The happy couple will no doubt be the most important people in the wedding. However, aside from the happy couple, there are also other people that play a significant part in the ceremony. Without them, a beautiful ceremony will not be possible. Their presence may be taken for granted, but it wont be such a bad idea to give them personalised gifts of thanks.
The person who officiates the wedding is also important. Without him, a marriage will not be binding. If the wedding is religious in nature, a rabbi, priest or vicar will be presiding over the ceremony. For civil weddings, a government official can do the job. The next most important person would be the best man. Normally, the best man is the grooms relative or close friend. In the wedding reception, he is the person who is usually required to make a speech. The maid of honor and bridesmaids are just as important as the best man. These women actually have a bigger job. They have to treat the bride like a queen to calm her nerves. After all, no one wants a bridezilla in a wedding. The brides father is responsible for escorting his daughter to the altar. Ushers are also important if the seating arrangement is to be followed. These people are tasked with taking guests to their proper places. The guests will probably outnumber the wedding entourage. These are folks who happen to be relatives, friends and colleagues. The entertainers or the DJ also play a part. Without the band, singer, DJ or string quartet, the reception would be rather dull.
In addition to those people, drivers, waiters, florists, cooks, printers and jewelers also have a part. Presents to say thanks to these people usually come in the form of wedding souvenirs. The type of souvenir may vary depending on the wedding. In a few weddings, a token of thanks is given to all the people who came to celebrate a particular wedding. There are a lot of gift ideas to choose from. Most of these can actually be personalized to have the name of the bride and groom and date of the wedding. A box of chocolates can also serve as a wedding souvenir and each piece can have a small message of thanks. The box itself can have the name of the happy couple as well. Every person present in any wedding ceremony is important. A wedding will never be a success without them.