Relationship Mattaz: 4 Things The Groom Secretly Wants At Your Wedding

Last week, we introduced the WIN Relationship Mattaz, a column where we shall bring you relationship stuffs .

It takes two people to get married—which means two people get to weigh in on their wants for the wedding! You may have had a secret Pinterest board dedicated to the big day, you may have dreamt about the day all you want, but that doesn’t mean your groom’s opinion is only worth half a vote. Make sure he feels just as satisfied by recognizing these wedding day desires—and then delivering on them.

1. To have his voice heard—from the beginning

Men usually act nonchalant about wedding planning, they act like they’re fine with whatever decisions but trust you’re in this together, and that means planning together. Make sure he is on the ride, all the way.

2. Respect for his guests (including the ones you don’t like)

Sure, some of your groom’s long-time friends might have a rambunctious reputation. You don’t want any badly behaved guest but, banishing his people to the far corners of the reception space is a sure-fire way to make him feel second rate at his own wedding.

3. A showcase of personality

We get it, your groom may look dreamy in a tux. But that doesn’t mean he loves the idea of wearing only black and white! If your wedding is formal but the groom has a more colourful sense of style, gift him brightly patterned socks, kooky cufflinks etc.

4. To loosen his tie (literally)  The vows have been said, the formal portraits have been taken—it’s time to celebrate! The last thing any groom wants is pressure to look perfect in every photograph. Pick a point in the reception with your groom ahead of time (after the cake cutting, before the bouquet toss) and agree that appearances don’t matter after that. Everyone wins!


Ada Igboanugo

Fashion Enthusiast.

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