Forgive me ladies. I know I’m opening a huge tin of worms here, but don’t the men deserve to know the truth?

Even if we don’t actually lie to our grooms, I think we’re all guilty of letting them believe a fabrication of the truth. And that’s putting it nicely! Sometimes they’re just outright truth-opposites!

So grooms, here is your perception of wedding planning, along with the truth – (or what we actually mean).

It’s better that they find out now, right?

Groom’s perception: number one

Perception

The bride just wants a small wedding. No point going over-board, her only real interest is marrying her soul mate so she’s not really bothered about all that over-the-topness that some couples opt for.

The Truth:

If she doesn’t arrive at her fairy-tale venue, dripping with twinkling lights to a team of harpists, and leave the reception whilst fireworks spell out your names, she ain’t interested!

Wedding Planning White Lies - The Groom's Big Day Perceptions VS Reality

The Groom’s perception number two

Perception

She doesn’t go on about the wedding all the time, she’s looking forward to it but hasn’t lost her head over it.

The Truth

She makes excuses to sneak off with her phone to browse the latest wedding trends on Pinterest. You think she’s putting the ironing away, she’s actually sending screenshots of wedding hair to the bridesmaids.

Wedding Planning White Lies - The Groom's Big Day Perceptions VS Reality

The groom’s perception number three

Perception

Her work is crazy right now, she’s always late home after having caught up on outstanding tasks after clocking out

The Truth!

She clocks out then gets the glossy wedding mags out of her bag so that she and her colleagues can circle their favourite wedding dresses and cross out the ugly ones.

The groom’s perception number four

Perception

Weddings are expensive. That’s just what these things cost right? And you want to make her happy?

The Truth

Who would choose plain chair sashes when diamond-encrusted ones are available? And how could you possibly say ‘I do’ without being surrounded by enough foliage to camouflage a forest?

Wedding Planning White Lies - The Groom's Big Day Perceptions VS Reality

The Groom’s perception number five

Perception

She keeps trying to drag you into some of the more boring wedding-planning tasks, but has kindly offered to sort the table plan so that you can have some ‘time off’ from planning.

The Truth

There ain’t no way she is letting your bitchy cousins near her family! Noticed how your side seem to be positioned as far away from the top table as possible?

The groom’s perception number 6

Perception

There is a big gap between the ceremony and reception. You’ve talked it over and the only option is to book a magician, photo-booth, bouncy castle and full outdoor games package.

The Reality

Her colleague only had a photo booth at her wedding last month, your day has obviously got to do bigger and better than that! What will people think? Your wedding has to be more special and more fun!

Wedding Planning White Lies - The Groom's Big Day Perceptions VS Reality

 

The groom’s perception number 7

Perception

At least she’s not become too image-obsessed when planning the wedding, you know, like some brides do?

The reality:

Her to-do list before the wedding day:

  • Lose 2 and a half stone
  • spray tan
  • eyebrow-threading
  • full body waxing
  • eyelash tinting
  • manicure
  • pedicure
  • Hair and makeup

Groom’s perception VS reality number 8

Here’s the one that the grooms find most upsetting:

Perception

You think she’s wearing skimpy, sexy bridal underwear set under that princess gown.

wedding planning perceptions - Grooms perception VS reality

Reality:

Sorry blokes. A girl’s got to keep all those lumpy, bumpy bits sucked in. Here’s what she’s actually wearing:

Grooms perception VS reality

 

Have I missed something? Leave a comment and tell me your little white wedding planning lies!