You may feel there is a lot on your shoulders as a groom-to-be. With those four little words—”will you marry me”—you’ll agree to take on the life of another human being for better or worse, in sickness and health, until death do you part. So the added pressure of putting together a wedding ceremony can feel like a lot to handle.
But countless grooms have made it through the ordeal of their wedding day, and you can too. It’s just a matter of taking your responsibilities one at a time. What are the groom’s responsibilities? A quick checklist will help you prepare to take them on.
Buying the Wedding Band
The ring is one of the most significant pieces of jewelry you and your spouse will ever own, so you want to do your due diligence in choosing one for your spouse-to-be. Unlike the engagement ring, you can get your partner in on choosing the band. Pay attention to the cut, metal, and carats of the ring and what it looks like with the engagement ring.
Communicating With Your Side of the Family
Whether it’s a small wedding or a large one, trying to get everyone from so many different social circles in one place is one of the biggest challenges of any wedding. The best way to get it done is to divide and conquer with your soon-to-be spouse. You should make it your responsibility to make sure those on your side of the family get an invitation.
Choosing the Groomsmen
Your groomsmen are your partners in crime, so make sure you choose them wisely. Naturally, you’ll want people who are close to you in your circle, but you also want to make sure they’re dependable. Otherwise, you may have groomsmen who are late to the rehearsal and ceremony or unwilling to buy their suits. Also, keep in mind you will need to give them groomsmen gifts.
Deciding on Attire
Speaking of suits, choosing one is also on the list of important groom’s responsibilities. Finding one that fits and matches the aesthetic of your wedding is key. A few aspects to keep in mind when looking for the perfect suit include:
- Color scheme of the wedding
- Theme of the wedding
- Time of year of the wedding
- Location of the wedding
- How the suit looks with your partner’s clothes
Since your groomsmen’s suits will match yours, choosing their suits will be part of choosing yours. Having your best man involved will help make this process easier.
Making a Speech
The best man and maid of honor are known for making speeches at the reception, but you will have to say a few words as well. Not to worry—this speech is much shorter than the others; simply say a few heartfelt words thanking everyone for coming and expressing your appreciation for your spouse.
Being a groom is no easy feat. Fortunately, a trip to Emanuele’s Tuxedo’s wedding suit store will help make at least one of your responsibilities much easier.