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.
Your best mate asks you to be his Best Man. Ride it out with a man hug & a bit of back slapping.
Panic! Pressure! Fluctuate between anxiety & confidence right until it’s all over.
Learn far too much about suit cuts, tie knots & pocket squares.
Round up the troops & start organising the ultimate last night of freedom.
Get creative with your plans. We’ve come a long way from having a few pints at the local.
Keep it classy or dress up the stag in the most outrageous costume imaginable? Big decisions.
Visit ceremony & reception venues with the bride & groom. Try to be as excited as them.
Run through all the logistical details. Con-cen-trate.
This is unofficial boys’ night. Eat, drink & be merry – sensibly. Nothing worse than a hungover groom on the big day.
You’re a human alarm clock & you’re on breakfast duty. Get everyone moving - bacon sandwiches & strong coffee.
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.
Frantically pat down your jacket every couple of minutes just in case. Yup, still there.
You pass them over at the correct moment. Duty done. Sweet relief.
The newlyweds will lead the way out of the church & the Best Man escorts the Maid of Honour behind them.
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.
Whilst guests drink and chat, help round up people for each photograph upon request.
Finally, the time has come. Deep breaths. The first time everyone laughs, you'll relax and enjoy yourself. Nailed it.
The groom may need a few minutes of quiet time. Cigars provide a gentlemanly excuse.
Let flower girls dance on your shoes. Dance with the oldies. Everyone will adore you.
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.
Decorate the honeymoon car with the Maid of Honour. Keep it classy – step away from the Silly String.
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.
Last Updated - 17/06/2015
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