Rise of the 'Groomzillas': A quarter of weddings now ruled by men

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According to celebrity wedding planner, Mark Niemierko, men are more involved than ever...

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The dynamic of bride-groom wedding planning is normally weighted heavily on the side of the bride. Typically blokes have been content to pick a suit and make sure the ushers aren't going to make any embarrassing reception chaos...but not any more.

According to celebrity wedding genius, Mark Niemierko, there's been a sharp rise in the number of 'Groomzillas' who are using new tech to take over planning.

A study by Microsoft Office 365 discovered that 72% of professional wedding planners have had to change tactics to suit the demands of a not so blushing groom. Unsurprisingly, organising the drinks has climbed to the top of the to-do list for men, while 58% of experts have seen them take the reigns of entertainment, food and venue choices.

We've all seen programmes like Don't Tell the Bride where the hapless groom manages to mess things up, so is it really a good idea to trust your groom with your big day?



With the rise of iPads, tablet computers and smartphones, wedding planners have noticed men are more inclined to create supplier spreadsheets, timetables and online mood boards. Perhaps this is the perfect way to define roles and split the responsibility - he can book, schedule and time and you can focus on the dress, the flowers and the colour scheme?

Wedding planner, Mark Niemierko, told us, "We're seeing people move away from the formal 'speeches and cake-cutting'-style wedding – my clients are seeing their big day as an opportunity to throw a great party for their family and friends, and this has seen men become keener to be involved."

There you have it ladies. Give him chance to organise the party of the century and no doubt he'll leave the serious side of getting married in your very capable hands!

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Office 365 Home Premium is a cloud subscription service (Microsoft Office plus additional services delivered via the internet) that works from anywhere across up to five devices, including Windows tablets, PCs and phones as well as Macs. It offers new capabilities to help busy people juggle work and family responsibilities.
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