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It’s typical for the brides and the ladies to be the ones to prepare and work on the wedding details. The grooms are simply left with some errands to run, do food tasting, pick up stuff necessary for the wedding, accompany the bride, find mens weddings bands, and get their tux ready for the event. Most of the time, it’s really the bride who picks the flower arrangement, motif, theme, decorations, and more. What tends to happen in wedding events is that the feminine touch stands out. I attended a cousin’s wedding 2 weeks ago, and much to my dismay, it looked more like an 18th debut party than a wedding reception. It could be the pink motif that made the arrangement too feminine and inappropriate. In such cases, what you want to avoid is for the groom to look left out in his own wedding.

Let’s admit that weddings are a bride’s shining moment but it would be good to balance out a few things to let it be the groom’s special moment as well. As weddings are supposed to be a union of two individuals, it should reflect both male and female individuality. It should come together in a harmonious arrangement fit for a wedding event. How do you achieve such a feat? Here are some recommendations and tips.

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A Two-toned Motif

I have nothing against pink motifs, really, but there’s always a way to balance out the femininity of the pink color by adding a hint of heavier tones like gray, black, blue, or dark violet. Don’t let it be all about Barbie when Ken can look just as captivating with a contrasting black suit. You can add more greens and white in a pink flower arrangement or add in dark violet flowers in the arrangement to create a darker undertone and dimension to it. Two-toned motifs can help you design something more interesting and with depth rather than one-color motifs that has the tendency to overwhelm especially if it’s a color that is easily associated with femininity. You can easily get away with a one-color motif like cyan and teal which has a bluish masculinity to it, but combined with white, it tends to be soft and elegant.

With the guy’s input, you will have a better chance of achieving something less feminine and more balanced. Most guys would like something they personally picked out like mens wedding rings, suits, music, and the bridal car. While most guys would just leave the picking to the ladies, giving them freedom to choose their own will help them feel more involved and important. It’s also their wedding, anyway so giving them responsibility and importance is one aspect of how a marriage should be. Making it a team effort will help you feel like it’s a great achievement as a partner and future married couple. The experience is both valuable and meaningful.

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