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Besides showing up, what are the groom's responsibilities?


Pick Your Party
Your dad will make a stellar best man, should he choose to accept the mission.
Your dad will make a stellar best man, should he choose to accept the mission.
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Now, you get to have a little fun. Choose your best man and groomsmen; usually close friends and family, including your father. Be sure to choose your wedding party members wisely -- the men you select should be dependable and responsible. (You don't want your best man revealing a little too much about your bachelor party during his speech because he can't hold his alcohol!)

Your fiancée will also want your input about groomsmen attire. Is your style traditional? A tux or black suit might be the right choice for you. If you have a particular heritage or school uniform you're proud of, maybe your groomsmen can wear kilts or military garb on your wedding day. Be a sport and give your bride final say. She may nix the canes and top hats, so brace yourself for disappointment.


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