Maid/Matron of Honor/Best Man Responsibilities

WOW ok so I was looking through my old wedding planning stuff for inspiration for this weeks post and I came across these lists for attendants responsibilities. With these lists its amazing that they still look so happy on the wedding day (like they do in the photos below!!!)

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These lists were taken from “the Wedding Planner” by Paragon Publishing

Maid/Matron of Honor

-To be the brides sounding board and confidante

– Generally to assist the bride during her wedding and on the day

– to plan and organize the bridal shower and bachelorette party (assisted by the bridesmaids)

– to help shop for the bride’s and bridesmaid’s dresses

– to coordinate fittings with bridesmaids

– to prepare an emergency kit for the day (assisted by the bridesmaids) (Hey I think someone else had this idea??)

– to act as a liason with bridesmaids during planning, rehearsal, and on the wedding day

– to help organize attendants at the rehearsal and on the wedding day

– to help dress the bride on the wedding day

– to assist with the veil and train, including knowing how to bustle the train after the ceremony

– to hold bridal bouquet during ceremony

– to witness the signing of the marriage license

– to offer a toast at the reception

– to dance and socialize with guests at the reception

– to ensure (with the best man) the bride and groom have a drink and food througout the dat

– to arrange (with the best man) to have a snack and champagne in the couple’s room after the ceremony or reception

– to assist the bride with her attire and personal items during transit from ceremony to reception and after.

The Best Man

– To be the groom’s confidant

– generally to assist the groom during planning and on the wedding day

– to help coordinate the formalwear with groomsmen

– to plan and organize bachelor party (with groomsmen)

– to act as a liaison through the planning, rehearsal and on the day of.

– to help dress the groom on the wedding day

– to stand at the altar; immediately beside the groom

– to hold the wedding rings during the ceremony

– to witness the signing of the marriage licencse

– to assist with the grooms attire and personal items during transit etc.

– to coordinate the return of rented formalwear

– to offer the first toast at the reception

– to dance and socialize with guests at the reception

– to assist (with maid of honour) with the collection and delivery to the couple’s residence

– to pay and/or tip vendors