When I popped the question to my fiance three years ago, she yelped with delight. From then on it was non-stop wedding talk. We’d wake up every morning and she would tell me she dreamed of our wedding day. She’d sit on the laptop every evening researching all of her ides.

It gave me an enormous sense of well-being that I had brought such happiness to the women I loved. From day one she started planning our big day. I was happy enough to let her take full control of all the details.

First up was the venue. She drew up a shortlist of three hotels and we spent the weekend visiting them. It was a surreal but very rewarding experience. We picked the first hotel we saw, as it suited our needs.

As our big day approached, my wife to be asked me if I was really happy with her taking the lead in all the decisions. I said I was, but in truth, I’d like something to work on myself. Therefore, we decided I could choose the wedding music and band, as well as the gifts for the wedding party.

Well, the music was pretty easy to choose. For our first dance, I chose ‘Here Comes The Sun’ by The Beatles. It has always been one of my favorite songs, and it has a happy vibe. We also had a great band that played swing music followed by a DJ.

However, when it came to picking the wedding gifts, I did struggle! The bridesmaids were relatively easy – I bought them each a charm bracelet to thank them for their help. The problem was what to get the best man. I’m not used to buying presents for men, and I wanted to get him something more appropriate than a football jersey!

For weeks I agonized over what to buy him, and then all of a sudden my wife-to-be came up with a great idea. She made me think back to when I asked my friend to be my best man. I popped the question when we were out one night enjoying a glass of California’s finest red wine. After all, it was my friend who got me into red wine in the first place. Therefore, to commemorate our friendship, what would be better than getting him something he could associate with our hobby? I decided to buy him a crystal decanter. Suffice to say, he loved it. It meant a lot when he used the decanter the first time he cooked for me and my wife after the wedding.

So what lessons can a groom learn from wedding planning? Well, it’s always the woman that come up with the best ideas!

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