Grooms Spoiler Alert
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By John A Cook "Groom Concierge"
Grooms want to be involved with the wedding planning process! But only a few want to be committed to every single aspect. In all of my years as a husband to a wedding planner there has only been one groom that was on every single conference call. Don’t worry I won’t give out your name. Nor will I name the pro athlete grooms that found us on Platinum Weddings! The majority of grooms are interested in the following items and could pretty much gloss over the rest!!
Food! Of course, this is a no brainer! Guys this is your time to put your “Man Stamp” on the wedding. Share your ideas and thoughts to your planner. She can help bring your craziest ideas to fruition and help it blend in with the rest of the menu or find a way to hide it!
Music! Time to break out those cd’s ( do they still have those?) and go thru a time warp and relive those songs from your early days together. Bring back a couple of classics that will make her laugh or cry! Here’s your chance to earn a few points by putting some time into it.
Cigar Roller! One of the coolest things you can have at your wedding. You get the most bang for your buck with this option. Besides some really cool photo’s, this totally puts a “Man Stamp”on a normally girly event. Even if you don’t smoke cigars, it’s pretty cool to watch someone roll a cigar that is just for you and your guests. It will make it seem like you went all out even though it didn’t cost that much. Remember if you don’t have an outside area to smoke you can always wait to light up later or have the cigar roller package them for travel.
Vodka Ice Luge! Another “Man Stamp”item! Another "Platinum Wedding" item that won’t break the bank. Nothing gets the party going like food, music and alcohol.
Vodka Icebar Another "Man Stamp" item! Throw in some shooters down an ice luge and you’ve got some great times!! If you wish to spend more there is always the whiskey bar sampler or ice bar with ice champagne buckets!
Suits/Tux! Your wedding photos are going to around for a long time. It amazes me to see so much thought, time and money put into the brides gown and most of the time little to none put into the grooms attire. “I will just rent a tux!” A rental seriously?? Think about it she’s going to have hair & makeup professionally done plus on average she will spend $5000 plus on a gown and you’re going to go rent a tux and show up? You don’t have to be a metrosexual to see that the rental tux will fit you in the shoulders and nothing else. And nothing makes you feel like a $100 than rental shoes! Guys there are alternatives, buy a nice suit which you can do for less than a thousand dollars, have it tailored and you get to wear more than once. Change it up for the ceremony by adding a bow tie and vest.
John A. Cook The Groom Concierge
Then remove both and maybe change your shirt for the reception. Most brides are opting for the dress change after ceremony. Now you can do the same with out breaking the bank. Grooms, there are so many things you can bring to your wedding…or simply ask your wedding planner for ideas!! John A Cook is married to WE TV's Platinum Weddings Planner Tiffany Cook that specializes in pro athlete weddings and events. In addition to providing his services as a Groom Concierge he is an avid golfer that uses any excuse to take a groom golfing…
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