You will probably start forming your wedding party early in the wedding planning process. The process of selecting your team members is not always an easy one. As soon as you announce your engagement, people will line up to be chosen for a role. Before you start the selection process, there are a few things to know about the wedding party.
Your Wedding Party is Not First
A lot of couples make the announcement and get pressure to choose their wedding party immediately. Choosing your wedding party is not the first item on the wedding planning checklist. You should choose your venue before this detail. It is easier to invite someone to join your wedding party than it is to rescind an invitation. Once you have locked down the location, venue and some important details, you can begin thinking about who you want by your side on your wedding day.
There is an Order to Choosing the Wedding Party
Each person in your wedding party will have a very important role. You will not choose a best man or a bridesmaid just because they are family or they chose you. The maid of honor and best man are team leaders, planners and assistants. They are a right hand and a critical piece of the support system. This very important part of the wedding party offers support to the bride and groom, and plans and hosts important events along the way. They also deliver heartfelt speeches during the reception. The maid of honor will plan a bridal shower and unforgettable bachelorette party. On the wedding day, she will be there to offer emotional support, help the bride get dressed, hold the bouquet and bustle the gown. The best man will not only stand beside the groom on the wedding day, but will also offer support during the days leading up to the event. He will be responsible for pulling off a bachelor party and getting the groom to the wedding on time. He assists the groom with getting dressed and tying his tie. He usually holds the rings until the ring ceremony. Choose these important people first, while keeping in mind that they will have financial obligations and responsibilities.
Building a Team
Your wedding party should consist of a team of important people. This group will take an active role in the planning of the wedding. The bridesmaids will help the maid of honor plan the bridal shower and bachelorette party, and split the cost of the events. The groomsmen take on a similar role for the groom as the bridesmaids do for the bride. They are involved in planning the bachelor party, and split the cost of the event. The groomsmen have a supportive role during wedding planning and on the big day. While your wedding party will be responsible for paying for their own wedding attire, transportation and hotel accommodations, a large wedding party can create additional costs for the bride and groom. It is tradition for the bride and groom to purchase gifts for their wedding party. More people in the wedding party will require the purchase of more gifts. There will also be more bouquets and boutonnieres.
Flower Girls and Page Boys
Having flower girls and page boys creates a place for children in the wedding. Flower girls walk down the aisle with the bridesmaids, dropping rose petals along the way. They are usually dressed to match the bride. Page boys are the male counterpart to flower girls. They usually walk with flower girls down the aisle. Having children involved in the wedding is a personal preference.
The ring bearer carries the rings down the aisle on a pillow. Some couples assign this duty to a young boy. The best man holds the rings when a ring bearer is not available. Some couples have used a family pet to make it unique.
Crystal Ballroom Rock Hill
Choose your wedding party wisely, and create an unforgettable ceremony and reception at Crystal Ballroom Rock Hill. This picturesque wedding venue creates fairy tales. Meet with professional designers and planners inside the design studio to customize every detail of your ceremony and reception. Bring imagination to this elegant ballroom, and experience a dream wedding come true.