Best Man - Wedding Day Tips & Responsibilities

  Best Man Wedding Day Tips

As the best man your role on the wedding day is of the utmost importance. The groom will no doubt be very nervous and the calming support of his good mate is vital.

Best Man Wedding Day Duties:



Getting to the Altar

Meet the groom a least a couple of hours before you need to leave for the ceremony venue.   

Help the groom dress and ensure he looks his best. Clip his toenails, shave his chest and pluck any stray nostril hairs.

Make sure you have the rings. You screw this bit up and you will receive death threats for the rest of your life.

Transport the groom to the ceremony venue making sure you arrive at least 30 minutes before the ceremony starts. Have a hip flask of whisky readily on hand. 

A telephone call to the bride's father telling him that you are leaving is a good idea. That’ll keep the old fella in good spirits.

Hold the Grooms hand if he appears nervous. Rub it softly, stroking in a massage-like fashion.

Put some doubt in the groom's mind by questioning him about his decision to get married when everyone knows single life is more fun. 


The Wedding Venue

Take your seat with the groom while waiting for the bride to enter the marriage room.

Shortly before the bride enters, you will be prompted to stand in position (normally standing to the groom's right).  

Hand over the ring(s) at the required moment.  

You may be asked to sign the register as a witness.  

Join the recessional down the aisle following in line after the bride and groom, the bride's father and groom's mother and the groom's father and the bride's mother.

You will escort the chief bridesmaid on your left arm. Hopefully she is a fox for whom you can pursue later on in the evening. 


After the Ceremony

Help the photographer group guests for photographs if you can see that help is required.  

Make sure that all the guests have directions and transport to the reception, arranging lifts if necessary. This is your opportunity to direct painful relatives and ugly chicks to another location. You will be thanked for this.  

Make sure that you leave for the reception venue with the bridesmaids immediately after the bride and groom so that you can arrive at the reception soon after. Be sure to stay on the good side of the MC, he is the only other person with as much power as yourself during the reception.

At all times during the reception it is your duty to keep an eye on hot punani. Stay within close range of those drinking excessively as they are vulnerable and therefore a much easier target.  

You will reply to the Groom's toast on behalf of the bridesmaids and deliver your best man speech, read the congratulatory messages from absent family and friends, and close by toasting the bride and groom.

Dance with the chief bridesmaid, joining the bride and groom mid way through the first dance. Show everyone your new moves and be sure to do the dead fish impersonation.  

Keep a general eye on the proceedings to ensure that everything is running smoothly. If wedding cameras have been put out on the guests' tables, ensure they are used throughout the reception. You may need to take matters into your own hands. Lots of self takes always get a good laugh so don’t be shy.  

Supervise the decoration of the groom's car.   

Assist the hosts in bringing the celebrations to a close, making sure everyone has transport home or can find their room if they are staying overnight at the reception venue.

To fulfill your role as the ultimate best man you should share your bed with lonely bridesmaids. Respek.



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