How to Be the Perfect Groom on Your Big Day

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You and your bride have been waiting for this day for ages. You’ve been yearning for fresh air and a long break after all the hectic preparations. The big day is finally coming up and there’s nothing you want more than for it to go smoothly and as planned. 

Here’s the groom's guide to nailing the day:

The morning of the wedding

- Sleep in: 

Waking up early is the best way to start your day, but remember that you are the groom, so it's okay if you sleep in for a few extra minutes. Your schedule should be nearly empty in the morning so that you can go slow with the pace before all the craziness that is to be expected later on. All you gotta do is set your alarm and have your best man call you the next morning to ensure that you’ve woken up.  

- Watch your diet: 

What you eat that morning stays with you the rest of the day, meaning that you have to watch out by eating a hearty breakfast packed with proteins and avoiding anything that might even slightly upset your stomach. Avoid onion and garlic as well: bad breath. 

The wedding ceremony 

- Before the ceremony: 

You might or might not be the superstitious type, either way, it’s better not to attempt to see your bride before the ceremony. We’re not talking about bad luck, we’re talking about allowing yourself to be surprised and blown away when you see her walking your way. 

See more: The Groom: Your Full Guide to Choosing a Wedding Band 

-The official ceremony

No matter where your official ceremony is held, there are certain things that you have to be aware of before the event:

You have to know when to talk, where to stand/sit, and what to say. 

Since that all eyes will definitely be on you, you have to remember to smile, stand up straight, keep your hands out of your pockets, neither shrug nor fidget, make eye contact when addressed, use people’s names when conversing with them, and finally, not to disrespect the place of worship. 

-The wedding reception 

This is the part where the majority of the people show up. Yes, a few tears might’ve been shed at the ceremony but this is the real part of the whole thing. This is your time to shine! Everyone will want to come up and congratulate you, shake your hand, give you a damn good hug, offer you advice, praise your choice of partner, get you a drink...you know the drill. It’s quite a rush so enjoy the adoration while it lasts. 

Last but not least, your number one focus should be on your partner and vise versa. This is your day and it’s your job to have each others’ backs. Remember what Mignon McLaughlin said, “ A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person”. Stand by your person, always.

 

Edited by Nour Nasreldin

You and your bride have been waiting for this day for ages. You’ve been yearning for fresh air and a long break after all the hectic preparations. The big day is finally coming up and there’s nothing you want more than for it to go smoothly and as planned. 

Here’s the groom's guide to nailing the day:

The morning of the wedding

- Sleep in: 

Waking up early is the best way to start your day, but remember that you are the groom, so it's okay if you sleep in for a few extra minutes. Your schedule should be nearly empty in the morning so that you can go slow with the pace before all the craziness that is to be expected later on. All you gotta do is set your alarm and have your best man call you the next morning to ensure that you’ve woken up.  

- Watch your diet: 

What you eat that morning stays with you the rest of the day, meaning that you have to watch out by eating a hearty breakfast packed with proteins and avoiding anything that might even slightly upset your stomach. Avoid onion and garlic as well: bad breath. 

The wedding ceremony 

- Before the ceremony: 

You might or might not be the superstitious type, either way, it’s better not to attempt to see your bride before the ceremony. We’re not talking about bad luck, we’re talking about allowing yourself to be surprised and blown away when you see her walking your way. 

See more: The Groom: Your Full Guide to Choosing a Wedding Band