Your Wedding Day Actors (what the heck does everyone do)
Trustworthy friends and family members who form the bride's entourage (and hopefully work well together). They are a support team for the maid of honor, helping with pre-wedding tasks when asked (sending invites, planning the bachelorette party, and more). Bridesmaids must hit the dance floor running and help to play hostesses’ to guests.
Little ones aged roughly three through eight who walk down the aisle before the bride, scattering flower petals from a basket. Little ladies are most frequent, but cute little boys could handle this role, too. Most flower children will with their parents after completing their stroll down the aisle.
The groom's mom may take on any of the bride's mom's responsibilities mentioned before, if she's up for it. Give out to-dos and assist with seeing they are done. She may attend the bridal shower, and is escorted down the aisle during the prelude. This wonderful lady’s shining moment will be when she dances with her son during the reception.
In days gone by, this guy would get away with just being low key and taking the event in. Nowadays though, he's may be asked to do all kinds of things. Again, traditionally, as for cost contribution, the groom's dad may want to pay for a few major items. The most notably would be a rehearsal dinner. He might also fulfill requests for special dancing, toasting, and some during ceremony obligations (as in - escort elderly women, move tables, address any potential difficulties). He may check with the bride’s father to see if he might have any opportunities to help out with any other responsibilities.
These are young members of the wedding party, maybe between 9-16 years old. They'll attend all major functions (excluding adult themed bachelor/bachelorette parties, of course) and fulfill the same responsibilities as the older wedding party members. You may choose for the Junior bridesmaids to wear less-sexy versions of the bridesmaid dresses; Junior groomsmen usually wear a tux like the big guys.
Officiant or Minister
The wedding professional who performs the marriage ceremony. Examples include a priest, a rabbi, a minister, or a justice of the peace. They may also help with the preparation of the ceremony, and offer several options for personalizing the flow, and wording of all that will be said during your ceremony. A good minister or officiant will be happy to communicate with you many times to perfect your ceremony and be sure everyone is included to your satisfaction.
Young boys or girls, aged six through nine who carry the bride's extra-long wedding gown train as she walks down the aisle. Sometimes known as "train bearers."
A young boy, or girl between ages 4-9, who walks down the aisle just before the flower girl/s, carrying a small decorative pillow (or other fun way) with two wedding bands tied to it (might be a good idea to have the real ones with the best man and maid/matron of honor though).
Those who escort guests to their seats before the ceremony. Ushers sometimes are used in addition to groomsmen. This allows you to include other important guys or girls in the ceremony - including pre-teen, or teen relatives.