Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Wedding Etiquette:
Roles & Duties - The Groom (2)

Continuing the duties of The Groom (part 2 of 2):

On the day of the Wedding the groom and his best man should arrive at the wedding venue a good 20 minutes or so prior to the ceremony. Following the signing of the register he walks back up the aisle, with his new wife on his left, to begin the formal photographs. Then it's onto the reception where the bride and groom prepare to greet their guests as they arrive. The groom is expected to introduce his new bride to friends and relatives who have not previously met her. Following the bride's father's speech, the groom should thank the bride's parents for his 'new bride' - and all those involved in the organisation of the wedding. The speech should include a toast to the bridesmaids. After the speeches and the cutting of the cake, it's time for the first dance. Traditionally the groom would invite the bride's mother to dance, the bride's father would then take over, allowing the groom to dance with his bride.

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