Once a week we will spotlight a segment from the “In-eligible Bachelor’s Pad” for you grooms!!! After all, your brides shouldn't have all the fun…so keep an eye out for etiquette advice, fashion ideas, gift suggestions, and so much more from Tim (my groom) and myself!
Gentlemen, as your bride to be is busy planning out the details of your wedding and reception you can ease some of the workload on her by undertaking the plans for the rehearsal dinner.
Traditionally this falls upon the grooms family but in the modern age everyone is usually involved with the planning for it. So first things first is what type you would like to have, a less formal more relaxing evening or a bit more formal. Most tend to go with a less formal evening due to the wedding reception being more formal the next day. So as you start to plan you have to figure out how big of an event you would like this to be. If you are hosting an "out of town" wedding you may want to include more than immediate family and the wedding party on your guest list. This will give you the opportunity to speak with friends and family you haven't seen in a while as you will be a bit more busy with your new bride on your wedding day. Once you have planned out who will be attending you want to decide on a location and the food. The low country offers so many choices for cuisine from low country boils to southern favorites. Remember for your spring/summer weddings that it's going to be extremely warm, as well as having evenings filled with flying critters so an inside location is generally favored. So you have figured out your guest list, your location and your food now it's time to sit back relax and enjoy the evening. Throughout the evening thank your guests for coming because some will have travelled a great distance to share this weekend and occasion with you so remember to let them know you appreciate it. BUT remember you do have a wedding to attend tomorrow so keep that in mind you want to be tip top for your big day which leads us into enjoying your last night of bachelorhood, but not too much................
Anyone who has ever had a hangover no matter how big or small knows how it can affect you the following day and seeing as how your following day is your wedding day you DO NOT want to spend it with your head buried in a trash can claiming that you will never indulge in the spirits of the Gods again. Especially if you are getting married in the Low Country in the spring and summer you want to make sure you drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated because your wedding day is going to be a long day and you don't want to be the one passing out. Remember the last memory of your wedding day that your bride wants, is that of you throwing up or being miserable because you are hung over. There are plenty of things that you and your groomsmen can do to celebrate your last days of being single that' won't lead to a hangover on your following day................
My next post will cover a gift for your bride and ideas for you and your groomsmen to celebrate.
Your wing man,
Invite from wedding paper divas, low country boil picture from coastal living