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Who's Who: The Wedding Party

Who's Who: The Wedding Party Who does what? We did a little digging and this is what we've come up with: Also known as the principal bridesmaid or the chief bridesmaid, the maid of honor (if she is unmarried) or the matron of honor (if she is married) is often the bride's best friend. DUTIES lead the bridesmaid troupe • assist the bride as needed help shop for dresses • host or co-host the bridal shower plan the bachelorette party hold the groom's ring during the give a toast DID YOU KNOW? Maids of honor is a term for the junior attendants of a households. ceremony Maid/ Matron of Honor (MOH) queen in royal A bridesmaid is typically a young woman, and often a close friend or sister of the bride. A junior bridesmaid is a girl who is clearly too young to be marriageable, but who is included as an honorary bridesmaid. DUTIES • assist the bride, as needed purchase wedding outfit help with the bachelorette party decorate the getaway vehicle DID YOU KNOW? A male equivalent of a bridesmaid is a bridesman. Bridesmaid The best man is the chief assistant to the groom. He is often the groom's oldest and best friend. DUTIES • assist the groom as needed help the groom choose wedding formal wear organize the bachelor party hold the bride's ring during the ceremony pay/ tip the vendors give a toast DID YOU KNOW? The precursor to the groomsmen were known as bride-knights, and helped kidnap the bride during ancient times when marriage by capture was common. Best Man TTI A groomsman is one of the male attendants to the groom in a wedding ceremony. The term usher is more common in the UK while the term 'groomsman' is more commonly used in America. DUTIES • assist the groom as needed purchase wedding outfit help plan the bachelor party • work as an usher before the ceremony • decorate the getaway vehicle DID YOU KNOW? In a military officer's wedding, the roles of groomsmen are replaced by swordsmen of the sword honor guard. Groomsmen The flower girl was originally a member of the bride or groom's extended family, but can also be drawn from friends. DUTIES walks before the bride during the processional DID YOU KNOW? Often the ring bearer and the flower girl are dressed to look like a couple, and they may be dressed in miniature versions of the bride's and bridegroom's clothes. Flower Girl A page boy is a child of the family or friends of the wedding couple. Traditionally, pages carry the bride's train. One of the pages may be the ring bearer, although the rings are usually sym- bolic, and the best man carries the real rings. DUTIES • carries the train of the wedding dress precedes the flower girl in the processional carrying the wedding rings on the pillow DID YOU KNOW? Page boys are usually no younger than about five nor older than ten. Ring Bearer/ Page The Knot Simply Brudal FULFILLING DREAMS www.

Who's Who: The Wedding Party

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The wedding party is more than the nearest and dearest; they also have important responsibilities before the wedding and during the ceremony and reception. Share this with your wedding party as a not-...



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