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Bridesmaid’s & Best Man’s duties

A wedding is a huge event with many participants; Jayne Dias lists their responsibilities

The Best Man’s and usher’s duties

  • Helps plan the bachelor party
  • Attends the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Buys the bride and groom a gift
  • Escorts the guests to their seats at the ceremony
  • For all female guests, the right arm is offered
  • If seating a couple, the male walks behind
  • Brides guests seated to the left
  • Groom’s guests are seated to the right
  • If one side is filling more quickly then balance them out
  • Just before the bride enters, escort the groom’s mother to her seat, then the bride’s mother
  • Oversee transfer of all gifts to secure locations after reception
  • Helps decorate newlywed’s car

The bridesmaids duties

  • Attends bridal shower
  • Helps maid/matron of honour plan and pay for bridal shower and bacherlorette parties
  • Helps bride run last minute errands
  • Helps address invitations
  • Attends the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Buys the bide and groom a gift
  • Helps the bride to remove her gloves before the exchange of rings
  • Arranges the veil after the bridegroom raises it to kiss his bride after the vows
  • Helps the bride with her train at the reception, if necessary
  • Participates in the wedding party dance
  • Participates in the bouquet toss
  • Helps decorate newlywed’s car
  • Provides support and keeps smiling no matter how stressful things may get
  • Is responsible for the storage of the wedding gown during the honeymoon

The bride;s mother’s duties

  • Attends the bridal shower
  • Helps with all wedding plans as needed
  • Prepares guest list for bride’s family
  • Selects attire based on the style and colours of the wedding
  • Stands in receiving line for wedding party
  • Raises her glass to the couple immediately after the toastmaster completes his/her speech and before the groom gives his reply to the toast
  • Participates in the wedding party dance
  • Helps keep track of gifts received

The groom’s mother duties

  • Attends the bridal shower
  • Spreads the word regarding where the couple are registered
  • Prepares guest list for groom’s family
  • Offers financial assistance to groom, if appropriate
  • Consults the mother of the bride regarding her wedding day attire
  • Plans rehearsal dinner, with groom’s father
  • Stands in receiving line
  • Raises her glass to the couple immediately after the toastmaster completes his/her speech and before the groom gives his reply to the toast
  • Participates in the wedding party dance

The flower girl’s duties

  • Attends rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Sprinkles flower petals for bride to walk on down aisle

The brides father’s duties

  • Prepares guest list for bride’s family
  • Helps with all wedding plans as needed
  • Selects attire complementary to groom’s
  • Attends rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • May ride to the ceremony with the bride
  • Stands in the receiving line
  • Raises his glass to the couple immediately after the toastmaster completes his speech and before the groom gives his reply to the toast
  • Monitors bar and champagne supply during reception

The groom’s father’s duties

  • Helps prepare guest list for groom’s family
  • Selects attire complementary to groom’s
  • Plans rehearsal dinner, with groom’s mother
  • Attends rehearsal and rehearsal dinner
  • Raises his glass to the couple immediately after the toastmaster completes his speech and before the groom gives his reply to the toast
  • Stands in receiving line

The ring bearer’s duties

  • Carries a white pillow with rings attached