Wedding Ceremony Participants
The bride and the groom are very excited about getting married. The friends and family are also enthusiastic about this event and very eager to attend it. The ceremony is the most emotional moment of the day for the newlyweds and their guests because it is the time when the vows and rings are exchanged. This is definitely an experience to remember for everybody present. But who are the members of the ceremony and who is “obligated” to participate? Every single attendant who participates at the ceremony is special and it plays an important role.
Being part of a wedding ceremony is, first of all, an honor and a responsibility in the same measure. This role involves more than dressing up and getting ready for dancing and having a good time at the party. If you have been asked to attend a wedding you must be aware of the responsibilities that come with this role. There aren’t any specific rules to obey in this sense, but there are certain etiquettes that you as a guest must take into consideration when attending a wedding. The participants at the ceremony must know their role very well so that the couple’s wedding day may run smooth and easy. The best man and the maid of honor are the first invitees to think of when planning a ceremony.
The best man is typically the groom’s brother, a relative or a very close friend. He is in charge of planning (and hosting) the bachelor’s party and dressing up the groom for the big day. He must also hold the bride’s ring, sign the marriage certificate and make the first toast at the party. The maid/matron of honor is called to organize the prenuptial festivities for the bride, like the shower and the rehearsal dinner. She must also help the bride find the best gown and fix her train after she walks down the aisle. She holds the groom’s ring and plays the role of an important witness at the ceremony.
The bridesmaids are bound to help the bride plan the wedding. They are the assistants of the bride and they have to make all the work from addressing the invitations to shopping with the bride for her and their dresses and decorating the wedding venue. The bridesmaids stand with the bride at the ceremony and entertain the guests at the reception. The groomsmen can offer support to the groom by helping him pay for the bachelor’s party. They also play the roles of ushers at the ceremony and reception. The children can play roles of flower girl and ring bearer, while the parents usually help the couple pay for the wedding. They can also help the newlyweds light a unity candle.