Weddings have come a long way from the traditional assignment of tasks and expenses between the bride and groom. Yes planning and paying for the rehearsal dinner and honeymoon is important, but bride’s of today want a little more help and input in making their big day come together and uniquely special to you as a couple. Keep your bride-to-be far away from the bridezilla zone and provide some assistance and heart with these tasks.

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SHOW UP AT THE BRIDAL SHOWER WITH FLOWERS
Melt my heart. It’s the little things that count along the way and nothing will give your bride-to-be a bigger smile than this.

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HELP LOCATE A VENUE AND NEGOTIATE CONTRACT
Finding a location that speaks to you as a couple is so important. Read my Questions to Ask series so you are prepared for your venue appointments!

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BE THE IN-LAW BUFFER
Weddings can be incredibly stressful especially if the bride has a lot of opinions surrounding her. Be the buffer between your bride-to-be and family members, she will appreciate that you have her back and want her opinion to matter because it is after-all HER wedding day!

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PROVIDE INPUT ON SONG SELECTION
Not only does the first dance song need to be selected but hours upon hours of songs. Have a date night at home where you listen to wedding dance songs and decide your favorites as a couple.

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COMPLETE YOUR GUEST LIST – WITH ADDRESSES!
Turning in scribbles of your best friends and their girlfriends or wives names is hardly a C+. Make sure you capture all of their home addresses to make your guest list easy for the bride-t-be to send out the invitations in a timely fashion.

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PROVIDE FEEDBACK ON THE MENU
Have an opinion when it comes to the menu and make sure your guests will be happy with it. Create your own signature cocktail and come up with a creative name for it like The Grinning Groom or Just Rosemarried (Winter cocktail with Rosemary). Or read How to Name Your Signature Cocktail.

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HELP ASSEMBLE DIY PROJECTS
Whether you are handy or not she will appreciate your efforts! Get in on the creative fun and help make the wedding favors or grab a paint blush to make a custom wedding sign.

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WRITE YOUR OWN VOWS
If you are deciding to write your own vows, speak from the heart and write something you can not only live up to but speaks from your heart. Feeling stuck? Check out How to Write Your Wedding Vows and 10 Tips on Writing Your Wedding Vows.

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HAVE A SAY IN YOUR ATTIRE
Care about what you and your groomsmen look like on your wedding day. Play a key role in selecting the tuxes, shoes, bow-ties and even socks! Make sure it ties in well with your dress code, colors and theme.

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HELP WITH THE SEATING CHART
Once most of your RSVP’s are back work with your bride-to-be on the best seating chart options. Start with the bridal party table, your closest family members and work out from them.

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PLAN DATES THAT DON’T INVOLVE THE WEDDING
This is another bug one that will earn you major hubby-to-be points. Sometimes their wedding day is all brides can think about. Get her mind off of it with a daytime date or treat her to a date night out!