The wedding party is one of the major factors that contribute to the success of your wedding day. A lot of couples assume that when they have chosen their brides maids and grooms men, the task ends there. Unfortunately, many people have only the very least idea of the roles of the secondary sponsors in the nuptial day. Being bridesmaids and groomsmen calls for more than just looking pretty. These details have to be put to work! If your wedding entourage knows the who’s, the what’s, the when’s, and the why’s, they will be able to manage many of theparticulars that might ruin the enjoyment of what ought to be your happiest day. Each person in the entourage of secondary sponsors has a task to do to contribute the wedding’s overall success.
Many sources of information will tell you about the traditional roles of bridesmaids and groomsmen during your wedding party. Here are some more tips on additional (and non-traditional) tasks for your bridesmaids and groomsmen to do so that you will be able to spend your time on other more crucial details.
Babysitter: Make it the duty of someone in your wedding party to know where the rest of the entourage is at all times. When the moment comes for the assigned person to make a toast, cue the wedding party dance, the cash dance, the garter throw, the games, etc. it is unnerving for everyone to be waiting and looking for that one individual who may probably be outside, in the washroom, or chatting the time away with your cuterelative.
Activity Leader: Assign your most confident party persona to take charge of leading the activities. This person should be someone who is not shy to lead a bunny hop, speak in front of the audience, guide people to the dance floor, etc.
Clean-Up Crew: Delegate the task of ensuring nothing gets left behind to one of your entourage members. It will be their task to check the ceremony area, reception venue, and dance floor to be sure none of the wedding guests or entourage left things like purses, bags, shoes, wallets, coats, keys, etc.
Nanny: look for your most child friendly attendant, and assign him or her the task of guiding children away from the activity or ceremony area during special parts of the program. Children are great, but sometimes they are not aware that the Bride and Groom’s first dance isn’t the appropriate moment for them to be blowing and chasing bubbles on the dance floor.
Designated Driver: Do not forget this crucial job. Do not let a senseless disaster ruin your perfect night.
While these are not the traditional functions for your wedding attendants, delegating someone to take charge of these tasks will definitely make your wedding day less stressful so you’ll be able to spend your time planning and realizing your beautiful wedding day.