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Do your wedding attendants know their duties? - Part 1

Planning a wedding is a big task, if anyone says that it is easy...they are not being truthful! While it is fun, your wedding planning will consist of a lot of decision making, shopping and coordinating, but luckily, it is a task that you do not have to face alone.

By your side, throughout your wedding planning process, as well as the day of your wedding, you will have attendants that will each be assisting you. Your wedding attendants will consist of your closest friends and relatives, and they will all have their own duties in regards to their role in your big day.

Although your wedding attendants will of course look exquisite on your big day, that is not their only duty. Whether it be moral support, ceremony duties, reception encouragement or planning an impressive Bachelor or Bachelorette Party, your wedding attendants are there to offer you nothing but help, which is why I Thee Wed has gathered the top wedding attendant roles and the descriptions of their duties, so be sure to continue reading to gain some knowledge:

·         Maid of Honor. The maid of honor is, to sum it up, the Bride’s rock. Offering emotional support when things get hectic and acting as your second set of eyes throughout your wedding planning process, your Maid of Honor will be your right-hand gal. In addition to her main role of support, she will also take on a number of numerous wedding day responsibilities, such as helping the Bride prepare for her walk down the aisle, holding the Bride's bouquet during your vows, signing the marriage certificate as a witness, collecting gifts at the reception and frequently reminding the Bride of how beautiful she looks. Also, we can’t forget that your Maid of Honor will also be in charge of throwing a fabulous Bachelorette Party!
·         Bridesmaids. With all of the tasks that your Maid of Honor takes on, she deserves a little help, and your Bridesmaids will take on the role as not only the Bride’s support system, but the Maid of Honors as well. Your Bridesmaids will be of assistance to all of the tasks that your Maid of Honor has been delegated with, making sure that the Bride is nothing but relaxed and able to enjoy her big day to the fullest. Also, they will assist in the planning of the Bachelorette Party too, if the Maid of Honor is in need of some assistance.
·         Best Man. The Groom’s Best Man acts as his keeper, that is, until you two legally tie the knot and the Bride inherits that task. Becoming the Groom’s eye for fashion, personal aide, support and captain of the Groomsmen, your Best Man will certainly have his hand full. Also, he has the opportunity to plan an entertaining Bachelor party for the Groom’s last night as an unmarried man.
·         Groomsmen. The Groom’s Groomsmen are his and the Best Man’s troops, as they both will need some helping hands on the big day. Taking on duties such as valet parking and ushering, the Groomsmen will have a lot of interactions with your guests, if needed, and be available to answer any questions as well. The groomsmen also help the best man plan and pay for that coveted Bachelor Party as too.

Planning a wedding and then carrying it out can be stressful, so you certainly should not be afraid to take advantage of the help that you have at your disposal, your wedding attendants. Here at I Thee Wed, our goal is to assist you in planning or coordinating a wedding of your dreams, so you can be at ease and enjoy each and every aspect of your big day! If you are beginning your wedding planning process, do not hesitate to contact us, as we are ready to create your greater Cincinnati area wedding to be a success!


Photo credit for photos 1, 2 & 5: Steve Lyons Photography
Photo credit for photo 3: Leppert Photography
Photo credit for photo 4: Estes Images

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