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#1 ~Melissa~

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Posted 10 March 2007 - 11:23 PM

Found some tips online for the groom for once :0 hehehe

Be there before the bride! Never, ever be late - and make sure your half of the wedding party are on time too, even the ring bearer. Camp out if you have to.

Even though it's bad luck to see the bride in her dress, don’t be ignorant of the colours she’s choosing for the rest of her wedding party. It would be a lovely touch if some of your accessories (cummerbunds, bow ties, kerchiefs, boutonni¨res) complimented hers. Black is a safe bet, but to coordinate shows thoughtfulness.

It’s the groom's responsibility to pay for the bride’s bouquet. However, at the end of the evening the tradition is for her to throw it to her guests to help them follow her up the aisle. A lovely touch might be to surprise her with another bouquet as your new wife at the honeymoon suite.

Consider an alternative to the tuxedo. Traditionally the morning suit was chosen for a daytime wedding, a tuxedo for an evening. For the modern marriage, a well-cut suit can be an alternative to the tux.

At the wedding breakfast – the first meal after the wedding (i.e. usually at the reception), if the wedding guests decide to toast the couple, it is NOT appropriate to join them in the toast – but rather you should acknowledge the toaster gratefully by looking at them and then thanking them after the toast. To join the toast would be to concur with the toaster and shows a lack of humility.

As the groom you will be required to make a speech. A few points to remember: Most importantly, compliment your new spouse and don’t be afraid to openly express you affection for her. Then similar praise is due the bridesmaids. Obviously you will thank your parents, the bride's parents and your groomsmen. And if you want to win a few points, make special mention of the bride's mother and how lovely she looks this evening….and don’t forget your own mother either.

Obviously “the mates” will be there and all eager to toast your new demise. Remember, this is your wedding night, not your stag, so watch your intake of alcohol. Drunk is not the condition in which to spend your first night of marital bliss.

If you are not leaving immediately on a honeymoon, organize in advance what you are going to do for your first night together and if it is to be a hotel, pick a nice one and enjoy using the room service.

Remember that you are now a couple and what you want is not necessarily the top priority, be thoughtful and attentive to your spouse’s needs.

Don’t forget to return the rented tux before you depart on your honeymoon as late charges can be exorbitant.

#2 Christine

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Posted 11 March 2007 - 10:05 AM

Melissa, I just sent this to Will he is going to crack up at some of them.
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    Posted 11 March 2007 - 12:28 PM

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mgreen
    Remember that you are now a couple and what you want is not necessarily the top priority
    Nor will it be for the rest of my life

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      Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:03 AM

      Thanks! Just read this to Tony. He asked me to "run a copy for him". too funny....Thanks again!
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        Posted 12 March 2007 - 09:58 AM

        That's hilarious, Eric is going to roll his eyes! I have to send it. :)
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          Posted 12 March 2007 - 01:47 PM

          Hello All, this is Andrea's FI (I was told to say that). I felt it was my duty to respond accordingly to the lovely suggestions listed below...also, you will see my responses and retorts listed next to the wonderful suggestions. Please Read:

          Found some tips online for the groom for once :0 hehehe

          Be there before the bride! Never, ever be late - and make sure your half of the wedding party are on time too, even the ring bearer. Camp out if you have to. Late, you should be happy we made it all all as we were out the night before coming to grips that we would never again be able to play the field. I would imagine that as long as we can utter "I guess" that you should be satisfied.

          Even though it's bad luck to see the bride in her dress, don’t be ignorant of the colours she’s choosing for the rest of her wedding party. It would be a lovely touch if some of your accessories (cummerbunds, bow ties, kerchiefs, boutonni¨res) complimented hers. Black is a safe bet, but to coordinate shows thoughtfulness.

          It’s the groom's responsibility to pay for the bride’s bouquet. However, at the end of the evening the tradition is for her to throw it to her guests to help them follow her up the aisle. A lovely touch might be to surprise her with another bouquet as your new wife at the honeymoon suite. Great, not only do we buy a soon to wilt bouquet which she gives away, but we have to buy another just to impress her in the honeymoon suite...2 things: 1. ladies, if we haven't impressed you by now, we aren't going to...especially in the suite 2. Guys are a little more sensible in that we would rather buy things that last...ask Andrea, instead of flowers, I get her Coach stuff, forget Chocolates, I get her iPod's and equipment. Flowers die, accessories are cooler.

