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How To: Including Your Groom in The Wedding Planning Process

  • 3 min read

Wedding planning often falls on the shoulders of the bride to be with the groom expected to nod in approval. However, many brides want to include their fiancé in the wedding planning process and often times the groom wants to weigh in on the decisions as well. 


 groom holding his excited bride to be in her long white jumpsuit in the park

As you begin your wedding planning journey it’s important to discuss what each of you prioritize. Talk to your fiancé and determine his "must haves" and be prepared to make a few compromises. Perhaps he has always pictured a large informal, outdoor wedding with all his friends and family while you have always dreamt of a more formal intimate affair.

When you disagree on a decision take a step back and determine how important it really is to you versus how important it is to your partner. Just like with your future marriage, there will be give and take but ultimately with clear communication you and your beau will plan a wedding that will make both of your dreams come true.  

Once you and your fiancé are on the same page for all the major decisions, you can move on to the fun part! There are several decisions in the wedding planning process that can be fun for the two of you and are opportunities for you to make memories you will treasure. Here is our run-down of some the best wedding planning activities to share with your partner. 

1. Choosing Your Wedding Cake

Ask anyone who recently got married and they will tell you that designing their wedding cake was one of the most fun steps in the process. Contact a few bakeries and ask to schedule a wedding cake tasting. You and your partner will have a blast sampling cake flavors, fillings and icings. You’ll get to check the cake off your wedding to-do list while also enjoying a fun and unique date with your fiancé. The best part is that if you disagree on your favorite cake, the bakery can do a his and hers tier of each of your favorite flavors.

 excited bride in little white dress downtown with her fiancé taking engagement photos

2. Selecting Groom and Groomsmen Attire

Your fiancé will likely have an opinion about what he wants to wear on his big day as well as how his best guys are styled. This is an excellent opportunity to plan a fun group date with your fiancé and a few of his groomsmen. Whether you decide to rent or purchase, schedule an appointment at a menswear retailer that specializes in wedding apparel. Your fiancé and his friends will enjoy picking out looks that both complement their style and the feel of your wedding. This is a great opportunity for you to bond with your groom’s friends as well as mark another thing off your to-do list. 

 smiling groom with his bride to be and wedding party holding a bottle of Le Marca Champagne

3. Picking Your Wedding Music

Picking out your wedding playlist together is an excellent way to spend a night with your fiancé reminiscing about all your favorite songs. Your wedding music is a great way to sprinkle in both of your personalities into the event. If you’re a little bit country and he’s a little bit rock n’ roll the two of you will have so much fun singing and dancing to all your favorites as you craft the perfect playlist.

4. Shopping For Your Wedding Registry 

Plan a day for you and your fiancé to shop for the items to add to your wedding registry.  Give your fiancé the scanning gun and let him go wild scanning the luxury grill he’s always wanted and the latest and greatest espresso machine. You and your groom will have so much fun creating your ultimate newlywed wish list.

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