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I’d sent out a loose timeline to our wedding party so they’d know where and when we’d have to be the day of the wedding. Apparently, no one paid much attention to it (including me) except for my brother, Bridesbro C, who was dressed and ready with plenty of time to spare.
And who was pretty annoyed to discover that Mr. Puffer and his groomsmen hadn’t even started to dress when he stopped by their suite.
Bridesbro C hiding his annoyance as he posed with the groom and groomsmen
But eventually, someone in their room glanced at the clock and decided it was about time they fancied up themselves.
Downstairs in the guys’ suite, it was less about makeup and hair (obviously, for Mr. Puffer, LOL) and more about taking some really goofy photos.
Seriously, the guys seem to have it a whole lot easier. While we were upstairs trying our best not to screw up our freshly applied makeup, they were entertaining photographer Kelly Phillips. While it took us several hours to get ready, they didn’t start dressing until 30 minutes before we had to leave. But hey, they had a blast, and that’s what’s most important.
When I asked Puff to describe his time with his friends, he summed it up as “cards, food, and goofing off.” So beyond photos, that’s all I’ve got for you.
(And yes, Puff decided to wear his “I Pooped Today” T-shirt the day of the wedding because, well, he’s Puffer, and I wouldn’t have him any other way.)
I was dead set on not seeing Mr. S the day of the wedding until our first look, but things changed a bit once we saw how the resort was actually laid out. It would have been nearly impossible since we were all staying at the same small resort. We thought planning on seeing one another in the morning, then staying put at our “getting ready” spots would be better than randomly running into one another trying to do just the opposite. It was just what worked for us at our location. I woke up before the sun. I could not sleep because I was so freakin’ excited.
Watching the sunrise over the ocean on our wedding day!
We met up with some people at breakfast and then had a relaxing, low key morning enjoying coffee, sunshine, and the beach.
You know, sometimes grooms get a really bad rap. I mean, with pictures like this circulating, how can we not think grooms do nothing but hand us credit cards and roll their eyes about how much money we’re spending?
Well, what if your groom does sort of do that? OK, not exactly that (he hasn’t rolled his eyes at me…in my presence at least). I’m just gonna come out and say it…my groom is EXTREMELY uninvolved with our wedding planning. But you know what? That is 154% OK with me…I have more than enough opinions for the both of us. Simply put, it just isn’t something he’s particularly interested in. Not the being married part—he tells me almost daily how much he can’t wait to be my husband. The means to the end just isn’t as important to him to as it is to me. Unlike me, he has not spent years imagining what our amazing day will look like. And honestly, not having to worry about making two visions coming to life makes it infinitely much easier.
Ahh a day in the life of the groom’s side. With showers and suits to throw on, there isn’t much time needed for the boys to get ready.
The lead up to the wedding day was quite competitive for the boys. With an open spot for the best man and seven guys in the running, the day was alternatively spent with a race for the best man.
Now I will never know how exactly it all went down, but I do know it involved ax throwing (no, I’m not kidding) and an epic match of rock paper scissors. Apparently it got quite intense and came down to the two brothers, GM Jer and GM Duffy. I wasn’t allowed to know who was the final winner until the ceremony, which I was so excited about. And, after months of saying I wouldn’t look at anyone but the best man as I walked down the aisle, I totally forgot to look until minutes into the ceremony when I leaned to the side to see Mr. Narwhal’s best friend GM Duffy standing there. It still brings a smile to my face when I think about it (and stay tuned for some really touching photos during the ceremony!).
Editor’s note: This post was written by Mr. Sugar Cube.
Mr. Sugar Cube here.
When it comes to wedding planning, we as men usually pass the proverbial remote control to our wonderful ladies, but let’s be real—as a man we want our wedding day to be awesome! However, you shouldn’t expect your SO to want to be a part of it all every minute of every day. Most men have been to a wedding or two in their day, but most of us have NO IDEA how much planning is really involved. Here are a few things that Miss Sugar Cube did that really got me hooked into planning our day, along with a tip or two on how to keep him involved.
First, she makes it easy. Miss Sugar Cube knows me very well and knew that too much detail would send my head spinning, and not like it did the first time we kissed. So one of the very first things we did was sit down with a notepad and pen, and write out a list of everything that needed to be done in chronological order, under the months the tasks needed to be completed by, from last August until this November. This helped to break down what needed to be done now and what could wait. She also didn’t overwhelm me with a million choices, and she was ALWAYS open to my opinions and thoughts. Like whether we wanted an indoor or outdoor wedding. Together we would come to an agreement, and then, with a lot of the details, she would come to me and we would choose what we liked. Tip: Everyone loves crossing things off a list, so Miss Sugar Cube printed the list and made it so I could cross things off as we go.