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The key people involved in your wedding day will be the people that assist and help you in the run up to the big event. It is essential that everybody knows what they are expected to do in the run up to the wedding and on the day itself, leaving you to have a stress free and relaxed wedding day.
The best man is normally chosen by the groom, usually a long term friend or relative, and is a crucial member of the bridal party. The best man maybe has one of the most daunting jobs of all, his speech. The best mans speech is normally the one that most people look forward to and it can be quite stressful. He also has several duties in the run up to the wedding including organising the stag night. On the day itself he will need to ensure the groom gets to the ceremony on time, be in charge of the wedding rings, look after the wedding presents and ensure that the ushers are doing their job. After the wedding the best man normally returns his and the grooms suits to the suit hire shop.
The chief bridesmaid should help the bride at every stage of the planning of the wedding, both practically and emotionally. Her main job in the run up to the wedding is organising the hen night, other duties can include helping the bride choose her wedding dress and the bridesmaid's outfits and assisting with details relating to the reception. On the day of the wedding the chief bridesmaid will assist the bride in getting ready and ensure that her dress is perfect before walking into the ceremony. During the ceremony it is customary for the chief bridesmaid to look after the bridal bouquet.
The ushers role is to be there to assist the wedding guests to their seats during the ceremony, to distribute orders of service and to ensure that guest know how to get from the ceremony to the reception venue. They are also there to provide support to the best man in any of his duties. Ushers are normally chosen by the groom; however the ushers can belong to either the brides or grooms friends.
Bridesmaids are supposed to be, but not always, unmarried and are usually members of the bride's family or a close friend. If the groom has a sister then it is polite to include her.