“Honey Do” List
All of these blogs have been focused on the bride, which is fitting considering she usually is the center of attention when it comes to the biggest day of her life. And rightfully so. However, in honor of Father’s Day coming up and all of us celebrating the wonderful men in our lives, we are going to focus on the groom. We’ll discuss some tips for the groom, a list of “to-dos” the day before, and hopefully ease this whole process for you as well.
To start, we will provide you with some tips on how you can make this day run smoothly. I promise that your significant other wants your help when it comes to wedding planning. We like the reassurance that you are as committed as we are to making this the happiest day of both of our lives. Now yes, typically we like hearing “whatever you want, babe”. But for such an important day, we like to hear your opinions and see your style shine through in your choices. Help pick a date. And say why that date stands out to you! How about an anniversary? Or maybe you’ll never forget September 20th because that’s the day you knew you had found your forever person and couldn’t wait to tell all of your family and friends. We wanna hear these things. When you’re committing to spending the rest of your life with someone, it’s nice to know you’re on the same page.
Decide on the guest list together. Choose to make enemies together. Just kidding. But seriously, it can get slightly awkward sending out the invites and a group of people who thought they were getting one, don’t get one. So unite together now, just like you will on your big day, and make these decisions together.
Look nice. I know this goes without saying, but we’ll still address it. I think sometimes the groom just assumes that everyone is paying attention to the bride and her dress, the beautiful makeup, the hairdo that took 2 hours to do. But that’s even more reason to show up looking your best. Show your gal (or guy) that you want to make sure you are looking your absolute best for this day. And if your significant other wants all of you wearing pink polka dot socks with little teddy bears attached at the ankles, you better do it!! Only kidding….. Well, kind of?
Your vows. We talked about vows in an earlier post, but they are so, so important if it’s something you and your significant other decide to do together. Take the time to get sappy and emotional and truly put your heart on the line. You are vowing to spend the rest of your life with one person and build your happiness together, so make sure your vows reflect that.
Last, but not least, help her choose the perfect venue. My husband actually chose our wedding venue and I never went and looked anywhere else. It meant so much to me that he cared enough to have an opinion on one of the most important aspects of the wedding, I fell in love with the place instantly. (Contact us today to set up a tour!!!)
Now let’s talk about a few things you can/should do the day before your wedding.
Relax. Spend time with family and friends. Just take it easy. Chances are there are some people in town that you haven’t seen in a long time. Hang out with them, tell stories, golf, go see a movie. Whatever your style is. Just enjoy the moment and be present. We all get so caught up with technology, it’s often easy to “post” feelings instead of actually sharing them with those around you. So just sit back, relax, and get ready for what is ahead of you.
Don’t drink. Too much at least! I know everyone wants to celebrate and have a good time. Remember those friends/family in town that you haven’t seen in forever? Don’t try to drink enough to catch up on the missed time. Your significant other will thank you for it the next day when you don’t show up to the ceremony looking like you haven’t slept in 3 days and were reliving your frat days the night before. (And you’ll thank yourself!) Along with this, eat in moderation. We’re not saying don’t drink a drop of alcohol and starve yourself the day before the wedding, but you want to feel your best for this day. And if I had to guess, you’ve spent a lot of money on the bar and catering for the wedding and you want to be able to enjoy it yourself.
Get your honey a little gift. Nothing will make their day more than receiving a little something before the ceremony to let them know how excited you are for the night ahead. Even if it’s just a little note, a bag of sour gummy worms because you know it’s their favorite, the gesture will go a long way and will surely bring a smile to their face. It’s comforting to know that at the end of the night, it’s just the two of you together and this can serve as a small reminder.
Get some rest. So, so important. Pretend like tomorrow you’re interviewing for the most important job of your life that can make or break your bank account. Or whatever motivates you. Treat the day/night before just as important as the day that’s following.
So, if you’re ready to help your partner out and want them to know that you are by their side through it all, contact Oasis today and check us out!! We cannot thank you all enough for the opportunity to be such a big part of such a big day. We know this day means the world to you and it means the world to us that you choose Oasis!!
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