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Wedding Planning > Wedding Attendants > Wedding Duties
Wedding Party Member Duties: The Role of the Bestman

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Bestman Responsibilities

Best Man Responsibilities
written by the Brides Do-It-Yourself Planner by Winmark


*Traditionally, the best man is a brother, relative or best friend of the groom. Choose someone who is dependable and can help with organizing things as well as offering moral support. It doesn't matter if the best man is single or married.

Advance Help
*The best man hosts and coordinates the bachelor party for the groom.

*The groom delegates fitting sessions for ushers and groomsmen to best man so  that he is the only has to be concerned  about  his own fitting session.

*The best man attends pre-wedding parties.

*He attends the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner.

* He picks up the groom's formal wear prior to the wedding.

*The best man  handles the toasts at eh rehearsal dinner.

*He assist  the groom  by confirming travel and honey for the couple on the day of the wedding.

At the Wedding
*The best man transports the groom to the ceremony location.

*He assist the groom with dressing for the wedding, and makes sure personal items are returned tot he groom's house afterwards.

*He oversees ushers at the wedding.

*The best man carries an extra copy of the ceremony seating plan in case the ushers need to refer to it.

*The best man makes sure that the envelope with the officiant's fee is delivered after the ceremony or at the rehearsal.

*He signs the marriage certificate as a legal witness.

*During the processional he either stands at the front with the groom or proceeds ahead of the groom. He walks with the maid of honor in the recessional.

*The best man is responsible for safe keeping of the bride's wedding ring until it is time  for blessing and exchange of the rings.

*He helps to organize groomsmen for formal photographs.

At the Reception
*The best man stands next to the bride in a very formal or formal reception line.

*The best man is seated at the head table or a table of honor.

*He mingles with the guest at he reception.

*He dances with the bride and with the maid of honor.

*The best man is in charge of toasting during the reception. If there are any special greetings to be read (From those unable to attend), He reads these to the couple

*The best man assists the groom with the tossing of the garter by encouraging the  single men to take part in the activity.

*It is the best man's job to make sure that the suitcases are loaded into the vehicle.

* He makes sure that the groom has all tickets, hotel information, traveler's checks, itinerary etc. for the honeymoon.

*The best man makes sure that all men's formal wear is returned to the rental shop following the  wedding. If groom's attire has been purchased, not rented he has it cleaned and returned to the groom's home.

*The best man pays for his own formal wear and accessories.

*If travel expenses are involved, he pays his own way, to the wedding, as well as hotel costs if necessary while he is in town.

*Although he may attend several pre-wedding parties, only one shower gift and one  and one wedding gift is expected.

*He may cover the costs of the bachelor party or share them with the other groomsmen.



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