Groomsmen (how to select, and their attire, flower)
A groomsman is someone of great importance to the groom.
The decision of choosing a groomsman for the big day
is a critical decision. He may be a close friend, cousin,
brother or father. A groomsman serves as an advisor
to the groom prior to the wedding and helps the groom
get organized. He also aids with the wedding planning
details and helps seat the guests at the ceremony. The
groom has to make sure that his groomsman is responsible
enough to handle the various duties. Apart from calming
down the pre-wedding jitters, the groomsman also helps
the groom relax and get dressed on the wedding day.
He plays the important role of keeping the groom relaxed
The groomsman goes to all the pre-wedding functions
like the engagement parties, the bachelor party and
the rehearsal dinner. He is one of the e main organizers
for planning and paying for the bachelor party. Along
with the bridesmaid, it is the groomsman who helps decorate
the getaway car. It is the best man who holds the ring
at the wedding ceremony. The best man dances with all
the bridesmaids and single female guests at the wedding
and helps carry away all the gift articles after the
wedding. There are considerable expenses involved in
being a best man, including cost of apparel, travel,
booking a hotel room, hosting the bachelor party and
bug the offer, the groomsman must keep all these expenses
When it comes to wedding apparel, men certainly have
it easier. Once the best man and groomsmen are chosen,
their outfits need to be selected. The groomsmen either
get measured at a formalwear shop or send their measurements
to such a shop. Commonly, the groomsmen wear dark suits
with white shirts and black shoes. The groomsman must
never wear sneakers with a formal suit. At a black tie
affair, the groomsman must always keep his jacket on.
Flat-front pants are the latest trend and give the groomsman
a classier look.
The groomsman can save money by wearing a suit he already
owns or by renting his tuxedo. He can also save a lot
by staying with friends instead of a hotel room.
The groom and his entourage will have a choice of selecting
boutonnieres of a single flower or two. Boutonnieres
provide a finishing touch to the groomsman’s outfit.
It is common practice for the bridegroom, best man,
ushers, groomsmen and fathers to have boutonnieres.
Roses are the most popular for a boutonniere although
tulips and orchids are also common. Carnations are also
a good choice. It is wise to choose a small to mid sized
flower for the boutonniere and keep it moist until it
is to be used.
The color of the boutonnieres is chosen to either contrast
or complement the color of the outfit. Some couples
prefer offering boutonnieres to all the guests who attend
the ceremony. It generally adorns the left lapel covering
the buttonhole. It can be secured with a pearl-headed