We’ve all seen grooms do some pretty stupid stuff and it’s pretty hilarious if you’re watching movies like The Hangover. If your fiancé is like most then she’s probably been thinking about her wedding day every day of her life while you’ve probably been thinking more about the wedding night.
If you want to get your marriage off on the right foot then read on to find out some of the bone head moves to avoid.
Losing the Ring
This is probably every groom’s nightmare. If you’re an unorganized guy then put it in a safe deposit box and forget about it until the wedding. At the wedding it’s the responsibility of the best man to keep the rings so make sure you pick someone who is going to be responsible.
Most wedding parties include a cute little ring bearer that holds the rings on a nice looking pillow. While this is a neat tradition and he may be a cute little kid you would be better off waiting until the last minute to give him the rings. At no other time would you ever give a toddler thousands of dollars worth of jewelry so why start on the most important day of your life
Show up Late
Showing up late to your own wedding is not a good way to get on your future wife’s good side. The best way to avoid this is to stay close to home. That means having the bachelor party well in advance. You also want to account for possible delays in traffic or people being late so make sure to tell your bridal party to be there well before they need to just in case.
Don’t Pick Your Idiot Friend as Your Best Man
If you’re like most guys you probably have a friend who is the life of the party but completely unreliable and about as mature as a three year old. Those kinds of buddies are great but can be hard to count on. And chances are your fiancé can’t stand him anyway. By no means should you destroy a friendship but if you can choose a more responsible person and make your crazy buddy a groomsman then go that route. If you think that decision would ruin the friendship then go for it. But maybe rely on your other groomsmen to help out more.
Don’t Let Her Do All the Planning
Guys get off pretty easy when it comes to wedding planning anyway so acting like you don’t care is pretty insensitive. Take the initiative and do some research on what the groom’s responsibilities are and then get going.
Don’t Air All of Your Past Discretions Right Before The Wedding
If you haven’t let all of the skeletons out of the closet then keep them in there until at least the honeymoon is over. Your bride to be is probably stressed out enough and she doesn’t need to hear about your string of one night stands in college or the fact you have kids that live in another state. Timing is everything. You should know about each other already and if you’re hiding things shame on you, but you’ve kept things in this long so waiting longer until the hoopla of the wedding is over is probably best.
Don’t Get Drunk the Night Before
We’ve all seen the funny movies where the groom is out of it on his wedding day because he and his buddies got sloshed the night before. It’s okay to have a good time but give yourself plenty of time to adequately recover.