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Wedding Attendant Responsibilties

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What are the responsibilities of your wedding attendants?  Here is a quick list of who is expected to do what at your wedding.

Maid or Matron of Honor:

  • Helps the bride select bridesmaid attire
  • Helps address invitations and place cards
  • Organize the bridesmaid's gift to the bride
  • Plan bridal luncheon and/or shower
  • Holds the groom's ring and the bride's bouquet during the ceremony
  • Witness the signing of the marriage certificate (if necessary)
  • Helps the bride during the reception


  • Attends rehearsal, rehearsal dinner and bridesmaid's luncheon
  • Supervises the children in the wedding party if asked
  • Assists the bride at the reception as requested
  • Participates in wedding activities
  • Gives a gift to the couple
  • Helps plan the bridal shower

Best Man:

  • Organizes bachelor party
  • Gives a gift to the couple
  • Makes sure that the groom's wedding-related payments are prepared, delivers payments
  • Make sure everyone arrives on time
  • Keeps brides wedding ring
  • Witnesses the signing of marriage certificate (if necessary)
  • Offers first toast during reception/rehearsal dinner


  • Attends rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, and bachelor party
  • Individual gift to couple
  • Knowing seating order for family
  • Greeting guests and escorting to their seats
  • Laying of aisle runner
  • Helping guests who need directions to the reception site