Wedding Responsibility

Bride & Groom's Wedding Responsibility
  • Decide budget and wedding plans.
  • Choose wedding party attendants. Choose clothing for best man, groomsmen and bride's attendants.
  • Buy gifts for their attendants.

Bride's Wedding Responsibilty

  • Discusses budget with fiancé and parents.
  • Sets date, time and place of wedding and reception.
  • Selects wedding dress and accessories.
  • Books caterer, wedding and reception entertainment, florist, photographer, videographer and bakery.
  • Helps compile the guest list
  • Orders invitations, thank-you notes and personal stationery.
  • Buys groom's wedding band.

Groom's Wedding Responsibility

  • Helps compile the guest list.
  • Buys the wedding ring.
  • Gets the marriage license and any other legal documents.
  • Pays for and arranges honeymoon.
  • Pays for brides' bouquet, going-away corsage, corsages for both mothers and close female relatives on either side.
  • Supplies boutonnieres for himself and male attendants.

Matron of Honour's Wedding Responsibilties

  • Assists the bride any way she can.
  • Pays for her own gown and accessories.
  • Supervises bridesmaids.
  • Helps bride get ready before the ceremony and before departure from the reception.
  • Holds the groom's ring during the ceremony.
  • Arranges the bride's veil and train and holds the bouquet during the ceremony.
  • Signs the marriage certificate as a witness.
  • May assume responsibility to transport the bride's gown and gifts home.

Best Man's Wedding Responsibities

  • Signs the marriage license as a witness.
  • Assists the groom in any way he can.
  • Oversees the ushers.
  • Holds bride's wedding ring during the ceremony.
  • Makes sure ceremony officiant is paid.
  • Helps newlyweds prepare for honeymoon departure.
  • Makes sure that all men's rental clothes are returned after the wedding.

Mother of the Bride

  • Usually acts as hostess of the reception .
  • Helps the bride compile the guest list, arrange details of ceremony and reception.
  • Keeps the bride's father and groom's parents informed about wedding plans.
  • Is afforded special honor at the wedding service and is seated last.
  • Sits in place of honor at parents' table.

Father of the Bride

  • Rides to the ceremony with the bride.
  • Escorts the bride down the aisle, then joins his wife in the front row.
  • Keeps an eye on the bar and champagne supply.
  • Makes a short toast at the reception.

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