The pressure of the big day can faze you, but our go-to guide for grooms ensures that everything will fall into place.
Let’s face it: most grooms aren’t as organised as the bride when it comes to putting their wedding plans in place. Of course, we know that there are many exceptions to this rule, and we always love to hear our grooms’ plans, ideas, tips and tricks; however, we’re also mindful that, in many parts of the planning process, it’s the bride who takes the reigns.
Your bride-to-be can help you along with many parts of the big day preparation, but there’s one main occasion when you won’t be able to benefit from her advice in person – and that’s the morning of your wedding. Whether you chose to buck the trend and stay over with your wife-to-be the night before the wedding or not, you’ll still be spending time getting ready separately – and, hopefully, you won’t see your fiancée until she walks down the aisle to become your wife!
Not to worry, Groom-to-Be: we’ve put this short guide together for you as a handy list of things to remember on the morning of your wedding. Keep these things in mind, and your day will get off to a flying start!
Don’t be Fighting a Hangover
A steady nerve-calming pint with friends quickly becomes a round of Tequilas. A familiar story, yes? True, but leave that one to the stag. There’s nothing worse than feeling rough on your big day, and your bride certainly won’t thank you for it. You’re not auditioning for The Hangover Part Four: stay clear-headed and your wedding will be much more enjoyable.
Eat a Proper Breakfast
They’ll be plenty of people rushing around you on the morning, asking questions and checking final arrangements, and before you know it the photographer will be there snapping away. Believe it or not, it can be easy to forget to eat something on the morning, but it’s crucial to find the time to have something filling to fuel you for a busy day of emotions and alcohol. Even just a quick bowl of cereal will start your day right.
It seems many men have an aversion to trying on clothes in advance, but check your suit still fits. Iron your shirt, and hang it up, the night before. Dig out your tie, cufflinks and aftershave, smarten up your hair, and shave if you need to. We’re not asking you to have a pedicure or thread your eyebrows, but remember the basics: you want to look good next to your stunning new wife, of course!
Know Where the Rings Are!
A ring bearer isn’t a job in name alone: he actually needs to turn up with the rings in hand! Checking that your best mate knows where the rings are is probably one of the only jobs you’ve got on the morning of your big day but, let’s face it, it’s pretty crucial. Check he’s got the rings, and that he’s keeping them safe.
We know – it’s easier said than done, but remember: this is your wedding day, so enjoy it! Take five in the morning to chill out, relax and have a few minutes’ peace.
Most grooms tells us their nerves melt away when they see their bride walking towards them down the aisle, and we’re sure you’ll be no different.
Anything we’ve missed, grooms? Or any brides who’ve any tips to share? Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org: we’d love to hear your stories.