It's a dilemma that a lot of grooms face...What to do when their best friend, or worse, their brother is someone EXPECTING to be asked to be the best man - but for whatever reason, he isn't the right guy for the job or the guy the groom has in mind for the role of the best man. It comes up frequently when a groom goes off to college, and soon becomes best friends with a brother at a fraternity. Or where, at work, the groom and a buddy put in some long and hard hours, be it at a law firm on a deal, or as brothers in arms in Iraq. The guys at GroomGroove.com have seen it all. Here's how a groom can deal with it.
Grooms have lots to do other than buying a diamond engagement ring and popping the question. Think rehearsal dinner, honeymoon and wedding speech. Read this article about how to be a prepared groom and watch a short video for the groom.
Once a groom has offered a buddy or a brother a spot as the best man or groomsman, it's pretty hard to change that person out. Here are some considerations the groom should keep in mind when having second thoughts about their choice of best man or groomsmen.
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Generally speaking, I don't think a groom should wear a rented tuxedo. One's wedding day is too important to settle for an ill-fitting tux, and unlike a wedding dress, the groom can wear his tux again for years to come.
The Wedding Chick is the real deal - and she answers any question a groom-to-be wants to ask - from groomsmen gifts,men's wedding rings, to wedding attire. Most recently, a groom asks her about his bride getting cold feet.
Wedding season is around the corner. If you're a groom getting married in 2012, this article gives some quick tips on how to get fit before wedding day, from Mike Ryan, our expert on fitness, from our partner, Gold's Gym. It's not too late to lose the spare tire.
Grooms can do the world some good and create a charity wedding registry. Get the best man to choose nonprofits of their choosing to create a cool wedding registry. Read more about one nonprofit that is connecting weddding guests to charities and making wedding registries a way for the grom and bride to learn about each other.