How To Involve Your Groom

All the ladies out there know what we mean when we say it can be difficult to involve grooms in the wedding planning process. The majority of grooms aren’t picky about the flower arrangements we choose or the linens we rent. Sooner or later may brides give up trying to involve their future husband and make the decisions themselves.

We’re here to tell you that there is another way! There are plenty of opportunities for your groom to be involved in planning your big day. Choose one, two, or all of these ways to let your fiance add his personal touch to the ceremony or reception. After all, your wedding day is about both of you.

1. Pick the First Dance Song

Does your fiance love to jam out to his favorite beats? Let him shuffle through his music collection to find the perfect song for your first dance! Want to be daring? Leave it completely up to him and be surprised on your wedding day with his song choice!

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2. Spice Up Your Registry with Masculinity

Brides are easily distracted registering for plates, linens, and kitchen appliances. But your groom may have his eye on the latest Black and Decker drill or surround sound system. Those items are not off limits from a wedding registry. In fact, we encourage you to add them! Make sure you register somewhere your groom can pick out the things he wants too. We suggest Sears, Best Buy, or other stores that specialize in tools, grill-ware, and electronics.

Sears

3. Customize Food and Drinks

Marrying a foodie? Then leave the meal planning to him! Perhaps he wants to plan the whole menu from the cocktail hour down to the cake. Guys with a sweet tooth will have a knack for picking out desserts. Perhaps beverages are his specialty. We love the idea of creating a his & hers signature cocktail for your reception!

Cocktails

4. Let Him Surprise You

Give your groom the task of surprising you with honeymoon plans or wedding night accommodations. This forces you to loosen your grip on some of the plans while allowing you to focus on the little details. Plus, what a delight to enjoy a surprise your husband planned with the two of you in mind!

Hopefully this list will get you thinking of ways to involve your groom in the wedding planning process. Keep in mind that your fiance has his own talents, hobbies, and interests that can be incorporated into your wedding day.

Already married and have other recommendations for involving the groom? Share it with us and you just might see your advice on our Twitter!

Ready or Knot Bride – Lindsey & Nate

This wedding is an extra special one at Ready or Knot!  Our bride Lindsey married my cousin Nathan this past summer in Kansas City.  Lindsey is one of the sweetest people I know & Nathan couldn’t have picked anyone more perfect!  It was one of my favorite appointments ever when Lindsey came up with her mom, aunt and future mother-in-law (my aunt) to look for her wedding dress.  A special thank you to Epaga for capturing Lindsey & Nate on this gorgeous wedding day.

Ready or Knot Bride - Lindsey, dress available at Ready or Knot, Omaha Ready or Knot Bride - Lindsey, dress available at Ready or Knot, Omaha

Ready or Knot Bride - Lindsey, dress available at Ready or Knot, Omaha

Ready or Knot Bride - Lindsey, dress available at Ready or Knot, Omaha

 –Congratulations Nathan & Lindsey!

Ready or Knot Bride – Cheryl & Jamin

You’re going to be blown away by today’s Ready or Knot bride, Cheryl. She looks absolutely incredible and we couldn’t be any happier for both Cheryl & Jamin. Caroline from Woodnote Photography shared these amazing pictures and did a beautiful job capturing this day. If you want to see more of Caroline’s work, click here!

Ready or Knot Bride - Cheryl & Jamin, Dress available at Ready or Knot

Ready or Knot Bride - Cheryl & Jamin, Dress available at Ready or Knot

Ready or Knot Bride - Cheryl & Jamin, Dress available at Ready or Knot

Ready or Knot Bride - Cheryl & Jamin, Dress available at Ready or Knot

Ready or Knot Bride - Cheryl & Jamin, Dress available at Ready or Knot

Ready or Knot Bride - Cheryl & Jamin, Dress available at Ready or KnotReady or Knot Bride - Cheryl & Jamin, Dress available at Ready or KnotReady or Knot Bride - Cheryl & Jamin, Dress available at Ready or Knot

Thanks again to Woodnote Photography for sharing these photos!

Ready or Knot Bride – Paige & Jim

Another gorgeous bride graces our blog today! Congratulations to Paige and Jim on their big day. Darbi G Photography made a beautiful day for them out of a rainy August day here in Nebraska. Take a look at some of the amazing shots!

Ready or Knot Bride - Paige & Jim, Wedding Dress, available at Ready or Knot

Ready or Knot Bride - Paige & Jim, Wedding Dress, available at Ready or Knot

Ready or Knot Bride - Paige & Jim, Wedding Dress available at Ready or Knot

Ready or Knot Bride - Paige & Jim, Wedding Dress available at Ready or Knot

Want to see more photos from Paige & Jim’s Wedding? Stop by the full post from Darbi G.

Ready or Knot Bridesmaids – Alissa & Nate

Can you believe how quickly the year has flown by?! Have a wonderful and safe holiday with family and friends!

To (almost) ring in the new year we wanted to share Alissa’s gorgeous Amsale bridesmaid dresses because we just can’t get enough of how great the color combination is! We also can’t get enough of the amazing work from The Moment It Clicks Photography! Thank you for the amazing shots!

Ready or Knot Bridesmaids - Alissa & Nate, Amsale Bridesmaids dresses, available at Ready or Knot

They are looking beautiful in their Amsale Bridesmaid Dresses!

 

Ready or Knot Bridesmaids - Alissa & Nate, Amsale Bridesmaid Dresses, available at Ready or Knot

Each bridesmaid is in a different style from Amsale and each side is in a different color. The Brides side is outfitted in Navy, the Grooms side is in Charcoal, and the usherettes are in violet.

Ready or Knot Bridesmaids - Alissa & Nate, Amsale Bridesmaid Dresses, available at Ready or Knot

How adorable!

 

Ready or Knot Bridesmaids - Alissa & Nate, Amsale Bridesmaid Dresses, available at Ready or Knot

Ready or Knot Bridesmaids - Alissa & Nate, Amsale Bridesmaid Dresses, available at Ready or Knot

What a great group of people! Congratulations!

 

Want to create a beautiful color combo just like Alissa & Nate? Stop in and see us to find your bridesmaid dresses today. You can get any style and any color from Amsale. You’re going to love them!