3 Ways to get the Groom involved in Planning your Wedding

We all know that when it comes to weddings it is more of a girl’s thing and most of us dream about our wedding day from when we are little girls. This however doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t include your fiancé in your wedding planning. This is a very special time, and having the groom’s input can make your wedding even more memorable.

Find out what’s important to him

The best place to start is always in conversation. Talk to the love of your life and find out what he likes and of course, dislikes. If he is a music fanatic and has a stack of old LP’s in his collection, then it will be obvious to put him in charge of the music and the entertainment. Or if he has creative blood then let him sort out the wedding invitations. This way you will also find out what he dislikes and you won’t bore him with details about the colour of the napkins and table cloths. He will feel proud to be part of your wedding planning and it will strengthen the bond between the two of you. Go easy on him though and don’t talk about the wedding ALL the time. Remember to just be together some times and enjoy each other’s company.

Add an element of the groom to the wedding

You’d be surprised at what guys can come up with. But it is usually the groom’s input in a wedding that adds the element of fun. Maybe your fiancé and his groomsmen want to show off with a special dance at your wedding, or maybe the groom himself has a few moves to bust! If your man’s favourite colour for instance is turquoise, the men can all wear turquoise socks. Or if he’s a keen supporter of a sports team, they can all wear the team’s colours as underwear. Your husband-to-be will feel like he is part of the day by being involved, and you might learn something new about him at the same time!

Let him plan the honeymoon

If your groom doesn’t have any special skills in cake tasting, décor planning or photographer vetting, then this one is for him. What makes this even easier to plan is the fact that you don’t have to consider anyone but yourselves. This will be your first holiday together as husband and wife and something you’ll be telling your grandkids about. Let him plan the honeymoon and if you want he can even keep it as a secret. Your surprise will be double the fun! If you want to give your input then turn it into a fun game of trivia and learning about what each of you love (and dislike) about travel, countries, terrain and destinations.

Mostly try not to want to control every aspect of the wedding, have some fun and remember this is already part of your journey together!

Image courtesy of Phonix Capture, Wedding Venue Intundla Game Lodge & Bush Spa

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Getting Married – First Steps

Congratulations! If you are reading this blog chances are you’re getting married soon. This is a very exciting time but for some brides it could also be terrifying. The thought of having to plan a big event like a wedding from scratch can seem like a monstrous mountain to climb! Don’t despair! Planning a wedding should be fun and we are here to help. Intundla Wedding Venue is ideally located close to Pretoria and only 55 minutes from OR Tambo, but the Lodge also sits within beautifully pristine game reserve surroundings, just perfect for your special day. You also get the expert help from our in-house Wedding Coordinators to ensure your day goes totally seamless.

So now that the wave of euphoria that comes from being engaged has settled a bit you’re wondering where to start? We suggest the best place to start is with your wedding guest list. The reason we’re suggesting this is because the size of your wedding party will largely determine the budget you will need. Some might suggest you start with your budget, but we feel the best way to ensure the success of your very special day is to have all your loved ones present as witnesses to your marriage but also as part of the beginning of your journey together as husband and wife. So start writing down the names of the people you and your husband-to-be love most and the ones that you simply cannot imagine getting married without having them there! Once you’ve established the size of your wedding party you can start fleshing out your budget.

What is most important to you on your Wedding Day? It is essential that you and your partner discuss this. You can avoid many heartaches by knowing what you both want and what your expectations are.

Do you want an intimate wedding or a large wedding? Share your thoughts with us.

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