The bridegroom does have some responsibilities for the wedding, even though men often joke that they are expected to just stay out of the way. It is true that the women tend to take over the wedding planning, but there are some important ways in which the bridegroom is expected to help.
The bridegroom has many responsibilities after he proposes and she agrees to marry him. There are many duties that are considered to be his domain.
First on the agenda is to purchase that engagement ring. If he did not buy a ring for the proposal, he will need to afterwards, if she wants one. In addition to the engagement ring, he will need to buy wedding bands. Engraving those rings is also his responsibility, if the happy couple decides to have something sweet engraved inside the rings.
The wedding tuxedo is something that the bridegroom picks out and pays for. He will need to coordinate with the bride, of course. He wouldn’t want to show up to the wedding in a powder blue tuxedo when the wedding colors are in reds.
The bridegroom is the person who scouts out hotels and finds accommodations for the out of town guests. It is usually best for the guests to be given a list of hotels in a couple of different price ranges. Many of the guests might want to stay in the same hotel, but the reservations they will make themselves. They do need to be told which hotels are safe, nice and near the reception location if they are not familiar with the area.
It is traditional for the bride and bridegroom to exchange gifts on their wedding day. So, the bridegroom needs to remember to purchase a gift for his soon to be wife.
The marriage license needs to be brought to the ceremony and usually the bridegroom has that responsibility. He might need to get it to the best man to keep until it is needed by the minister.
The bridegroom makes sure that all the documents that are needed for the honeymoon are in order. He needs to make sure all the passports are valid and visas are obtained if there will be travel outside of the country. He needs to double check reservations and make sure everything has been paid for. He purchases the airline tickets and pays any other honeymoon expenses.
He needs to coordinate with the bride-to-be on the wedding attire for the men in the wedding party. The bridegroom fully participates in selecting the clothing they will wear and pays for the men’s side of the wedding party from suits to boutonnieres. He will also need to pick out and purchase a gift for each of his groomsmen.
Gifts for the Groomsmen
Ben David Jewelers carries a large selection of gift jewelry that would make lovely gifts for the groomsmen in your wedding party. You can select money clips, bracelets, cufflinks, tie clips and many other choices. You can even get them engraved with your wedding date. The bridegroom needs to stop by Ben David Jewelers to select the groomsmen gifts at least a month in advance of the wedding.
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