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Wedding Planning Tips For Grooms

by | Groom, Life As A Groom



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Image by Todd Hunter McGaw via Edward and Emma’s Vintage Chic Inspired Hinterland Queensland Wedding

If you’re reading this then bets are that you’re not the type of guy to agree with everything the bride wants just to keep her happy. That’s great! Your wedding is for both of you, not just the bride. But how far should you take the involvement? Here’s some advice on how to get more involved in the wedding planning and enjoy it!

1. I don’t really care about the colours or theme.

If you’re not overly detail oriented then the thought of choosing between duck egg blue and powder blue probably isn’t going to turn you on. That’s ok. You don’t need to pick out colors, but you can still contribute your opinion to other major planning components such as the venue, music selection and catering to name a few. Not only will you ease your bride’s stress, but she will end up feeling very grateful to you in the long run.

2. Speak up man!

If there is something that you do not like or do not agree with, speak up. If you’re  keeping quiet just to keep the peace, you may end up feeling resentful and cast aside. Don’t be a pushover groom; letting your bride know how you feel about certain things will help make sure that you are both on the same page. As much as she wants her dream wedding, she also wants your personality and taste in it as well.

3. Pick some aspects of your wedding and own them.

Have you travelled more than your fiance? Then why not plan the honeymoon and better yet, keep it a surprise until the wedding day where you can tell her the plans. Are you a foodie and love wine? Why not pick the wines. Assign yourself tasks that you know are within your strengths and run with it!

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Image by Paul McMillan of Illustro Photography via Sarah and Jimmy’s Elegant Palm Beach Wedding

4. Help with the research.

Do you hate the thought of being dragged along to bridal expos? You won’t need to attend any if you jump online, research some vendors and make appointments to meet them face to face with your bride. She will definitely appreciate the effort you have gone to. Remember to go through the short list with her before making those appointments so that she doesn’t feel left out either.

5. Plan your speech well in advance.

This is the area where you get to shine on your wedding day, so put some thought into it. Not only will the guests appreciate it, but planning will go a long way to calming those nervous jitters. Perhaps you could look into a public speaking short course if this isn’t your strength?

6. Be a romantic on your big day.

On the day of your wedding, send your bride flowers or a love letter to read while she is getting ready. Remind her of how you are the luckiest man in the world to have her as your wife. At the reception, why not pull the videographer aside and record a romantic message to her? She won’t see it until your video has been edited and complete, and it’ll be such a sweet surprise.

I hope you have found these wedding planning tips for grooms helpful and wish you happy planning!

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Ms Gingham says: Great tips! I love the idea of recording a private message. Perhaps even recording it to your wife for your first year anniversary gift!

Sharon of Wedding Day PA says: “On the day wedding coordinator. I love all things wedding!”

Groom Style – Anthony

by | Groom, Groom Style


Ms Herringbone

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A gun-metal grey suit is always a winner in my eyes, particularly when paired with sunny colours for the boutonniere. At Laura & Anthony’s Terindah Estate Wedding , dashing Groom Anthony and his Groomsmen wore sharp Kenneth Blake suits, which feature fabulous clean tailoring lines, lush fabrics and a modern cut.

Great choice!

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Images by Its Beautiful Here

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Vintage Bow Ties From The Charlie Tinker Collective

by | Groom, Groom Fashion


Heather Harlowe

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As they always say, fashion is a cycle and there’s no better brand to prove that than The Charlie Tinker Collective. Delicately hand-crafting ties from vintage fabrics, this Melbourne based brand makes what is old, new again, with the most dapper of vintage bow tie designs.

Started in 2010, the brand is led by Jazz Flutist, Stylist and all-round fashionista Alice Brew, who takes inspiration from her love of op shopping and turns it into unique new designs.

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As Alice says, “I was an obsessed op shopper and was always attracted to items in amazing fabrics. I purchased a lot of vintage items purely because I couldn’t leave them in the little country op shop….This is when Charlie Tinker popped up and became an outlet for my vintage clothing collection and [I had] the desire to create ‘new’ from my collection of vintage and second hand fabrics”.

 Vintage Bow Ties From The Charlie Tinker Collective

Drawn mostly to fabrics of the ’60s and ’70s, The Charlie Tinker Collective’s designs are bold, nostalgic and anything but boring. There are colourful mod floral ties for a rustic wedding and denim bow ties for the cowboy at heart. But what’s most special about the line is that each design isn’t just a dapper accessory, it comes with a story of its own.

“I love to imagine the story behind the clothing and fabrics I find. Who wore it, where it’s been, what events it has been at? I love that Charlie accessories often have stories behind where the fabric came from. I’ve had men purchase ties from Charlie Tinker, which were made from a vintage dress or scarf. I really enjoy the aspect of Charlie pieces provoking conversation.”

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Polka Dot Groom Dominic shows off his Charlie Tinker Collective bow-tie at his Japanese Inspired Country Wedding

Hand-crafted in Melbourne, each tie is designed, hand cut and sewn by one Charlie Tinker devote from vintage, second hand or short run fabrics. A bespoke service is also offered for those grooms with an eye for something even more unique. Offering pocket squares, vintage bow ties or cravats from fabric of your choice (or which has been sourced for you), the bespoke service is a great option for the groom who can’t quite find that perfect tie he’s been searching for.

With a nod to the past, but an eye on the future, each Charlie Tinker tie is unique and bears a piece of history. If you’d like a piece of the past for yourself, you can purchase a tie online and step back in time at The Charlie Tinker Collective’s Facebook page.

Images courtesy of The Charlie Tinker Collective

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