More grooms-to-be are taking on wedding planning tasks than ever before, according to new statistics from wedding venue specialists, AmaZing Venues.
From ordering the cake and writing the guest list, to booking the caterers, photographer, transport and even flowers – 2014 saw more men than ever helping out with wedding planning duties, so commonly left up to the bride.
A staggering 45% of wedding enquiries received by AmaZing Venues from 1 October 2014 to 10 January 2015 were made by men – that’s an all-time high for the company!
“Over the festive period we saw a boom in enquiries from men who are planning weddings rather than their partners. Our managing director, Suzanne Taylor also got engaged over Christmas and her partner Tony is taking an equal role in planning their big day,” comment Lottie Ferguson from AmaZing Venues’ wedding specialist team.
Whether inspired by a desire to impress their partner, a growing breakdown in traditional gender roles, or maybe even too many re-runs of Don’t Tell the Bride, a year on year comparison from Hitched.co.uk shows a 100% increase in men enquiring about AmaZing Venues in 2014 compared to in 2013.
We’d love to hear how helpful your groom is, or in some cases, unhelpful! We’ve got an inkling a lot of them have a certain way of thinking about wedding planning…