Five Reasons Why You Should Listen To The Groom’s Weird Wedding Ideas
One of the main accusations that gets thrown at grooms’ wedding planning ideas is that, well, they’re often a bit weird. He wants to wear an Elvis jumpsuit, or have thrash metal as the arrival music, you know the sort of thing. Look at this picture. Look at him. He’s having fun and putting some of his (admittedly odd) personality into the day. In honour of this katana-wielding hero, I here is a defence of why you should listen to some of the groom’s weirder planning tips.
1) He Wants To Say His Vows In Klingon
Klingon is an incredibly efficient language, did you know that it only has one word for the colours green, blue and yellow? Think of how much time that would save when planning the colour scheme of a wedding. APPROVED.
2) He Wants You To Dress As Princess-Leia-Hutt-Prisoner-Era
Yes, it’s a bit weird that he wants you to dress in a metal bikini and stick Danish pastries on your head, but it’s only because he thinks you would look super hot and as long as he’s not dressed as Skywalker (that’s her brother, remember?), where’s the harm? If you absolutely have to refuse, why not promise it to him for the honeymoon? PART-APPROVED.
3) He Wants To Arrive In the TARDIS
Firstly, impress him by revealing that you know that TARDIS stands for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space; then say yes, on the condition that you can have the reception in it afterwards, that thing could comfortably seat 250. APPROVED.
4) He Wants To Write His Wedding Vows In HTML
Haven’t you heard the news? Geek wedding vows are all the rage and if your bloke is a bit of a nerd then what’s wrong with him expressing himself as only he can – it means it’s from the heart. APPROVED.
5) He Wants A Team of Ewoks To Re-enact the Forest Moon of Endor Party Scene
Ok, that is odd. You’re either going to have to find really compliant children or go to a specialist casting agency and either way that’s going to cost you. DENIED.
Thank you for this humourous piece from Staggered.The UK's leading men's wedding website offering help and advice to grooms, best men and fathers of the bride.
The Groom. What To Wear on His Wedding Day
The poor groom is often left last to be considered when choosing what to wear. The groom should complement the style of the bride and maids, ensuring that the colour and theme of the wedding is considered. There is now a huge range of suits and accessories available to the groom to ensure that he does not blend too much in to the background. He can be fashionable and let his character come through to help ensure that his confidence is at his highest on the big day. It can suddenly feel daunting to be dressed up to the nines and he may feel self conscious, but there is a lot of help available.
The Eternal Search
So your bride has been fantasizing about her wedding dress, probably since birth. I, (being a bloke), most certainly haven’t given my outfit such importance. There I am helping to decide (basically agreeing) on things like ribbon trims to match my soon to be mother in laws shoe laces (yawn), that I couldn’t even remotely think about good old me. In fact a piece of advice chaps, at the early planning stages of your wedding, you will hear the words, “I” or “my wedding” rather a lot. Just accept this mode to start with then “guide” your bride gently into the thought process that you do actually have a fairly important part to play, i.e. no you, no wedding.
Anyway whatever my excuse for putting it off, I had to think about what to wear at some point. Of course, periodic or “gentle” little nudges from my dearest along the lines of, “hadn’t you better sort yourself out soon darling?” were ever increasing. At last I thought, I can go out and get something that I want. WRONG. My plan, go out and choose what I want for me and my guys to wear, bob’s your uncle. So I say to my missus to be, “honey, I am going out with the guys on Saturday to get some clothes for the wedding”, well if looks could kill.
What followed was a list of do’s, do not’s, what if’s, you must match this, match that, your suit better not make my dress look rubbish and the best bit of all, don’t spend too much. WHAT I cry given that Fort Knox was emptied of all gold Bullion to enable my dear beloved to get her dream dress. Yes men the dress. The worn once dress, the never to be seen again dress, the dress whose next task is to basically make for very happy moths in the depths of your loft.
“Darling” I hear myself say, “why don’t you come with me to help me choose, you know, just to make sure”? I know what you are thinking chaps, you sell out. Actually it was the smartest move because within what seemed like 20 seconds, I was presented with lists of websites to look at, magazines with yellow things sticking out of strategically chosen pages and so on. Perfect, my bride has input and I didn’t have to lift a finger. The rest as they say is history. Input from my bride, which all fun aside, was well handy and she was seriously happy being included in my important bit, (this is called brownie points), job done. OK so I know what you are thinking, who is the guy writing this article. I am Steve Bishop, Company Director of Hugh Harris Formal Attire. We specialise in all aspects of formal wear whether you want to hire, buy or have something made for you. And yes, you are correct I did get the suits for my wedding (1st Oct 2010) from Hugh Harris BUT wouldn’t have if I was not comfortable with the product. Even though I have been in the industry 20 odd years didn’t mean that I had any advantages with wedding planning than anybody else’s. What I will say is that now that I have been involved with actual wedding plans, my perspective is now very different. My story is based on my own experiences but also those of the hundreds, if not thousands of grooms / couples that I have helped over the years. My final thought’s, just go with the flow, life is too short and if you can’t enjoy the planning of a wedding i.e. chill and be equal, then how can you enjoy the day, 100%.
Steve Bishop Hugh Harris Formal Attire