Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Advice From A Husband

My husband and I have been married for 3 years now.  I had way too much fun planning our wedding. Planning makes me giddy and I would do it all over again.  My husband may not agree, but I do think he had a little fun helping plan our wedding. 😉  I tested interviewed him on the wedding planning process to capture “a guy’s perspective” on the topic.


Q: What top 3 things were most important to you when we started planning?

A:  1) Place  2) What I was wearing  3) Nothing too formal or traditional; I really wanted a unique and fun wedding that would be memorable for us and our guests.

bride in window historic venue


Q: What was your least favorite part about wedding planning?

A: Um, the planning.  I didn’t realize the insane volume of details required to plan a wedding.  There were so many options: the colors, the fonts, the venues, the flowers, paper, the food, the timeline,  gifts, attire, the shoes, the floor plan, music and so on. 

bride and groom on bar

Q: What was your favorite part of the wedding planning?

A: Eating the “free” food at our venue to pick our menu (aka- taste testing).  And, making sure it wasn’t a stupid/lame/boring wedding by giving my input and opinions.

wedding food appetizers

Q: If wedding planning was left up to the men, what would weddings be like?

A:  A Friday night at the local beer hall with a Dairy Queen ice cream cake.  What else do you need?

Q: What was your favorite wedding detail?

A: The shoes (Converse high tops) and the Superhero boutonnieres. 

superhero boutonnieres

Q: What was your favorite highlight of our BIG day?

A:  After we were married, we gathered upstairs with our wedding party and immediate family.  We finally got to relax a little before the “grand entrance”.  It was also a lot of fun walking around and talking with our guests later in the evening.  You get to hang out with all of your favorite people under one roof; it’s pretty awesome.  The dancing was  fun, too.

Bride and Groom Married

bride and groom dancing

Q: If you were to do it all over again, what would you do differently? What would you do the same?

A:  We would take a honeymoon immediately after the wedding.  I would definitely pick the same venue and  wedding party all over again.

wedding venue Historic Concord Exchange St. Paul Minnesota

wedding party dancing

Q: What advice would you give to other future Grooms helping plan their own wedding?  

A:  Beer always helps with everything.   I think it’s only fair to include the groom in the wedding planning process.  It’s their day, too.  If the groom doesn’t care about the details, then don’t participate in the planning.  But, you cannot complain later!  Give your input on things you care about.  If you don’t have an opinion about something be sure to just let your Bride know so she can make the final decision.  Be aware of the words you choose; do NOT say: I don’t care.  You’ve been warned. 

Wedding Rings

Photo Credit: Mark Schlanser Photography

2 thoughts on “Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Advice From A Husband

  1. Sandy W

    “Beer always helps everything”, yep sounds like most men I know. I love your idea on getting Paul’s opinion on the wedding planning. Great job!

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