wedding planning


Questions & Answers

1.Who pays for the wedding?
2.Where do I start with my guest list?
3.Who do we invite if we're getting married abroad?
4.Who sends the invitations and when?
5.Should I set a dress code?
6. What time should the bride & groom get to the ceremony?
7.Do my bridesmaids enter before or after me?
8. What duties do the best man and ushers have?
9.Can my pet dog be part of my wedding?
10.Do we have to have favours?
11.Do we need a receiving line?
12.Should we offer a choice of food?
13.When are the speeches and in what order?
14.When should we register our gift list?
15.Can we ask for cash instead of presents?

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THE BEST MAN It is customary for the best man to be ...

THE BEST MAN It is customary for the best man to be a bachelor, but a groom who prefers to ask a married mate to act as his supporter is quite at liberty to do so. Indeed, some people believe that a married man remembering his own experiences and needs can give better service to the groom.

The more business-like the best man can be, the more smoothly the wedding arrangements will run-and if he can adopt this attitude at a time when the groom probably is feeling at his least business-like himself, the assistance he can provide will be all the greater. Ideally the best man should be in on discussions of wedding plans from the first.

It is he who should check with the bride and groom whether the service is to be choral, in which case hymns and a wedding march must be discussed with the choirmaster and organist and the bridal couple's wishes in this respect conveyed clearly to the officiating clergy. It is the best man who will tactfully check the charges for the various churches in the area where the couple want to wed and fix the final fees at the church of their choice. With regard to transport, the best man should order the bridal party's cars and also arrange for a car to take the newly-weds on the first stage of their honeymoon.

It is sensible if he checks with the bride's father to see there is no duplication of car hire. In some families, the cost of cars is divided, the bride's parents paying for the cars that take the wedding party to the church and the groom for the return journey cars. This is obviously a matter for delicate negotiation and in this, as in all other matters of wedding finance; the best man is both go-between and fixer.

The Wedding Preparation Duties Of The Best Man Include Helping The Groom ...

The wedding preparation duties of the best man include helping the groom to choose his wardrobe for the ceremony and if morning dress is to be hired the best

There he takes charge of arrangements for the order in which the ...

There he takes charge of arrangements for the order in which the bridal party, the couple's parents, the bridesmaids and the most important guests will leave to drive

The Reception After The Whole Company Has Returned To The House, Or ...

THE RECEPTION AFTER the whole company has returned to the house, or arrived at the place appointed for the reception, the bride's mother takes up her position at the entrance of the re