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Introduction: Your Wedding Team

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By Guy Hearn

Planning a wedding is super fun but it’s a pretty big deal! There’s a lot to do and on the day you want to be able to focus on looking mind-blowing for your lover and not thinking about what napkins go where.  Say hello to the wedding team – they’re in place so that once you reach the big day, you won’t have to think about anything other than you and your beloved. Having trouble deciding who to pick? Here is our introduction to the necessary crew and tips on how to pick the best candidates for the job! And yes it is a job (and an honour of course)!

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By Guy Hearn

The Team:

  • Maid Of Honour
  • Best Man
  • Bridesmaids (number optional)
  • Ushers (traditionally, one per 50 guests, but flexible)
  • Ring bearer (optional)
  • Flower girls (optional)
  • Both sets of parents
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By Richard Skins Photography

Tips On Picking The team:

1) The most important roles are those of the Maid of Honour and the Best man – they are your rocks. They tend to be the closest people to the bride and groom, and hopefully the most responsible and organised. They will be required to help out with any number of tasks – but mainly to provide emotional support for the couple and be the point of contact on the wedding day. Why not take them out for a nice dinner and ask them properly – like another proposal!

2) Your Maid of Honour is, most likely, your closest friend, your wingwoman. Not only does she need to be organised and reliable, but most importantly you’re going to need her when things get emotional or overwhelming –and someone needs to pass you the tissues. She probably knows you better than anyone, so will know exactly what to do and always have your back.

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By Guy Hearn

3) When choosing your Best Man, think about him doing the speech! While we all know his banter is the comedy highlight of the pub on a Friday night, it may not be as hilarious in front of granny! We advise the BM reads our guide to a successful speech here – then obviously he will nail it! Nowadays some grooms choose two Best Men – one for the speech giving and organising, and another too naughty for either of those responsibilities.

4) Don’t feel that you have to only have women for bridesmaids and men for ushers. In the 21st century wedding parties can have bridesmates and groomswomen and they look awesome!

5) Make sure you choose people who will understand their duties and what is expected of them. Dedicate time to brief them properly in advance of the wedding and address any queries that they might have. With their help everything will run smoothly and they can hit the party extra hard knowing they did their bit for their best friends!

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By Ross Harvey

6) It’s a nice idea to get all of the wedding party together before the big day. Crack open the bubbly, make sure everyone is introduced and they’ll be best friends in no time. Keep an eye on the ushers around the bridesmaids and look forward to one helluva party!

Happy Planning!

 

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