When people think of weddings, they tend to picture a beautiful ceremony that encompasses everything the bride has been dreaming of since she was a little girl. What many of us fail to realize is that this day is just as much about the groom as it is about the bride. There are plenty of things you can do to show the groom how special he is on your wedding day. Here are seven ways to make your wedding the best day of his life.
Get Him a Gift He Can Use for the Wedding
Presents are a great way to show someone you love them, and the best presents are ones people actually have a use for. Surprise your husband-to-be with a gift that can help him get ready for the big day a few weeks before the wedding. One small detail he might not already have is a nice smelling cologne, so you could surprise him with a brand new bottle. Scents like John Varvatos—which give a soft, masculine, and luxurious scent— is the perfect choice for a wedding day cologne. The way the groom smells is just as important as he looks, and he’ll be happy to wear a scent that was specifically picked out for him by his bride.
You could also think outside the box and get him a subscription service that is functional for both the wedding and after you say “I do,” such as a shaving subscription box. Services like Harry’s delivers a box filled with your custom order of fresh razors and shaving products straight to your door, ensuring that your man is always shaving with a clean razor without you ever needing to leave the house. He’ll love using his new grooming tools to sport a well-kempt look for the wedding, and the subscription will keep him looking amazing for years to come.
Involve His Groomsmen
Your wedding party is made up of some of the people who know the groom the best— his groomsmen. Find different and unique ways to incorporate his best friends into the wedding. For example, instead of having only the best man give a speech, you could have all the groomsmen go around and tell their first thoughts when they heard that the groom was getting married. If the groom and groomsmen were in a fraternity together, you could have the groomsmen pay tribute to that in some way. Also, don’t be afraid to ask the best man or the other guys for ideas on how to make this day special for the groom. It’s part of their job to make sure that the groom has a good time, and they’ll be happy to come up with some great ideas for you.
Hire an Amazing Caterer
Everyone loves good food. One way you can make the day all about the groom is to serve food that he loves. No matter if he’s a health fanatic, southern food enthusiast, or a barbecue lover, you can certainly find a caterer who is willing to create the perfect wedding menu for your groom. There are plenty of resources to help you choose the best wedding caterer if you’re having trouble finding one. Just be sure that whatever you choose, you’ve got your husband’s tastebuds in mind. He’ll be glad to celebrate his wedding with a meal that was picked out specifically for him.
Serve His Signature Drink
Whether you serve his favorite at dinner or have a custom-made cocktail available at the bar, you can make the groom feel unique by dedicating a drink at the reception to him. You could either do “his and hers drinks”, where you both have a signature cocktail that guests can order, or you can just make sure that the groom’s favorite drink is made available to him regardless of what’s being served on the menu. Some couples are even having beer tastings at the wedding, which is a great option if your groom loves discovering new draught. There are plenty of different ways to incorporate his drink preferences into the ceremony.
Create a Playlist That He’ll Love
You’ve spent so much time with him that you know all of his favorite songs. You know the ones that make him dance and the ones that make him think of you. Make sure those songs get played at the reception by incorporating them into your wedding playlist. Alternatively, you can create a separate playlist that is completely dedicated to him. He’ll feel super special once he hears all the hard work you put into choosing songs that make him happy.
Also, think about creating a playlist that is dedicated to you as a couple. This playlist can include the first song you danced to together, the song that you always sing at each other in the car, or the song from that movie that you guys always watch together. This will give you and the groom a shared moment that separates you from your guests and lets you celebrate the joining of your love.
Get Him a Groom’s Cake
Groom’s cakes used to be very popular in the south and are almost unheard of everywhere else in the country. However, getting your man a groom’s cake for the reception is a great way to celebrate him and his individuality. They come in all different shapes, sizes, and decorations, and there are plenty of examples of amazing groom’s cakes for you to take inspiration from. You could ask him what kind of cake he would want, or surprise him on the day of the wedding with a delicious, artsy treat that shows off his personality.
Ask Him What He Wants
There’s never any harm in just flat out asking the groom “what do you envision for your dream wedding.” Incorporate the groom’s wants and needs into the ceremony and keep him involved in the wedding planning process. Whenever a decision needs to be made, ask him what he would prefer, and be willing to make compromises with him. While no one can deny that this is your special day, you can’t forget that this is the groom’s special day as well. Make sure that it’s everything he’s ever dreamed of.