Bridal Party Duties and
Responsibilities



The bridal party are the bride & grooms entourage, they have their bridal party duties & responsibilities to perform.

These individuals are carefully picked by the bride and groom as their supporting cast and they each have their wedding etiquette bridal responsibilities, before, during and after the wedding event.

Who pays for what? As times change and customs evolve, bridal etiquette is itself a marriage of respect and courtesy for the entire bridal party. So when a question of bridal party etiquette arises, your guide should always be to consider the feelings of those affected.

Bridal Etiquette: The supporting cast helps with the production and planning of the wedding just like the crew in high production movies. Bridal party etiquette is taken very seriously, only the elite get to be part of the team and the success of the perfect-wedding-day lies strongly in their dedication.

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Maid of Honor Duties

The maid of honor duties are perhaps the most demanding of anyone involved in the wedding - possibly with the exception of the blushing bride herself. Being a maid of honor means, you are the bride's chief cohort, her number one assistant and best girlfriend.

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Bridesmaid Duties

Bridesmaid duties and bridal etiquette is taken very seriously by the bridal party. Their responsibilities are usually delegated to them by the maid of honor (the chief bridesmaid) and the bride. Bridesmaids are usually family members or close friends of the bride.

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Flower Girl Etiquette & Flower Girl Duties

Flower girl etiquette dictates that the flower girl walks down the aisle in front of the bride and bridal party. For centuries bridal flower girls have symbolized the fertility of the nuptial union and melted the hardest of hearts with their cherub-like looks and angelic smiles.

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Best Man Responsibilty

Looking after the needs of the groom is a best man responsibility. He is the groom's deputy, his second in command and sworn henchman. This is the man who lends an ear when his best friend - the groom - is overwhelmed with the planning of the wedding.

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Groomsmen Duties

In ancient times, groomsmen were essentially the groom's bodyguards, so the groomsmen duties were to ensure nothing happened to prevent the groom from taking his rightful place next to his bride. Today, their duties tend to be a little less dangerous and are generally restricted to helping the best man organise the stag party and to ensure the wedding runs smoothly.

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Usher Wedding Duties

Usher wedding duties are to assist the bridal party. As a guideline, you need one wedding usher to every 50 guests. Wedding ushers duties are to direct guests to the appropriate places, ensuring the ceremony runs smoothly.

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Wedding Pageboy & Ring Bearer Duties

The ring bearer or wedding pageboy is at the head of the bridal party as it enters the church. His main role is to look extremely cute and elicit squeals of adoration from his grandmother and her friends. In his ring bearer duties, he carries a pillow with ring or rings tied in the centre with ribbon that is attached to the pillow.

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Fairy godmother tip; as both the maid of honor and best man are in charge of delegating bridal party duties, they must liase closely to ensure there is no doubling up of delegated tasks.

 

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