Couples flying in to be married in Las Vegas often times have uncertainties if they are coming from another area, especially if they are bringing their bridal party with them. Here are the tasks of several members of the bridal party to help answer some of those skepticisms.
Las Vegas Weddings – The Center of Attention – The Bride
All eyes are always on the bride during the wedding ceremony. The bride is invariably the most beautiful person in the bridal party. Her male partner is the bridegroom or “groom.” Every bride is different.
Las Vegas Weddings – What are the Groom’s Tasks?
A groom nervously waits for his bride. His partner is known as the bride, who is typically attended by one or more bridesmaids or maids of honour. The groom is in charge of buying the ring for the bride. Oftentimes, grooms and brides will go ring shopping together to make the ring buying process easier.
Las Vegas Weddings – What are the Bridesmaids Assignments?
The Western bridesmaid tradition seems to have originated from later Roman law, which required ten witnesses at a wedding in order to outsmart evil spirits believed to attend marriage ceremonies. This idiomatic usage of the word bridesmaid most probably began in 1917 when Fred W Leigh and Charles Collins composed “Always a Bridesmaid.”
The principal bridesmaid is called the maid of honor (or matron of honor if she is married). In early Roman times, bridesmaids formed a kind of bridal infantry as they accompanied the bride to the groom’s village.
Las Vegas Weddings – The Best Man
A best man must be a confidant and be discreet about the details he shares with the new couple. The role of best man was introduced by the Germanic goths at approximately 200 AD. The bride’s equivalent of the best man is the maid or matron of honour. The best man ensures that the rings are brought to the ceremony (usually they will have been given to the best man either earlier in the day or previously) and then passing these to the bride and groom at the appropriate point in the ceremony.