You know the line…boys will always be boys, well, it’s also true about grooms!
As a bride/groom, it is important for you to not get frustrated with this new news, but instead be proactive.
Well how do you do this? It’s easy, follow our steps!
- The groom has officially asked his groomsmen, now you jump in!
Send an email to the entire groomsmen party, giving them as much information as possible about the wedding planning. Lay out the “ground rules.”
Will you be providing them attire? Do they need to start saving for your wedding? What do they need to do? When do they need to arrive in-town? What wedding activities are they in-charge of / need to plan for?
2. Speeches? Is the best-man the only one speaking? or are there more? Is it a group speech?
Get all that information prior, so you aren’t surprised/upset on your big day. I recommend sending them tips for speeches and giving them a time limit. Did you know the average attention span is 8 second…yes, you must keep guests on their toes to keep them listening!
3. Attire? Get it done early on! From personal experience, I used the black tux and LOVED it. Talk about organization and professionalism. It is online and makes it easy for those boys coming from all different parts of the world for your big day!
4. Drinking? Yes, you need to tell them in advance to not over drink on your big day. I recommend sending them an email directly from you (leaving off the groom) explaining to them that this is a super important day in your life and would appreciate if they didn’t drink until cocktail hour. Today isn’t the day for bottomless brunch…
5. Let them have fun, you can’t change them. You forget how nervous they are! Let them enjoy the experience too. It’s the hands-on/hands-off experience. You will know, how much to do and how little do it, once you are in this role!