Though we have been seeing more participation from the groom in the wedding planning process, particularly in the past few years, we totally understand that it is not really every boy’s dream to grow up and plan their dream wedding. But as any groom will tell you, you can’t exactly cross your arms and refuse to contribute because that will really upset your bride. Here’s the thing: Most brides don’t really need your help. They just want to know that they are not alone in this. So if you’re a groom-to-be, here is a list of things you can do to contribute:

#01 Go venue scouting with your bride-to-be.
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#02 Get the groom’s side of the guest list ready.
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#03 Help your parents to finalise their guest list.
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#04 Defend your fiancée when your parents disagree with her about the wedding.
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#05 Source the right sound equipment.
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#06 Select the wine and alcohol.
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#07 Find out what the bridesmaids are wearing, and bring your groomsmen shopping. Do not wait until the last minute!
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#08 Come up with some honeymoon options.
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#09 Suggest bridal car options.
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#10 Compile your childhood photos (if needed) for the wedding day.
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#11 Make sure your parents and grandparents have the right attire for the wedding. The mother of the groom should not wear the same colour as the bride.
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#12 Send out the wedding invites.
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#13 Follow up on your friends’ RSVPs.
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#14 Take care of the music (and the musicians).
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#15 Put the guys on standby to help with moving props or equipment on the actual day.
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#16 Prepare your vows and speech (hint: there are plenty of templates online).
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#17 Entrust someone reliable with the wedding bands and with rallying the groomsmen on the day of the wedding.
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#18 Make sure you are properly groomed – get a haircut two weeks before your wedding day, and don’t try anything fancy!
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#19 Sign the cheques.
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#20 If you can, plan a surprise for the wedding day! Your bride might even forgive you for all the things that you didn’t do.
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