Wedding Responsibilities - The Parents.... What You Need To Know.

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Wedding Responsibilities – The Parents…. What You Need To Know.

It’s time you had that long awaiting chat with your Parents and discuss their wedding responsibilities for your special day.


Being involved in the planning for a wedding, of any size, is a major undertaking. Therefore. as the Parents of the Bride, you are probably faced with a multitude of emotions as your daughter shares her engagement status with you and undertakes a rite of passage.

It is important to begin discussions immediately with your daughter regarding the size of the wedding, who will pay for what, and other details. This will include discussions with your future son-in-law and his family as well.

It may be hard to allow your daughter to do the planning. Therefore, it’s only natural that you’ll want to have input into the process, especially if you’ll be paying part or all of the expenses. Nevertheless, remember it’s going to be HER special day!

In today’s economy, it’s not always assumed that the Brides Parents will pay for all of the wedding expenses. As a matter of fact, the Groom’s parents normally participate in the planning and organizing and share part of the costs. The Bride and Groom contribute from their own money as well.

In the event that you are separated or divorced, your daughter’s wedding puts additional stress on you. Regardless, remember that you are both her PARENTS although you are no longer together. Consequently, there may be new parents on the scene – a step-mother and/or step-father. It’s important to realize that she cares for and needs both of you during this time of transition for her.

Communicating clearly and directly with all concerned is vital. Surely, that way, no one will be in for an unpleasant surprise on the wedding day itself. Also, if one of you or the step-parents is uncomfortable with some of the arrangements, there will be time to discuss it and compromise where possible.


Remember, if you pick a Maid of Honor who lives out of town, they may not be able to help with all of the many pre-wedding details.

The Maid of Honor traditionally has a dress of a slightly different style or color. In addition, she may wear a somewhat different headpiece, or carry a slightly different bouquet.


  • Helps Bride select her wedding day attire.
  • Helps select the costumes for the Bridal Party.
  • Assists in addressing invitations and announcements.
  • Attends pre-wedding parties.
  • Plans and hosts a shower or party for the Bride or couple.
  • Attends rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
  • Assists Bride with going away clothing and luggage.
  • Coordinates the Bridesmaids and their tasks, including fittings for dresses.
  • Helps keep track of gifts received and thank you notes written.
  • Normally pays for all her wedding day attire with the exception of floral accessories.
  • Helps with the decorations.
  • Supplies “Something borrowed” and “Something blue” if requested.


  • Coordinates with the best man regarding details.
  • Helps Bride dress.
  • Reminds Bride to transfer her engagement ring to right hand.
  • Ensures that Bridesmaids are carrying their bouquets properly.
  • Arranges Bride’s train before Processional.
  • Holds Groom’s ring during the ceremony.
  • Holds Bride’s bouquet during the ceremony.
  • Turns back bride’s veil for the kiss.
  • Acts as a legal witness to the ceremony and signs documents.
  • Arranges Bride’s train for Recessional.
  • Returns bridal bouquet before recessional.
  • Participates in the receiving line.
  • Assists the Bride’s mother at the reception.
  • Makes a toast at the reception.
  • Socializes and has FUN with guests at the reception.
  • Ensures that guest book has been signed by everyone.
  • Makes sure that Best Man has placed all of the Bride’s luggage and other incidentals in the going away car or limo.
  • Helps Bride change into going away outfit.


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Wedding Responsibilities - The Parents.... What You Need To Know.

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