A good groomsman can be a big help on your wedding day. Groomsmen can help to support the couple in many different ways, not only on the wedding day but throughout the events. A few examples are 1) transportation, 2) assisting wedding vendors 3) welcoming wedding guests.
Quite possibly, the most important thing you can do to be a good groomsman is to be on time for your wedding events. It would be best if you were on time for the wedding ceremony, but this applies to all wedding events, from the wedding shower and guy time to the wedding rehearsal and ceremony.
Always bring a gift
It’s common to bring a gift to the wedding, but we would recommend bringing a gift to each event that you attend. You don’t need to break the bank. But you would be surprised at how the couple will appreciate bringing a $20 gift to guy time or a card with a $20 bill to the wedding shower—bringing a small gift to each event that you’ve invited to shows your appreciation for being included in such a special time.
This is something that groomsmen might overlook because it seems like you are not the focus of the wedding. That may be true however you will be seen and noticed as a member of the wedding party. Being kind reflects not only on you but also on the couple. Be sure to be kind to each person you encounter during the wedding events. This will definitely be noticed by the couple and those with whom you interact.
One thing that would be helpful is if, as a groomsman, you would bring things to the wedding that no one else is thinking about bringing but everyone could need, such as a first aid kit, bottles of water, an extra phone charger or two, and some snacks. These are just a few examples, but you never know what someone may need during a wedding.
One of the main responsibilities that a groomsman might have during a wedding is a shuttle for those from the airport, hotel, or venue. Even if you have a plan for transportation, such as using Uber or a car service, you will likely still need the assistance of more drivers for smaller tasks or to cover some trips.
Sure, it’s the responsibility of your vendors to set up your events however you may still need additional help from your groomsman to provide certain elements to your designs.
Be sure to ask the couple what to wear to each wedding event if they don’t tell you. This is so important!
The groomsman has the flexibility to be on the lookout for things that other wedding party members may not be able to. Be sure to keep your eyes open at all times to be sure you are ready if anyone needs help.
Be prepared for anything
Again, be prepared! You don’t know who will need help if you need to assist with any part of the wedding setup and planning.
Remember not to be all work and no play. This is a special time, so take the time to appreciate it!