by Sarah Title
It’s no secret that the day of the wedding can be a crazy whirlwind. With that being said, it’s only natural for certain things to fall by the wayside. From having a well-balanced meal to leaving yourself plenty of time, allow us to remind you of some important things that should be on every groom’s to-do list.
Look the part
Leave yourself enough time to complete your usual morning routine and to get fully suited up. It’s important to feel your most comfortable on your wedding day and to give yourself enough time to do that. You and your groomsmen will likely be getting ready together so be sure you all leave enough time to groom without overcrowding the bathroom or rushing at the last second. And of course, don’t forget to throw back a drink or two to calm your nerves!
Watch the clock
Keep an eye on the time throughout the day. If you and your groomsmen are doing a fun activity the morning of the wedding, schedule it early enough so you can get ready without feeling rushed. Make sure your family knows what time they need to be where and if any of your family members need help or assistance, be there to help them or ask a groomsmen to cover for you.
Send a note or gift
Give your fiancé(e) a sentimental gift or handwritten note and have it delivered to her on the day of the wedding before you see each other for the first time. It can be anything from engraved jewelry to a cute trinket that represents an inside joke between the two of you. Include a note to let them know how excited to are to finally begin the next chapter of your life together.
While the morning of the wedding can be a hectic time, it’s important you take time to eat! Arrange to have food delivered to your room while you’re getting ready or go out to breakfast with your groomsmen if time allows. Between taking photos and greeting guests it can be easy to miss a meal, but it’s important to keep up your stamina!
Between balancing guests and keeping track of time it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. If you find yourself getting stressed out or anxious, step back and take a deep breath. Remember that your wedding is meant to be a joyous occasion and all the little stuff doesn’t matter as much as it seems. You finally get to marry the love of your life, enjoy it!
Offer to help
Talk to your fiancé(e) prior to the wedding and find out if you have any specific duties to take care of the day of the wedding. You may need to let the photographer into the hotel room or help your groomsmen put on their boutonnieres. Make sure you discuss your jobs well before the wedding so there’s no last-minute confusion and everything can run smoothly.