No , we're not talking about how to get him to dance, we're talking about how to get him to relax & look natural in front of scores of wedding guests & the giant, all seeing camera's lens. The day of your wedding is an adrenaline filled rush of primping, vowing kissing & greeting. In the middle of all that craziness is a couple who have to look natural & hold it together like a general on a battlefield. Relaxing is NOT an option, however, looking relaxed is very important to the morale of your guests as well as the images your fabulous photographer will capture forever to be enjoyed in the wedding book on your coffee table & hanging framed like a priceless Renoir. The bride has planned each and every detail, no matter how minute, of this day & she knows exactly how it is supposed to pan out. The groom, however, usually just knows where to go when to be there. So lets see what will make him chill & be as cool as Boba Fett when things are getting hectic.
First of all remember that this is a radical day, getting nervous is totally normal & needed a little to keep alert & ready for a long day of entertaining.
play some tunes, have your ipod loaded with a mix of your favs to be played while your getting ready.
Have fun. Ya know, all your guys are just as nervous as you are even though they may act like they are not. Joke with them have fun with them, hell man, make fun of them... do you guys get dressed with each other every day?!?! NO this is the perfect time for inappropriate jokes! HAHA
Have a drink... After your dressed in your wedding best, gather your crew & make a toast makes a good picture & is fun & real.
enjoy the ride, chill & pimp out in the giant stretch Hummer with the Jacuzzi, pumping sound system & street glow. Get pumped man these people are here for you, & they all love you very much!
Breathe. The first sight of your beautiful bride could be the most exhilarating part of the most exhilarating day of your life so far. Take a breathe & enjoy the view.
Picture time! ah crap fun's over right? hell no, not with the right photographer. choose someone who will make you feel comfortable, & make you laugh. No need to be stiff or really even look at the huge piece of glass aiming at your face. Be natural, talk to your wife. Make her laugh, humor is key. She is nervous too. Help her to relax in front of the camera & you will be relaxed as well. Kiss her, look at her. Use your experience in the pits at work to look relaxed even when the heat is on. Use the force. A Jedi is the master of his environment & knows no fear.
What would Fonzi do? Be cool. Dude just know you look totally cool & your bride looks hot! You two are the awesomest couple there. Your totally at the cool kids table & everyone wants to sit with you...
Hell man wear a Viking helmet if it makes you feel good!
You don't wanna run into these dudes in a dark alley...
yup! Chuck Taylors... You can even go to http://shop.vans.com/catalog/Vans/en_US/category/custom-shoes.html to make your own custom kix! How cool would that be ANY COLOR! I got them in triple black & gray & I wear'em to weddings!