The Knot lists several tasks for the best man, including being in charge of outfitting the groomsmen, planning and throwing the bachelor party and giving the first toast at the after-wedding party. There are additional duties related to these main tasks that might be asked of him depending on the groom's preferences.Continue Reading
Getting the groomsmen outfitted requires ensuring the other groomsmen attend fittings and making certain they arrive with the correct attire at the wedding along with all the necessary accessories, such as shoes and ties. The best man helps the groom dress on the day of the wedding. Packing the groom's clothes for the honeymoon is also sometimes expected.
Planning the bachelor party includes finding a location, inviting guests, arranging for food and entertainment and collecting money from the guests to cover the costs. The best man's work at the wedding includes transporting the ring to the ceremony, escorting the maid or matron of honor down the aisle, signing the marriage license as a witness, dancing with the bride and giving the first toast at the after-party. He also typically arranges for transportation after the party and works with others to decorate the bride and groom's car if they are driving away themselves.Learn more about Weddings
The best man and the maid or matron of honor traditionally give speeches at wedding receptions. Wedding etiquette typically calls for toasts, or speeches, at three occasions: the engagement party, the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception.Full Answer >
In traditional weddings, the groomsmen walk down the aisle first followed by the bridesmaids, or couples comprised of a groomsman and bridesmaid walk together. The minister, groom and best man usually enter from a side entrance prior to the procession.Full Answer >
Ideas for a black and white wedding include black and white table decor, black and white floral arrangements, and black and white wedding attire for the bridesmaids and groomsmen. This color scheme can also include touches of gold or red, according to Weddingomania.com.Full Answer >
Ready-made free best man speeches are available at gunthergifts.com, presentationmagazine.com and keepandshare.com. These websites include both serious and funny best man speeches of varying lengths.Full Answer >