“Ayo Bo knows this (what?)
and Bo knows that (what?)
But Bo don’t know jack,
cause Bo can’t rap “
— A Tribe Called Quest “Scenario”
For my fellow male readers for this blog (do they exist?), and are thinking of tying the knot soon, fear not, I have some recommended reading for the situation. As wedding planning can get hectic at times, it never hurts to have a point of reference to refer to when there may be questions that need answers. Granted the bride handles the bulk of the planning, but there may be some details that you could potentialy overlook (this goes for the bridge too!) You are probably thinking that Google can probably answer 95% of your questions these days, but hey I’m an old school kind of guy that just likes to have a physical book to flip through.
So below is Danny Lee’s “For the Prospective Groom Recommended reading”:
The Groom’s Instruction Manual:
This is the main guide that I have went through for the planning portion from the groom. This comprehensive book will cover everything from the engagement phase to the planning all the way to the wedding, and then your honeymoon to top it off. Some of the gems that you can expect to find from this book:
If She says No, please do NOT:
- key her car with the engagement ring
- toss the engagement ring into a dark murky body of water (just like they do in the movies!)
- call her mother or father to complain
You will also better understand your role as a groom in the section “Understanding your role in the Wedding” with useful tidbits such as:
- You are a minority stakeholder in your wedding
- Your fiance is always right
- What has my fiance done with the woman I love?
There is also a musical Cheat sheet (flip to page 118) that is a good reference point for all of those famous wedding songs that you just could not identify. To all my Filipino readers, yes the electric slide is covered for your line dancing needs. On that note, expect to line dance at the wedding, so step your game up and load up the Youtube tutorials! Hmm, that sounds like a new post…
Plus it comes with hilarious illustrations to go along with the information (I admit, I may have judged this book by the cover). Either way, it is highly informative, and makes the wedding planning process a bit less brain wrecking than it needs to be.
I also recommend the below as a quick no frills guide to the wedding:
I would consider this the more pocket handbook reference guide, for no frills information without the accompanying pictures. If you prefer the straight no chaser information with no fluff, you may want to pick this one up.
That’s it for now. Til the next post!