Making the Day Yours, Too
A groom is often kind of the participant at the wedding in most aspects. For the most part, this is fine for guys. This is a day that you will want to remember forever, though, and there is no reason why you can’t take some steps to make sure that it stands out in your mind and apart from other weddings by adding your own touches. Follow these tips to make the day yours, too.
The Wedding Photos
You’re paying a lot of money for these pictures, so in addition to the run-of-the-mill wedding shots, why not try a few fun poses? You and your party might want to try faking a formal poker game, or get a Bonnie-and-Clyde style shot of the bride and groom. Wedding pictures are important reminders of the day, and almost everyone will have their formal picture in their house, but trying something a bit different too will be a hit with your guests when they come over and see it.
Something that many grooms do not consider is that the ring that the bride gives them in the exchange tends to get more wear on it than the one that the bride receives. It is a truism among couples that the husband’s ring almost wears out long before the wife’s, and it can happen a lot sooner than you would think. Some rings wear out in less than ten years!
To avoid this, try looking for a ring that is made from more durable material. Titanium rings are one of the big fashions right now. They are durable and resistant to scratching, and once they are cleaned they look like new again. White gold rings are also a popular choice for men rather than yellow gold. Encourage your bride-to-be to have the ring engraved, too, it’s a great reference for those who tend to forget important dates. This 14k white gold half round wedding band pictured here is available at SuperJeweler.com.
The Groom’s Cake??
Yes, there is indeed a real thing called the groom’s cake. It was a tradition that has its roots in the Southern United States, but today the groom’s cake is becoming a more common sight at weddings. Usually, the cake is the kind favored by the groom, and is a chance for the bride to show how well she knows her husband (it’s the bride that chooses the cake). The cake is usually topped off or molded into a shape that depicts something the groom is interested in. The cake can be served at the reception or at the rehearsal dinner, but you should make sure that your guests get to see it before it gets cut up.
Many weddings have also started to include a toast to the groom at the reception in addition to the traditional toast to the bride. This toast can be offered by any number of people, but it is usually the best man who would carry it out. The best man has traditionally offered the toast to the bride, but more often than not he is much more familiar with the groom. As a reflection of this, a sibling or parent of the bride is now being asked to offer the bride’s toast more often than the best man is.
Remember, this is your day too. You will want to remind people of that, even if it’s just yourself years later! Don’t be afraid to have your personality reflected in the day.