Choosing Your Best Man

Choosing your best man

Most grooms pick one of their buddies or brothers as their best man. Pick someone who has known you a long time and will be responsible enough to take part in all that a wedding entails! Remember a speech is involved and there’s a stag to organise, as well as other duties along the way, so make sure that he’ll have your back.


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Best man’s responsibilities

  • Plan a bachelor party along with the other groomsmen and the groom’s friends.
  • Make sure the groomsmen are ready with their Tuxedos.
  • Be a part of the rehearsal dinner and prepare a little toast.
  • Drive the groom to the venue if needed and help him get ready for the ceremony.
  • Check that the groomsmen arrive on time and are all wearing their boutonnieres.
  • Keep the ring safe.
  • Sign the marriage license as a witness.
  • Help with any announcements that need to be done such as welcoming the newlyweds to the reception or announcing their first dance.
  • Dance with the maid of honor or bridesmaids.
  • Deliver the first wedding toast.
  • Decorate the getaway car with the groomsmen if needed.
  • Collect any cards or gifts that guests have brought along.

Main photo by Insight Photography

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Dipa M

Dipa M

Born and raised in India, Dipa has spent several years in the USA. With a degree in Engineering, she discovered her passion for writing 5 years ago. Since then, she has written for various online publications all across the globe. When she is not reading or writing, she is out for a walk with her 2 year old Cocker Spaniel, Coco. She is also the editor of weddingsOnline India.
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