So if you’re wondering how you can sweeten the day of your wedding the way he sweetens yours everyday, keep on reading…
Nothing says “WOW” more than a surprise. When people are caught off guard with something they weren‘t expecting, and it’s something on a more positive note that rise above normal assumptions, that’s what really sends those “wow” signals shocking through their systems.
Create a Captive Audience. The most important member of the audience? Him. So, you will want to focus on him, and to intrigue him by sending his emotional system into a shockwave rush of spiked endorphins.
Remember, men are more so into actions than words and are very visual creatures.
Here are a few tips to try:
*EXPLORE A DIFFERENT SIDE TO YOU.
Instead of sticking to the same hairstyle you wear everyday, do something different on your wedding day.
Change is good. And a good change is even better.
It doesn’t necessarily mean go drastic or dramatic (unless that’s what you want). Just a simple change in your looks will do the trick. This rule applies for hair, makeup, accessories etc. Play around with your personality and incorporate styles into your wedding day look that you may have always wanted to wear or a look that you always wanted to try, but just simply couldn’t or wouldn’t work for a typical day.
Make him do a widening eye double-take look at you…wake up his brain cells as he stands at the alter in astonishment…
* EMOTIVE MUSIC
Walk down the aisle to a song (with a slow tempo) that tells the story of your relationship. One that was meaningful when you were dating, or one of your songs that you both share a love for.
* SURPRISE SPEECH
I know, I know…I previously said men aren’t as much into words as they are into actions. But this is a collaboration of both, putting words into the action of public speaking, addressing nobody but him at your wedding. A sentimental speech he never would expect? Def. a WOW factor!
You’re a loyal woman, but allow yourself a free pass to be a sneak…and steal your man and whisk him into a secret hide-a-way….
After the vows, you can maybe plan on surprising him with going somewhere alone, just the two of you. Depending upon the location of course, you can be creative and have the venue set up something accordingly. A secret garden spot outdoors…or if it’s a Destination Wedding (let’s say in Italy), a boat ride for two.
The guests will be lingering with conversation during the cocktail hour and it’s the perfect time to sneak a romantic, magical moment.
You can send a surprise gift to his house the morning of the wedding…or melt his heart with all the ways he had melted yours from day one…
If you saved all the mush scattered around the house from past birthdays, special occasions, holidays, anniversaries, etc. or tucked them into a safe place out of a sight, bring it back into the open and use it as a gift to give to him in this way: Every love note (letter, card, etc.) can be published into a leather-bound journal with love letters written in a script & fairytale font. This can be from anything you once gave to him, or those sentiments of which he gave to you, or incorporate both! You can present this as a gift to him on the wedding day, placing the book on the head table of where you two will be seated. It doesn’t cost a lot, but the sentiment is priceless.
He put a ring on yours, so put a ring back on his! Engrave the inside of his wedding band with something completely full of mush, a verse, your wedding dates or something that is sure to make him laugh. Instead of just presenting the ring itself, an engraved one will give it a personalized touch. A ring is an empty circle, but an engraved one is a ring much more filled with meaning.
* CULINARY CREATIONS
Since food is the way to a mans heart, why not include some of his favorite munchies at the wedding? If he’s a guy who loves his snacks, and hamburgers & hotdogs are his type of thing, add them in for cocktail hour. If you have foods like this during cocktail hour, be sure your reception menu is a bit more “upscale.”
Take a bridal BOW to the WOW you created.
Not only are all the previous ideas, or any of which you creatively come up with on your own, adorable… but he’ll never expect it which is bonus points!
Seating charts, guest favors, and cake flavors are always on a bride’s radar…but these romantic and personal surprises will leave your groom smiling just that much more and kindly remind him that this day is about the two of you, and not those crazy rants about wedding planning or bridezilla moments over which trendy hue you should pick.
RECAP: besides your outer, newer bridal beauty glow, be sure to let your inner bridal beauty shine and surprise him with something sweet. Glowing from the inside will have you in an everlasting glow on the outside. All of which makes you simply adorable, and it will remind him how you have truly stolen his heart right from the start…which led to your shared happily ever after…
and now you can be a WOW kind of WIFE. One who keeps the glow, memories, and emotions of the wedding day alive with the two of you.