One of the most talked about parts of the wedding is, of course, the bride and groom. But what’s one of the less talked about parts? The groomsmen! Groomsmen are an essential part of any wedding party and everyone attending should be aware of what they do and how they can be helpful in keeping everything running smoothly. If you’re a groomsman, here are some important responsibilities for you as a member of the wedding party:
Groomsmen’s Duties Before the Big Day
The groom is usually in charge of booking all of his parties, but it’s important that he has help from other members of his group. Groomsmen can help him plan out which events will occur at what times (such as having a rehearsal dinner before the wedding), where those events will be held (such as having it happen at a restaurant or hotel), what activities need to be included (such as having a bounce house or games), finding vendors, making reservations, and a lot more.
Picking Out the Perfect Attire
Together, the groom and his groomsmen are responsible for helping their best man pick out the perfect attire for their wedding day. This includes everything from the tuxedo to the shoes and socks. A good rule of thumb is to always have at least one pair of black dress shoes in your closet. Some men prefer to shop together, while others prefer to do it solo. Regardless of how you decide to shop, make sure your attire shows your personality. The task doesn’t stop there. Groomsmen are also responsible to ensure that everything is to the T before the cameraman starts capturing the bride and the groom.
Running Last-Minute Errands
A groom can’t do everything on his own, but he can still be helpful by delegating tasks to his groomsmen. This is especially important when they have a busy schedule and need to take care of things before the wedding. The best man helps with any and all last-minute errands that need to be done before the wedding. These may include picking up flowers, the cake, or anything else requested by the bride or groom, making sure the wedding party’s dresses are ready, or running an errand for the bride’s parents to help them get settled in their hotel room. The groomsmen should also make sure that the bride’s gifts are delivered to their destination as soon as possible and that all of the bridesmaids have theirs on time.