Wedding Tips for your Bridal Party

Choosing your bridal party for your Playa Del Carmen, Mexico wedding is an important task, so take some time with this special task as communication is key when planning your wedding.  First, consider the size of your bridal party. There is no rule of how many attendants you should have. If you have an odd number of men or women, a Groomsman can escort two ladies or vice/versa. Also, an attendant can walk down by themselves. If you want to have special guests help with the wedding, they can help pass out wedding programs, usher guests to their seats or assist with other duties during the day. Regarding gender, your attendants do not have to be of the same sex so mix it up if you like! And, if you are working with a small budget, keep the bridal party small in order to cut down on corsages, boutonnieres, and bridesmaid bouquets. 

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Next, we advise to choose responsible people to be a part of your wedding party. The people you chose should be there to help you on your special day, so if tequila is an attendant’s best friend, you may want to consider someone else. The less stress for you and your family during your Playa del Carmen destination wedding, the better.  A few traits you may want to look for in choosing your attendants should be: reliability, willingness to help and "go with the flow" for last minute changes,  and someone that is patient and courteous in all situations with your friends and family. 

When it comes to the budget in this area, usually attendants are responsible for paying their own travel expenses and the Bride & Groom are responsible for covering their accommodations. If this is creating an additional expense you may have not expected, then keep your bridal party small. With your destination wedding, make sure you are clear via email with your attendants what you are paying for to avoid any unforeseen expectations. If an invited bridal attendant is unable to meet the costs, then it will be your choice to pay for them, or choose a different attendant, with no hard feelings, of course.

After choosing a reliable, helpful, courteous Best Man, here are a few duties they may need to review so they are there to help you during the planning process.

  1. Organize the bachelor party.
  2. Coordinate the gifts for the Groom from the Groomsmen.
  3. Assist in reviewing the bill (if sober) and passing out tips during the event.
  4. Assures the Groomsmen are properly groomed and arrive on time.
  5. Attends the rehearsal and helps organize the Groomsmen.
  6. Keeps the Bride & Groom's wedding rings safe and secure on the wedding day and is ready to present them during the ceremony.
  7. Witnesses and signs the marriage certificate.
  8. Conducts a toast.
  9. Takes care and returns the Groom’s attire/items after the wedding date.
  10. Dance with the Bride, the couple’s mothers, Maid of Honor, bridesmaids and entertains sinlge friends.

After choosing a reliable, helpful, courteous Maid or Matron of Honor, here are a few duties they may need to review so they are there to help you during the planning process.

  1. Helps select bridesmaid attire,
  2. Be the main contact for the bridal party.
  3. Coordinates a bridal shower, bachelorette party or bridal day luncheon.
  4. Attends the rehearsal and helps organize the bridal party and minimize bridesmaid drama.
  5. Holds the handwritten vows until the Bride is ready to recite them, holds bouquet and assists with wedding dress train or veil during ceremony.
  6. Witnesses and signs the marriage certificate.
  7. Helps the bride with her bustle…so if you do not know how to do one, then learn on-line or in person at the bridal store. And yes, bustles do break, so be prepared with a “bride’s emergency kit” so you have the items to fix it.

If you or your Maid/Matron of Honor have any questions, please have them contact your Playa Del Carmen wedding planner, so we can make your destination wedding a perfect one!