Wedding Responsibilities of the Best Man

Best Man To Do List

Prior To Wedding

• Host the bachelor party.
• Purchase or pay for rental of own wedding attire.
• Attend rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

Day of Ceremony

• Make arrangements to transport the groom to the ceremony and see that he is properly dressed.
• Arrive dressed at ceremony site one hour before the wedding for photographs.
• Supervise the groomsmen and ushers.
• Hold the bride’s ring during the ceremony.
• Sign the wedding certificate as a legal witness.
• Forward any payment to the ceremony officiant, musicians, etc.
• Make transportation arrangements for newlyweds, maid of honor, and himself to the reception.
• Offer the first toast to the bride and groom at the reception.
• Transport the couple to the airport or honeymoon suite.
• Organize the return of all rented formalwear.

Wedding Responsibilities for the Father of the Groom

Father of the Groom’s To Do List

Prior To Wedding

• Help prepare guest list.
• Select wedding attire that matches wedding party.
• Plan rehearsal dinner.
• Give toast at rehearsal dinner.

Day of Ceremony

• Arrive dressed at ceremony site one hour before the wedding for photographs.
• Stand to the left of the groom’s mother in the receiving line.

Wedding Responsibilities for the Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride’s To Do List

Prior To Wedding

• Help prepare guest list.
• Select wedding attire that matches wedding party.

Day of Ceremony

• Arrive dressed at ceremony site one hour before the wedding for photographs.
• Escort bride down the aisle.
• Stand to the left of bride’s mother in the receiving line.
• Act as a host at reception.
• Help mother of the bride gather card box and gifts after reception.

Wedding Responsibilities for the Maid of Honour

Maid of Honour To Do List

Prior To Wedding

• Assist bride in selecting wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses.
• Purchase own wedding attire.
• Help bride address invitations.
• Plan and host bridal parties for bride.
• Record wedding gifts received at bridal shower.
• Collect bows and ribbon at shower to design mock bouquets for rehearsal.
• Help bride decorate wedding favors.
• Help bride with reception hall decorating.
• Attend rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

Day of Ceremony

• Arrive at dressing site two hours before the ceremony to assist the bride in dressing.
• Help in organizing the bridesmaids and their wedding attire.
• Arrive dressed at ceremony site one hour before the wedding for photographs.
• Arrange the bride’s veil and train throughout the ceremony.
• Hold the groom’s ring and the bride’s bouquet during the ceremony.
• Sign the wedding certificate as a legal witness.
• Stand to the left of the groom in the receiving line.

Wedding Responsibilities for the Groomsmen

Groomsmen To Do List

Prior To Wedding

• Purchase or pay for rental of own wedding attire.
• Help best man with bachelor party.
• Attend rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

Day of Ceremony

• Arrive dressed at ceremony site one hour before the wedding for photographs.

Wedding Responsibilities for the Mother of the Groom

Mother of the Groom’s To Do List

Prior To Wedding

• Help prepare guest list.
• Select attire that complements mother of the bride’s
*Plan rehearsal dinner.

Day of Ceremony

• Arrive dressed at ceremony site one hour before the wedding for photographs.
• Stand to the left of the bride’s parents in the receiving line.

Wedding Responsibilities for the Mother of the Bride

Mother of the Bride’s To Do List

Prior To Wedding

• Assist bride in selecting wedding gown and accessories, wedding colors, and attendants attire.
• Help prepare the guest list.
• Help record gifts received by mail.
• Select own attire that complements the color of the wedding.
• Assist in ceremony and reception details.

Day of Ceremony

• Arrive dressed at ceremony site one hour before the wedding for photographs.
• Bring guest book and unity candle to ceremony..
• Stand at head of the receiving line.
• Serve as the official hostess at the wedding and reception.
• Bring guest book, candle, and card box to reception.
• After reception, gather gifts and card box to be later taken to the designated gift opening site.
• Sign the wedding certificate as a legal witness.
• Stand to the left of the groom in the receiving line.

Flower Girl Petal Toss

Flower Girl Petal Toss

Flower girls have been a wedding tradition for hundreds of years, symbolizing the youthful aspect of the circle of life. Here is our take on how to prepare your little angel for her all-important walk preceding you down the aisle.

Fresh or Freeze Dried?

Any of our natural botanicals are appropriate for your flower girl toss but you should compare our petals and botanicals to decide what will work best for you.

Ordering Your Petals

We recommend you order one package of our Fresh or Freeze-Dried Petals to fill one large or two small flower girl baskets.

You may want to consider creating a rose petal walkway before the ceremony. In this way, you will be sure to have a consistent carpet of petals even if the flower girl becomes distracted or throws all of her petals in her first few strides.

Practice, Practice

If your flower girl has a short attention span, you should start prepping her a few weeks before your ceremony. Present it to her as very important to you and a fun job too!

Find an area that is about the same length as your wedding aisle – outdoors if possible – so the birds can be your clean-up. Fill her basket with plain popcorn (no oil or it may stain the basket). Work with your flower girl on the pace of her walk, how many petals to use for each toss and how frequently she should toss them. Emphasize that she’s not a baseball pitcher! She needs to pretend she is a beautiful princess with long, flowing arms and delicate moves. Give her a small, inexpensive basket to take home and ask her to practice with leaves or more popcorn. The day of the rehearsal she should try out her skills again.

Above all, let your flower girl know she’s a vital part of your wedding and that you love her, no matter what happens.

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Wedding Responsibilities for the Ring Bearer

Ring Bearer’s To Do List

Prior To Wedding

• Parents of ring bearer pay for wedding attire.
• Attend wedding rehearsal.

Day of Ceremony

• Arrive dressed at ceremony site one hour before the wedding for photographs.

During The Ceremony

• Precede the bride and her father down the aisle carrying the ring pillow.

Wedding Responsibilities for the Flower Girl

Flower Girls To Do List

Prior To Wedding

• Parents of flower girl pay for wedding attire.
• Attend wedding rehearsal.

Day of Ceremony

• Arrive dressed at ceremony site one hour before the wedding for photographs.

During The Ceremony

• Precede the bride and her father down the aisle carrying flower girl basket and dropping flower petals.
See also:   The flower girl petal toss