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
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
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
If you’re a handyman, build a photo booth wall including framed childhood and family photos.
Make the Announcement
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
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
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
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
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
Photo: Aaron Delesie
End your night with a surprise fireworks display. It’s show-stopping finale, fit for any fairy tale bride.