Be the groom's super team: A groomsguy/groomsgirl primer #Advice#groomsgirl#groomsmen#wedding party Posted Nov 13 2015 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Allebach Photography Thanks to our sponsor Traveler's Joy for presenting this week's posts on Offbeat Bride. We love 'em, and think you will, too… Photo by Allebach Photography Related Post Alternate names for bridal parties – bridesminions, henchmen, adventure party, and more! With the rising popularity of gender-blind wedding parties, and weddings without bridal parties, we need terms beyond "bridesmaids" and "groomsmen" to refer to the people... Read more If there's a groom in your party (or your same-sex wedding party is splitting responsibilities), you might be looking to see what traditional groomsmen duties get handled by the groom's crew. But in this age of weddings, your mixed-gender wedding party might be handling things a lot differently. Here's a look at what traditionally gets covered by the groomsmen, so you can expand/change/follow the old rules as you see fit. Groomsdudes and groomsgirls usually do the following: Related Post How to write a wedding speech that KICKS ASS What if you've been asked to make a wedding speech and you have stage fright, or are getting writer's block, or are having nightmares about... Read more *Supports and advises the groom *Wears an outfit chosen or inspired by the groom, theme, or rest of the wedding party *Assist in choosing the outfits, if you're going to match at all *Get fitted for the outfit, and picks up and return the suits, if applicable *Goes to all pre-wedding events and parties and helps set up/clean up, if needed *Helps to plan and pay for the bachelor party (or other pre-wedding parties) *Helps decorate the getaway car or honeymoon suite, if that's in the plan *Gives a wedding present to the couple *Chill with and helps the groom get ready before the wedding *Be available for emergencies, picks up forgotten items, and other last-minute tasks before the wedding *Shows guests to their seats at the ceremony if there aren't ushers for that job *Dances with bridesmaids or other wedding party members at the reception *Helps carry away gifts after the reception That's how it's been typically been done in Western weddings, but this is YOUR wedding. Take this as a general guideline and switch it up to meet your needs. Related Post What should a best woman wear? Fashion for groomsgirls & best women You might think the only way to make a gender-blind wedding party work is to match the switcheroo with the other side of the party. But hold on, because that's… Read More What did we miss? What other tasks are you having your groomsfolks handle? Thanks again to Traveler's Joy for sponsoring Offbeat Bride this week! Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. PREVIOUS 11 wedding cake fails so bad they're good NEXT Use the Force to snatch up these limited edition Star Wars shoes for your geeky wedding Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.