So you’re the groom! Perfect. But that doesn’t mean you’re allowed to sit back and relax while your soon-to-be wife does all the dirty work for you. Welcome to the 21st century, where the rules have changed and where man and woman are expected to give out the same amount of effort in wedding planning.
Granted, the bride is going to want to make all the big decisions, but that doesn’t mean that your opinion doesn’t matter. Instead of just standing there and looking pretty, consider doing these few steps to enhance your role in the whole planning process.
- Your fiancée has been dreaming of her wedding her whole life. So you can’t just come swooping in and making all the decisions yourself. That said, what you can do here is spare her the pointless details. For instance, research hours can be allocated to you. And by research hours, we mean looking for wedding planners, venues, photographers and so on.
- Once you do gather all this useful – nay vital – information, make sure you share it with your fiancée first. Do not, in any way whatsoever, think you’re entitled to handle this on your own, or forever be doomed to face the wrath of bridezilla. Teamwork is key and you’ll need to show her that you care without overstepping.
- Don’t let your fiancée attend all the important meetings alone. Always be by her side and show her your unabashed support and commitment. From time to time – and when appropriate – do voice your opinion and have a say in the process.
- After narrowing down the list of all the wedding prospects, step aside and let her evaluate the situation. Trust that she’ll make the right decision for both you and her.
- Last but not least, make sure she is stress-free and happy. Always re-assure her that no matter the problems, you two will face them together hand-in-hand and that she’s not alone in the process. After all, what matters is that you celebrate your love together.
Happy wedding day!