1. Have an opinion. This is your wedding, too. Don’t leave all of the stressful planning to your future bride. Pick some things that interest you—music, food, video—and offer to help in those areas. Trust us, your fiancée will appreciate knowing she’s not alone.
2. The registry is as much for you as it is her. Guests will appreciate having things on your registry outside of the kitchen and home décor areas. Think about things you will need in your future home together—power tools, electronics, outdoor equipment. This is also time to speak up if you don’t like the frilly bedspread she picked out. Communicate now to avoid arguments later.
3. Be a buffer. Let’s be honest, your fiancée is probably doing the majority of the wedding planning. With the planning comes family arguments over who should be invited, who is paying for what, and what food will be served. Your mission: keep the peace. Stand up and be the one to help with communication between families.
4. Get sentimental. You only get married once (hopefully). You decided this was the one you wanted to marry. You picked out the perfect ring and planned the perfect proposal. The wedding is just as significant. Send her a gift, flowers or a note while she is getting ready. We promise, she will love it.