I'm glad that the general consensus seems to be in my favor!
ImTheGroom - is there anything in particular you would like to warn me about given that you just got married? I have read and I'm trying my best to adhere to the guidelines.
I have already decided on a tux - 3 piece with black vest. Satin peak lapel jacket no vents. White winged collar shirt with self-tied black bow tie. Pulling this off on the other hand is another story...
What's your budget for the outfit? I have become quite adept at good looking tuxedos on a tight budget.
Speak up about the stuff you care about, and shut it about the stuff you don't. And if you really do hate something, veto it, unless she wants it more than you dont want it. Buy the things you want, and don't spend money on the stuff that someone else insists matters. For example, I didn't let a couple of people convince me we had to shuttle everyone around in limousine's all day at a cost of $6000. I and the groomsmen arrived in a can, my parents in their caddy, the parents of the bride in a cab. And no one remembers any of that. The food, our clothes, and live music were important to us, so we made those happen. Also, most of the cake is about how it looks, meaning, unless you have 250 guests, there will be a LOT of cake left over.
Enjoy the planning. It's stressful, but it's fun, and you only get to do it once.
Edited by ImTheGroom - 10/18/13 at 2:29am