Wedding Party Duties: Best man
The Best Man is the chief assistant to the Groom at a wedding and (along with the Maid of Honour) is the third most important in attendance after the Bride and Groom.And also like the Maid of Honour, he has some responsibilities. Here is a list of his duties so he can be more helpful than just a Bachelor Party Planner 🙂
Before the Wedding
1. Plan the Bachelor Party ( of course 🙂
2. Get fitted for a tux/suit – whether you’re buying or renting, paying or not, you will likely be expected to get fitted for your tux or suit. You’re responsible for showing up to the appointment and making sure the other groomsmen do as well.
3.Rehearsal – they have to attend the wedding rehearsal and later join the family and other wedding party at the rehearsal dinner.
Your main duty is to keep the Groom stress free. You’ll be his go-to guy, his support, assistant, and valet. You make sure things are in place, that the Groom has what he needs, gets to where he needs to be, and stays relaxed.
1.Make sure the Groom has whatever he needs. Not just for the wedding but for the honeymoon as well. He may not be coming back to his house/hotel/apartment before heading off into the sunset with his Bride. So make sure he has the marriage license, that he’s all packed, and that the luggage, tickets, passport, etc. are put into the car.
2.Drive the groom over to the wedding location. Get there at least 30 minutes before the ceremony starts.
3.Distribute the boutonnieres and make sure the groomsmen are wearing them properly.
At the Ceremony:
Enter with the Groom..
Hold onto the Groom’s ring.
Escort the Maid/Matron of Honour out of the church at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Sign the marriage license. After the wedding, you may be asked to be a witness and sign the marriage license.
At the Reception:
Dance with the Matron/Maid of Honour and the bridesmaids.
Kick off the toasting with the Best Man speech. This is the job that probably first comes to mind when you think about being the Best Man, after the bachelor party planning of course 🙂
Decorate the getaway car. During the reception, sneak out with your Groomsmen and decorate the bride and groom’s getaway transport. Make it kitschy, a little embarrassing, but not cheap and trashy, just don’t do something you wouldn’t want to have on your car 🙂
If they’re renting a limo or a slick set of wheels, you’ll probably have to skip this step.
After the wedding, bring the Groom’s tux along with yours to the cleaners or back to the rental shop.