Wait, the groom has to help with the wedding planning?
While the list of to-dos for the groom are nowhere near as long as the bride's to-dos, does not mean you get a free pass for the planning process. Being a groom can be simple, if you listen, are respectful, and are a part of the planning.
- Show up - Both mentally and physically. If you are physically there, either in the conversation or at a meeting, but not listening or participating, you might as well not have even shown up. Your bride has done more research than you can imagine, so show her the respect of listening and appreciating all she has done.
- Pick your battles - There will be an aspect of the wedding that will be important to you (think bar and band). Those are the arguments worth having. Do you care what color the floral centerpieces are? Make a list of your top priorities and communicate that to your bride.
- Be helpful - Many grooms won't know how to be helpful, so let's make it simple: just ask. Ask your bride or your family what you can do to be helpful. By simply asking, you are showing you care and want to help. This will score many points for you!
Any past grooms have other helpful hints?