Whether you have 50 people at your wedding, or 300, the key players in a wedding party almost always stays consistent. On the men’s side, there is the groom, best man, groomsmen, and ring bearer.
Meanwhile, on the bride’s side: the bride, maid of honor, bridesmaids, and flower girl.Of course, the bride’s father may count as part of the wedding party if he is giving the daughter away. With that many VIPs in the wedding, remembering the responsibilities of each person can be a headache!
To help you out, we've made a list detailing the duties of each. Keep in mind that while these are the roles technically part of the wedding party, you can always assign specific other roles as you see fit. It is your day!
For example, if you have a niece that is too old to be a flower girl, but you know she really wants to be part of the wedding, you can assign her to give out party favors, rice, or sparklers for the send-off! There are many ways to make the people important to you feel involved!
Aside from these traditional “bridal party” roles, the bride and grooms parents each have their own roles. Traditionally, the bride’s family is responsible for covering most of the wedding cost, while the groom’s family covers the rehearsal dinner and their own wedding attire.
Yet, recently many couples chose to pay for their weddings themselves, which can dramatically change the responsibilities for different costs. So figure out what works for you, your man, and your families!