Wedding Party Responsibilities

The friends and family you choose to be part of your wedding party are not just there to look fabulous in gorgeous gowns and swanky suits - they have an important job to do on the day to help your wedding run smoothly. 

Here's a brief rundown of the main roles and responsibilities of the Wedding Party. A quick Google will reveal far more detailed information, some of which won't be applicable. The best thing to do is to discuss all the tasks with the bride and groom and establish what they do and don't need from you. Then, be prepared to turn your hand to anything during the day because anything can, and often does happen on a wedding day!

 Make sure the bride eats - we don't want her fainting during the ceremony!

Make sure the bride eats - we don't want her fainting during the ceremony!

Chief Bridesmaid / Maid of Honour / Bridesmaids

  • Help the bride get ready and make sure all the bridesmaids are ready on time and have everything they need.
  • Ensure the other bridesmaids know the timeline for the day and what is expected of them.
  • Look after the bride's dress and make sure it is perfectly unruffled at every stage and that she looks perfect.
  • Hold bride's bouquet during the ceremony.
  • Be the bride's personal assistant for the day.
  • Assist with the formal photographs.
  • Help host the reception, ensuring the guests are well looked after.
  • Ensure the reception venue is set up and decorated according to plan.
  • Organise the bouquet toss, sparklers, confetti bombs etc...
 Learn how to pin a buttonhole!

Learn how to pin a buttonhole!

Best Man / Groomsmen

  • Help the groom get ready and make sure he gets to the ceremony on time.
  • REMEMBER THE RINGS.
  • Hand out the Order-of-Service and seat the guests for the ceremony.
  • Give a speech and toast at the reception. (Usually just the Best Man.)
  • Assist with the formal photographs.
  • Help host the reception, ensuring the guests are well looked after.
  • Take care of any last minute errands or tasks.
  • Organise the bouquet toss, sparklers, confetti bombs etc...
  • Act as Master-of-Ceremonies in the absence of an official Toastmaster.