stress-realiving spreadsheet! (Seriously, no sarcasim here – it really was a wonderfully, loving thing to do!)

He has been amazing and so sensitive by seeing ways in which he can relieve my wedding-planning stress. Truly, he has been my hero in all this!

So to any future grooms out there – here is some unsolicited advice: If you see your sweetie stressing out about wedding plans (which she will – because it is A LOT of work!), take some initiative and find something you can offer to help with. If she asks you to do something to help – do it quickly and efficiently. Sharing the burden of wedding plans will mean so much too her! (Side note: be sensitive to her “dreams” for this day. It is YOUR day too, but it’s likely that some things, like the “pretty stuff” (flowers, colors, etc), mean more to her than to you, so let her take the lead on this one).

And here is some unsolicited advice for the future brides out there: Don’t get so caught up in wedding plans that you forget to nurture your relationship with your hubby-to-be. The wedding IS a huge, important event, but it is only one day. During your engagement, spend more time planning for your marriage (lifetime) than for your wedding (one day). Trust me – I need to be careful apply my own advice!”

 

Attention Grooms! October 22, 2008

Filed under: Groom — jamiemae @ 12:12 am
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This post is for all those grooms-to-be out there…or all those brides who want to show their grooms that they really do have a role in the wedding besides saying ‘I do’. Some grooms want to be involved in the planning, as it is their day, too. However, most grooms just let their future bride take care of it, since they have probably been dreaming about it for years anyway. My husband was the latter. So, I have a little advice for those who just don’t know how to let their sweetie know they care without taking over the details.

First of all, if your bride asks you to do something, do it! Do it fast, do it well and then let her know that it’s done. If she gives you a task that you really don’t want to do, tell her you don’t feel comfortable with it and then offer to do another task for her (if you’ve been listening to her, you’ve probably heard the hundreds of things on her list). 

Second, if she asks your opinion on wedding details, give her your honest opinion and then forget about it. Ultimately, she will probably go with whatever makes her happy and if she does you need to respect that. You get to plan the honeymoon. Let her have her day. However, almost every bride I’ve known truly does want to know how they can help their groom be involved in planning. So, let her know.

Now, this is the most important part. Remind your bride over and over why you are getting married. It’s not so that she can have fake snow brought in for a winter wedding in April. It’s so that you can spend the rest of your life with the one you love. So, if all else fails, you will still be together, and that’s what counts. Be on her side. Support her. This is one of the four most stressful times in her life (the other three being the experience of child bearing, death of a loved one and moving). Let her know that she’s not alone in it. Be her hero.