Etiquette 
 
Weddings are steeped in conventions but this is your day so this is only a guide for you to choose how you want things done and which pieces of tradition you wish to adhere to. 
 
 
The Bride 
 
Whilst her main duty is to be beautiful and adored on the day, there are several things where she holds sway prior. Firstly choosing the venue for the wedding service, traditionally where her family home is. Secondly secretely choosing her dress and those of the bridesmaid. This also reflects on a chosen colour scheme for the wedding. 
 
 
The Groom 
 
On the day you will be the host. But before the wedding day, the groom must organise the transport for the day, book and pay for honeymoon and hire the church. On the day itself, the groom must reply to his Father-in-Laws speech, thanking the Bride’s parents and guests and propose a toast to the bridesmaids and to your beautiful wife! 
 
 
The Best Man 
 
A great honour, nut not without its traditional price. The best man is responsable for getting the groom to the church on time. He is also responsable for all the suits and rings and acting as a witness when signing the register.. The Best Mans infamous speech is delivered in response to the toast proposed by the groom followed by the reading of cards. 
 
 
The Chief Bridesmaid 
 
She is the Brides main confidant and support during the day. On the day she must organise the junio entourage, arrange the bridal gown and flowers before the Bride enters the ceremony. 
 
 
The Ushers 
 
Ushers greet the guests as they arrive for the ceremony, give out the orders of service and escort guests to their seats. 
 
 
The Bride's Parents 
 
The cost of the weddings is now genrally shared between both sets of parents. The Father of the Bride must give his daughter away and be the first speech of the day. The mothers roll is to be the “proud mother”. 
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Sea Front Torquay 
TQ2 6QJ 
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Sea Front Torquay 
TQ2 6RQ 
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