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When it comes to the big day much of the advice is centred around the bride and how they might be feeling. After all, it is their wedding day. But often we can sideline the groom. We just expect they will be there, ready and waiting, whether the bride is on time or not and disregarding the nerves or anxiety they might be feeling. However, it is much the groom’s day as it is the bride’s. So I wanted to share with you some of the top tips for the groom on the big day.
- Tips for the groom on his wedding day
- Avoid partying too hard the night before
- Think about your facial hair
- Make sure you are comfortable underneath the suit or tux
- Eat breakfast
- Avoid too many drinks in the morning
- Give yourself plenty of time to get ready
- Have your best men around you
- Make sure you know where the rings are
- Have a moment with special people in your life
Tips for the groom on his wedding day
Avoid partying too hard the night before
One of the first things to consider would be to avoid partying too hard the night before. Traditionally you would spend the night away from your future wife and often spend time with your friendship group. However, this can usually lead to drinking too much alcohol and late nights. You will want to feel rested and fresh the next day, so be sensible and avoid partying too hard.
Think about your facial hair
Another thing to consider would be your facial hair. I appreciate that some men would like to have some facial hair or stubble as part of their usual look, but make sure everything is neatened up in the morning. If you can, go clean-shaven. You won’t regret it when you look back on pictures in years to come.
Make sure you are comfortable underneath the suit or tux
You may not have had much say on the suit or tux you might be wearing, but that doesn’t mean to say you can’t be comfortable underneath. The last thing you want is to feel restricted or uncomfortable, so make sure you wear underpants that you are happy with and that fit you well.
It is important that you eat breakfast in the morning. You might be struggling with nerves or feeling a little woozy but there will be a long time to wait before you get to eat again. Have a breakfast that you love and that is filling. At least this way your stomach won’t be rumbling throughout the ceremony.
Avoid too many drinks in the morning
It can also be very tempting to start drinking alcohol while you are getting ready for the big day, but this can often mean that you won’t be in the best shape for the actual proceedings. Know your limits and don’t ruin it for yourself. On a side note, it is good advice to not drink too much water as well. The last thing you want is to feel desperate for the toilet when you are trying to say “I do”.
Give yourself plenty of time to get ready
Traditionally the bride is always late, but that doesn’t mean you have to be late yourself. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get ready in the morning. Even if you just take your time with it you will appreciate the slower pace.
Have your best men around you
You will likely not be seeing the bride on the morning of your wedding, so a great idea is to have your best men around you. Your official best man, the ushers if you have them, family embers and your parents. No matter how confident you are, nerves can set in a little, and it is a good idea to have those important people around you to take your mind off things or help you when you need it the most.
Make sure you know where the rings are
One of the things you might be responsible for is the wedding rings, and you may even have appointed this responsibility to your best man. But whatever your situation is, make sure you know exactly where they are at all times. They are an important factor in the wedding, and nobody wants to be stood at the end of the aisle while others have blank faces when the rings are asked for.
Have a moment with special people in your life
Finally, make sure you take a moment for the special people in your life before the ceremony starts. This might be parents, step-parents, siblings, grandparents, and friends. These moments are what you will treasure in years to come and it gives you a chance to take stock of the occasion and your feelings about what is about to happen. The ceremony and the reception will go by so quickly.
Hopefully, these tips will help you on your big day and above all else, enjoy the day, the preparations beforehand, the wedding itself as you say ‘I do’ and the party which follows after.