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The Groom's Turn

The Groom's Turn

Recently my friend Tonnell Holloway announced he was getting married to his long-time companion in May. When we discussed his groomsmen plans for his wedding, he said that other than his Las Vegas bachelor party, he didn't have any other pre-wedding festivities planned.

I told him about new trends where grooms and their friends plan activities and events—other than drunken trips to strip clubs— just as the bride and her bridal party do.

Today's grooms are fully involved in the wedding-planning process, from the details of the budget to the reception's color scheme and dinner menu. Many are hosting a groomsmen day out (similar to a bridesmaid's brunch), where the groomsmen and other friends and family give the groom his wedding gifts in a casual setting.

Jackson businesses, like Dreams Events & Wedding Planning and Signature Occasions, are honoring this trend and offering services to cater to the groom.

"When brides and grooms realize that there are so many things to plan the wedding, they tend to split the responsibilities," Djuna Brown of Dreams Events said. "We've had clients opt to have a groomsmen brunch, and we offer alternative events like playing golf or bowling for the groomsmen party. … More recently, we set up an art exhibition for a groomsmen party at Easely Amused in Madison."

So, grooms, get creative—and avoid the hangover.

Dreams & Events Wedding Planning
601-209-0695,
http://www.mydreamweddingday.com

Easely Amused
601-953-9786,
http://www.easelyamused.com

http://www.Groomsgroove.com

http://www.Groomsonline.com

Signature Occasions
601-9521960,
http://www.signatureoccasions.com

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