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The Groom's Three "R's" of Wedding Planning; Relax, Relate and Remember

Since beauty rules the hearts and minds of most people, it's not surprising that so much attention is given to the bride, her attire and wedding decorations. However it's just as important to give equal time to the groom's personality, his attire and his preferences in the marriage celebration. Here are a few tips to contribute to the outcome of a very special day in your life to enhance your enjoyment of the festivities.

A lot of men feel awkward in the wedding planning situation, so the first thing you need to do is RELAX and let your heart be your guide. As quiet as it's kept, men are just as fashion conscious today as most women. Men have colors that they prefer as well as styles, designs and textures. Your wedding is the perfect time to allow your alter ego a little time out to play. When it comes time to decide on a theme for your wedding, consider this side of your personality. Are you a secret superhero destined to save the world or a world famous entertainer? Creating an original theme for your wedding, provides your guests with a behind the scenes look at the couple who are exchanging wedding rings.

The second tip is just as important as the first: now is the time to truly RELATE how you feel and what you think to your partner in this first test of compromise you will face as a married couple. Talk to you partner about the expenses, the etiquette and the other issues that need to be handled. Educate yourself about the process; ask questions, research online and do your homework. You may find that this is a great diversion from the typical things you think about and learn about yourself in the process.

When it comes to your wedding budget, if you start planning early you can save a great deal of money and you will find that there are a lot of wedding item suppliers to choose from. Listen to your partners point of view and explain your own. Doing so will bring the two of you to a higher level of understanding and make the organizing process a lot easier.

When it comes to choosing your attire think about how you would like to REMEMBER the way you looked the day you got married. Make sure that whatever wedding style the two of you decide on, your attire is comfortable and gives you freedom of movement. Make your choices for the location, theme, photography and music to create memories that will ring fresh and true years after you celebrate your first anniversary. By adding the masculine perspective to the celebration you also bring balance and harmony to ensure that a good time is had by all in attendance.

Of course there is the main "R" that the groom is responsible for: the RING. In the six weeks prior to the wedding date there will be many festivities to celebrate your upcoming marriage. Make sure that you make choosing your wedding bands one of the first tasks that you accomplish with your partner at least 3 months in advance and apply for jewelry insurance.

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