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Although the bride and her family traditionally and historically have taken on most wedding planning duties, grooms are stepping up to join in on the fun of creating a special day. In fact, 92 percent of grooms say they have helped with some aspect of the wedding planning process.
Indeed, the more grooms become involved with the wedding planning, the more precious and more memorable experience for everyone involved. If you are searching for more ways to involve your groom-to-be in wedding planning, here are four ideas to consider.
1. Let the Groom Pick the Engagement Ring
At one time, the groom would choose the engagement ring, surprising his beloved with a proposal and ring presentation during a romantic date. In recent years, however, the bride has taken on a more instrumental role in this area.
Top Wedding Sites recommends that “When he is ready to take the step of marrying you, you should take the step of letting him pick out the ring.”
Of course, you, the bride-to-be, can still give him general ideas of your preferences, such as silver versus gold or stone type, but let him take the lead on the specifics for this meaningful symbol.
2. Ask Him to Design and Manage Your Wedding Website
If your fiancé is a tech aficionado — even if he’s just tech proficient — ask him to manage your wedding website. Many professional wedding companies offer a variety of services, including invitations and free wedding website templates that you can manage. This task is ideal for grooms who want to make sure the website looks great and is easy to navigate for guests who want to celebrate your marriage.
In particular, top websites like Minted.com offer an impressive variety of templates and color schemes, digital photo galleries, a personalized site with a custom URL, and much more. Let him know how much more efficient his work on your website will make things for both of you and your families.
3. Agree for Your Groom to Plan the Reception Music
Grooms often love this fun duty in wedding planning, so let him have at it. You two may agree on a few details, such as the song for your first dance and the overall genres of music, but then let him build the ultimate wedding playlist for your big day by working with either a hired DJ or wedding band.
4. Request That He Manage His Groomsmen
Of course, your fiancé will select and invite his best friends to serve as groomsmen. But you can ask him to take it a step further and manage their suit fittings and tasks for the wedding day.
Even better, remind him he can enlist the help of his best man to help keep him on schedule. Turning it into a team effort lets him feel involved but not overwhelmed.
Involving Your Groom-to-be in the Wedding Planning Will Make the Day Extra Special
Any way that you and your groom-to-be can work together for your future is a huge win. When your fiancé helps plan the music, works with his groomsmen, gets techy with your wedding website, or chooses the perfect engagement ring, it gives him a chance to show how much he loves you and how special he wants the day to turn out for both of you and all your guests.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.