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Wedding Entourage
Planning Your Wedding
Planning your wedding can
be the most exciting thing
to ever do. It is a grand
celebration on your
commitment to love and
marriage. It is like another
chapter being opened in
your life.
Planning weddings can
also be very tiring. There
are a lot of things to list
down and prepare.
Arrangements have to be
made for the flowers,
gowns, church and reception areas. But the first and most important thing to consider
when planning your wedding is the wedding entourage. Who are the people
completing your wedding entourage?
The wedding entourage is not simply the list of your families, friends and guests you
wish to be with you during your wedding. They are not only the witnesses to the vows
of your matrimony but they are the lights and pillars for a strong marriage. The
wedding entourage is a crucial support system also during your wedding. Their role as
parents and sponsors do not stop when the wedding is over. They will be there to
support and guide the newly weds and help them strengthen the bonds of their
What are the ways to choose your wedding entourage? Friends and family
members are the ones that usually compose the wedding entourage. You may try to
list down who are the people special you wish to be present on your wedding and
would assume an important role in helping you with the problem-solving on your
Once you have finished the list, set up a meeting with them or a party date. This will let
them get to know each other and become familiar so that they can work together more
effectively. Also it strengthens the binds of both families and puts an important post for
your close friends.
It is important to clarify the different roles and responsibilities for each key player in your wedding. You must
delegate the jobs like setting up the flowers if you choose to make your own flower arrangements or ensuring the
wedding gowns or taking care of the decors for the wedding reception.
Set up a clear chain of command. Important aspects of the wedding must have a team leader. You may ensure
leaders for flowers, food, decors, transportation to name a few. Get the contact information of all the members and
make a simple directory for the wedding. Give them also a clear schedule and deadlines of things to ensure for the
Do not forget to show your appreciation to these people who have worked hard for your successful wedding. You
may prepare for them simple gifts or cards thanking them. Your wedding became a lot easier with their assistance
and dedication.
The list for the wedding entourage for the wedding ceremony is as follows:
Celebrant. This is the attending priest for the wedding. Choose a priest who is personally acquainted to you. This
way, he can be personal with his advices.
Parents of the bride and groom. They have the biggest role in the wedding besides next to the bride and groom.
Principal sponsors. They are the men and women who shall be your advisers and godmothers for the wedding
and your marriage. They would try to support you with establishing a strong family. With their presents, you can
have an easy start for establishing your family. You must, of course, save the money given to you by the sponsors.
Secondary sponsors. Included in the secondary sponsors are the ones who would read the missalettes and
guide the attending people; the ones who will light the candles; the nes who would clothe the veil; the ones who
would hang the rope of binding. They are your close friends who shall help you entertain your guests and help you
with the reception’s program.
Bestman and maid of honor. Depending on your personal choice, you may have more than one bestman and
maid of honor. They shall assist the groom and the bride during the wedding. After the ceremonies, they shall help
the newly weds with having the marriage contract signed by the principal sponsors.
Groomsmen and the bridesmaids. They are additional helpers of the groom and bride
Cupids and Angels. They may carry the offerings for the wedding to pay thanksgiving to the Lord.
Flower girls. They shall prepare the pathway of the bride whose day is very much showered with beauty.
Coin bearer, bible bearer and ring bearer. As their names imply, they shall carry the important symbols of the
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