DO get involved in planning. Show an interest from the start and make sure all the major decisions are made together. Being involved also means you get to have an equal say in the guest list and the all-important budget.
DON’T have your stag right before the wedding. Take heed from The Hangover. Gone are the days of a few too many drinks the night before. Slot in an early stag to ensure you look – and feel – tip-top on the day.
DO show emotion.Your wedding day is meant to be the happiest day of your life so it’s ok to shed a few tears of joy. Your bride will also love you forever if you get a bit choked up when you see her in her wedding dress…
DON’T forget to say thanks. That includes your new father-in-law and your wife’s family, your own family, the bridesmaids, best man and anyone else who helped put your big day together. Try not to double up on thank-yous, though; get together with the other speech-givers beforehand to work out who’s thanking whom.
DON’T miss the opportunity to look amazing. Kilt or suit? Tweed or tartan? There are so many options out there to ensure you look great on the big day.
If you’re not a fan of shopping, don’t worry – groomswear companies will happily assist you in finding the right wedding outfit. Don’t forget to get your hair cut, trim your facial hair and wear a great fragrance.
DO gauge your audience. Aim for heartfelt and put a lockdown on any risqué stories you don’t want creeping into the best man’s speech.
DO be romantic. Whisk your new wife away to enjoy a quiet moment together. It’s also a very sweet gesture to give your wife a wedding present – a special piece of jewellery, personalised gift, or even a love letter, to make the day extra special.