Category: Groom’s Planner

How to Tie a Tie

How to Put on a Boutonniere

Which side does the boutonniere go on? Your boutonniere goes on the left side, over your heart…ahhhhh

Dressing the Groom

Tips for Proposing

Tips for Proposing written by Sandra L. Aaron @ Mindless Sophistication Events   Traditionally December has been a time when people celebrate holidays and everything else that is good in their lives. So what better time of year then to surprise your beloved with a marriage proposal? Between the December holidays and Valentine’s Day is […]

Gift for the Bride

It’s traditional for the bride and groom to exchange gifts on their wedding day. Most couples still perform this ritual but not all. If you aren’t sure what’s going on in your case, you have 2 options.   1. Ask her 2. Buy something. Play it safe!   When and Where to Exchange Gifts There […]

Groom’s Speech

As the groom you have 2 speeches to make. One at the rehearsal dinner and one at the reception speech. We will give you ideas and samples on what to include in your speeches. You don’t have to use exactly what’s on this page. Your situation and speech will ultimately be from your heart.   […]


WHAT IS ELOPING?   Elope – To leave home secretly in order to get married without parental agreement Eloping – To run away, or escape privately, a woman or a man, either married or unmarried, who runs away with a paramour or a sweetheart Elopement – The act of running away with a lover You’re […]

Elements of Formal Style

 Elements of Formal Style by Freeman Formalwear There is no one way for you to be and no one way for you to look. Today’s formalwear derives from longstanding traditions that help make special events memorable. Knowing the basics will help you to express yourself and your sense of occasion. Black Tie: “Black Tie” on […]

Tuxedo 101

Tuxedo 101 from Moore’s Clothing for Men   It’s exciting to get the invitation, whether it’s to a friend’s wedding or a formal event. And then you realize that it’s “black tie” and you’re going to need a tux…and that can feel a little intimidating. But fear not, the choices are pretty straightforward, and we’re […]

Choosing Groomsmen

It’s time to call in the troops and decide whom you want by your side for the biggest day of your life so far. So, how do you go about choosing your groomsmen?   Whoever accepts the honour of being in your wedding party is automatically taking on a financial obligation. Can the individual you […]

Tips on Tipping

Here are the general rules for tipping. Although it is generally thought to be a voluntary thing (I’d like to know who said that), there are still areas of your wedding that require tipping, but you can still use your discretion. Firstly, you may want to find out from your vendors if tipping is allowed. […]

Rehearsal Dinner

The Rehearsal Dinner is the responsibility of the groom and his family. Here are a few pointers on how to go about planning and budgeting for this.   • Try to make the rehearsal dinner a small intimate affair for close friends and family. If you are having a very small wedding, I would forego […]

Traditional Groom’s Cost

Here we are again!! And guess what we’re going to talk about AGAIN!! Money, Money, Money. We can’t stress enough how important it is to budget your money. So even though we have developed a fairly comprehensive budget under the Brides’ Day Planner section, we still want to give you an idea of what you […]

Diamonds 101

Diamonds 101 from Spence Diamonds   4-Cs Selecting a quality diamond at a great price starts with an understanding of the ‘4-Cs’ – Carat weight, Cut, Colour and Clarity. Nobody is more qualified to help you identify the right combination of these characteristics than Spence. Educate yourself as best you can online, and when you’re […]

Planning Tips

Planning tips for the groom. Oy vey…let’s do this   We’re going to give you tips on how to handle the little things that might pop up. We want to bring you a little closer to understanding a woman’s brain and how it works while planning a wedding.   Always keep in mind that your […]

Planning Timeline

Planning timeline for the groom.   I think we all know how happy and excited your bride is and how lost you feel. We are here to try and help out a little. Regardless of what you’ve heard, or think, it’s your day too. By all means, if you have any ideas, speak up or […]


FB Tip: Don’t wear a huge boutonniere because it starts to look like a corsage. Not to mention, guests will be talking about the massive flower arrangement on your tux, rather than how handsome you look.   Click on thumbnail to view a larger image

Track Your Budget

Track your wedding budget. Feel free to copy and paste this into Word and remove or put “0″ beside any entry that doesn’t apply to you.   Jewellery Engagement Ring: $ Wedding Day Accessories: $ Wedding Bands: $ Other: $ Section Subtotal $_______________   Ceremony Site Fee: $ Marriage License: $ Officiant’s Fee: $ Ceremony […]


Anniversary Gifts by year for all the married couples you know. 1st Anniversary – Paper 2nd Anniversary – Cotton 3rd Anniversary – Leather 4th Anniversary – Linen 5th Anniversary – Wood 6th Anniversary – Iron 7th Anniversary – Copper or Brass 8th Anniversary – Bronze or Electrical Appliance 9th Anniversary – Pottery 10th Anniversary – […]

Transportation Tips and Questions

3-4 months before your wedding date is enough time to book your wedding day transportation. Before making an appointment to visit a transportation company, you should have an idea of:   • How many passengers will be in the vehicle? • How much you’re willing to spend. • What type of car you want. • […]

General Money Saving Tips

Here are some wedding related money saving tips that FB would like to share with you. Use a couple of tips to save a few bucks or use more and save $1000+. * For specific information and tips on the services below, see the other service specific articles on our site.   The Most Important […]


This article shows who traditionally pays for what and we all know that things have changed over the years. Depending on your family and culture, the list may not apply or be exactly the way you see it. Please take with a grain of salt and enjoy. Bride’s Family • All Reception Costs • Church […]

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