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Wedding Attendants

Wedding attendants can be anyone from a relative to a close friend. In addition to performing certain tasks, they act as a witness to your marriage. Not every wedding requires the assistance of all attendants. You may choose to have just a few or none at all, either way is perfectly fine.

Attendants duties include assisting the bride and groom in some form or fashion. They may help with preparations for the big day or perform a particular job during the wedding. Mostly attendants offer their love and support when needed. Below is an overview of the different roles attendants may play at a wedding.

Bestman -Assists groom in any way. Responsible for groomsmen.
Bride - Plans the wedding with the groom.
Bridesmaids - Offering support and other assistance to the bride.
Father of the Bride - Offers advice, financial support, presents bride.
Father of the Groom - Offers advice and emotional support when needed.
Flower Girl - Ages range from 3-8. Tosses flower petals in aisle way.
Gift Attendant - Ages 12+, responsible for collecting gift at the gift table.
Groom - Plans the wedding with the bride.
Groomsmen - Offering support and other assistance to the groom.
Guestbook Attendant - Ages 12+, Responsible for guest signing in guestbook.
Junior Attendants - Ages range from 9-15. Performs same duties as seniors.
Maid of Honor - A single person who assists the bride. In charge of bridesmaids.
Matron of Honor - A married person who, assists the bride.
Mother of the Bride - Assists daughter with tasks, offers emotional support.
Mother of the Groom - Offers advice and emotional support when needed.
Officiant - A licensed official who will perform the marriage ceremony.
Page Boys - Ages range from 4-8. Helps carry train down aisle. See train bearer.
Program Attendant - Ages 12+, Passes out programs to guests.
Ring Bearer - Ages ranges from 3-8. Present rings, generally on a pillow.
Train Bearer - Ages range from 4-8. Helps carry train down the aisle.
Ushers - Assists guests to their seats.