The groomsmen often get overshadowed by the glitz and glamour of the bridesmaids, but they’re no less important! Essentially, they share the same role: That is to help the couple in some of their tasks: from throwing the bachelor’s party to showing up at the wedding and reception. Much of the work is in assisting the groom in his preparation, as well as sharing the fun and games.
The groom’s best buddies and closest relatives are his support system as he plans and enters into a new phase in life. So the groomsmen’s role, just like the bridesmaids’ are to be taken seriously:
Plan the bachelor’s party.
This is the first bullet in the checklist. One of your roles and responsibilities is to help in planning and organizing the bachelor’s party together with the best man. The groom chose his besties and close family members so it is expected that you know his tastes and expectations. Adding a surprise element is definitely a plus! Be useful in suggesting venues, activities, dates, restaurants, drinks, etc. Be prepared to pay or share the bill as you participate in the fun.
Secure your formalwear
Be ready with your measurements once you’re asked for this. The groom or the best man will most likely send out the style or outfit to wear. You can either rent or pay for your own formalwear. Some couples would happily give this to you for free, so just be ready with your measurements and ensure your attire is ready on the big day.
Be the groom’s support system
Pre-wedding jitters and nerves are real. It’s normal for the groom to feel all kinds of emotions. Be the supportive brother and make the day (or the days leading to the wedding) feel lighter for him.
Do your wedding ceremony and reception duties
Be ready for any assistance that might be asked of you – especially in getting the groom dressed and ready on the day of the wedding or even the night before. If there are special items that need to be taken care of by a custodian, be prepared if you’ll be picked to do the job. You can also help in ushering guests to their seats in the ceremony and reception venues if needed. Some guests might ask your help for directions, too. Most importantly, be on time and arrive 30-45 minutes early in the venues. You’ll be escorting a bridesmaid or a female guest so better arrive on time.
Of course, it’s important that you get to share the fun, too! Once all your duties have been checked off, it’s time to get the party started and have some fun. A wedding is a special, momentous event that not only the couple must enjoy. Share in the wedding planning journey, then sit back and relax for some R and R for yourself, as well!
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