Grooms (taken from good resources...men who have been in your shoes):
If you are
having your reception at a hotel and they are providing you with a
bridal suite for the night, do not forget to bring a change of clothes
for the next day.
There is a
tradition you should be aware of should you wish to prevent
embarrassment to you on your wedding day. In this tradition, your
groomsmen will steal away your shoes and write with shoe polish on the
underside. On one shoe, they will write the word "HELP" and on the other
shoe the word "ME" or some variation thereof. When you kneel before the
altar, the underside of your shoes will be exposed to your entire
congregation. So, be sure to hide your shoes from your groomsmen!
- Take the marriage license and wedding rings to the
rehearsal and see if the officiant will store them until the wedding
day. These are two less things not to have to worry about forgetting.
- Have someone make you sandwiches that you and your
new spouse can eat in the car while driving from the ceremony to the
reception site. YOU WILL NOT EAT DURING THE RECEPTION - too many
people will keep asking to take your picture.
- Don't obsess. Something will not go as planned, but
people will either not notice or will sympathize with you. Enjoy your
wedding and laugh stuff off. Best wishes!
- Guys, don't let your fiancé take all the stress of
the planning and budgeting. GET INVOLVED! Not only will it make things
easier for both of you, you'll have a ceremony that you'll both look
back on and be able to know that you worked on it together.
Contact David at Elegant Affairs or see their
They will do all your event planning and
let you enjoy your special day without worries.