What about the groom?!? It seems that on the wedding day the groom always gets the easy way out - quick shower, shave and get dressed and he is on his way while the ladies are up at 8am starting to get ready. There are some very important roles of the groom on the wedding day and we wanted to focus today’s post on what those are so you can share this with your lucky groom!
The groom is typically in charge of the rings, which then he in turn puts his best man in charge of. If you have a ring bearer under the age of 5 I would highly recommend putting fake rings on the pillow and just giving the real rings to the best man. It is the groom’s job though to be sure the right person has the rings ready for the ceremony!
The Marriage License
The groom is also in charge of getting the marriage license to the officiant the day of the wedding or at the rehearsal if your officiant is there. All you have to do is hand it off, the officiant takes care of the rest! Easy job!
How to Tie a Bowtie
Now this is not for all grooms, but if you are a groom with a bowtie, please, please, please be sure you know how to tie the bowtie on yourself and on others. If you are making your groomsmen wear them as well, you are most likely going to need to know how to tie them for them.
If you do not have a wedding planner to handle final payments and gratuities for your vendors, the groom should be prepared to tip your vendors or should assign one of his groomsmen to take care of the task. The guys are typically the only ones with pockets!
Arrive to the Church On Time
The groom is also responsible for getting himself and his groomsmen to the church on time. Usually the men are the first to the church and are in charge of ushering guests to their seats and handing out programs. The groom can be seen by guests before the wedding, but he can also wait somewhere with his best man if he would rather not chat with others.
Arrange for a Way to Get Home
If you are spending your wedding night somewhere off site of the reception, the groom should be in charge of making sure hum and his new wife have a safe way to get to their room. That could be a taxi, a school bus, a trolley, a friend, you name it! Just be sure you have a way to get there!
Last but certainly not least, be sure to have fun on your wedding day! Enjoy every last minute of it because it will fly by! Take a few minutes with just you and your bride after the ceremony and during certain times throughout the night and just remember that moment you are in and how much fun you are having. It will be an amazing day!
Plan. Relax. Enjoy.
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