Top 10 duties of a bridesmaid and groomsman

14 Apr 2022

Be prepared for your bridesmaid or groomsman role in the wedding day 

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Being asked to be a bridesmaid or a groomsman at a wedding is a big honour. Not only do you have a more vital role to play in the wedding festivities, but there are certain duties to bear in mind. Here are the top ten duties to bear in mind if you are a bridesmaid or groomsmen.  

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BRIDESMAID 

Assist with any wedmin (wedding admin)  

Make sure to assist the bride with the finer details of the wedding day. Whether this is offering your opinion if asked or just being there to discuss ideas, the bride will surely appreciate your support.  

Plan the hen party 

An important duty as a bridesmaid is planning the hen party. Some popular hen do ideas include wine tasting, cocktail classes, nude life drawing and male cabaret, to name a few. No matter what activity you choose for the bride, make sure the outing is fun and memorable.  

Show your support 

A wedding can be challenging to plan, especially after recent uncertain times. Many weddings have been rescheduled due to the pandemic and with these challenges and setbacks comes high emotions. Give the bride a shoulder to lean on with the wedding planning, whether there are any unforseen setbacks or if she just needs to someone to talk to. The bride will greatly appreciate your support.  

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Be the next point of contact 

Planning a wedding is no easy task, and sometimes, there’s no room error when following the order of the day. In case of any last minute issues or queries, ask the bride if you can have your phone number listed as the emergency contact for suppliers on the day. By taking on this role, you can lessen any pre-wedding stress for the bride.  

Supervise the flower girls  

Including children in the wedding party is a wonderful idea and often makes the wedding day more personal, especially if they are the children of the bride and/or groom. However, this can often come with its challenges when the couple are preoccupied with the events of the wedding day. Make sure the children are supervised by offering to watch over the flower girls and/or younger bridesmaids.  

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GROOMSMAN 

Support your groom  

While the bride needs supporting with wedding preparation, so too does the groom. Help the groom in the lead up to the big day, whether it is with small jobs or more important tasks. Assist the groom with the collection of the wedding attire if they are hiring suits, and make sure he arrives on time to events or tasks.  

Plan the stag do  

Give your groom the send-off he deserves by planning his stag do. Popular choices this year include activities such as bubble football, tug of war, beer bikes and knockout games. Get competitive with a round of mini-golf or see who comes out on top in paintball or laser tag. If your groom isn’t the sporty type, take him out for a nice meal or take part in an escape room challenge.  

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Escort guests to their seats  

On the wedding day, there can be a lot of moving parts and a big venue can be difficult to navigate. If the guest list is quite large too, make sure to lend a hand and help arriving guests find their correct seats before the ceremony begins.  

Remember your cue 

There’s no room for error once the ceremony begins. While assisting the bride and groom with various tasks, make sure you know your order in the ceremony procession if there is one.  

Give a speech 

Wedding speeches can make the guests laugh and the happy couple feel a range of emotions. If you are asked, make sure you have a speech prepared. Read here for our tips on how to write a perfect wedding speech.

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