5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Groomsmen

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Choosing the members of your wolf pack—or the men who will be the groomsmen in your wedding, in this case—is an important decision in a man’s life. Of course, there are the usual suspects: brothers, close cousins and/or friends (and don’t forget your bride's brother). But before you decide, make sure to consider the size of your wedding and each guy’s ability to commit to the task. If you’re not 100 percent sure...

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The Groom’s Wedding Duties

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Not sure about the groom’s duties when it comes to the wedding plans? While there are no hard and fast rules these days—especially with couples (instead of parents) personally footing more of the bill than ever before—here’s a quick list of the duties the groom typically handles: • Marriage license • Officiant’s fee • Writing vows (if applicable) • The bride’s wedding band • The bride’s...

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It’s a Groom Thing

by Bitchless Bride

Bridey’s, you’ve spent the last year or so (give or take) planning the big day. Your wedding dress is a stunner, you’ve been walking around in those lovely, sparkly Jimmy Choo shoes “breaking them in”, the cake is just the coolest thing ever, and you have the most amazing flowers, linens, chairs, band, etc. But how much does your groom know about your wedding day? How much does he know about what happens and when? Is he just going to show up at the venue or is he going to...

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Navigating Bridal Shows Like A Champ

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Nothing strikes fear into the heart of a recently engaged man quite like this phrase: “Honey, want to go to a bridal show this Saturday?” But there’s no reason to sound the alarms just yet. That’s right, guys; you might actually enjoy attending a couple of these events during your engagement. While many men may envision booth after booth of wedding dresses and flower arrangements at a bridal show or wedding expo, there...

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Incorporating March Madness into Your Wedding

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Got March Madness on the brain? Who doesn’t this time of year? If you and your fiancé are die-hard college basketball fans (like my husband and me), you’re probably looking for ways incorporate your love of sports in your wedding day. Whether you want to go subtle or go big, thankfully, you have plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few ideas to consider: Sports groom’s cake. Talk to your cake baker about...

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5 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding Reception

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Want to leave your own personal mark on your wedding? Get creative! The reception is a great place for couples to add some unique and personal touches to the big day. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some ideas to help spark your imagination: 1. Rent a photo or video booth. You and your guests will enjoy striking a pose and taking lots of great photos together all night long. Supply themed props, such...

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Mangagement Rings:  I Do or I Don’t?

by Oh Lovely Day

Have you heard about this new trend of engaged men wearing engagement rings?  They are called mangagement rings.  Yes, MAN-gagement.  I recently saw a statistic claiming that 17% of men actually want to wear a mangagement ring.  I find that hard to believe and wonder who was asked that question, men or women. My first reaction on the whole thing is that mangagement rings are just silly.  I mean, I know I’m generalizing here, but for the most part we ladies wear engagement...

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From the Engagement to the Honeymoon—What Means Most to Your Groom

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner, TheManRegistry.com While every groom is different (just like their brides, naturally), the majority of guys seem to get excited when they’re able to inject a bit of their own personality into the festivities and leave their mark on the big day. For example, if he’s a huge baseball fan, consider ways to incorporate his love for his favorite team into your wedding. Consider having a groom’s cake made that bears his team logo or mascot,...

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When He Says Save and You Say Splurge

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Couples don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to spending. While he may not understand how you can spend $300 on a new handbag (“Did you really need another black purse?”), you’ll likely be equally baffled when he spends $300 on a new video game system (“Didn’t the old one work just fine?”). So when it comes to deciding whether you should splurge or save on wedding details, things can often get dicey....

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Decoding Your Groom: What He Says vs. What He Means

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Ever wondered: What the heck did he mean by that? Ladies, you’re not alone. Sometimes the enigmatic way a groom communicates can make a bride feel like she’s living out a scene from Inception. Is he being candid with you or is there a hidden meaning in there somewhere? While some men are straight-shooters who always say what they mean, others can often be a bit more mysterious with their words. As a former bride and...

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