What Is The Role Of The Best Man?
It's all very well being asked to be Best Man, and most Best Men bite the Groom's hand off when asked. It's recognition of the friendship you have. However once you've sobered up and the dust has settled, it will suddenly dawn on you that actually you have a responsibility and that question will come up "what is the role of the best man?".
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Below we have put together Best Man Roles and Responsibilities. Please note; some are labelled "traditional" as these roles may be outdated so take with a pinch of salt.
Before The Wedding
Help Choose The Right AttireUsually you're given a colour scheme to work with, making the Ushers, Best Man, Bridesmaids, Groom and Bride look co-ordinated. You also need to decide on cufflinks, shoes and most importantly the hip flasks!
Get The Ushers To The Suit FittingsIt's your job to make sure the ushers turn up for fittings. You may only need a couple of fittings, one for measurements and the other to try on the suit. Set up a Groomsmen WhatsApp group with all the information on so everyone knows what they are doing and where they are going.
Organise The Stag Do (Bucks Party)This goes without saying, I expect the first thought when you were asked to be best man was "right, where are we going on the stag do then?!"
The Night Before The Wedding
Collect & Read Out The Telegrams (Traditional)
These days it's more than likely you'll be reading out emails and usually you read these out before your big speech.
Witness The Wedding
Organise The Guest Photographs
Master Of All Ceremonies
Dance With The Chief Bridesmaid (Traditional)This is a very traditional role however it's a must. Usually, this dance is after the bride and groom's first dance. On your behalf I hope she's nice and you get on well, just don't tread on her feet.
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Two facts you may want to make reference to in your speech:
How The Best Man Came AboutBack in medieval times in Germany, it was always customary to marry someone in your community however if the ladies were in short supply you would have to look further afield.
Now in those days you couldn't meet a girlfriend on Tinder or down the local boozer so you had to go into neighbouring villages and kidnap a fair maiden, now this is a two man operation, hence why you'd need a best man.