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6 things every groomsman needs to know

Groomsman, ushers and even best men – listen up! Here's what you need to do on the wedding day...

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6 things every groomsman needs to know
Get your groomsman ready with this handy guide

Are you an usher or a groomsman for your friend’s wedding day? Not really sure what that means?! Here are six things you need to know in the run up to the big day.

You will probably be given a spreadsheet
Weddings don’t just happen – oh no. They are a carefully scheduled day filled with lots of planning (and usually costing a fair bit of money). Don’t be surprised if you get given a spreadsheet of times detailing exactly where you need to be and what you need to do.

You’ll have to dress up all fancy
The bridal party is usually coordinated in some way. It might be a simple boutonniere, matching ties or perhaps hired matching suits. Ask the groom what he’s thinking before you buy anything to wear.

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You’ll need to be at the ceremony early
The groom needs to be there to welcome guests and you will need to be by his side. Prepare to get there at least an hour early and make sure you’re ready.

You will have to pretend to know people you’ve never met before
When people arrive at the ceremony you’ll probably be one of the first people they see. Be friendly, helpful and try to answer any questions and don’t worry if you get asked about people you don’t know – smile and nod along.

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The front few seats at the ceremony are usually reserved for close family 
So don’t go seating any old riff raff there! Ask the bride and groom who they would like at the front and don’t forget to leave a few seats spare for the bridesmaids and father of the bride who'll be coming down the aisle.

Your main job is to be there for the groom
This is probably the biggest day of his life so far, so if he needs you to go pick up his granny from the station or talk to an angry supplier while he takes a few deep breaths, make sure you’re there for him.

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