From a Groom: Five Tips

Brides and Grooms can be a great source of information.  This article has great tips from someone whom you don’t normally hear, the groom. These are five great tips for any couple!  While wedding experts have many weddings to draw from, there is real value that can only be gained as a bride or groom.  Stephen’s tips are wide-ranging and include pre-event planning, the wedding day and even a post-wedding tip. This groom gives five simple yet powerful tips to future couples.  His tips arewell articulated, simple and valuable.


From a Groom:  My Five Biggest Wedding Tips

Originally published on December 2, 2017 by Stephen Mariani for the Huffington Post

During the months leading up to our recent nuptials, my wife and I received countless wedding-day tips from our married (and sometimes unmarried) friends, family and colleagues. Each of them had their own take on what makes the perfect wedding, despite not knowing what our perfect wedding was.

So, I’ll start by stating this: I have no idea what you want your wedding to be like. That’s why I’m ensuring my five pro-tips work for whatever you may choose: from destination to local and church to beach. Each piece of advice below was said to me and now, after actually getting married, proved to be tips I would pass down to the future Mr. or Mrs.

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1. Don’t waste your time worrying about the people who can’t make it.

For our wedding, my wife and I invited friends and family from many different parts of the U.S. While we were secretly (or not so secretly) hoping for a few people to say “no” to keep our guest list manageable, it was somewhat disappointing when we actually received “nos.” When mentioning this to a recently married friend, she said that on my big day, I wouldn’t think – for a second – about the people who couldn’t make it. Not that I wouldn’t care about them, but I’d be too in-the-moment to notice. Those words rang true on my wedding day.


Stephen gives four more valuable tips for not only grooms but couples.  Take a minute to gain some wisdom from someone who has gone through the whole process and taken the time to evaluate his experience.  Then articulated five suggestions he would give to his friends who are engaged.  See the rest of From a Groom: My Five Biggest Wedding Tips.

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