Things Every Groom Should Remember for the Wedding Day
You are probably standing amidst a tornado right now, and we understand it’s hard to imagine you could forget something. With most brides dreaming about and preparing for their wedding day for a long time, we know why so much attention is focused on them. This really doesn't mean that all you men out there should take your eye off the ball. Trust us, there are some things you cannot afford to overlook and might never make it to the top of your to-do list.
Here are a few things you should keep in the front of your mind on your wedding day.
Arrive on time
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Guys, grab a beer and listen carefully. Brides naturally get a free ticket to come a bit late for the big day – we secretly think that it’s a part of building up the suspense factor for everyone. That waiting time makes the groom sweat a little and ensures a few anxious moments before the couple cement their love (photographer’s delight, ain’t it?). One thing everyone expects is the groom to be on time; possibly the first person along with his best man and groomsmen. Set your alarm early and sacrifice the idea of pre-wedding night drinks. We don’t like groom-bashing time and a difficult chat about why you were late with the bride!
Remember the wedding rings
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While you are trying hard to turn up on time, the last thing you want to do is leave behind your wedding rings. Keep them on your dressing table the night before your wedding day, make your best friend look after them and bring with him. The mandap or the altar has enough chaos to handle; it doesn’t need the groom frantically searching for rings combined with the perplexed expressions of your guests. Well, it might provide some light entertainment for everyone, but it certainly won't please your bride.
Practice the wedding speech
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The most beautiful part of the wedding celebrations could be that awkward verse you prepared for your love (unless you belong to the Mirza Galib lineage) or your family members. Perhaps, it’s the most interesting wedding moment your guests are looking forward to. The speech gives you a chance to thank everyone who has helped you make your big day possible. Don’t hesitate to bring in those funny stories of yourself and your bride, they never fail to amuse. If you are well prepared and practice your speech, everyone will remember it for all the right reasons.
Bring your overnight bag
Sounds bizarre? Yes, the bride needs to be all packed and prepared to go to your house. But has the thought of checking into the luxury hotel room for the wedding night crossed your mind? You’ve been so busy with helping your bride shop and accommodating everyone’s needs that this is the last thing you would think of. Your wedding night is not a bachelor’s night, and you need more than a pair of boxers to survive (how about starting with clean underwear?). Have someone drop your overnight bag at your changing room before you leave the venue at night. Let that friend be responsible for bringing your bag to the wedding and finding a safe spot for it in the bridal suite.
Buy return gifts for the wedding guests
It’s hard to remember that you also need to dole some gifts out, especially when you get used to goodies coming to your door! It’ crucial to decide who makes it on the gift list. You could include everyone who played a role in your day —from helping organise your bachelor’s, to travelling around with you for suit fittings and other wedding errands. Don’t lose this opportunity to show them how thankful you are. Of course, don't break the bank, but make simple, thoughtful gestures count.
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You don’t need to hide your wedding day’s to-do list as it is cool to have one. Seems like we've covered it all, but let us know if anything's missing from this list. We're men — we forget things.