The “Honey Do” List

A few (simple but super helpful) contributions:

  1. Send her flowers for a reason—the 6 month anniversary of your engagement, her birthday, because it’s one week until the wedding.
  2. Take her younger siblings to a movie, ball game, or the circus.
  3. Take her Mom and Dad to lunch.
  4. Give her a half hour foot massage—once a week. (Graduate to pedicure and she’ll never ask you to take out the garbage.)
  5. Be her personal chauffeur for a day of wedding errands.
  6. Leave little love notes on her fridge.
  7. Plan one evening a week just for the two of you—no wedding talk allowed—just romance.

On a more practical level, here are some great ways for the groom to contribute his expertise to the wedding planning. If you are:

  • A techno guy, create and manage the wedding web site. If spreadsheets are your thing, you can help manage guest lists, gift lists, and to do lists.
  • A wine lover, you can help select the wines and liquors for the reception.
  • Into music, research and help select the band or music.
  • A car lover, take charge of all the transportation needs for the wedding.
  • A foodie, help with the menu planning and/or selection of the caterer.

Another enormous help to your fiancée is to write the thank you notes to your relatives and close friends. Sharing this responsibility goes a long way to reduce what can, at times, seem an overwhelming task.

And one of the best ways a groom can lend a hand is by working with his parents to get a head start on planning the rehearsal dinner. With all the planning needs intrinsic to a wedding, don’t feel shy about putting your expertise to good use.

Emily Post Wedding

Ashelynn Manor


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