Lake Lanier, Holiday Marina Nautical Wedding

Congratulations, you’ve been asked to be a groomsman. It’s a big honor – enjoy it! While every wedding is different, here are some of the most common groomsmen duties.

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PRE-WEDDING 
• Offer to help the best man plan the bachelor party. 
• Attend any engagement parties or couple’s showers thrown for the engaged couple. 
• Get fitted for and pick up your tux or suit one or two days before the wedding day. 

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THE REHEARSAL 
• Attend the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner to receive detailed instructions about your duties for the following day. 
• Receive instructions for photos that will be taken at the wedding. More importantly, the ones that you will be in. 
• Meet your fellow members of the wedding party if you haven’t already.

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THE WEDDING DAY 
• If all of the groomsmen are getting dressed at a central location, make sure to arrive there on time. 
• Smile for all of the photos. 
• Make sure that the groom is relaxed and has had something to eat. 
• If ushers aren’t being used, escort wedding guests to their seats as they arrive. 

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• Either escort a bridesmaid down the aisle or walk out with the groom (depending on which method the couple has chosen). 
• Be introduced at the reception – and soak up the limelight! 
• Dance with your bridesmaid partner if a wedding party dance is on tap. 
• Help carry gifts to the car afterward. 
• Help the bride’s family clean up after the reception is over.