Thursday, June 26, 2008

For the Groom

The wedding isn't just about the bride anymore. More and more grooms are stepping up and having a say on what goes on during their special day. I think it is great that grooms are taking more interest and there are so many ways to bring in his personality to the day of the wedding.

Here are 5 ways to bring out the groom's personality the day of the wedding:

What to wear? After the bride and the groom decide on a style that coincides with the wedding and reception, have the groom dress himself. If the groom isn't very fashion forward, send him to IMPECCABLE. Impeccable is a company specializing in image consulting and personal shopping for the groom. He will be in good hands there!
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Grooms Cake. This allows the groom to express his taste without the white whipped butter cream frosting! The grooms cake is generally smaller and made up of fruitcake or chocolate. These cakes can bear the logos of sports team or reflect their pet, car or hobby. The cakes can be placed side by side or on opposite ends of the room.

Signature Drink. So many weddings now have a signature cocktail to reflect the color or theme of the wedding. Why not have 2 signature drinks -- One the ladies can sip on that reflects the bride's taste and one that the men can enjoy that the groom picks out.

Honeymoon. Maybe the groom doesn't want anything to do with planning the wedding. Have him plan the honeymoon. Either you both decide on a destination and he plans the details or there was this bride and groom that decided he would plan the whole honeymoon and not tell his bride where they were going until they were checking in to get their boarding pass. (Of course he told her the climate and what to pack for.) She was so excited when she found out she was going to Jamaica!

Getaway Car. This is for the man who wants to make a statement driving his bride away from the reception. This is such a fun new trend. There are exotic car rentals that rent out cars like Corvettes to Maseratis or even Smart Cars for the "green" groom. Please visit for more information.

Groom's Day of Emergency Kit:
  • Breath Mints

  • Cologne

  • Comb

  • Hair Gel

  • Handkerchief

  • Lip Balm

  • Tums

  • Razor and Shaving Cream

  • Toothbrush and Toothpaste

  • Extra pair of black sox (of what ever the groom is wearing that day and make sure they are not too short!!)

  • Extra pair of black shoelaces

Things to Remember:

If you are a man that perspires a lot and/or you are getting married outside on a sunny day, it would be wise to bring an extra dress shirt to change into for the reception.

If you are buying your shoes, make sure to break them in. Wear them to your dance lessons or around the house...but do not wear them outside! Make sure your shoes are in pristine condition the day of the wedding!

Make sure you try on the tux or suit close to the wedding so that if there are any alterations that need to be made it can be done. Also if you are renting a tux, make sure to check and see if you have everything. The cuff links, sox, kerchief, shoes that are both the right size, etc.

Remember this is your wedding day, so please limit the alcohol intake before the ceremony. Make sure the groomsman are aware of how special this day means to you also!

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