10 Ways to Surprise Your Bride

One of our consistently top visited and pinned stories on Weddings Illustrated is 10 Ways to Surprise Your Groom. After all, your big day should be as special and memorable as possible.

But then we thought, why should grooms get to have all the romantic fun?

Below are 10 ways to make your bride feel special. And brides, it’s perfectly okay to “accidentally” forward this story to your family and friends. Hint, hint.


Plan a Spa Day

Planning a wedding can get stressful, so surprise her and her maids with a relaxing spa day. Provide them with matching monogrammed wrap towels or robes for extra brownie points.


Reveal Your Heart and Sole

10 Ways to Surprise Your Bride: sneak a love note onto the soles of her shoes | Photo: Brandon Werth

Photo: Brandon Werth

Sneak a love note onto the soles of her shoes. The message will serve as a fond memory for years to come.


Record Your Proposal

10 Ways to Surprise Your Bride: this groom surprised his bride by showing a video of his proposal that she didn't know existed

Photo: paperback weddings

During their reception, this groom surprised his bride by showing a video of his proposal that she didn’t know existed.


Build a Photo Booth Wall

10 Ways to Surprise Your Bride: if you're a handyman, build a photo booth wall including framed childhood and family photos

Photo: Wanelo

If you’re a handyman, build a photo booth wall including framed childhood and family photos.


Make the Announcement

10 Ways to Surprise Your Bride: During their wedding rehearsal, this couple's priest told the groom that he didn't like the tradition of someone else introducing the husband and wife for the first time. So at the end of their ceremony, the groom introduced the couple himself, much to the bride's surprise.

Photo: Holland Photo Arts

During their wedding rehearsal, this couple’s priest told the groom that he didn’t like the tradition of someone else introducing the husband and wife for the first time. So at the end of their ceremony, the groom introduced the couple himself, much to the bride’s surprise.


 

Send Champagne and Flowers

10 Ways to Surprise Your Bride: send champagne and flowers

Photo: The Knot

While the bridal party is getting ready, send over flowers, Champagne and a special note or gift.


Book a Bridal Portrait Session

10 Ways to Surprise Your Bride: book a bridal portrait session | Photo: Swooned Magazine

Photo: Swooned Magazine

Ensure that you’ll have perfect photos by booking a bridal portrait session, complete with hair and makeup. The session will also allow you to spend quality time together without feeling rushed.


Commission a Work of Art

10 Ways to Surprise Your Bride: a custom high-fashion rendering by Illustrative Moments

Speaking of portraits, if you know what your stylish bride is wearing ahead of time, you can surprise her with a custom high-fashion rendering by Illustrative Moments.


Set a Table for Two

10 Ways to Surprise Your Bride: This groom, aware that his bride was suffering from a bad case of nerves, planned a private breakfast for two on the morning of their wedding.

Photo: A Bryan Photo

This groom, aware that his bride was suffering from a bad case of nerves, planned a private breakfast for two on the morning of their wedding.


End with Fireworks

10 Ways to Surprise Your Bride: End your night with a surprise fireworks display. It's show-stopping finale, fit for any fairy tale bride.

Photo: Aaron Delesie

End your night with a surprise fireworks display. It’s show-stopping finale, fit for any fairy tale bride.


 

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