The tradition of the ‘best man’ is thought to have originated with the Germanic Goths of the 16th century. Back then, he was the ‘best man’ for, specifically, the job of stealing the bride from her neighbouring community or disapproving family. He was probably the best swordsman too.
Nowadays, the best man’s most visible duty is helping guests find their seats before the ceremony and standing near the groom throughout. It’s rare for you to be involved in the day-to-day, nitty-gritty of wedding planning, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a long list of best man duties for you to work through.
Being asked to be best man is a huge honour, and there’s a lot more to it than organising the stag and delivering your speech!
Here’s everything you need to know about being a best man…
Until next time,
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