As a groom (congrats,
by the way), here’s what’s expected of you. Of course, these are
just the government recommended minimums. Your mileage may vary.
Prepare your side of the guest list.
Go for the gold.
Choose the wedding bands, which can match or just have matching
engravings. Some couples have their initials engraved with their
wedding date inside the ring.
Keep it real.
Call the marriage license bureau to determine the necessary
requirements and timing. Arrange for the blood test, if necessary.
Get from Point A to B.
Book transportation to and from the ceremony and after the
Give a toast at the rehearsal dinner in response to the best man’s
toast. Mention how lucky you are to marry your bride and thank your
parents, in-laws, and guests.
Book a hotel room for your wedding night, unless you are leaving
directly to the honeymoon.
Honeymoon getaway, that is. While you’re probably going to pick a
place with your bride, you are still responsible for most of the
Help out as much as
possible, but know your limitations (both personal and fiancée
Do your own
research, or at least fake it as best as possible. Think college
Ask for help.
There's no better way to score brownie points with your future
wife than asking for help on a task. Well, you could do the task
on your own, but that's expecting a lot of you.
Don't just go along
for the ride. It might seem like it's working, but sometime,
somewhere...this will bite you when you least expect it.
Yes, it's your
wedding. But your fiancée's probably been thinking about this
for much longer than you have. Speak up, but be supportive of