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9 Things the Groom CANNOT Forget on the Wedding Day


Your alarm

This is particularly important if you aren’t a morning person. Make sure you’ve set an alarm so that you are awake with plenty of time to get yourself ready. Better yet, invite your groomsmen to wake you up! There’s nothing quite like a group of excited friends jumping into your room that’ll have you awake and alert.



You know what they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And your wedding day, well it’s going to be a big one. Start the day right by having a big breakfast to keep your energy levels up. You don’t know when you’ll eat next, so enjoy your breakfast!


A surprise gift for your bride

You and your bride will probably be getting ready separately, so surprise her by arranging a special gift for her to open on the morning of your wedding. Something as simple as a handwritten letter will let your bride know how special she is to you. Take the time to write out the reasons why you love her and tell her how excited you are to marry her!


Something for your groomsmen

While you’re making people feel special, why not do something to show your groomsmen how much they mean to you? Cologne, a tie, fun socks or a bottle of whiskey are a few ideas of gifts you could give to your best friends on the morning of your wedding. You’ll love this blog post if you’re looking for more gift ideas for the boys.


Look good

Your usual morning routine might involve a two-minute shower and a little bit of deodorant, but this is your wedding day. Make a to-do list of things you need to do when getting ready: iron shirt, shower, shave, learn to tie your tie, cologne, etc. If you’re stuck for ideas on what to wear, we’ve got some for you right over here!



You’ve got to stay hydrated, especially if you plan on sharing an alcoholic beverage or two with your groomsmen while you get ready in the morning.


The rings

You may have the most trustworthy groomsmen in the world, but it’s still not going to hurt if you know where the rings are.


The plan

You and your bride have been planning your wedding for months. Make sure you know what the plan is; times, schedules, locations. While your bride is getting ready to walk down the aisle, people are going to be asking you questions so have answers for them! Print out the schedule for the day or save it on your phone, along with contact details for all your suppliers.


Your speech

This isn’t something you should leave for the last minute. Put together a lovely speech that makes your bride feel like the luckiest girl in the world (she is!), and don’t forget to have a copy of the speech with you!


Photo by Paul Duane Photography | A Gorgeous Galway Bay Hotel Wedding with a Scottish Twist

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Kelly Jane Hartmann

Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.

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