After many months of planning and anticipation, your wedding day is just around the corner. As the groom, you are the second most important person on this oh so special day. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the most important day of your life.
Get Enough Rest
The night before your wedding it will be very tempting to stay up too late in preemptive celebration. Rehearsal dinners are notorious for keeping you out too late. Your bride will say she needs her beauty rest and so do you. If you cannot get to bed at a decent hour, try to sleep in and delegate your morning errands.
Give a Gift to your Bride
One of those morning activities should be the delivery of a gift to your bride. It is hard to go wrong with jewelry, especially something to coordinate with her wedding dress. For those on a budget, a beautiful arrangement of flowers is a great alternative.
Make sure you drink plenty of water, and watch your alcohol intake. Hydration is more important on this day than any other. For every drink you enjoy, try to drink two glasses of water. This trick should keep you hydrated and looking and feeling your best.
Dress the Part
Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to get dressed, you will need more time than you think. Shaving is mandatory on your wedding day unless, of course, you have a beard. A barber in NYC suggests getting your beard cleaned up the morning of the wedding.
Send your Bride a Note
While your bride will love her gift or flowers earlier in the day, it is always a good idea to remind her how much you love her just before she makes the walk down the isle. When you get to the site of the wedding, have one of your groomsmen deliver the handwritten letter to her. Don’t wait until the last minute to put your thoughts on paper, take a few moments in the morning to pen a meaningful letter.
When your wife begins her walk down the isle, all eyes will be on her. After a few seconds, many eyes will turn your way to capture your reaction to seeing your bride for the first time. Make sure you are smiling and hold that smile.
Once the ceremony is over, it is time to relax and enjoy every minute of your reception. Nerves are replaced by sheer happiness. Following these tips will ensure a stress-free day so you can enjoy the celebrations after the ceremony.