We all have heard of the infamous Bridezilla but the new wave in planning among couples find us surrounded by Grooms who have added the word Zilla to their title and placed their hands all in the process of planning and design so why wouldn’t we gossip about it . Some Groomzillas have even taken the reins and more than their share of control. We love the idea of the man being involved with the wedding planning process and had the chance to speak with a few local Groomzillas and asked what are you more concerned about and we received answers and statements like – Travis: The in-laws , Jonathan: the overall design , Paul: I hate the dresses for the bridesmaids and Garrett : the flowers- PLEASE NO PINK.
We took time and spoke in depth with Marcus Hubbard engaged to Courtney Willis . They are planning their nuptials for the onset of fall in 2013 . He currently works at Wilmingtons New Convention Center where we finally met while setting up for the Heart Ball. Marcus is comfortable with saying that He is an official Groomzilla
ABE: Are you actively involved in your wedding planning activities?
Marcus : Yes. Very much so
ABE: Do you have input on the overall design look, the color of the dresses?
Marcus: Courtney has shown me the ideas for her bridesmaids but not the actual dresses. I think the concept and colors are unique and will create a lasting memory for all
ABE: What are some of the elements you have decided on ?
Marcus: We have made most of our decisions as a couple. She does share ideas with me and asks for my input
ABE: Do you have colors , a theme or concept ?
Marcus: Yes, we going for semi-traditional with emphasis on our favorite atmosphere and environment
ABE: Would you consider yourself a groomzilla ? WHY OR WHY NOT
Marcus: RAWR!!! That’s why
ABE: When is the big day?
Marcus: August 3rd, 2013
ABE: Where will it be ?
Marcus: Ceremony on the beach near The Oceanic. Reception at The Oceanic.
ABE: Any traditions or special customs you guys are planning to add?
Marcus: We’ve toyed around with a few ideas. Writing our own vows for sure. Don’t want to give too much away. (wink wink nudge)
ABE: What one thing would you say to your lovely bride to be ?
Marcus: We’ve always known from the very beginning, this world was created for us to have and hold forever
ABE: Any DIY elements ? Tell us about them we want to know
Marcus: As of yet, we’ve not really detailed those things yet. Something that incorporates our children coming together as a family. That’s very important to us
Although we se a rise in Groomzillas and expect a reality show to follow the trend – We can never disregard that fact of how crazy romantic it is for the groom to want to be involved . So much so, that my right hand and partner in crime who was far from a Groomzilla and wanted nothing to do with the planning process will be hosting an official Groomzilla event in June.
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If your in agony over the linens, at your bitters end regarding flowers and biting your fingernails because you want to change an element in your wedding you are an official Groomzilla !!!
Thank You to everyone who took time to interview with us and a special thank you to Marcus and Courtney we wish them the very best!!!
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