Contribute & coordinator purchase of Bridesmaid’s gift to Bride
Coordinate Bridesmaid’s activities including fittings & wedding day duties
Attend rehearsal & dinner
Give to Wedding Day Coordinator: names/phone number of all wedding professionals/vendor including times they should be at site.
Let Wedding Day Coordinator know functions and expectations for each vendor and who the contact person is during the Ceremony & Reception.
If necessary pay final payment for various services
Wedding Day: Arrive early to help Bride dress
During ceremony: hold Bride’s bouquet, Groom’s ring, adjust Bride’s veil/train
Sign Wedding Certificate
Carry a sewing kit ‘just in case’
Reception: Make sure the Newlyweds do a walk through of the Reception hall before guest enters.
Mingle at reception.
Be available for the Wedding Day Coordinator to answer questions
Bridal Party Responsibilities
MOTHER OF THE BRIDE
May help with selection of Bridal Gown
Give daughter helpful last minute advice
Give daughter: Something old, Something borrowed & Something new
Hug & kiss before ceremony
May help compile mail guest list
May help with the seating arrangement to avoid ruffling family feathers.
Mingle at reception & dance with guest and HAVE FUN
WHY A WEDDING RING?
The circular shape of the wedding ring has suggested unending love since the days of the early Egyptians. Primitive brides wore rings of rushes or hemp which had to be replace every year. Early Romans chose more durable iron to symbolize the permanence of marriage.
Why an engagement ring??
The betrothal ring dates back to the days of marriage by purchase, when it served as both partial payment for the bride & as a symbol of the groom’s honorable intentions. The diamond, first incorporated into engagement rings in medieval Italy, was, because of its brilliance.