The duties of the groom


09 January 2023

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The duties of the groom

The groom has always had a customary set of responsibilities to carry out before, during, and after the wedding. Obviously nothing is set in the stone but these duties are quite traditional. They include:

  • Selecting the engagement ring alone or with your fiancée-to-be ​

  • Compiling your part of the guest list and making sure that your parents draw up their guest list ​

  • Choosing your attendants: best man, groomsmen/ushers 

  • ​Choosing the attire for your attendants ​

  • Selecting thank-you gifts for your attendants ​

  • Arranging (and paying for) lodging for your attendants ​

  • Selecting a gift for the bride (optional) ​

  • Arranging the honeymoon (with your fiancée) ​

  • Choosing wedding bands with your fiancé

  • Planning the bachelor party or other event for groomsmen, if applicable. (The best man may also do this.

  • Obtaining the marriage license ​

  • Arranging transportation from the ceremony site to the reception site for the groomsmen 

  • ​Being dressed and ready for the ceremony or pictures a half-hour ahead of time

  • Giving the wedding rings to the best man for safekeeping

  • ​Preparing and delivering all fees for the ceremony, or delegating the best man to do so ​

  • Standing in the receiving line (if there is one) or being sure—with the bride—to greet all guests during the reception ​

  • Making toasts and responding to toasts at the rehearsal dinner and the reception

  • Cutting the cake with the bride ​

  • Dancing the first dance with the bride and dancing with your mother and mother-in-law and the maid/matron of honor

Dear groom, an expert wedding planner can help you manage a good part of these simple but numerous jobs. So what are you waiting for? We will help you live your incredible journey towards your wedding day with joy and without stress!

 

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