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The Groom App 2.0 for iPhone

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For a while now I’ve been toying with the idea of introducing a new Groom App to the Apple community. There are more than enough Bride and iWedding  Apps out there — and the Knot has one as well — but there is no application designed for a groom, by a groom. Time to turn this around.

the icon
We have to face facts — some grooms won’t want to use this. After all, it’s a constant reminder of the inevitable and who the hell needs that? So we have to be design-savvy and use the look to lure guys in. We begin with a three icon options: one for the Intellectual Groom, one for the Nervous Groom and another for the Aloof Groom.

icon options
the theme
Similarly, we’ll have three separate theme options based on our favorite TV shows. Intellectual Groom = Frasier, Nervous Groom = Macgyver, and of course, Aloof Groom = Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

theme options
the features
Aside from the usual info (date, venues, current guest list), the Groom App will have the following special features to make groom life easier:

1. Synced Up – the calendar on the Groom App would link directly to your bride’s application … cause god knows you aren’t responsible enough to input your own appointments

2. Red Alert – with color coding based on the Homeland Security Terror Alert System, the app would come with frequent reminders of things you should be doing, voiced by your favorite TV stars (Kelsey Grammer, Richard Dean Anderson & Danny Devito)

3. Points Tracker – an electronic version of the Groom Says scorecard

4. A “How-To” Drop Down Menu – with categories like Slow Dance, Write Vows, Pin a Boutonniere Without Stabbing Myself in the Heart, Drink Less at the Wedding, Take Good Pictures, Thank People and Behave Around Future In-Laws, etc.

5. Best Man GPS – to track down your wing man at all times

6. Built-in Breathalyzer – because it’s awesome

7. Bride Translator – because “we should get these done this week” doesn’t mean that WE should get them done this week

8. The Countdown-to-Wedding Timer – made only slightly less ominous by your favorite TV show theme song

“Tossed salads and scrambled eggs. Mercy.”



Brian Leahy is founder of The Groom Says — a safe haven for grooms who need a hand with wedding planning and brides who need a hand with their grooms. Check out the blog for some laughs and inspiration, and be sure to follow The Groom Says on Twitter and Google+.

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