Duties of the Best Man – Part 2

The Wedding Day:

  • Make sure the groom gets dressed and to the church on time. If there’s anything the groom needs, it is the best man’s job to get it for him.
  • Make sure the groom has the marriage license with him.
  • Make sure the ushers arrive on time and review their duties with them.
  • Make sure all ushers receive their boutonnieres.
  • Hold the bride’s ring until the designated time in the ceremony.
  • Witnessing and signing the marriage certificate.
  • Escorting the maid/matron of honor in the wedding ceremony recession
  • Paying the minister, organist, etc.
  • Make sure the ushers seat the guests properly at the reception
  • Give the first toast
  • Socialize with the guests and making introductions (if necessary).
  • Decorate the bride and groom’s going away vehicle.
  • If needed, drive the bride and groom to a hotel or the airport
  • Help maid/matron of honor bring gifts to the bride and groom’s home.
  • Make sure all rented formalwear (including the groom’s tux) is returned.

Your most important job will be to provide moral support and be a good listener. Keep in mind that planning a wedding is very stressful and you want to keep the groom calm and in a positive mood. It is a job to be taken seriously and will require a lot of work on your part.

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