The Groom’s Wedding Duties
As the groom, you’re not absolved of helping with the wedding plans. Here’s what you need to do to help out.
The good news: You are completely abdicated from picking the flowers or the invitations.
The bad news: There’s still a whole lot more to be done, and your involvement is key.
- Get your side of the guest list together. Consult our advice on compiling a guest list to get started.
- Pick your groomsmen and best man (and don’t forget to tell him what you expect him to do)
- Help build a budget. Our complete guide to planning a wedding budget can help
- Pick your wedding bands together. Learn more about selecting a wedding ring
- Plan what you and your groomsmen will wear
- Help select parent gifts
- Buy a gift for your bride
- Prepare a toast for the rehearsal dinner or reception. Our wedding toast tips will help you get started
That’s the barebones list. If you want to help prevent your bride from having a mental breakdown (and hating you for not helping more in the process), consider your strengths and where you think you could help the most. Volunteer to take charge of one or more of these major planning components:
Other Areas Where You Can Help Out:
- Honeymoon Travel
- Travel details for out of town guests
- A special day-of surprise for your bride (like a bagpiper, fireworks, etc.)