Wedding > Wedding Responsibilities - Groom and Groomsmen
What's A Groom to Do?
It's an age-old debate...just how involved is the groom in planning the wedding? The answer varies by couple, but here are a few definite responsibilities that fall squarely on the groom's shoulders.
Finding A Best Man
The best man is the groom's maid-of-honor equivalent. He is responsible for keeping the groom calm under all circumstances, organizing the bachelor party, safeguarding the rings on wedding day, and getting the reception
started with a first toast.
Flanking the best man are the groomsmen, who sometimes pull a double-shift working as ushers. If there is an aisle runner, the groomsmen are responsible for unrolling it in preparation for the processional. After
unrolling it, the groomsmen join the groom in front of the altar. Following the ceremony, the groomsmen escort the bridal party back up the aisle.
To show appreciation for a job well done, and to symbolize the groom's progress from one stage of life to another, the groom will often present each groomsmen with a personalized gift. Take some time to think about the
personality of each groomsmen, one might be the best golfing buddy ever, while the other prefers chilling out watching football and drinking beer. You can either get a different gift for each groomsmen, or the same gift for each
one of them...personalized of course, so they don't get them mixed up. One great idea might be a pocket watch engraved with the wedding date and their name. Or, if you have less of a budget, consider an engraved money clip or
Looking for personalized gifts? Or is your groomsmen a sports fan? a TV show fan? Here are some great gift ideas for them:
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