As a groom-to-be popping the big question to your love one is tough enough, let alone having to show one of your guy friends your sensitive side. As a groom-to-be, you will be faced with many complicated decisions to make along the way, choosing the right man to stand up for you the day of your wedding may likely be a bit uncomfortable but never the less should be taken as an honor to the person being asked.
Your wedding, its a moment in your life that will forever be remembered as a special moment shared with the woman of your dreams. You will remember the celebration with friends and family of best wishers and be overjoyed with the memories of old familiar faces.
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The Groom's Complete Wedding Checklist
The Groom's Complete Wedding Checklist
Use this checklist to help you get prepared for your special event. It will help to ensure you are well organized and prepared for your part in making the wedding planning and preparation a smooth success. Print the document out if you wish and present it to your grooms men and any other party participating in the function.
|Sit down with your fiancee to discuss the wedding expenses, possible locations and other.|
|Start taking notes for your guest list.|
|Arrange the pre-visit with yours or her minister to discuss the ceremony details.
|Select the man that will be called your best man.|
|Choose the number of ushers you will need (estimate 1 for every 40 guests).|
|Select a wedding gift registry store or company and choose selections (preferred for convenience; accessible online registry viewing and guests selecting abilities )|
|Discuss honeymoon plans and destinations with fiancee.|
|If traveling out of state, make legal arrangements (passports, visas etc.).|
|Complete your guest list and present it to your fiancee|
|After consulting with your fianceé, order wedding attire for yourself, bestman and ushers.|
|Make transportation arrangements for wedding party to ceremony and reception.|
|Complete your honeymoon plans and arrangements.|
|Purchase wedding ring and have engraving done if desired.|
|Pay for brides' bouquet and going-away corsage.|
|Order the boutonnieres for men, and the corsages for mothers.|
Make an appointment with your doctor for examinations and blood test.
|Plan a rehearsal dinner with your parents.|
|Consult with fianceé and arrange accommodation suggestions for relatives and friends visiting from out of town|
|Ensure all necessary insurance, legal, medical, financial, and any religious or other documents are in order.|
|Purchase your wife's' wedding present, something with a sentimental touch would be nice and personal.|
|Purchase gifts for your groomsmen (given at bachelor party)|
|Get Wedding ring from engraver and make sure it is suitably done.|
|Assist with the thank you and invitation notes.|
Remember; this is where things start getting warm. Use these last weeks of 1 and 2 to confirm that all previous arrangements and schedules were met and are in order. Here are a few other things to look over in these final weeks
- Set a date with your fianceé to get the marriage license.
- Make arrangement with the best man or other for transportation from the reception to getaway point.
- Explain any special seating arrangements to head usher.
- Get your going-away clothes ready so you can change after the reception.
- Purchase traveler's checks.
- Remind best man and ushers of the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner details. Present gifts to attendants at rehearsal dinner.
- Pack for your honeymoon.
- Put the clergy members or judge's fee in a sealed envelope and give it to the best man, to be delivered after the ceremony.
- If relocating, arrange to move belongings to new destination.
- Have best man send a thank-you telegram to your bride's parents the next day saying how lovely both the wedding and reception were.
- Arrange for rental returns.
- Be sure you and your bride sign the wedding certificate and see that it is safely put away before leaving on your honeymoon.