Wedding Responsibilities - The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen.... What You Need To Know.

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Wedding Responsibilities – The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen…. What You Need To Know.

The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen are a group of your closest family and friends that advise and support you throughout the entire wedding planning process.

Therefore, when choosing the Bridesmaids and Groomsmen, reliability is perhaps the key aspect to consider.

Here are a few tips that may help you distinguish the few from the many.

The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

The people you select to be in your Bridal Party receive a very special. Moreover, because of their friendship to you, the Bride and Groom, they will be able perform the various tasks expected of them both during the engagement period and on the wedding day itself.

Your Bridal Party will be asked to lend support, a shoulder to cry on and a sense of humor to keep everything in perspective during the hectic wedding planning period.

The number of bridesmaids and groomsmen doesn’t have be equal.  Actually, the number of groomsmen is partly dependent on the size of your guest list. Therefore, even with a large guest list, you may wish to have a smaller number of maids. On the other hand, only under very unusual circumstances would a Bride have more than twelve bridesmaids.

The Bridesmaids

The bridesmaids you select for your Bridal Party serve a largely honorary role. It is customary to select sisters of the Bride or Groom, other relatives such as cousins or close friends.

It’s traditional for the bridesmaids to pay for the purchase or rental of their own wedding day attire. Alternatively, in some other cultures, however, this is normally the responsibility of the Bride’s family.  As a matter of fact, be clear regarding expectations from the beginning to avoid awkwardness.

The number of bridesmaids is up to you, but, in general, smaller weddings have a smaller number of maids.  Regardless, the bridesmaids attend the majority of social functions, such as showers, luncheon, champagne tasting, rehearsal and rehearsal party.


The bridesmaids are not normally expected to purchase a gift for each shower attended. More often than not, they will pool their gift money and select a large item as a shower gift.

In addition, the bridesmaids may be asked to stand in the receiving line following the wedding ceremony and are involved with most of the picture taking.

Ultimately, it’s your decision regarding bridesmaids gowns, shoes, etc. but it’s nice to have them involved in the process.  Equally important, the maids may have valuable opinions.  Listen to their ideas.  Remember, the final choice still does rest with you.

Commonly, the bridesmaids run errands and help with chores, such as addressing invitations, wrapping cake or decorating the hall. However, it’s wise to delegate tasks equally and according to talent. Try not to overwhelm any one particular person because they’re extremely capable.


In summary, it’s important to be aware of possible financial limitations in your bridal party members and so do not expect them to pay more than they can reasonably afford. Selecting someone for this role should not result in financial hardship.



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