Best Man and Maid of Honor Responsibilities

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 | Filed under: Best Man, Maid of Honor, Pre-wedding | author: By Keith Sly,    

When it comes to preparing the bride and groom prepare for their blissful wedding day both the best man and the maid of honor have their own specific responsibilities and tasks. From selecting tuxedos and dresses to planning the pre-wedding parties, both roles are equally important. Wedding planners at The Manor break down the wide range of wedding planning duties that both the best man and the maid of honor must devotedly uphold.

Pre-Wedding Tasks For The Maid of Honor

As the nominated maid of honor (MOH), one of her duties includes pledging to help the bride select her dream wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses. The maid of honor commits to ensuring the bridesmaids receive their dresses, books their fittings, and also selects the appropriate matching accessories. The MOH also helps the bride with any and all of her pre-wedding tasks from addressing invites, selecting the best bridal party gifts, to helping to choose the wedding bouquets, cuisine options, down to arranging her wedding train once down the aisle.

The Maid of Honor Role Manages Pre-Wedding Parties

The MOH is in charge of organizing the bridal party gift for the bride. Often the bridesmaids chip in and select a gift for the bride, so the MOH collects these funds and purchases a present on behalf of the bridal party. The MOH also plans and hosts a bridal shower and bachelorette party. Planning a bridal shower includes compiling a guest list, choosing a location, creating and sending invitations, designing a menu, buying party favors, and decorating for the event. In addition, she must ensure all guests know the bride and groom’s wedding registry.

As for the bachelorette party, the maid of honor deliberates with the bridesmaids on the perfect activity and destination. Often the maid of honor has a good handle on gauging the bride’s interest and figuring out what she wants or does not want. She then makes the reservations, coordinates schedules and travel arrangements, sends out invitations and itineraries. The maid of honor also schemes up how to get the bride to the bachelorette party.

Pre-Wedding Tasks For The Best Man

Contrary to popular belief, the best man is more than just a glorified groomsman. Prior to the nuptials, the best man organizes the tuxedo fittings in addition to any other pre-wedding outfits and accessories including choosing each groomsman’s custom cufflinks. The best man is in charge of planning the bachelor party, which includes creating a guest list, sending out invitations, arranging all activities, transportation, housing, and delegating payment methods and costs.

Alongside the maid of honor, the best man must act as a witness for the couple’s marriage license. Overall, the best man is there to help the groom with any and all tasks on the wedding day to ease his stress.

Best Man Wedding Day Tasks

On the day of the wedding, the best man stows the wedding rings away in a safe place. The best man assists the groom in getting ready for the ceremony; he also makes sure each groomsman is wearing a boutonniere. After the ceremony, he delivers the fee envelope to the officiate. It is customary for the best man to first toast to the bride and groom during the reception. The Best Man is also responsible for helping the newlyweds get to their honeymoon safely by either driving the couple to their hotel or airport (in a decorated car) or arranging for a limo service.

Faithful Friends On Your Wedding Day

Acting as both a moral compass and logistical helping hand, the best man, and maid of honor are considered honorable and responsible roles to fill. To ensure the bride and groom enjoy their wedding, The Manor can help prioritize wedding day tasks and accommodate a wonderful reception and happily ever after.

To make an appointment with a banquet manager, please contact us at 973-325-2060.