jeudi 8 avril 2010

* maid / groom * : lost ? – les rôles

Là on a fait le point sur qui est qui dans les mariages anglo-saxons.
Voyons maintenant qui fait quoi, les rôles de ces personnes :

Ces sont des extraits de :
Modern Wedding Advice
Je n'ai pas pris le temps de synthétiser, organiser et classer. Ce sont des extraits des sites précités. C'est un peu en vrac mais ça donne une idée*! Bonne lecture!
Je n'ai pas traduit non plus... Si vous bloquez, demandez-moi, je me motiverai peut-être!

Bridesmaid :
The required duties of bridesmaids are very limited. They are required to attend the wedding ceremony and to assist the bride on the day of the wedding. Bridesmaids in Europe and North America are often asked to assist the bride with planning the wedding and a wedding reception. In modern times, a bridesmaid is also typically asked to play a role in planning wedding-related events, such as a bridal shower or bachelorette party, if there are any.
Often the bridesmaids will help with the little chores of a wedding, such as taste testing for the caterer and stuffing envelopes.

Maid of honor
The activities of the principal bridesmaid may be as many or as varied as she allows the bride to impose upon her. Her only required duty is to participate in the wedding ceremony. Typically, however, she is asked for help with the logistics of the wedding as an event, such as addressing invitations, and for her help as a friend, such as attending the bride as she shops for her wedding dress.
On the day of the wedding, her principal duty is to provide practical and emotional support. She might assist the bride with dressing and, if needed, help the bride manage her veil, a bouquet of flowers, a prayer book, or the train of her wedding dress during the day.
Often entrusted with the groom's wedding ring until it is needed during the ceremony.
Many brides ask bridesmaids, if they are adults, to be legal witnesses who sign the marriage license after the ceremony. If there is a reception after the wedding, the maid of honor may be asked to offer a toast to the newlyweds.
She is 'there' for the bride more than the other bridesmaids and she also organizes them. She will tell them what the bride want.

The duties of the groomsmen are to help guests find their places before the ceremony and to participate in the wedding ceremony.
Additionally, the groom may request other kinds of assistance, such as planning celebratory events such as a bachelor party, also called Stag Night or Buck's Night; helping make the wedding pleasant for guests by talking with people who are alone or dancing with unaccompanied guests or bridesmaids, if there is dancing at a wedding reception; or providing practical assistance with gifts, luggage, or unexpected complications. Groomsmen may also participate in local or regional traditions, such as decorating the newlywed couple's car.

Best man
While the best man's required duties are only those of a friend, in the context of an American/British white wedding, the best man will typically:
- assist the groom on the wedding day,
- keep the wedding rings safe until needed during the ceremony,
- act as a legal witness to the marriage, and
- make a toast to the bride and groom at the reception. (Formerly, the best man would read out the telegrams of those who couldn't attend). This is known as the best man speech or toast.

Flower girl
Typically, the flower girl walks in front of the bride during an entrance processional. She may spread flower petals on the floor before the bride or carry a bouquet of flowers or thornless roses. Once the processional is over, a young flower girl will sit down with her parents.
Page boy
carry the bride's train
Ring bearer
special page who carries the wedding rings for the bridal party. In today's common wedding ceremony, the best man carries the rings ; often nephews or young brothers (although they can also be nieces or sisters)
young boy who marches on the wedding aisle to bring the wedding coins

Vous saviez tout ça?
Vous aviez une idée avant de préparer votre mariage (si c'est le cas pour vous)?

* Je n'ai pas mis le rôle de la bride et du groom...

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