Wednesday, June 6, 2012

The Role of Wedding VIPs

I spoke with one of my brides recently who eliminated a couple of women from her wedding party for "failure to act".  Basically, she didn't feel they were doing what needed to be done, and although I know she's been open with the ladies she selected to be in her wedding, do all involved really understand the roles they are to play?  Below is a sampling of the attendants duties.  And please know, everyone doesn't have to stand up for you on wedding day.  There are plenty of other things they can do on wedding day...but I'll save that conversation for another blog post :)

Maid of Honor (Single) or Matron of Honor (Married)
  • Attending bridal gown fittings
  • Keep bridesmaids on schedule prior to wedding day and especially on the BIG day
  • Take charge of planning the bridal shower with the other bridesmaids
  • Hold the bride's bouquet at the altar and fix her train and veil during the ceremony, and bustle her train at the reception

Best Man
  • Drive the groom to the ceremony
  • Hold the bride's ring during the ceremony
  • Give first toast at the reception
  • Distribute payments to vendors at the ceremony and/or reception

  • Play hostess at any of the pre-wedding parties the couple may be having
  • Order and pay for your own attire by order date
  • Arrive to the ceremony before time to assist bride

  • Rent or purchase formalwear by requested date
  • Help with pre-wedding tasks such as transportation
  • Act as ushers if the couple does not have any on wedding day

Until next time...WEDologize!

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