Attendants' Responsibilities

Maid or Matron of Honor: Acts as official witness. Usually signs marriage license. Helps bride select attendants’ attire and colors. Assists at bridal showers, gift openings, and records gifts. Helps bride dress and prepare for ceremony. Holds bouquet, rearranges veil and train during ceremony. Assists bride in changing to going-away apparel. May arrange for gown cleaning or bouquet preservation.

Best Man: Acts as official witness. Usually signs marriage license. Helps arrange pre-wedding festivities that honor the groom. Attends and assists groom throughout wedding day. Carries rings and wedding license to the ceremony. Oversees ushers’ functions. Toastmaster at bridal table. Drives wedding car, if no limousine. Returns groom’s rental formal wear along with his own.

Bridesmaids: Help arrange showers and attend all pre-wedding festivities. Assist in making reception favors/filling rice bags. May light candles, attend guest book, gifts, etc.

Groomsmen/Ushers: Attend pre-wedding festivities that honor the groom. Groomsmen escort bridesmaids during ceremonies and reception. Ushers greet and seat all guests. Unroll aisle runner. Also distribute maps, drive cars, run errands, attend or move gifts.

Flower Girl: Precedes the bride down the aisle, tossing flower petals. Her dress may complement the bridesmaids, or the bride.

Ring Bearer/Page: Precedes bride down the aisle, bearing actual rings or replica rings secured to a satin pillow. Escorts flower girl. Apparel complements groomsmen, groom, or flower girl.





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