There’s much more to being a groomsman than just simply showing up in a tux. Be sure to take your role as a groomsman seriously—after all, one of your closest friends is trusting you to help him through what can be a very nerve-racking day. Plus, an added bonus is that acting like the thoughtful, responsible guy will impress those single bridesmaids. Read on for a rundown of your essential groomsmen duties.
- Attend any engagement party or couples shower that is thrown for the engaged couple.
- Assist the best man plan and host the bachelor party.
- Pay for your own attire, responsibly arrange for your fitting, and pick up tuxedo from the formalwear shop.
- Be prepared to pay for your own travel and lodging expenses.
- Purchase a wedding gift for the couple. You can also opt to pitch in with the entire groomsmen party to select one awesome gift.
- Periodically check with the groom and best man to see if you can help with any other tasks.
- Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner for detailed schedules and instructions on your particular duties for the wedding day.
- Receive instructions for photos that will be taken at the wedding, and keep note of the photos that will include you.
- If you haven’t already, be sure to meet your fellow members of the wedding party.
THE WEDDING DAY
- If all of the groomsmen are set to get dressed at a central location, make sure to arrive on time.
- Remember to smile for all of the photos.
- Arrive early at the ceremony site and be prepared to greet guests. If there are no ushers for the wedding, escort wedding guests to their seats as they arrive.
- Either escort a bridesmaid down the aisle or walk out with the groom, depending on which method the couple has chosen.
- Be ready to be introduced at the reception – and soak up the limelight!
- Dance with your bridesmaid partner.
- Help gather and carry gifts to the car after the wedding reception.
- If an extra hand is needed, assist the bride’s family in cleaning up after the reception.
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