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Wedding Entourage

Members of the wedding entourage play very important roles in a wedding. The wedding entourage are well-chosen from the bride and groom's sides of the family, or from their closest set of friends. The wedding entourage's duties are mainly to assist the about-to-be-married couples in all aspects related to their wedding, and ensure that everything goes smoothly.

Here are the basic members of the entourage and what they do:

Maid of Honor or Matron of Honor
The Maid of Honor is the primary attendant attendant with the most honors and duties of the bridal party, and is considered the equivalent of the groom's best man. She is usually the bride's sister, cousin or closest friend. The Maid of Honor plans and hosts the bridal shower and bachelorette party. She assists the bride with her dress and make-up, and arranges her veil and train before, during and after the ceremony. The Maid of Honor holds the bride's bouquet during the exchanging of wedding rings and witnesses the signing of the marriage.

Best Man
The Best Man is the chief male assistant to the bridegroom during the wedding. Like the Maid of Honor, this role is generally given to someone close to a groom, such as his brother or his closest male friend. The Best Man is responsible in organizing a Bachelor or Stag Party for the groom. He assists the groom on the wedding day, ensuring that the groom gets to the wedding on time. The Best Man acts as a legal witness to the marriage. He gives a speech at the wedding reception, and offers the first toast to the Bride and Groom.

Bridesmaid
The bridesmaid attends to the bride during the preparation and the wedding itself. If the bride has any task or errand, the bridesmaid makes sure it gets done. A bridesmaid is often a close friend or sister, and often there is more than one bridesmaid.

Groomsman
A groomsman attends to the needs of the groom during the preparation and the wedding ceremony. He is also in charge of running errands for the groom. The groomsman helps in ushering guests to their seats before the ceremony, and escorting the bridesmaids down the aisle during the ceremony and reception.

Flower Girl
A young girl not usually more than 8 years old. Her primary role is to carry a small basket full of flowers and drop the flower petals as she walks down the aisle.

Ring Bearer
A young boy not usually more than 8 years old. The ring bearer walks down the aisle carrying a satin pilow that contains a pair of wedding rings.

Coin Bearer
A young boy who usually marches next to the ring bearer. The coin bearer carries the arrhae, or 13 coins, which represents groom's pledge of his edication to the welfare of his wife and future children.

Primary Sponsors
A typical Filipino wedding has a long list of "ninongs" and "ninangs", or Godparents. Ninongs and Ninangs stand as principal sponsors and witnesses in the ceremony. They are expected to provide guidance and counsel to the couple during their married life.

Secondary Sponsors
Composed of 3 pairs: the Candle Sponsors to light up the wedding candles during the ceremony; the Veil Sponsors to drape and pin the veil on the groom's shoulder and over the bride's head; and the Cord Sponsors to tie the cord around the shoulder-area of the Bride and Groom.

Source: http://www.philippine-wedding.com

Gemmalyn R. De Quiroz

Maid of Honor
Gemmalyn R. De Quiroz

Lito Palco

Best Man
Lito Palco

Mary Jane Sigua

BridesMaid
Mary Jane Sigua

Highschool Barkadas

BridesMaids
Highschool Barkadas

Roshel Bondoc
Eleonor Garcia
Angela Guisinga
Andrei Salvador

Norman Causapin

Groomsman
Norman Causapin

Julius Villanera

Groomsman

Jomar Bagacina

Groomsman
Jomar Bagacina

Rangelico Reyes

Groomsman
Rangelico Reyes

Patrick Vincent Gannaban

Groomsman
Patrick Vincent Gannaban

Jogi Gratil

Groomsman
Jogi Gratil

Erika P. Nario

Secondary Sponsor
Erika P. Nario

Ma. Criselda M. Malasig

Secondary Sponsor
Ma. Criselda M. Malasig

Abigael P. Nario

Secondary Sponsor
Abigael P. Nario

Deejay P. Nario

Secondary Sponsor
Deejay P. Nario

Neil Angelo M. Malasig

Secondary Sponsor
Neil Angelo M. Malasig

Angel Mercado

Flower Girl
Angel Mercado

Leziah Chleary D. Maninang

Flower Girl
Leziah Chleary D. Maninang

Hayahn N. Gabriel

Coin Bearer
Hayahn N. Gabriel

Daniel Sampang

Ring Bearer
Daniel Sampang