November 21, 2019
Bride Guide #10 from SLC Utah wedding photographer Lauren Kay Photography.
This is your groom’s wedding day too! Pretty obvious, I know. But believe it or not, guys actually do have hopes and dreams about their wedding. Contrary to the “it’s all about the bride” belief, guys care too. If you want to start a good marriage together, it starts with being selfless and focused on him right now.
So, before you start any planning, or right now if you already have, I want you to sit down and talk to your groom. Ask him about his dream wedding day and just listen. And you might have to dig. From the day they’re born, guys are trained to think they can’t have an opinion because they hear that they just need to do what the bride wants. Let him know you really value his opinion, and that you want to hear it. He will trust you and open up if you continually, genuinely show you care.
Questions to ask your groom:
Now, some of his ideas really might not be the best. Remember the hot pink and mint? Or the lace dress? You are probably more of the wedding planning expert and know what is in style and what will look and be best. So, I’m not saying to just do everything he says he wants, but I am saying to include him. If you ask his opinion then explain, explain, and explain some more. He’s not a woman. He probably doesn’t know there are a hundred different shades of pink. Explain in detail what you mean until he’s catching the vision too. Remember that he may not have as long of an attention span as you do when it comes to wedding planning. Be understanding of that. But invite him to consultations, choose to include him, and respect his opinions.
Think of both of you. When you pick a venue, or decide who will be invited, or plan out the details, remember that he’s a part of this too! Ask him what he wants and try to do things that will be most meaningful for both of you.
If it’s not a big deal to you then compromise! If you don’t strongly care about smashing the cake in each other’s faces but it’s his deepest wish, then do it.
When you’re trying to understand how much something matters to each of you, rate how much you care about it on a scale of 1 to 10. For example, “I want to dance at our wedding at a 9” would mean he really wants to.
Try to think of ways you can make your sweetheart feel validated, loved, important, spoiled, and special. There are a lot of ways you can make his opinions matter without it infringing on your dreams.
Overall, make your wedding about both of you. A day you can look back on and love and cherish together.
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Other ways to include and spoil your groom:
Ask yourself these questions: