The Groom: 5 Things You Didn’t know Were Part of Your Role on the Wedding Day

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It’s always delightful to have a say in things, just like how it’s always interesting and refreshing when you make a call and it turns out to be a good one. Being the groom is definitely one hell of a sensitive position to be placed in, especially when your actions through the wedding day either make it or break it.

1. You’re responsible for:

- The family: dealing with both of your families and getting their anxiety and stress out of your bride’s way is the best thing you can do for her on your wedding day. 

- The groomsmen: make sure that your friends are there on time, with the help of your best man, this should be the easiest thing ever. 

Photo by Chronicle Studios

- The rings and the jewelry (If there are any): It’s the groom's sacred duty to keep these prized possessions in a secure place, preferably in a safe. Also, do keep your best man informed and updated on where the keys and the jewelry are. 

- The paperwork and the formalities: everything related to paperwork, legal issues, agreements, alterations, alternatives, and formalities is both your responsibility and hers. You’re about to start a partnership together, you should be able to figure this one out on your own. 

2. You must double check on: 

- The rides: your ride, your family’s ride, your best friend’s ride and out of courtesy, your partner’s ride; should work both ways. This is to be done the night before the wedding and the morning of it. 

Photo by Ramy Mazzika

- The venue: before hitting the sack the night before, you need to double check with the manager of the venue on all the services, including ushers, waiters, and food presentation. 

- The timeline: the day’s timeline falls under the list of things you should take care of. Double check on the timings of the day’s events, like when the photo session starts, when the buffet opens, and so on. 

- Any issues: unexpected occurrences do happen, you just have to double check for any issues, changes or emergencies. If you detect any turbulences, send out your little goblins (groomsmen) to take care of them. 

3. What she is expecting: 

- Your care: Assure her that everything’s going to be alright. She needs to hear that you care just as much as she does; whether this day goes smoothly or not. She needs to understand that you, too are doing your best to make this happen. 

Photo by Melad Nasif

- Your compliments: “Compliments can take you anywhere” they say and yes, it’s true. On your wedding day, your bride only expects nice, comforting words from you, like “I Love you”, “You look unbelievably beautiful” and “Don’t worry about a thing”, unless you start panicking, then it’s her job to help you calm down because love is a two-way street and grooms get scared, feel nervous and shed tears, too. 

- A wedding gift: bottom line, your bride expects a humble gift on your wedding day. She is looking forward to a wedding gift that will make her feel both special and wanted. Just get her something that she wants, but didn’t ask for. However, if you’re expected to get her a wedding gift, then you should expect the same of her, too. 

4. You need to: 

- Be on time: your bride’s biggest fear is probably that her groom would be late for the wedding, or for the photo session. Again, something that unquestionably goes both ways. This is one of those days when the two of you must respect the rules that you set for yourselves. 

Photo by Hamed Kamel

- Be ready: if you make yourself believe that you’ve got this, you’re probably going to nail this whole thing and all that’s troubling you will thin out until it all disappears.

- Be relaxed (Try?): even if you don’t feel it deep inside, try to draw a smile on your own face by being cool and chill, or at least pretending to be. 

5. Offer to: 

- Give a speech: Your bride, friends, and family will surely be thrilled to hear that you want to give a toast during the ceremony. If you could offer them this, you’ll always be remembered as the man of the night. 

- Dance: Don’t slack on your first dance! Instead, opt for the coolest first dance, ever! Take some lessons before the wedding and impress all the guests with your new smooth moves.

Photo by Mohamed Atef

Edited by Nour Nasreldin

It’s always delightful to have a say in things, just like how it’s always interesting and refreshing when you make a call and it turns out to be a good one. Being the groom is definitely one hell of a sensitive position to be placed in, especially when your actions through the wedding day either make it or break it.

1. You’re responsible for:

- The family: dealing with both of your families and getting their anxiety and stress out of your bride’s way is the best thing you can do for her on your wedding day. 

- The groomsmen: make sure that your friends are there on time, with the help of your best man, this should be the easiest thing ever. 

Photo by Chronicle Studios

- The rings and the jewelry (If there are any): It’s the groom's sacred duty to keep these prized possessions in a secure place, preferably in a safe. Also, do keep your best man informed and updated on where the keys and the jewelry are. 

- The paperwork and the formalities: everything related to paperwork, legal issues, agreements, alterations, alternatives, and formalities is both your responsibility and hers. You’re about to start a partnership together, you should be able to figure this one out on your own. 

2. You must double check on: 

- The rides: your ride, your family’s ride, your best friend’s ride and out of courtesy, your partner’s ride; should work both ways. This is to be done the night before the wedding and the morning of it.