Ruby's Blog | Attendant Duties: Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

Hello Brides and Grooms To Be!

I’m Ruby, the Rochester Bride! As a newlywed of the Rochester area, I love sharing my knowledge of the wedding experience with newly engaged couples. This week I can’t wait to share with you some tips and pointers about the duties of your bridesmaids and groomsmen!

  1. Be ready to help whenever needed!
  2. Help address invitations.
  3. Assist with wedding details.
  4. Attend pre-wedding events.
  5. Plan & participate to pre-wedding events (shower, bachelor/bachelorette parties).
  6. The purchase/rental of wedding attire and accessories.
  7. Arrive prior to ceremony for photographs.
  8. Coordinate gifts with other attendants if giving a group gift.
  9. Provide couple with transportation to ceremony and from reception if needed.
  10. Escort guests to seats for ceremony.
  11. Unroll aisle runner.
  12. Participate in ceremony according to the couple's wishes.
  13. Hold rings during the ceremony.
  14. Provide decorations and responsible for decorating cars (if not provided in limo package).
  15. Sign marriage license as legal witness.
  16. Hold the clergy fee for the couple.
  17. Offer toasts to couple at the reception.
  18. Dance and mingle with guests throughout the reception.
  19. Help change into going away clothes after the reception.
  20. Travel expenses.
  21. Wedding gift.
  22. Offer to do last minute errands.
  23. Return attire to rental shop if needed.