Gentlemen, as you sit in awe at the organisational prodigy your fiancée has become in planning your wedding, consider hiding a surprise or two up your own sleeve for the big day.
As she plans every last detail down to the colour of the serviettes, think about one of these surprises for your wedding.
No woman is immune to a man who can dance, so if you can fit a few basic dance lessons into the weeks and months leading up to your wedding, the look of surprise, when you lead her around the dance floor, will be exceptional.
If you’re not one for dancing, keep it simple with beginners classes on how to stand, move your feet and lead. Bonus points if you can learn how to dip her for a gorgeous photo-worthy smooch on the dance floor!
Most couples stick to the tradition of not seeing one another the day of the wedding, saving the magical unveiling to the moment when she walks down the aisle.
There’s nothing stopping you from sending her a little something to make her even more excited! Enlist a bridesmaid or the maid of honour to carry a letter to your bride on the morning of the wedding. Write about how you’re feeling, how much you’ve been looking forward to the day, and what you’re looking forward to in the future. You can guarantee it’s a letter she will soon know by heart, and one she will keep forever.
On the wedding day, your bride will be surrounded by loving friends and family, but remember that you are the number one reason why she’s there!
Give her something to remember your special bond, even when you’re surrounded by others, such as a small token or gift. A set of earrings to match the ring, a framed photo of the two of you from early on in the relationship, or a voucher for a relaxing spa treatment would all be beautiful ideas for a memorable wedding day gift.
Not all grooms speak at their own wedding (this task is usually left to the best man and maid of honour), but you can add your own surprise for asking for a couple of minutes to say a few words.
Keep it short and simple, and try to share a story or two that will highlight your special bond and how much you love her. This unexpected gesture will make for an incredible highlight to an already incredible day.
During the reception, organise to show a video to the room.
One of the most romantic and cute ideas is to record your proposal (if you are organised this far ahead!) and show it to her for the very first time during your wedding. Other ideas include making a montage of your favourite photos with a song in the background, or cutting together a series of short video clips taken from the highlights of your romance.
If there are people she would have loved to have had attend the wedding, but who couldn’t come, you could also ask them to send you video recordings of them sharing their best wishes and play them all together at the wedding as if they were there to say it in person.
After so much organising and stress leading up to the wedding, a surprise for your glowing bride will be an unforgettable gift sure to leave her smiling for weeks after.