Roles and Responsibilities of The Groomsmen

Duty Calls

In shades of white, khaki, and navy, these mis-matched but coordinated groomsmen are ready for action!
Ruth Anne Photography

What are your groomsmen responsible for? Find out.

Name another event in your life where a band of your best buddies and male relatives stand around you in matching garb just to watch you make the biggest commitment of your life? Oh, that's right. There isn't one.

Your wedding is a huge deal so when your nearest and dearest accept the responsibility of participating in your day, it helps the day run more smoothly when you spell out exactly what you expect them to do.

  • Tap the eldest or most responsible of your groomsmen to be your head usher - tell him that it is his responsibility to make sure all the other ushers show up and are: 1. Appropriately attired 2. On time and 3. Fully informed of what's expected of them on the Big Day. (Obviously, give him the cell numbers and email addresses way before your wedding day.) Since your Best Man will likely be with you before show time and not on the "floor," so to speak, it is not a good idea to have him as your point person.
  • Groomsmen should arrive at the ceremony site 45 minutes to an hour before the ceremony begins.
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