If you have been invited to be a witness or witness, keep in mind that from this moment on you automatically become the right hand of the groom or bride. This is due to the fact that on the wedding day both the bride and groom are almost unconscious, and you are responsible for ensuring that everything goes at the highest level.
It is not entirely correct to think that the witness’s duties at the wedding include only his presence at the registry office and at the ceremonial part of the event in a cafe or restaurant. The duties of a witness do not end with one red ribbon and posing in front of the cameras with the bride and groom. In fact, from the moment you agreed to be a witness, some moments in the organization of the wedding will also fall on your shoulders. Therefore, do not irresponsibly approach your business.
Nowadays, witnesses do not have to be present at the registry office, but still, most newlyweds prefer to invite them. An unmarried friend or relative of the groom is usually chosen as a witness, and an unmarried bridesmaid is chosen as a witness. Witnesses help newlyweds, laying on their shoulders some responsibilities in organizing a wedding, and also accompany the newlyweds until the end of the marriage ceremony.
The duties of witnesses include assisting the newlyweds in choosing wedding dresses, accompanying them to specialized shops and salons. Perhaps the duties of the witness at the wedding will include some questions on the preparation of any part of the wedding event. For example, book a hotel room or order flowers for a wedding. Most likely, these requests will be small, as the newlyweds themselves will most likely make up a wedding menu or choose a host.
On the eve of the wedding, witnesses organize a celebration for the future spouses in honor of the last day of "free" life. As you may have guessed, we are talking about a bachelor party and a bachelorette party. It is the responsibility of the witness to draw up a cultural program for these events, as well as the responsibility for light drinks and refreshments..
On wedding day, witnesses were the first to appear in the newlyweds' houses to help gather both externally and internally, to rejoice and cry together. Witnesses should make sure that the bride and groom do not forget on this exciting day for them everything they need: a handkerchief, a comb, etc..
In the traditional ransom ceremony, witnesses are the main persons after the bride and groom, of course.
At a banquet, they sit next to the newlyweds. It is the duty of a witness at a wedding to pronounce some original toast, or even several, so the speech must be prepared in advance.
The mission of witnesses ends only with the departure of the last guest from the banquet part of the wedding celebration.