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How to Include Your Groom or Fiance in your Wedding Planning Process

Wedding Invitations

Shopping for wedding invitations has traditionally been considered something that only the bride, her mother and her future mother-in-law might be concerned about. But in recent years, we've seen the emergence of a fun new trend that shows that grooms are more invested in wedding invitations than previously thought. Although the fact that grooms are showing more attention to the details of their wedding invitations is an exciting development for many brides, it also requires that both people in the relationship practice the art of compromise to help ensure that they decide upon a wedding invitation that they will both adore for years to come.

If you are looking for more ways to integrate your future husband into the wedding invitation shopping, the first step is to ask him how much be wants to be involved in the decision making process. Don't assume that he doesn't have an opinion, but you also can't be sure that he cares about every little detail of your wedding invitations unless you discuss the matter beforehand. Similarly, he can't assume that you will happily make all of the decisions alone. Having an open line of communication about all of your wedding planning will help everything run smoothly as you plan your journey down the aisle.

Once you decide how much each of you wants to participate in your wedding invitation shopping, ask him for input about colors, themes and fonts as you browse through wedding invitation collections. Even if he can't articulate that he prefers a vintage style, you should be able to get a general sense of his taste by looking at wedding invitations together.

Finally, be willing to compromise when it comes to your final wedding invitations. You may have dreamed about this day for your entire life, but a wedding is about building a future for the two of you together. Be careful to include the things that are important to you both so that your ceremony speaks volumes about your style as a couple.