time to call in the troops and decide whom you want by
your side for the biggest day of your life so far. So,
how do you go about choosing your groomsmen?
Whoever accepts the honour of being in your wedding party is automatically
taking on a financial obligation. Can the individual you
are asking afford this, or is it going to create a problem?
Be assured that he will say yes because he's your friend
and isn't thinking about what it's going to cost him.
best man should be your closest and most dependable family
member or friend. Some one you instinctively know is going
to support you through the turmoil, talk you through the
nerves, someone dependable and helpful. If you have a
brother, this may be an easy choice. There's no law that
says your best man has to be a family member. Just choose
the best guy for this job.
and pay for bachelor party w/groomsmen's help.
and pay for a tux, and go for fittings.
rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.
bring and boxes to ceremony and reception locations.
the groom dress and make sure he gets to the church
showered and shaved
the bride's wedding ring until the ring exchange. You
may be asked to hold both rings or none at all if the
ring bearer has them.
the marriage license.
couple will give you a sealed envelope with the officiant
or church fee in it. You will give this the priest/officiant
before the ceremony.
to the groom's left at the reception.
with the maid of honour.
a first toast to the bride and groom. This is usually
done before dinner but in some cases right after.
maid of honour bring gifts to the bride and groom's
and return the groom's tux and his on time.
groomsmen should also be a helpful bunch of fun guys.
Keep in mind that you do not necessarily have to have
the same number of groomsmen as she has bridesmaids.
You could have more or less. It all depends on how many
people you want have there with you.
and pick out your tuxes and show up for fittings
the groom and best man, if they need any
plan and pay for the stag
with loading and unloading cars of decorations, liquor,
the rehearsal and the rehearsal dinner.
showered and shaved (clean)
and seat guests at the ceremony.
the mother of the groom to her seat.
the mother of the bride to her seat.
out a red or white carpet down the church aisle for
the bride to walk on.
for the photographer.
at the head table during dinner
with a bridesmaid
fun and stay reasonably sober (yah, and then we woke
the end of the reception, help load the car with gifts
and everything else.
if you think you have the right guys in mind, go ahead