Roles & Responsibilities of the Wedding Party

April 1, 2019 Pink Lady Karen

You’ve said yes, got the ring, and have picked your wedding party! Yay! Now, who does what? During wedding planning, you may get so focused on the details and decor of your day with forgetting on the roles and responsibilities of your wedding party. Not only are they here to celebrate you, but also to help you, too! This list is definitely not one size fits all, so feel free to use it to create the perfect outline suited for your day!

Tan Bridesmaids Dresses with Groomsmen in Classic Tuxedos | Roles & Responsibilities of the Wedding Party | Janelle Elise Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Janelle Elise Photography
Modern Bride with Floral Earrings and Long Sleeve Wedding Dress | Roles & Responsibilities of the Wedding Party | Madeline Trent Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Madeline Trent Photography

Before the Wedding Day

Plan the ceremony and reception

Chooses her gown

Chooses attire for bridesmaids and flower girl

Help groom with attire selection

Send out wedding invitations

Set up seating plan with groom

Pick out gifts for the groom, bridesmaids and parents

Get wedding license

On the Day

Exchange vows

Sign wedding documents

Cut the cake

First Dance with groom

Throw the bouquet

Groom Seeing His Bride as She Walks Down the Aisle | Roles & Responsibilities of the Wedding Party | Kadee's Approach Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Kadee’s Approach Photography

Before the Wedding Day

Pay marriage fees and get wedding license

Plan the ceremony and reception

Chooses his attire

Chooses attire for groomsmen

Send out wedding invitations

Set up seating plan with bride

Pick out gifts for the bride, groomsmen and parents

Book transportation

Arranges first hotel night as couple

Books/ plans honeymoon with bride

Prepares a speech

On the Day

Exchange vows

Sign wedding documents

Cut the cake

First Dance with bride

Throws the garter

Gives and speech and toast at the reception


Bride & Maid of Honor Hug | Roles & Responsibilities of the Wedding Party | Janelle Elise Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Janelle Elise Photography

Before the Wedding Day

Helps bride choose her dress

Helps pick out bridesmaid dresses

Pays for her dress

Assists with any planning, DIY projects or organizing

Hosts a shower

Hosts a bachelorette party

Attends showers

Helps organize gifts and keep records of gifts at showers

Attends Rehearsal Dinner

On The Day

Gets ready with the bride

Keep Bride on wedding day itinerary

Organizes the bridesmaids

Helps dress the bride

Helps bride with last minute details

Fixes brides makeup, dress and veil

Holds the bride’s bouquet and groom’s ring during ceremony


Groom in Tuxedo with Best Men in Gray Suits | Roles & Responsibilities of the Wedding Party | Details Nashville | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Details Nashville

Before the Wedding Day

Offers the groom assistance

Rents / buys his clothes

Writes his best man speech

Hosts a Bachelor Party

Attends the rehearsal

Attends showers

Orchestrates Toasts at rehearsal party

On the Day

Makes sure a change of clothes are at the venue for the groom

Keep groom on schedule so he’s on time for the wedding

Organizes the groomsmen

Holds the bride’s ring during the ceremony

Pays Officiant on the couples behalf

Gives a speech and toast

Mother of the Bride in Black Off the Shoulder Dress| Roles & Responsibilities of the Wedding Party | Kelsey Prater Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Kelsey Prater Photography

Before the Wedding Day

Helps plan the reception

Helps with guest list

Helps choose bridal gown

Chooses an outfit for herself

Help your daughter whenever possible in planning this important day

Attends the rehearsal

Spread the word about the bridal registries

On the Day

Helps dress the bride

Hostess at the wedding and reception – make sure all guests are comfortable


Father Walking Bride Down the Aisle | Roles & Responsibilities of the Wedding Party | Waldorf Photographic Art | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Waldorf Photographic Art

Before the Wedding Day

Helps pay for wedding

Prepares a speech

Rents / buys his clothing

Attends the rehearsal

On the Day

Walks daughter to the ceremony and down the aisle

Gives bride away to groom

Dances with the Bride

Host along with Mother of the Bride at the reception

Gives first speech and proposes a toast

Last to leave and makes sure everyone is paid!


Bridesmaids in Pink Sparkle Dresses with Heart Balloons | Roles & Responsibilities of the Wedding Party | Ashley Spangler Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Ashley Spangler Photography

Before the Wedding Day

Help pick gowns

Buys gown and accessories

Attends the rehearsal

Participate in all pre-wedding parties

On the Day

Gets ready with the bride

Arrive at dressing location according to time chosen by bride

Helps the bride with any last minute details

Participate during the processional

Gets the party started on the dance floor!

Groomsmen in Blue Suits and Floral Tie | Roles & Responsibilities of the Wedding Party | Danielle Evans Photography | The Pink Bride® www.thepinkbride.com
Danielle Evans Photography

Before the Wedding Day

Rents / buys his clothing

Attends the rehearsal

Participate in all pre-wedding parties

On the Day

Arrive dressed (or to dress) at ceremony site according to bride’s wedding day schedule

Seat guests as they arrive at the ceremony

Helps the groom

Escorts bridesmaids

Gets the party started on the dance floor!

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