21st August 2018
5 things you & your spouse are not responsible for on your wedding day
You’ve been stressed out enough – it’s time to let someone else take over.
1. Keeping a hold of your rings
The rings are one of the key elements of a wedding ceremony, but the people who make sure they get to the vows aren’t the bride and the groom. The best man is typically the one in charge of keeping track of both the bride and the groom’s rings, so this important duty falls on him. Make sure it’s someone you can trust!
2. Coordinating the bridesmaids, groomsmen, or guests
Part of preparing for the wedding is that the bridesmaids and the groomsmen should know exactly where they have to go, as well as where the guests should go. If you need extra help to coordinate a big wedding, the wedding organiser should be able to pitch in and help. The bride or the groom shouldn’t be the ones who have to shepherd people around.
3. Dealing with last-minute emergencies
A crisis or two is bound to happen even in the most well-planned out weddings – but you shouldn’t be responsible for dealing with them. After all, that’s what the bridal troupe and the groomsmen are for. So if a zip breaks and someone has to run to the nearest open haberdasher to replace it, or the hairdresser runs out of spray, and a quick dash to the supermarket is needed for a can of Elnett – it’s not going to be you. Delegate.
4. Babysitting the kids
Children are always a sweet addition to the bridal party, whether as flower girls, page boys or junior bridesmaids – but of course, they can get pretty bored with the day’s proceedings. All the same, it’s not your job to keep them entertained and well-behaved – rope in a willing wedding party member or even a professional babysitter if need be.
5. Updating your social media
Whether it’s changing your surname on Facebook, or uploading pics of your first kiss to Instagram – chill. I mean you can do it on the day if you really want to, but nobody expects you to, and there will be plenty of time for that later, so you can leave it for now. Right now, your top priority should be relaxing and enjoying yourself – without your smartphone in hand.