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Who does what?

Courtesy of Amelia Bride’s


The Bridegroom

  • The arrangements with the church, minister and organist.
  • The wedding car and transport for him and the bride to the reception.
  • The best man’s suit. Suits should compliment each other and the wedding gown. It is not expected of the bridegroom to pay for the best man’s suit.
  • Alcohol and other beverages at the reception.
  • The honeymoon and hotel reservations.
  • The appointment with a lawyer for the pre-nuptial agreement.
  • He has to send a bouquet of flowers to the bride where she is getting dressed the day of the wedding.

The Bride

  • Chooses the bridal attendants and what they should wear.
  • Discusses with them whether the wedding and prom dresses should be hired or bought and who is accountable for the cost.
  • Arranges for her own bouquet, the bouquets of her attendants and the shoulder arrangements for the mothers.
  • Buys the bridegroom’s wedding ring.
  • Works out the guest list with her mother.
  • Chooses the flowers for the church and reception.
  • Chooses the colour scheme for the wedding.
  • Writes/orders the thank you notes.

The Best man

  • Assists the bridegroom with the arrangements