91 Heartland Dr. Cleveland, GA 30528

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Roles and Responsibilities -- Who Pays For What?

MAID OF HONOR and BRIDESMAID'S duties:

  • Purchase the bridesmaid dress and footwear, and be prepared to pay for professional hair and makeup services.                       

  • Be ready to spend some time and labor several months before the wedding

  • Attend pre-wedding and post-wedding festivities

  • Provide a shoulder to lean on

  • Assist in planning the wedding shower and contribute financially (whatever you can afford)

  • Keep a record of bridal shower gifts/wedding gifts received for the bride and groom to write their thank you notes

  • Give a toast at the rehearsal dinner or wedding

  • Oversee makeup and hair session with the bride and bridesmaids

  • Make sure that the bridal party leaves for the ceremony on time and that the bride and bridesmaids have their bouquets

  • Touch up brides' makeup throughout the day. Make sure to carry the touch up kit provided by the makeup artist

BEST MAN and GROOMSMEN'S duties:

  • Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner

  • Host and attend the bachelor party

  • Welcome and seat guests at the ceremony

  • Hand out programs to the guests at the ceremony

  • Participate in the garter toss

  • Secure the rings before the ceremony

  • Decorate the getaway car -- " just married"

PARENTS OF THE BRIDE'S (very traditional) duties:

  • Pays for the wedding expenses, unless other arrangements have been agreed upon

  • Father walks his daughter down the aisle or  parents walk their daughter down the aisle

  • Toast the bride and groom

  • Father dances with the bride following the official first dance OR

  • Father dances with his daughter first, then hands his daughter to his son-in-law for the official first dance

PARENTS OF THE GROOM'S duties:

  • Hosts the rehearsal dinner, unless other arrangements have been agreed upon

  • Toasts the bride and groom at the rehearsal dinner

  • Toasts and thanks the bride's family for hosting the reception, unless other arrangements have been agreed upon