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Wedding Party Roles & Responsibilities


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Picking your bridal party is one of the first steps after getting engaged. The excitement is fresh and you’re ready to jump into your bridal party proposals. But, before you do you might want to think about the roles and responsibilities that come with being in a wedding. This way you can designate the best person for the task and let them know what you expect.


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Maid/Matron of Honor:

This is your bestie, your go to gal, second in command. This is the highest honor of the wedding party and it comes with its fair share of duties and responsibilities.

  1. Plan a bridal shower & bachelorette party.

  2. Attend engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, dress shopping, wedding rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner.

  3. Serves as main point of contact for bridesmaids, sharing announcements and reminders.

  4. Pay for wedding attire and accessories.

  5. Helps with errands and tasks throughout the planning process.

  6. Review how to bustle dress.

  7. Make sure the bride stays hydrated on the wedding day.

  8. Holds bouquet, fans dress, and sculpts train during the ceremony.

  9. Signs marriage license as a witness.

  10. Give an epic toast at reception.

  11. Clean the bride's suite at the end of the day.


Bridesmaids:

Also known as your HYPE SQUAD. They’re usually made up of your close friends or relatives. Bridesmaids take on other responsibilities during the wedding and planning process such as-

  1. Assist with planning the bridal shower and bachelorette party.

  2. Attend engagement party, bridal shower, bachelorette party, dress shopping, wedding rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner.

  3. Pay for wedding attire and accessories.

  4. Setup breakfast/lunch in the bridal suite.

  5. Steam dresses.

  6. Take lots of behind-the-scenes photos.

  7. Provides getting ready music.


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Best Man:

Many times, the best man is a close friend or brother of the groom. Recently, we’ve seen more grooms pick their dad (so sweet!). The best man has many similar tasks as the maid/matron of honor.

  1. Plan the bachelor party.

  2. Attend engagement party, bachelor party, wedding rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner.

  3. Pay for wedding attire and accessories.

  4. Make sure the groom stays hydrated on the wedding day.

  5. Keeps the groomsmen in line on the wedding day.

  6. Holds rings during the ceremony.

  7. Signs marriage license as a witness.

  8. Give a pre-written toast at reception.

  9. Clean the groom's suite at the end of the day.


Groomsmen:

AKA the Bros. The groomsmen are there to aid the groom with whatever he needs, but mostly there for moral support. Here are a few other duties to give them.

  1. Assist with planning bachelor party.

  2. Attend engagement party, bachelor party, wedding rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner.

  3. Pay for wedding attire and accessories.

  4. Transport decor and alcohol to the venue the day of the wedding.

  5. Decorate the getaway car.

  6. Provides getting ready music.


Now that you picked your squad, make sure to set clear and reasonable expectations early on. Don’t be afraid to ask them for help and engagement throughout your planning process, but be understanding about their personal life. No one will be as excited about your wedding day as you are and that’s okay. You should be excited, IT’S YOUR DAY. Contact The Perfect Day to help you plan, execute, and enjoy your wedding day! Go to theperfectdaynb.com to learn more about our services!


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