How a Groom Can Prepare for the Big Day

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The day of the wedding, a bride has approximately 8,410 things to do simultaneously. For this reason, she’s surrounded by her friends, family and hired help to prepare her for the big day. Typically, as the groom, you might have three or four things to do. As the joke goes that might be two or three too many with the one single responsibility being to actually show up! Kidding aside, let’s take a look at how a prospective groom might want to prepare for his big day.

Don’t Party the Night Before

The Big Day is also a very long day, so get a good night sleep and don’t go out with the boys painting the town red. The boys are welcome to hang out, kick it, play some video games and watch a movie from the confines of your home, hotel room, or other local spot. Some grooms even have a poker party the night before, ordering food, watching sports and just hanging out which is a great way to spend the night before the wedding. The worst thing to do is have “one last night” on the town going wild. You can just rent The Hangover, you don’t have to live it.

Don’t Go Watch a Movie That Morning

Speaking from personal experience, the popular movie “Batman Begins” was out in IMAX and my groomsman did their best to try and convince me that it would be a great idea to catch the first showing of the film. Thankfully, I didn’t give in, but I’m a little ashamed of how tempted I was! Nevertheless, the point is, don’t make commitments before your wedding if it doesn’t directly involve the wedding. Need to go to the barber for a haircut or shave? That’s good! Want to go out for a nice breakfast or brunch with the guys? No problem. Take up a round of golf? Bad idea – you’ll strain yourself out, get too much sun and use up all the time before your wedding. Be smart!

Don’t Exercise

Normally the best advice is to get a little run in, but you need to think like you’re the Quarterback of the Super Bowl team. Would you really want to risk injury the day of your wedding? Do you really want to stand in front of everyone on a cramped leg or twisted ankle? How are you going to dance if your abs are killing you? The best thing to do is workout the day (or two) before the wedding and do some light stretching in the morning instead of a regular (or strenuous!) workout.

Relax, Have Fun, Take Pictures

Some of the best memories of my wedding day weren’t at the wedding, they were before the wedding getting ready with my best friends and groomsman. We joked around, got dressed together, took pictures – it was really a wonderful and memorable piece of a special day. There’s no reason to get nervous or freak out. You’re about to be the center of attention, go to an amazing party and eat all the food you want. Sounds good to me!

Final Thoughts

The point is, you’ll want to take it easy to prepare for the big day. Make sure you have all your duties taken care of – meaning you have your tux, you have “the ring” safe and secure, and you are completely aware of the timeline so you know when and where you need to be. Don’t do it alone, bring your friends along for the whole day and just have a lot of fun!

William Sanai
William Sanai works at Perfectly Made Weddings as an Assistant Wedding Coordinator.
William Sanai

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