Frequent question: How do I choose a good groom?

Is the father of the groom usually the best man?

There is no rule that says the groom’s father must be the best man; many grooms do choose dad to do the honor, but just as many select a brother or best friend. … Having a dad stand up as groomsmen (or ushers) if they’re not best man, but that doesn’t mean the groom can’t ask dad to do so.

Who pays for the groom’s bachelor party?

The groom usually pays nothing for his own bachelor party, although there’s an exception to that rule should the bachelor party take place out of town. If the bachelor party involves expenses such as airfare and hotel, you do not have an obligation to pay the groom’s way.

What does the best man hold the rings in?

In a traditional ceremony, the ring keeper is the Best Man, and he holds the rings until called upon for the Ring Exchange in the wedding ceremony. But it doesn’t have to be the Best Man; anything goes here. I’ve had couples choose one ring to go to the Best Man and the other to the Maid of Honour.

Do the best man and maid of honor walk together?

The maid of honor walks alone since the best man is already at the altar. Both the ring bearer and flower girl walk alone, and in that order. Optionally, they can walk together if you prefer.

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Does the best man pay for the groom’s tux?

Whether it’s black-tie, formal or semi-formal attire, by the tradition the groomsmen usually pay for their own suits when buying them outright. As the groom, you’ll have a say in style choices, colors and how smart you want the groomsmen to be dressed.

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