The to-do list every husband-to-be should work through in the run-up to his big day!
#1 Pick a responsible best man...
He'll be your pillar of strength during the planning process.
#2 ...And responsible-ish ushers
They're slightly less important but still key to the smooth running of the wedding day, as well as keeping you on the straight and narrow during the build-up.
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#3 Play an active role in all decision-making
You and your partner both have equal stakes in your celebration - obviously! So don't leave her to make all the choices on her own, and equally don't feel you can't express a contrasting opinion. Whilst the lazy stereotype is that the woman makes all the decisions, it's definitely a two-way operation, and don't forget it.
#4 Get your suit sorted in good time
Plus all your accessories: tie, shoes, pocket squares and so on.
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#5 Talk to your boys about what you do (and don't!) want from the stag do
Chances are the thought of ending up in an Essex strip club fills you with unspeakable horrible. Equally, the prospect of chilling by a pool somewhere warm makes your heart skip a beat. They'll probably already have a pretty solid idea of what does and doesn't constitute your ideal stag - but a little subtle pointer here and there can only be for the best, right?
#6 Prep your vows in plenty of time...
No leaving it until the last minute, mister.
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#7 ...And your speech!
Good luck and god speed.
#8 Make time for romance during the planning
Your partner should do this as well. It's so easy to get caught up in the perceived stress of wedding planning that you can lose focus about why you're actually getting hitched - so have evenings where you do nothing but non-wedding-stuff. (Hello, Netflix and pizza.)
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#9 Get a haircut in good time
Work out what your ideal grow-out time is and take it from there.
#10 Sort gifts for the mothers and bridesmaids
Do this with your bride - the important thing isn't so much who does it as that it gets done!
PS! Don't forget to text her on the morning of the wedding
Just a short message, to let her know you can't wait to see her. Trust us - she'll appreciate it.