The Groom's Instruction Manual: How to Survive and Possibly Even Enjoy the Most Bewildering Ceremony Known to Man
At Last! A Comprehensive Guide to Good Grooming
Gone are the days when you could sit back and let your fiancée plan the entire wedding. Today’s grooms have countless tasks to perform, from hiring the entertainment and planning the rehearsal dinner to buying the wedding bands and comforting hysterical family members.
Fortunately, The Groom’s Instruction Manual is here to answer all of your most challenging questions: How do I handle feuding relatives? What should I look for in a good wedding photographer? Why does my fiancée seem stressed out all the time? Whatever your concerns, you’ll find the answers here—courtesy of author and veteran groom Shandon Fowler.
A must for any groom
By Link Dupont - January 11, 2009
This book is more than just a good humor gift. There is honest advice in this book that I as a typical groom never would have anticipated. I am just under 100 days away from my wedding, and I can honestly say this book has given me irreplaceable advice. Without it, I would probably be mad by now. ;)
I wish I had acquired and read this book *before* we became so involved in wedding planning. There is a lot of great stuff in here about the proposal and early engagement process (namely the guest list) that would have been infinitely more useful to me at the beginning of my engagement. Nonetheless, this is a great book. If you've just recently popped the question, or are even thinking of popping the question, GET THIS BOOK. It is money well spent.
By Katelyn Bakalarski - July 15, 2011
My fiance bought me a copy of the bride's instruction manual after he proposed, which I thought was really cute and had some helpful organizational advice. I found out there was a corresponding groom's instruction manual so I decided to get it for him. It makes a cute gift, but pretty much every piece of advice in every chapter is "do what the bride says." I know it's supposed to be kind of a silly book, but I didn't find really anything in here that was actually helpful like in the bride's manual. It does make a really cute gift for a groom-to-be, though, so I still give it a good rating. Cute, but not helpful like the bride's.
Discouraging for the serious groom
By Aleah1015 - February 8, 2013
I had purchased the Bride's Instruction Guide for myself, and thought my Fiance would enjoy this version for him (since he actually read through the Bride's guide and found it very illuminating and helpful :)). He is very committed to being involved in the planning of the wedding, so I thought this would be a great gift!
Adorable graphics and some helpful info to be sure -- But my Fiance actually came away from reading this book very discouraged. Though I understand it's meant to be funny and taken with a grain of salt, this book blatantly tells grooms they are the SECOND most important person at a wedding (shouldn't they be equal for #1?) and that they should forego how they feel and just say "yes" to whatever the bride says. Neither of us appreciated that very much.
For a funny read, this is a cute book. For a groom that really wants to take being involved in the wedding seriously, I might recommend looking elsewhere.
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