You've Been Chosen as Best Man.
Now Live Up To It.
were living in the dark ages, you would be asked to defend
your closest friend's honor with a sword and shield. Today,
being a best man still has it share of responsibilities from
being the ring bearer to getting singles at the strip club.
Play it smart. After all, you are being counted on to put
together a clutch performance as THE right hand man! Here is
an outline to get you started.
the one who organizes the bachelor party. You can recruit as
much help as you want, but in the end YOU get it done. The
bigger the better, and it must have surprises. Surprises
inject fuel. It can go from dinner & drinks, to an NFL game.
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out what the groom wants. Now spray whip cream on it. You want
to make his bachelor party bigger than big. This may be the
last one of his life.
early. Like a big test, that moment of taking it will come.
Don't cram for it. Give yourself time to organize the event.
It really is never too early. Even if the marriage falls
apart, you'll throw the biggest party to celebrate it.
the list of invitees with the groom. You'll want to ditch
father-in-laws and any loose-lipped relatives who might sing
like a canaries during the next-day interrogation.
the invitees on cost BEFORE the party. This eliminates the
designate a designated driver. A sober guy is a guy who
doesn't have fun, is a guy who talks. Hire a limo.
this typically happens a day before the wedding, your pal will
have much on his mind and doesn't need to worry about detail.
Contact all the groomsmen and make sure they are attending the
dinner, are on time, and have directions to the site.
the groom on schedule. The schedule is typically organized by
the bride's side who distribute copies ahead of time. Go off
her schedule and die.
drive the groom to the ceremony site one hour before wedding
photographs begin. Be in your tux for photos as well.
to take the checks for the clergyman, musicians, photographers
and other service-providers. Non traditionally speaking, this
responsibility can also be given to a wedding consultant,
father of the bride, or even one of the bridesmaids.
the signing of the marriage license. Keep the groom's hand
steady--he probably will be shaking like a farm animal
preparing for slaughter.
you're backstage with the groom, help him prepare for the
final call. (Yes, you might see your buddy cry for the first
time. Just make sure his tie is straight and assure him
there's still time to get the Hell out and that the motor is
the bride's ring for the groom (if there is no ring bearer)
until called. Check for holes in your pockets first, and DO
NOT fumble the hand-off!
the newlyweds to the reception if there is no hired driver.
to dance with bridesmaids and relatives of the bride and
the newlyweds to the airport for their honeymoon if there is
no hired driver. You're catching on by now that you should be
prepared to some diving, SO FILL UP THE TANK AND CHECK THE OIL
AHEAD OF TIME.
begin the toasting. That's the tradition. If you've never been
a good publish speaker, you need to practice. Do not drink
more than one glass before this toast or you'll reveal the
groom's sexual history. Trust us; you will. This occurs This
usually occurs before the dinner.
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the reception, you also might offer to MC a schedule of toasts
out if you will be speaking from a podium, platform or table.
sure you're amplified. If not, than make sure everyone can
to pick them up at the airport.
prepared to do some entertaining with guests before the
wedding day. (Hey, maybe you'll get lucky with the groom's
last major task is to return all tuxedos to the shop. Make
sure all groomsmen and ushers give you tuxedos in good
condition and on time.
Congratulations! Like Angelo Dundee was to Mohammed Ali, so is
the best man to the groom.