Planning a wedding and all that comes with it isn’t just tough on the bride, you know. We’ve put together those things that the groom-to-be definitely doesn’t want to be hearing…
“You kept the receipt, right?”
So you’ve finally plucked up the courage to pop the question, and do you know what? You get it absolutely spot on, you don’t get a thing wrong, and she even replies in the way you wanted: with a big fat ‘YES!’. But then comes the second glance at the engagement ring, that you carefully picked out. At this point, she wrinkles her nose and looks a mixture between confused and disgust…
“So, baby plans?”
For all those newly engaged, you will know that baby plans is one of the inevitable questions that comes after the announcement that you’re getting married. Woah, woah, woah – as if marriage isn’t a big enough step or something? Come on now! Give the bride and groom-to-be a break!
“Son, I’m coming to your stag do”
So this might not seem like a horrible thing for a groom to hear, if we’re talking about any other family member or friend… apart from your mother. An upcoming wedding for their little cherub might bring out their protective side, and will see them wanting to spend as much time with you as possible before you become a married man, but this may be taking it a little too far.
“Tell us about your stag do!”
We’re not sure this will be your favourite topic of discussion with your lovely grandparents who still think you’re as innocent as you were when you were 11 years old. But hey, plus point of letting your mum come on the stag do means there would be less stories that are a bit too much for your Grandma’s ears? (Yeah, we’re still not convinced either.)
“No, you can’t choose your suits”
Ahem, BRIDEZILLA ALERT. As soon as these words are spoken, it takes a whole lot of fun out of the run-up to the wedding day for the groom and his groomsmen, and to be honest, is quite unfair! Brides – just think for a second about how much you scream at the television when the man on Don’t Tell the Bride is picking out a dress completely opposite to what the bride wants. If you want to give him guidelines on the colour of the suits, or colour of the tie, go for it! But don’t take over…
So when she asked if you preferred blue spots or pink spots on the napkins, she actually didn’t want your opinion at all. Similar with when she asked about the cake flavour. The lemon cake didn’t even get a look in after you suggested it!
“Oops, that went slightly over the budget”
Hearing your bride say anything about going over the budget will send a little shiver down your spine, but maybe a few pounds over you can deal with. It’s when you have to sacrifice that suit you had your eye on, all because the cake was double the price you intended, when the nervous twitch in your eye begins…
“Cannot wait to get these granny pants OFF”
Ah the wedding night! And what’s more romantic and sexy than knowing your bride is sucked in by a pair of Bridget Jones pants that are twice as big as your head? Not sexy enough? Well, picture your bride actually trying to take them off at the end of the night – it’s harder than it looks; scissors might be necessary. *Look away awkwardly*
And what about what the BRIDE doesn’t want to hear? Or those text messages she doesn’t want to ever receive…