Post # 1
I’ve seen a few people say they have their bridesmaids and groomsmen, plus attendants. The description I’ve seen for attendants has been basically a personal assistant/coordinator for the day. They run any last minute errands, make sure the bride/groom have everything they need for the day of (little things like lipstick or tissues), check over the church and dressing rooms to make sure nothing was left, help deal with last minute emergency moments, etc. This sounds a lot like my Maid/Matron of Honor, Bridesmaid or Best Man, and mom roles. Do I need attendants too?
Also, we’re asking people to help with the wedding day that aren’t in the wedding party. Here’s the roles we have:
- Guestbook attendants
- Gift movers from the church to reception site
- program passers
- Cake cutting is provided by reception site
Do we need any other day of roles that I may be forgetting? Who all helped with your wedding day?
Post # 3
I think you just need to figure out what needs to be done and when. For example, if there is a task to be done while you’re taking family portraits? Give it to a bridesmaid. Do you have any older kids who will want to be a part of the day? Wedding programs is a great job to give to them. It sounds like you aren’t using a DOC, so you may want to assign someone to be the general go-to person (for me, this would be my mom). At the beginning of the day, hand over your cell phone to that person and let them take over. They should organize the vendors, make sure the tables are set up the way you want them, and be the person any problems that may come up get directed to. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
People to pass out bubbles (etc) if you’re doing a send off!
Post # 5
So you all don’t think I need to find “attendants” then?
Post # 6
Nah, you’ve plenty of people nvolved there. TBH I think a basket and sign in a good location are sufficient for programs.
Do you def need guestbook attendants?
Lipstick and tissue is def MOH/BM territory.
Just work out a decent list of things that need doing then have everyone draw straws or something for the jobs!
Post # 7
I don’t think it’s necessary to label them as “attendants,” as long as everything that needs to get done is allocated to a specific person and they know their role.