          Consider an alternative to the tuxedo. Traditionally the morning suit was chosen for a daytime wedding, a tuxedo for an evening. For the modern marriage, a well-cut suit can be an alternative to the tux. I agree, that is why I am choosing a modern version of the dominatrix apparel that takes into consideration the temperature of Cabo as well...like the following link:
          http://www.lingerie-...com/meleth.html
          This will keep me cool but is elegant enough for a wedding...don't you think?


          At the wedding breakfast – the first meal after the wedding (i.e. usually at the reception), if the wedding guests decide to toast the couple, it is NOT appropriate to join them in the toast – but rather you should acknowledge the toaster gratefully by looking at them and then thanking them after the toast. To join the toast would be to concur with the toaster and shows a lack of humility. So, what is the standard for breakfast in bed? Forget everyone else, I need to start collecting on some pay backs...like I'll let her leave the room...hahaha...good one.

          As the groom you will be required to make a speech. A few points to remember: Most importantly, compliment your new spouse and don’t be afraid to openly express you affection for her. Then similar praise is due the bridesmaids. Obviously you will thank your parents, the bride's parents and your groomsmen. And if you want to win a few points, make special mention of the bride's mother and how lovely she looks this evening….and don’t forget your own mother either. So then starting the conversation off by saying, "Thanks for coming to my funeral..." might not be good?

          Obviously “the mates” will be there and all eager to toast your new demise. Remember, this is your wedding night, not your stag, so watch your intake of alcohol. Drunk is not the condition in which to spend your first night of marital bliss. Yeah yeah, its all about what you want...but you seem to forget that we are doing whatever is necessary to avoid jumping on a plane and bolting. I Love Andrea, but her mother is enough to make me run...LOL!!! It isn't Drunk...its liquid courage!!!

          If you are not leaving immediately on a honeymoon, organize in advance what you are going to do for your first night together and if it is to be a hotel, pick a nice one and enjoy using the room service. Ist night…Drea = Sleep, Erik = come to a realization of what I just did and silently weep. Drea = sleep, Erik = wonder if its too late to run. Drea = sleep, Erik = realize how much he just paid for all this C#@$. Drea = rudely woken up, Erik = come on baby, lets consummate this marriage!!! Drea = Look that can kill, Erik = sleep.

          Remember that you are now a couple and what you want is not necessarily the top priority, be thoughtful and attentive to your spouse’s needs. My needs have never changed, and I learned a long time ago that my needs come at a price…new purse, handbag, car, house, etc. ?

          Don’t forget to return the rented tux before you depart on your honeymoon as late charges can be exorbitant. Strange as it may seem, they wouldn’t rent my wedding outfit…I have to buy…you know the one listed above…weird.

          Hopefully this will elaborate exactly what I, and most men are thinking as I read these great suggestions….keep them coming, and I will add my thoughts…LOL ?

          Andrea’s FI
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            Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:27 PM

            sorry ladies about the comments Erik made...he grabbed the computer from me.
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            #8 ~Melissa~

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            Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:39 PM

            ROFL..... Did he just hijack your computer??
            Well this IS a forum so I guess all input is good?? AHAHAHAH

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              Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:49 PM

              Andrea - your FI cracked me up! i love a good sense of humor. and tell him when you post apparel on this site, it's required to show PICTURES of you IN the apparel. post up, Erik!

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                Posted 12 March 2007 - 07:54 PM

                Quote:
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                Andrea - your FI cracked me up! i love a good sense of humor. and tell him when you post apparel on this site, it's required to show PICTURES of you IN the apparel. post up, Erik!
                Just Erik and he's cracking up.....i'm sure you'll see his comments randomly from now on since he know's I'm on all the time....and yes he literally grabbed computer from me saying, "My turn, My turn....I have to say something."
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