Maid/Matron of Honor
- The bride's right hand assistant. Helps with multiple details during the planning stages – including addressing invitations, and shopping for miscellaneous items.
- Pays for her own gown and accessories.
- (Sometimes) acts as a hostess for the bridal shower.
- Supervises the bridesmaids. Assists in organizing fittings and prepares them for wedding day duties.
- Holds the groom's ring until the appropriate time in the ceremony.
- Holds the bride's bouquet during the ceremony.
- Arranges the bride's veil during the ceremony.
- Helps the bride get ready before the ceremony and before departure from reception.
Assists the groom in the details of preparations such as:
- Assists the groom in the details of preparations.
- Pays for his own wedding attire.
- Supervises the ushers, oversees their clothing fittings and alerts them to their duties.
- Helps groom to gather travel information for the honeymoon.
- Can help arranged hotel accommodations for out–of-town guests.
- Attends rehearsal and dinner.
- Hold's the bride’s ring until the appropriate tune during the ceremony.
- Signs the wedding certificate as a legal witness.
- Stands in the receiving line and holds a place of honor at the reception.
- Offers the first toast to the bride and groom at the reception.
- Makes sure that the honeymoon car is ready to go and that the groom has travel documents are in order.
- Can see that the luggage for the honeymoon is loaded into car.
- Returns the groom’s attire to the rental shop or takes to the cleaners.
- Pay for their own wedding attire.
- Arrive at the wedding site early to be sure everything is in order.
- Escort the bridesmaids down the aisle after the ceremony.
- Help elderly or out-of-town guests from ceremony to reception.
- Dance with unescorted bridesmaids.
- Either carries a basket of flower petals (usually roses) to scatter down the aisle or seats guests as she walks down the aisle just before the bride.
- May walk alone or with the flower girl. Usually carries the wedding rings on a satin pillow.
Mother of the Bride
- May help with the selection of the bridal gown and accessories.
- Assists in compiling the guest list and sending out invitations.
- Serves as official hostess at the reception. She is the first person to greet the guests in the receiving line.
Father of the Bride
- Escorts the bride down the aisle during the ceremony (if desired by the bride).
- Stands next to the bride’s mother in the receiving line.
- Has traditionally paid for the wedding. However, this is no longer an automatic custom.
- Help with general preparations if they wish.
- Usually host the rehearsal dinner.
- Stand in the receiving line.
- May pay for the liquor served at the reception.