The old saying is, once he proposes and buys the ring, his main responsibility is just to show up, hopefully on time. But your wedding is a celebration of both of you, your relationship, and your story. It'll be much more enjoyable if you can share in the planning together!
It's true: You've found a rare guy if he is willing to share in your excitement when shopping for a dress, flowers, or what color napkins you will have for your cocktail hour. Some Grooms are led like zombies through the wedding day, and a big reason for this is that they literally have no idea what to expect!
Here's 5 good ideas to get your Groom more involved, in no particular order.
Wedding Ceremonies, of all faiths, have deep histories and long-standing traditions associated with them. You might not know that the Unity Candle Ceremony is a fairly new tradition, having only been around for the past 30 or 40 years.
From time to time I like to take a glance at local Detroit-Metro businesses leading the way in the wedding industry. The "Spotlight On" series helps brides find the best of the best, and offers some unique ideas to brides on most every budget.
New Year's Eve is traditionally a very popular day for a wedding, and chances are most everybody has been invited to one at some point. But there are people who think there are drawbacks to planning a wedding on a holiday. Here are some pros and cons to the argument.
A bride recently asked me a great question...As you've probably read in this column and elsewhere, those of us "in the wedding industry" often will tell brides that "you get what you pay for" or "beware of the cheapest vendor." But how do you know a good vendor when you see one? Before we answer that, it will be helpful to consider some basic business facts:
Sometimes "reality" takes a back seat, especially when planning a "fairy tale."
Society nowadays is bombarded with short attention spans and instant gratification. Whether its instant messages, instant access, or instant oatmeal, people want what they want and they want it right now!
If you're lucky enough to have your father in your life at the time of your wedding day, most certainly he is involved in some way, shape, or form.
But Dad can be more than the guy who pays for the event (as used to be customary of the Bride's father...). Very commonly, Dad is given a moment to speak at the Reception (as in a before-dinner toast), and of course, there is the Daddy-Daughter Dance, and perhaps his most important role: walking his daughter down the aisle and giving her away. But a growing trend from brides I've talked to right here in our area (Detroit/Metro) are finding ways for Dad to help in the wedding planning too. In fact, there are many ways to involve your father or step-father, even if they are no longer with us. How? Read on!
A recent study by XO Group Inc., a global media and technology leader and creator of the top wedding website, TheKnot.com, recently released the results of its annual Real Wedding Study. This comprehensive report surveyed nearly 13,000 US brides and grooms married in 2013. But today we obtained specific data about Wedding Videography - and Videography in the Detroit area - by following up with the Site Director of TheKnot.com, Anja Winikka.
One of the most common problems that can occur on the day of your wedding is the feeling that there just was not enough time. It's true, your day will go by faster than you'll realize, but by planning ahead and breaking some old-fashioned traditions, you'll be able to make the most of it.
Nichole Bertucci is an Ordained Minister and the owner of "A Simple I Do", a local company servicing the southeast Michigan region. Nichole is a nondenominational wedding minister who prides herself on writing personal wedding ceremonies for couples of all religions, personalities, and backgrounds, that truly reflect the unique love of each couple.
I recently had a chance to ask Nichole a few questions about her service and some advice for future brides.
Tom Santilli has been in the Detroit wedding industry since 2002, and in that time has established himself as one of the top in his field. His company, Complete Video Solutions , was named as the #1 Best Wedding Videographer in Detroit by local brides and Channel 4 5 consecutive years, 2010-2014, and was currently inducted into TheKnot.com's "Vendor Hall of Fame." He also has won several awards for his wedding production, and is a member of WEVA (Wedding & Event Videographers Association.) As the Detroit Wedding Examiner, he has helped hundreds of brides with their weddings, with a local knowledge not found anywhere else. Being in the industry for so long, he is an expert in all areas of wedding planning, not just videography. He welcomes your questions, article suggestions, or feedback, and he can be reached