Hey remember it's your wedding too. Yes most bridal magazines are geared toward brides first and foremost but in the last couple of years groom's are taking their rightful place in the world of planning right on the side of their bride to be where they should be. Want to add your input in on your day there's a game plan to get you started on the right foot.
If you want to get involved here's where your input is needed the most
The Guest List
When it comes to the guest list there are a few things to remember: your guest list will directly effect your budget, decide quickly who's in, who's out, and who "I can't get married without" being there, take you time and focus on your must haves. People's feelings are bound to get hurt, you can't please or invite everyone, unless you have a budget big enough to cover them all. The fastest way to cut down a guest list: no kids, no co-workers, no dates.
Simple rules of picking a date: No holidays, March Madness, the world series, the Superbowl, or any NFL playoff weekend, seriously. Your bride may not know these dates. Remember your there to help her pick the perfect date, that happens to work for you both.
They only questions you need to be asking is if you can bring your own alcohol, use your own caterer, and how will they handle parking. If they cover these things then you need to be there to pick the menu, design your signature drinks, and find a good valet service.
Planning a wedding can be stressful for any bride and for the couple, so remember when the planning really starts remember to take her away from it, try to keep her calm even when you don't understand the difference between fondant and butter cream. Plan a date night and planning escape after all you still want to marry her after the planning is over with.