Boys – what are you going to do?

Boys have it easy prior to the wedding. Whilst the girls are spending all morning making themselves even more beautiful, the boys have less to worry about. Depending on what […]

Boys have it easy prior to the wedding. Whilst the girls are spending all morning making themselves even more beautiful, the boys have less to worry about. Depending on what time you are getting married, there are various things that you can do. It shouldnt be a question of  waiting around until it’s time to fling your suit on and get to the church. It’s your day too so making the most of this time is key. It’s slightly different for church weddings ansd civil weddings but the principles are the same. The key thing is to organise it and make sure everyone know the situation.

If you’re getting married at 2.30 or later then you’ve got time for a proper lunch. If you have a best man and ushers then arrange to meet them at a good pub near (walking distance?) the church. Book a table and make an occasion of it. If you are giving gifts (cuff links? ties?) to your best man and ushers then this might be a good time to do it. Your guests will start arriving at the church about 45 mins before the time stated on the invitation so you need to work your timings out from there. You could also tell other friends and family where you are meeting and invite them to join you.

Dont be late to the church – it’s not good if guests start arriving and no one is there to greet them etc.

If you are getting married in a hotel, get ready in the same hotel. The bar/restaurant will be open so when you are ready congregate there together. People will drift around a bit more if everything is happening in one venue but try to get at least a short time together. 

What about a round of golf? Only do this if you are a golfer and beware of playing a full round. Let’s say that it takes about 4 hours for a round of golf. You really need to ask yourslef if you have time. 9 holes or a pitch and put might be a better option. 

So, get together with your best man and ushers before you get married because…

  • You will be either next to or very near the church in good time.
  • You get to spend these last moments of singledom with your best mates. I am keen on this togetherness – a Band of Brothers.
  • You get to have a good lunch and a couple of cheeky pints (the latter probably against your better judgement if you’re honest but they taste all the sweeter as a result!).
  • The party has started. Rest assured that the girls have cracked a bottle of champagne whilst getting ready. So should you.