For the Groom

Tips: How to Coach Your Groom Through the First Dance

The first dance is a common wedding tradition. Its a time, in which the newlyweds share those first sweet moments in the wedding bliss.

Sometimes the thought of dancing in front of a room full of people, makes the groom panic. We have just the advice you need, to get your groom through that panicking moment!

First things first, keep it simple! Stay away from trying a dance you see on Dancing with The Stars or Dirty Dancing. There are ways to make a simple first dance into something special with a twist! Try adding a huge dip or a few turns here and there.

Make sure to encourage him, in the right way! Tell him how excited you are for your first dance together. This will build his confidence. When you are practicing, let him know he is making you feel like the luckiest bride, to make him feel special.

The most important part is the song. Choose a song that has meaning to you as a couple. Have him suggest a song, this way he will feel more comfortable when it comes on!

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Hot Trend: Groom’s Cakes Galore

I don’t know about you, but I’m sure many of our Aisle Files readers have this same vision of a groom’s cake in mind: that red velvet, armadillo groom’s cake in the film “Steel Magnolias”. Thanks to the many talented pasty chefs in the culinary industry, I’d say groom’s cakes have come a long way since that armadillo cake.

Groom’s cakes should be fun and playful, each reflecting something personal to the groom. Perhaps a cake depicting his favorite sports team, a logo of his favorite sports team, a favorite car, a favorite travel spot… the list is endless!

Here are a few groom’s cakes to help you with your design decisions!

Sports Fanatics

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Super Heroes

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Personal Touches

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Hot Trend: Groomsmen Attire

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Today’s blog is dedicated to the guys! One of the biggest elements of a wedding is the bridal gown. Here on Aisle Files we have posted many articles about wedding dress trends, trunk shows, fashion shows, etc. However, we can’t forget about the men! All spouses want to see their significant other looking dapper on their wedding day. With that said, here are some handsome ideas for Groomsmen attire!

Simple Spring & Summer Time Chic

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Rustic or Fall Theme

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Pop of Color

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The “Hipster”

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Here’s a creative idea: same suit with different ties. A great way to keep your men looking uniform, but still with a hint of individuality!

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Another fun way to keep your men looking handsomely similar, but still letting them showcase their personalities: have each groomsman embody his favorite super hero (Clark Kent style!)

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Black Tie (this would be great for a glamorous Gatsby theme!)

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White tuxedo jackets are making their way to the top of the men’s fashion trends thanks to Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto. Both men made quite the impression in white tuxedo jackets at this year’s Academy Awards!

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The Big Picture

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Are you ready for some football?

Superbowl  XLVIII is right around the corner! Over the past few years, our couples have featured their favorite NFL team in details relating to their wedding. If you are a NFL fanatic here are some really cool ways to show your team spirit!

Save The Dates:

Feature game day tickets as you’re save the dates! “Tickets” will feature a photograph of you & your fiance dressed in your favorite NFL jerseys. Your wedding date can creatively be incorporated as the game day date. How cute is this?

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Engagement Photos:

Engagement photos area a wonderful way to let people know you are getting hitched! If you are looking to emphasize your wedding theme, be sure to  include NFL inspired engagement photos!

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Wedding Reception Details: 

Details, Details, Details… Wedding Reception details are vital for your wedding reception! Here are some cool NFL inspired details to kickoff your wedding in football style!

Escort Cards: 

In lieu of traditional place cards feature mini footballs as placecards.

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Guest Book:

Instead of a traditional guest book, guests can leave their “autograph” on a football!

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Add a small detail that will go the longest yard! Feature toothpicks with mini footballs on the end!

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Ready, Set, Enter! For your formal introductions enter your reception as Mr. & Mrs.— NFL style!

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4th Quarter–Sweet Ending… 

End the 4th quarter with something sweet and  NFL inspired!

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