Your Wedding Ceremony – Roles for Family and Friends

Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

There are many roles that you can give to your family and friends for your wedding ceremony. Don’t be afraid to ask them as everyone generally asked will feel honored to play a special part of your big day.
Maid/Matron of honor
Best man
Flower girl/s
Page boy/s
Bride’s witness – 18 years or over
Groom’s witness – 18 years or over
Someone to give out programs
Usher – To show guests to their seats or where to stand – The ushers should be familiar with your seating plans
Usher to escort the bride and groom’s – mothers, fathers, grandmothers and grandfathers to their seats
Mother, bridesmaid or friend to unveil bride – if she is wearing a full veil
Giving away of the bride – traditionally the brides father, but can be another family member or a friend
Family member or friend to bless the rings
Reading of a poem
Playing music
Playing an instrument
Someone in charge of confetti, rice, rose petals, blowing bubbles
Someone in charge of scattering rose petals on the aisle before the ceremony
Registry table/chair/cloth set up – for signing the marriage certificates at the end of the ceremony
Give a toast at the close of the ceremony
Older children can take candid photos of your ceremony with a disposable cameras

All of the listed roles above are completely optional except for the bride and groom’s witnesses.

What roles can you add to this list?


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