The most important 4 words to use throughout the wedding process is…” How can I help?” Sooner or later stress will set in and by asking this question often can make a huge difference.
The early stages of wedding planning are important for you to be involved. The major things to agree on are:
The Budget – What to spend, where are funds coming from. Traditionally the Bride’s family has paid for the wedding and the Groom’s family covers the rehearsal dinner, in modern times anything goes nowadays.
Venue – one you both like impacts so much of the wedding.
Overall vibes – Style that reflects facets of both personalities, such as casual, formal, or fancy.
If not working with a planner, tradition has the Groom in charge of the music and bar, however not combined to only these categories. Be a big support system. Go to appointments, listen, and give your opinion when necessary.
The Rehearsal Dinner –
The night before is not the same as a bachelor party, so limit the drinks and have fun. Waking up with a hangover is not advised or comfortable.
Here is a checklist to keep in mind.
The vows are over and now it is time to host your first party as husband and wife. Your only job is to let your guests know how delighted and grateful you and your bride are to have them there to celebrate. This can be done by circulating to the different tables one by one or giving a short speech at the end of all the speeches/toasts.
The role of the best man is being the groom’s right-hand man before, during, and after the wedding. He also is customarily in charge of planning the bachelor party. The best man often helps with organizing the other groomsmen. Helping the groom to pick out wedding attire, purchasing a gift for the groom, and planning the bachelor party. During the wedding, a best man traditionally holds the wedding rings, welcoming the guests to the ceremony and to make sure the other groomsmen are in their places at the appropriate times throughout the day.
The best man will lead with the first toast and make sure guests are enjoying themselves throughout the reception. The best man is there to give moral support to the groom as well, such as a pat on the back or keeping him focused with his head in the game.
The Rehearsal Dinner:
The rehearsal dinner is also a place to be as a best man, making a small toast to kick off dinner and the festivities to follow into the wedding the next day.
The Wedding Day:
The best man oversees settling the groomsmen into place and making sure they are always presentable. Serving as a witness when signing the marriage license may be required and the reception is kept moving by the best man’s hospitality as well.
The collecting of gifts may consist of the best man’s help too. Especially when it is time to transport to final spot away from the wedding venue.
After the Wedding:
He should make sure all rented clothing be intact and returned. This is important especially if the groom is off honeymooning.
Save this Groomsmen Guide! This is an easy step by step guide for the groomsmen to follow to make sure they know what there duties are.