Grooms are Becoming More Involved with Weddings

Grooms are Becoming More Involved with Weddings

A woman’s wedding is known as the most amazing day of their lives, but also the most stressful due to the organisation that gets put into it.

Traditionally, it was the woman and her bridesmaids who arranged and organised the entire wedding but now grooms are making sure they have as much input as they can.

Shockingly, over half of grooms will now choose the wedding venue and a third will help with choosing the cake for the big day.

A spokesman for Austin Reed wedding hire-wear, who commissioned the research, said, “This research shows most couples tackle the arrangements for the big day jointly.

“There has always been an assumption that it’s brides who call the shots regarding the big day, but due to the huge cost of weddings now it makes sense the responsibility is shared.

“Naturally there are going to be elements of any wedding which are more suited to the bride or groom – nobody expects the groom to get fully absorbed in discussions about the bridesmaids hair for example – but it’s important there is room for the groom to stand out on his big day too.”

There are specific jobs that men are charged with such as haggling. Everyone knows that men like a good haggle to get items for the best prices possible and a third of the grooms are expected to do this.

Other tasks the groom is to undertake are hiring the band, picking out suits for the best men, ushers and dads, and choosing the wedding car.

Sticking with tradition, 52 per cent of women say their parents have contributed to their wedding but 44 per cent of grooms also say that their parents have paid out for the big day.

However, with growing financial worries, a lot of couples are forced to foot the bill for themselves.

Thankfully, all the money is considered well spent as three quarters of married couples say they do not regret the money they spent on their wedding as it was the happiest day of their lives.

Grooms getting hands on admittedly made it a lot easier and gave couples a better day with 60 per cent of couples saying the groom had been a lot more hands on, which had benefitted them due to the scale of the wedding.

The groom organising the wedding may be the pattern of the future with 42 per cent of people saying they believe the groom is just as capable.

And with 5 per cent of men choosing the flowers, something traditionally off-limits to grooms, we could be seeing the wedding scene change!

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  1. by Rebeca - Siren 27th Feb 2013 10:13

    There are several reasons for an increase in menchr(226)chr(128)chr(153)s presence on the weddingscape beyond their simple desire to be involved. An important one is that since more couples are breaking with the tradition of getting the bridechr(226)chr(128)chr(153)s father to foot the bill, grooms are pitching in, both with their chequebook and their ideas.

  2. by none of the above 27th Feb 2013 20:24

    Sometimes they even turn up...

  3. by Veronica Harris 28th Feb 2013 13:31

    none of the above wrote:Sometimes they even turn up...


    lol....
    I hope the ratio of grooms showing up vs. ditching is still on the showing up side... :lol:

    It's a good thing though, my man just went along with everything I want, not merely making suggestions :(

  4. by RemovalMan 28th Feb 2013 13:43

    none of the above wrote:Sometimes they even turn up...


    lol....
    I hope the ratio of grooms showing up vs. ditching is still on the showing up side... :lol:

    It's a good thing though, my man just went along with everything I want, not merely making suggestions :(

  5. by suzzie76 17th May 2013 03:36

    Weddings used to be organised by the bride and her mother, sometimes just er mother. With the groom literally a hangbag to the whole proceedings. Now as couples marry older and more independent with Groom's parents paying 50% or all costs by the couple themselves, its only natural the groom has say. Mine did basically what I asked him to organise + cars and honeymoon.

  6. by alicePerry 25th Jun 2013 08:29

    love this one