Let's face it, grooms of the world. "What have I gotten myself into!?!" comes to mind for virtually anything wedding-related. (The guys at Groom Groove understand. We've been there.) One tradition that is making its way into wedding planning is the engagement party. An engagement party - as the name suggests - is a party that you and your lovely bride-to-be (or possibly your parents) will host. It doesn't have to be formal, but it should be fun. You don't need to have an engagement party, but if you decide to party, here's how to host an engagement party - from the groom's perspective.
If you're a groom getting married in 2011, check out this article about your responsibilities leading up to wedding day. The groom has to do more than make a marriage proposal, but fortunately some of the wedding planning is a blast. This article and the video inside cover all the bases.
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.
Phyllis Bergman is President of Mercury Ring Corporation and a jewelry industry expert
Engagement rings and wedding bands are usually done in 14 karat gold, 18 karat gold, and platinum, or combinations of these metals. Lately a new metal has been added to the mix: palladium. All the metals are extremely durable. The difference between the metals is their purity and their rarity. Platinum and palladium are the purist of the metals since they are 95% pure with 5% alloy. 18 karat is next, followed by 14 karat.
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.