The Groom, Best Man, Groomsmen, Page Boys and Ushers
Weddings can be quite tricky for men. From the proposal to the honeymoon, they have some important jobs! So, the groom, best man, groomsmen, ushers and page boys play essential roles in keeping the wedding day on track!
The groom has a lot to think about, from the proposal up to the vows and the honeymoon. In between, there is also choosing the wedding rings, selecting the wedding drinks, and preparing a speech to consider! He will need all the help he can get from his best man and ushers.
The Best Man
To help the groom every step of the way is the best man. The best man’s considerable duties means the choice of best man is crucial to the wedding day running smoothly! A best man’s role is primarily to help the groom, so he takes on several responsibilities.
From arranging the stag night, to looking after the rings, right through to delivering a witty speech and organising the ushers, his role in the wedding proceedings is an honour but also quite considerable. So, be sure to choose someone you trust, that is organised and responsible.
Top tip: You can always have multiple best men or even a best woman. The choice is yours, but this option could help spread the responsibility of the role.
Groomsmen and Ushers
Groomsmen and Ushers are essentially assistants to the best man so he can more easily support the groom on his wedding day.
Forming part of the official bridal party, the ushers are at their most visible at the beginning of the ceremony, showing guests to their seats and handing out the Order of Service.
Groomsmen can have a similar role to the ushers, but for a larger wedding, you may prefer your groomsmen to be standing with the groom at the alter while the ushers mingle and greet the guests.
Their role may be smaller than the best man’s, but they are still important for the smooth running of the day!
Top tip: An usher role could also be a great way of involving those who cannot be in the main wedding party (men and women) but are keen to offer support on the day.
If you want to include a younger boy in your wedding without giving them too much responsibility, then this role could be perfect! Traditionally, the page boy held the bride’s train. However, it is now more common for them to walk down the aisle with the flower girl or, if you are not having a separate ring bearer, to carry the wedding rings down the aisle.
So, their role is mostly just to look adorable walking down the aisle and in your wedding photos, and it’s a great way to include children in your big day!
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