What’s My Role?: Groomsman Edition

By Yellowsprings on July 29, 2015

A good friend of yours is settling down, and has asked you to be in his wedding. Now what? Here’s the lowdown on what you will be expected to do.

Colleen Demenna Photography

Colleen Demenna Photography

Help The Best Man

     The Best Man is going to be responsible for planning the bachelor party- he will probably want some help with ideas, and maybe covering costs. Be sure to speak up, especially if you don’t know each other that well. He might feel uncomfortable reaching out to you and asking.

Be Responsible

Offer to help his parents unload the car at the rehearsal/day-of, coordinate everyone in one room before the ceremony begins, keep an eye out for the ring bearer, etc. During the planning process, make sure you’re on top of renting your formalwear, and getting any alterations you may need on time.

Start The Party

If people aren’t dancing when the music comes on, grab the bridesmaids and get on the dance floor. Encourage guests to join you.


The responsibilities vary wedding to wedding, but these are your three biggest jobs. Have fun!

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