Here comes the bride! Amy Smart has been engaged to fiancé, hunky HGTV carpenter, Carter Oosterhouse, since April.  The couple was engaged after only a few months of dating.  According to Hollyscoop, the blonde bride-to-be is being very traditional, especially when it comes to the wedding dress.  Though the TV handyman has an impeccable eye for design and is very involved in the wedding planning process, Smart insists he not see the dress until the big day.  Aside from the detail of the dress, the two are all in this together as they prepare for their wedding on September 10th in Northern Michigan.  “[He’s] very hands on,” said Smart, “He has definitely been my co-pilot with this.”

How do you get your beau involved in the wedding planning process?

Cupid’s Advice:

Traditionally, it has been the woman’s responsibility to plan the wedding.  However, that has not been the case with modern day festivities.  If your beau is skeptical about getting involved, here are some ways to make him into a wedding planning extraordinaire:

1. Cake tasting: Everyone has a sweet tooth.  Take your beau along to the bakery for a special wedding treat that you will share with your guests.

2. Get his friends on the guest list: Half of the guest list will be made up of your partner’s friends and family.  Make sure to sit down with him to make sure everyone he wants to be there will get an invite.

3. Have a jam session: The music at your wedding should reflect both of your personalities.  Set some time aside to listen to music together and pick out the perfect tunes.

What is your favorite part of planning a wedding? Share your thoughts below.