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Wedding Party Responsibilities

Groom

  • Help compile guest list. Present list to bride at least 3 months before the wedding.
  • Purchase bride's engagement and wedding rings and arranges engraving.
  • Rent or purchase wedding attire.
  • Choose all wedding attire and wedding accessories for the male bridal party members.
  • Plan and pay for honeymoon.
  • Get traveler's checks for honeymoon.
  • Obtain all necessary travel documents for honeymoon (i.e. passport, birth certificate, visa).
  • Assist in any and all planning of ceremony and reception.
  • Purchase wedding gift for bride.
  • Pay for the bridal bouquet and all corsages and boutonnières for wedding party.
  • Scout out hotels for out-of-town guests.
  • Send out rehearsal dinner invitations.
  • Arrive at ceremony site at least 1 hour early.
  • Bring marriage license to ceremony site.
  • Make payments to officiate and musicians.
  • Stand to the left of the bride in the receiving line.

Best Man

  • Plan and host the bachelor party.
  • Rent or purchase wedding attire that is the same as the groom's.
  • Attend rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
  • Arrange for transportation to ceremony for self and groom.
  • Arrange for transportation of the couple as well as self to the reception.
  • Arrives with the groom at least 1 hour before the ceremony.
  • Helps keep the groom calm.
  • Supervises groomsmen and ushers.
  • Holds bride's wedding ring if not being carried by the ring bearer.
  • Escorts the Maid (Matron) of Honor during the recessional.
  • Forwards payment to musicians and officiate from the groom.
  • Stands to the right of the bride in the receiving line.
  • Makes the first toast at the reception and reads congratulations telegrams.
  • Dances when the music starts and asks other guests to dance.
  • Transport newlyweds to the honeymoon suite or airport after the reception.
  • Organize the return of any rented wedding attire for all men in the wedding.

Groomsmen and Ushers

  • Purchase or rent wedding attire.
  • Assist in planning and financing the bachelor party.
  • Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
  • Arrive dressed at least 1 hour before the wedding.
  • Fold and distribute wedding programs.
  • Ensure that all family members have corsages/boutonnières before being seated.
  • Seat guests as follows:
    • Single females are escorted on the right.
    • Single males should walk along the left side.
    • Escort the female of a couple on the right with her date walking behind.
    • Guests of the bride are seated on the left.
    • Guests of the groom are seated on the right.
    • Leave first few rows unseated to accommodate family members.
    • Seat the mother of the groom.
    • Seat the mother of the bride.
    • Roll out the aisle runner.
  • Light candelabras, as needed.
  • Escort bridesmaids during the recessional.
  • Check for any items left by guests at the ceremony site.
  • Collect ceremony decorative items such as baskets, pew bows, and aisle runner.
  • Dance when music starts and ask other guests to dance.
  • Decorate the newlywed's car.

Father of the Groom

  • Assist in compiling guest list.
  • Purchase or rent wedding attire.
  • Pay for and host the rehearsal dinner.
  • Propose the first toast at the rehearsal dinner.
  • Arrive dressed 1 hour before the wedding.
  • Stand to the left of the mother of the groom in the receiving line.
  • Pay for all beverages at the wedding reception.

Father of the Bride

  • Assist in preparing the guest list.
  • Purchase or rent wedding attire that matches that of the groom and other male wedding attendants.
  • Ride with the bride to the ceremony.
  • Escort bride down the aisle on left arm.
  • Stands to the left of the mother of the bride in the receiving line.
  • Co-hosts the reception.
  • Dances second dance with the bride at the reception.
  • Helps gather gifts after the reception.
  • Last to leave reception.

Ring Bearer

  • Parents pay for attire that matches or complements the groom's attire.
  • Attends rehearsal and, depending on age, attends the rehearsal dinner with her parents.
  • Arrives dressed 1 hour before the ceremony. (If very young, 30 minute early may be more appropriate.)
  • Precedes the flower girl in the processional carrying the wedding rings on a pillow.
  • Attends the reception with parents.
 
Other Lake Ozark Tuxedo Shops & Formalwear Stores - Request Your Free Basic Listing
Blair's Landing
5845 Highway 54
Osage Beach, MO 65065

573-348-5101


janine's Flowers
Janine Bullock
Lake Ozark, Osage Beach and Camdenton

573-346-3388


Spence Clothing
830 N. State Highway 5
Camdenton, MO 65020

573-346-1166


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