Best Man
  • Attend the rehearsal
  • Assist groom with taking get-away car to reception location or hotel
  • Assist groom with getting ready for the wedding, and packing for honeymoon
  • Escort or drive the groom to the ceremony
  • Instruct the male attendants on seating duties, where to stand, when to enter for ceremony
  • Hold the bride's ring for the groom until ring exchange
  • Make sure the officiant has the marriage license
  • Give the officiant their fee (in an envelope)
  • Escort the Maid/Matron of Honor in the ceremony and reception
  • Dance with the Maid/Matron of Honor at the reception
  • Stand in the receiving line (if scheduled)
  • Make first toast to the bride and groom
  • Hold honeymoon tickets, etc. if bride & groom are leaving from reception
  • Transfer bride and groom's luggage to car at end of reception, or to hotel room
  • Assist with transporting gifts from reception to parent's home after reception
  • Sign the marriage license as witness (not legally required in Ohio)
  • Make sure car is ready for bride and groom to leave reception, or assist with "fake" exit so
    bride and groom can sneak up to hotel room

Maid/Matron of Honor:
  • Attend the rehearsal
  • Assist the bride with getting ready
  • Accompany the bride to the ceremony location
  • Carry the train of the bride's veil and gown as she walks to the ceremony room
  • Straighten the bride's veil and train before she walks down the aisle
  • Hold the bride's bouquet during ceremony, and return it to her after "kiss"
  • Hold the groom's ring until the ring exchange
  • Sign the marriage license as a witness (not legally required in Ohio)
  • Make a toast to the bride and groom
  • Stand in the receiving line (if scheduled)
  • Dance with the Best Man
  • Assist bride with bustling her train
  • Accompany bride to restroom during reception
  • Help the bride change from her gown to going-away outfit
  • Gather mementos of wedding for bride keepsakes at end of reception (program, favors, toasting
    glasses, cake-top, top tier of cake, guest book and pen, garter and bouquet, cake knife and
    server, etc.)

Bridesmaids:
  • Attend the rehearsal
  • Wedding attire
  • Assist with hosting Bridal Shower
  • Arrive at ceremony site at scheduled time

Groomsmen:
  • Attend the rehearsal
  • Wedding attire, including tux/suit, shirt, shoes, etc.
  • Arrive at ceremony site at scheduled time

Ushers:
  • Attend the rehearsal
  • Wedding attire, including tux/suit, shirt, shoes, etc.
  • Arrive at ceremony site at scheduled time

Flower Girl:
  • Attend the rehearsal
  • Wedding attire
  • Arrive at ceremony site at scheduled time

Ring Bearer:
  • Attend the rehearsal
  • Wedding attire, including tux/suit, shirt, shoes, etc.
  • Arrive at ceremony site at scheduled time

Guest Book Attendant:
  • Wedding attire
  • Arrive at ceremony site at scheduled time
  • Greet guests at entrance to ceremony
  • Ask guests to sign the Guest Book
  • Accept and securely store any gifts brought to ceremony site
  • Greet guests at reception site entrance, and ask if they have already signed the Guest Book
  • Accept and securely store any gifts brought to the reception
  • Assist guests with finding their place cards
  • Make sure the parents of the Bride and Groom, and the Wedding Party sign the Guest Book
  • Assist Maid/Matron of Honor with collecting mementos/keepsakes at the reception (programs,
    menu cards, favors, Guest Book and Pen, Cake Top Ornament, Top tier of wedding cake,
    toasting glasses, Garter, Bouquet, Cake Knife and Server, etc.)
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