Although the bride is the star of the wedding, other people have their own roles too.
These are the traditional duties of the various wedding attendants.
Matron of Honor (Bride’s right-hand woman)
Is responsible for her own gown and accessories
Arranges the hen party (guests, entertainment etc..)
Keeps a record of wedding gifts
Acts as official witness
Helps to settles the bride`s nerves
Helps bridesmaids on the big day
Holds bride’s bouquet during the ceremony
Looks after bride’s things at ceremony and reception
Assists the bride when changing from her wedding gown to her going-away clothes
Responsible for their own gowns
Assist in all pre-wedding festivities
Helps to prepare for the reception
Fill cups with confetti, rice, or rose petals to throw for the getaway
Decorate the cars
Best Man (Groom’s right-hand man)
He’s responsible for his tuxedo
Makes sure the groom arrives on time
He sees that the ushers’ function runs smoothly
Gives toasts and speeches at ceremony and reception
Pays the officiant’s fee
Keeps rings, license, and honeymoon tickets
Acts as toastmaster at the bridal table
Plans for reception exit transportation
Responsible for their own clothes
Involved in all ceremony festivities
Greet all guests at the ceremony, ask which family they represent and seat them accordingly.
Unrolls the aisle runner after the bride’s mother is seated
Precedes the bride, tossing flower petals down the aisle
He walks down the aisle carrying the ring secured to a satin pillow.
article by PlanMyWedding.com