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  • Writer's pictureKristen Rocco

The Who's Who of Your Wedding Party

When Shutterfly, the online photo company, learned that I was doing this How to Plan Your Dream Wedding series, they reached out to ask if I would share their article all about the roles and responsibilities of your wedding party. Heck yeah! Choosing the wedding party and involving them in your wedding a HUGE part of wedding planning for engaged couples.

An editor's note: While there is a ton of great information here about who does what, remember that you should never take advantage of your wedding party and exploit their role in your wedding. They are there to support you and their presence should mean the world to you. If you're asking for any other reason, then it's likely not the right decision. Not everyone has the same financial means, can travel to every event or even lives in the same state. With this little disclaimer, I hope you enjoy the article!


The Who's Who of Your Wedding Party

"Once you’re engaged, the first order of business is deciding who will be in your wedding party. What is a wedding party? The wedding party is made up of the bride and groom, and the attendants who will stand beside them on one of the biggest days of their lives.

The wedding party is responsible for helping the couple plan, keeping them sane and cheering them on during the big day. The most notable duties of the wedding party include taking photos with the bride and groom on the wedding day, planning special pre-wedding events like the bridal shower and bachelor and bachelorette parties and helping the bride and groom get ready before the ceremony. They also usually have a special seat at the reception.

It’s your special day, so feel free to tailor the group to fit your vision for the day. Don’t be afraid to have a wedding party as small or as large as your heart desires! Read on to learn more about each of the members of the wedding party and their individual responsibilities..."

Read the rest of the article here.




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