Best Man Journey Last Updated 17/06/2015 Congratulations, you’ve been picked as the Best Man. And, now begins the journey to the altar as your best mate’s right hand man. But, don’t worry – we’ve planned out everything you need to know as a Best Man, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Like This? Share This. The Big Question Your best mate asks you to be his Best Man. Ride it out with a man hug & a bit of back slapping. Freak Out About Speech Panic! Pressure! Fluctuate between anxiety & confidence right until it’s all over. Suit Fittings Learn far too much about suit cuts, tie knots & pocket squares. Epic Stag Do Round up the troops & start organising the ultimate last night of freedom. Activities Get creative with your plans. We’ve come a long way from having a few pints at the local. Themes Keep it classy or dress up the stag in the most outrageous costume imaginable? Big decisions. Wedding Venue Recce Visit ceremony & reception venues with the bride & groom. Try to be as excited as them. Rehearsal Run through all the logistical details. Con-cen-trate. Night Before Nerves This is unofficial boys’ night. Eat, drink & be merry – sensibly. Nothing worse than a hungover groom on the big day. On the Morning You’re a human alarm clock & you’re on breakfast duty. Get everyone moving - bacon sandwiches & strong coffee. Get Him to the Church Organise classy cars from the house to the church. Give plenty of time. It’s customary for the bride to be late – not the groom. Ring Panic Frantically pat down your jacket every couple of minutes just in case. Yup, still there. Deliver the Rings You pass them over at the correct moment. Duty done. Sweet relief. Leaving the Church The newlyweds will lead the way out of the church & the Best Man escorts the Maid of Honour behind them. Church to Reception Take the lead with getting people to the reception. If people are driving, provide maps, or you may need to book cars or minibuses in advance. Photographs Whilst guests drink and chat, help round up people for each photograph upon request. The Speech Finally, the time has come. Deep breaths. The first time everyone laughs, you'll relax and enjoy yourself. Nailed it. Gentleman Smoke Cigars The groom may need a few minutes of quiet time. Cigars provide a gentlemanly excuse. Dance With the Family Let flower girls dance on your shoes. Dance with the oldies. Everyone will adore you. Drunk Watch You don’t need to be the fun police, but make sure your good man doesn’t drink his weight in vodka. He’ll regret it. Wedding Car Decorate the honeymoon car with the Maid of Honour. Keep it classy – step away from the Silly String. Stay on Duty However much of a good time you’re having, make sure the groom is having a better one. That’s the measure of the ultimate Best Man.