Wedding Party Roles – Who Does What? Your questions answered!
Find a venue
Pick a date
Choose their wedding style, wedding party, and guest list
Coordinate details with their Wedgewood team to plan the Best Day Ever!
Parents of the Bride(s)
Host the first engagement party
Offer support and assistance to the couple
Sometimes the parents of the bride(s) may pay for the wedding but more often times this cost is usually shared between family or managed by the couple themselves.
Mother of the Bride
Offers guest list support and dress shopping assistance
Father of the Bride
Walks the bride down the aisle
Pays any outstanding bills with vendors after reception is over
Parents of the Groom(s)
Host the rehearsal dinner
Parents of the groom(s) may contribute to wedding expenses but may not always be the case.
Maid/Matron of Honor
Helps the bride(s) plan their wedding day as needed
Coordinates the bridesmaids and planning special events like the bachelorette party, wedding favor projects, running errands, etc.
Signs the marriage license as a witness
Gives a toast to the newlyweds at the reception
Assists the maid/matron of honor with wedding planning duties and tasks s needed
Helps plan special events like the bridal shower and bachelorette party
Bridesmaids cover the cost of their wedding day attire, travel and hotel accommodations
On the big day, the bridesmaids walk in the processional and recessional
Flower girls walk ahead of the bride in the processional and scatters flower petals or carries a basket of flowers
The Best Man is the groom’s best friend, brother or relative who is the biggest source for support. He is responsible for organizing the bachelor party and managing the groomsmen. He plans the attire fittings, picks up the groom’s attire, and in some cases confirms honeymoon travel details.
He brings the bride’s ring to the wedding
Gives a toast at the rehearsal and reception
The Best Man also makes sure the luggage and travel arrangements are made for the newlyweds for their honeymoon
The groomsmen help the groom and the best man with varying tasks as needed
They plan to the bachelor party and get fitted for their attire
They pay for their attire and hotel accommodation expenses.
The Ring Bearer carries the ring down the aisle