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Things the Groom's Parents Should Do

A properly planned wedding always turns out to be a success. Successful planning is not possible without dividing up the duties between the close family members. These days the couple decides on the majority of the responsibilities, which may stress them out by the arrival of the final day. It's better to share them. Check out the the groom's parents primary responsibilities to fulfill.

Meet the Parents!

The first responsibility as the parents of the groom is to plan an event with the bride's parents. It's the greatest chance to know them and also to introduce your family. Traditionally, the mother of the groom may call the bride's parents and invite them for a cocktail, luncheon, or dinner. Choosing a nice restaurant is an idea if the bride's parents live in another city.

It can be done with the couple or without them. It is entirely your choices.

Host a Get-Together

It is also essential to introduce the bride to the groom's side

of the family before the big day. The groom's parents should

host a dinner party or get together in the couple's honor.

This is a lovely way to bring both families together.

Offer Financial Help

The couple or the bride's parents usually plan most of the wedding budget. The parents of the groom can share the load by giving their financial assistance to her son. Several items are generally paid for by the groom's parents; these can include the marriage license, the officiant fees, the bride's bouquet, boutonnieres, and corsages for immediate family members, the alcohol for the reception, and the honeymoon. But it is also appropriate to offer more assistance with the finances of the ceremony and reception if they are in the position to do so.

Guest List Manager

Two common ways to keep a very personal task from becoming a problem is to divide the list into thirds, with the couple, the bride's parents, and the groom's parents, each inviting one-third of the guests. Or, the couple can have half the list for themselves, with the other half of the list equally divided between their parents. They should give the couple with the mailing addresses for relatives or friends who they are inviting and should help with following up with guests who don't RSVP on time.

Arrange Family Pictures

On the day of the wedding, the groom's parents should make sure their relatives know where to be for any family pictures and make sure everyone is present. They can make a list for

the photographer before the big day, so no one will be left out on the wedding day when things will be a little hectic.

Host Rehearsal Dinner

Traditionally, the groom's parents plan and host the rehearsal dinner. They may decide to use the couple's wedding planner to help, or they can plan it on their own. The rehearsal dinner can be as formal or casual as the groom's parents would like it to be but should tie in with the wedding's theme in some way. The rehearsal dinner invitations should come from the parents of the groom, signifying that they're hosting the event.

Making Reservations

Your guests are your responsibility. The groom's parents are responsible for making reservations for the out-of-town guests they have invited.

Walking Down the Aisle

At the start of the wedding, the mother of the groom is escorted down the aisle. There are no rules for who will be walking with her. It can be decided mutually. She will sit in the first row on the right-hand side. The order is usually the mother of the groom, followed by the mother of the bride, bridal party, and bride.


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