Now that you’re engaged, your fiancee is probably bombarding you with ideas for the ceremony and reception. Choosing decorations and attire might be more their speed, so you’ll have to find ways to help out that suit your strengths.
If planning a formal wedding isn’t your forte, there are plenty of other ways for you to be involved in the prep for your big day. Check out these suggestions for ways to help your partner set up the event without straying too far from your comfort zone.
Catering and corkage needs are great areas to put your energy into if you’re not interested in design or aesthetics. While many aspects of party planning can be stressful, testing out catering options is fun and rewarding. Not only do you get to ensure that you find options that you and all of your guests will enjoy, but you also get to spend time with your partner as you try out each caterer’s food.
To help the event run smoothly and coordinate with other wedding plans, you can get a head start on planning your bachelor party. If your groomsmen are handling the event, you can give them tips or a timeline to ensure that your party’s activities line up with your partner’s plans.
Tradition dictates that men aren’t usually involved in planning their own bachelor parties, but it may be fun to help your friends come up with ideas or share your preferences. If you communicate what you would like and what you wouldn’t like, you’ll have the best possible time.
A great way to help your partner plan your wedding is to get a head start on planning for the honeymoon. If your partner is focused on the details of the ceremony, they may be relieved to know that you are headlining the honeymoon plans and taking some responsibilities off of their shoulders.
While planning a honeymoon is similar to planning any other trip, you may want to think about small details that will make it more romantic for you and your partner. Try to book a special suite at a resort or hotel, make reservations in advance for popular restaurants and attractions, or even double-check to have travel documents in order if you’re heading out of the country.
If you would like to take part in planning your ceremony and reception but don’t have the same eye for decor that your partner has, you can help make sure that the event runs smoothly instead. For instance, you may want to arrange to transport your guests from their hotels to your venue for added convenience or help shuttle them from the ceremony to the reception if they are being held in different venues.
Finally, you can think of a special surprise to incorporate into your ceremony or reception that will really impress your partner. If they have spent months preparing for your big day, they will likely be focused on making sure that everything goes according to plan.
To relieve their stress and make sure that they have the best time on your special day, you can plan a sweet gesture that they won’t expect. Whether you present your vows in a unique way, play a special song at your reception, or come up with another creative idea, your extra effort will make your partner smile.
Your wedding should be a special day for both you and your partner, but the planning process isn’t fun for everyone. If you follow these tips, you can support your partner during this special time and find fun ways to be involved in the event. No matter what you choose, you’ll be glad to know that you had a hand in making your day so special.