Groom to Groom
A Complete Wedding Guide for the Groom
For all the guys getting married, here is your how-to manual. I didn’t see a whole lot of “groom specific” information. It actually reads like any other bridal/wedding planning book, except much more condensed. Think of this book as the minimum amount of knowledge required to have a wedding and reception.
Props to this book for also addressing potential issues for couples such as budgets and marriage readiness. I actually think this might be a good candidate for an update, but they should change the title and get some serious book design. (Check out the discussion of bridal gown prices in the 4th image.)
I got married in 1982, so this book is for my generation. At a minimum, invitations were to be engraved, gift registries were for china and silver only, and and weddings are in churches only. My husband’s cousin had an outdoor wedding picnic in the mid 1980s, and I believe several of the old guard nearly had a coronary for going off book of a traditional Irish-Catholic wedding. This book wouldn’t have been able to even conceive of a wedding like today’s modern couples.
Weed this one with gusto, as there is very little that applies to the weddings of today.